EULA for the iCMTGIS apps

“Could you forward a copy of the EULA so we can verify it meets our Company’s policies for software purchases?”

We have adopted the standard Apple iOS apps EULA for our iOS apps. Please find this End User License Agreement document at the following link:

Locate a Point by Address is grayed out

A number of our apps provide the “Locate a Point by Address” function that allows you to find a location by entering its physical address or its geographic coordinates. After locating the point, you may save it as a Point Feature.

The “Locate a Point by Address” function only works when the built-in Map is turned on. Therefore, when you find this tool icon grayed out, please select Menu – Map then select one of the Map modes to turn it on.

10/14/16 Renting iSXBlue II GNSS or EOS Arrow receiver

“Although the buying price for the iSXBlue II GNSS is too high for our project, I did find a company in OH, that would rent it to me for a very decent price for a week.”

This user informed us that has iSXBlue II GNSS for rent. It looks like they also have EOS Arrow for rent.

If you have a temporary short project to do that requires the use of a higher precision GPS receiver, this could be a viable solution.

How to automatically assign indicator code to plant species in Wetland & Stakeout

“Have you folks thought of a way to link the plant indicator status (FAC, FACW, OBL, etc.) to the species name? That way when you pick a species from the list it automatically lists the indicator status. I was looking at your Design Report and was thinking there probably is a way to do it but is beyond my knowledge. — After two different field trips to sites in central PA I find the APP to work as advertised. I like it and as I use it I will keep you posted on my questions and observations.”

Nice question.

For the Indicator field, you could enter a formula to tie the displayed result to the species name.

For example:

IF SpeciesName== “Acer rubrum”

Then whenever you select “Acer rubrum” in the Tree Stratum, “FAC” will be displayed as the indicator code.

To try this functionality, you could save one of your projects under a “Test Job” name, then select Design Report in the app.

Tap on the Tree Stratum form and see its name highlighted on the right side. Tap the lock button to unlock it for editing then tap the “>” button.

Tap on the “Fields” tab then tap on “Indicator”.

Tap on the Edit button then mark the check box of “Has Formula
Now you can enter the above lines to tell the app what to do when you select Acer rubrum as the species.

To facilitate the formula entry, the Name button lists the available field names for the Tree Stratum and the Command button lets you pick the commands rather than having to key in each letter.

You could use the logic operator OR to specify a few species on the same line for the same indicator status. This method can get tedious if you have a long species list to work with. We will look into the feasibility of providing a more efficient way to achieve the desired result.

(Same user suggested to add the ability to search another table to get the indicator status for the species of interest. We are working on this enhancement.)

Where to get topo maps for use in iCMTGIS III, iCMTGIS PRO or PC-GIS?

There are free legacy topo maps that you can download from the USGS. First go to

then click on the Topo View link.

Select the DRG map scale.
Click on the area of interest, then click on GEOTIFF.

The US Forest Service provides DRG maps at

Many state agencies offer free downloads of digital topographic maps for their state. For example,

Some universities offer DRG maps for free download. The University of Washington provide DRG maps at

Some agencies provide DOQQ’s in MRSID format. You can use PC-GIS 9 or PC-GIS X to convert them into .pim image files to load into a number of our iOS apps (iGPSGIS II, iCMTGIS II/III/PRO, Farming GPS GIS II/III, Forester GPS GIS II/III, Utility Data Collection).

GeoCommunity provides various types of GIS and geospatial data at You can download DEM (Digital Elevation Model) files for free (Green icon). The DRG (TIF or MRSID format) and DOQQ (MRSID format) data products can be purchased (Gold icon).

How to get Point ID exported to AutoCAD

“… it seems that the ID name did not come through into AutoCAD. I have the X, Y, Z and feature ID but not the ID we assigned the point in the program.”

How did you assign the ID to the point in the iCMTGIS II app?

With your point topic selected, please Tap on the Topic Menu icon (second icon from the left side) then select Edit Topic.

Tap the Add button to add an Attribute named PID, for example then tap on OK.

Turn on Sheet View (the last icon on the right side).
Now you can double tap a record then tap on the Attribute button to enter the point ID.

Alternatively, if you add this PID field to the Feature List you are using for this Job, then you can enter your point ID while you are collecting GPS data.

The same is true for the Utility Data Collection, iGPSGI II, iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO, Farming GPS GIS II/II and Forester GPS GIS II/III apps as well as PC-GIS.

How to export elevations to Shapefiles?

“We have the iCMTGISII Ap installed on one of our iPads. We can see the X, Y and elevation data in the Properties tab but when the points are exported to a Shapefile, the elevation data does not get exported. How do we get the elevation data exported with the Shapefile to be displayed in either ArcGIS or AutoCAD?”

In the Export Shapefile screen, please mark the check box for “3D” if you want the elevation data exported as well.