# How to Stake Out Points

since Input App 1.3.0

Points in your survey layers can be staked out. Mergin Maps Input will navigate you towards the selected point showing you the direction and distance.

There are two stake out modes:

  • long navigation mode
  • short navigation mode


Accurate stake out in short navigation mode may require an external GPS receiver with GPS corrections.

  1. Select a point in your map window. From the form select the Stake out icon:
    Stake out feature Mergin Maps Input

  2. Stake out panel will appear showing the current distance and a connecting line between your position and the point.
    Long range stake out panel

  3. Once you are closer to the point (less than 1 m), the stake out panel will switch to short navigation mode.
    Short range stake out panel

  4. Precise stake out of the point (distance less than 10 cm) is highlighted by green:
    Highlighted precise stake out