Can a .pmp job be created on a PC?

“Is it possible to view the data collected by the ipad in the computer? Can the job creation .pmp be done on a PC?”

Yes. We have a PC-GIS X software program for use on Windows 7, 8, 10 that is compatible with iCMTGIS PRO, iCMTGIS III, Forester GPS GIS II/III, Farming GPS/GIS II/III and Utility Data Collection apps. The .pmp (Job) files, the .fbr (Feature List) files and the Shapefiles are interchangeable among these software programs.

You could also export the data to Shapefiles and view it in some other PC software program that works with Shapefiles.


Deed Calls – Grid – Stakeout app seems slow to indicate new direction

“I purchased deed calls-grid -stake out app for my iPad. I really like the app, except for the gps. Even with my bad elf gps connected it is very slow. . . . .I turn the bad elf on at least a half hour to an hour before I need ( batteries last all day), I start the app and make sure it is connected with gps when I get out of the truck. It just seems slow to adjust , even when I turn 180 degrees and head off in opposite direction. . . . I have an iPad 4 running 12.1.1.”

The app needs velocity to determine the direction. When you make a turn, try walking briskly in the new direction. If you stand still, the GPS marker will turn in all directions.

Following is the description for the GPS marker (indicator) in all of our apps:

“When GPS is turned on, there is a GPS marker to indicate your position. If you
walk at a brisk pace, the arrow inside the circle will point in the direction you are

The large arrow in the GPS marker indicating your current position will be a gray
color when your speed is very slow (e.g. less than 1 m/s). The arrow will change to
a red color when your speed is above 1 m/s. The direction of the arrow indicates
your current direction.”

Can you tell me how to delete my old jobs?

Please read the blog post at the following link:

If your device is running iOS 11 or later, you could try using the iOS Files app to delete an old job file. Before deleting any job files, please make sure you have saved a copy of the job files to your PC or that you do not need the job files any more.

GPS data quality assurance

“We are currently looking at trialing a new GPS solution for our forestry surveying needs. From the description of your software, I was unclear on whether point collection included averaging of multiple GPS fixes. We are required to collect up to 150 fixes per point, with each fix being at most 8 PDOP on a 15 deg mask. Having custom attribute data associated with each feature is a bonus.”

iCMTGIS PRO can collect multiple GPS fixes to average for a Point Feature.

With an EOS Arrow Gold or an SXBlue Platinum GNSS connected to your iPad, you can work in the “Enable the external GPS” mode, which will let you set up the PDOP Mask as well as the RMS Limit.

Is it possible to copy the Feature Topics from one Job to another?

“Can you tell me how to copy old job features list to a new job? This would make my job lot easier if I could copy an old job features list into a new job. I have look several days and asked others and not found this feature using the I-pad running ICMTGIS program.”

1. The Feature List can be shared by many jobs.

To use an existing Feature List in a new job, select Job – Current Job. In the screen that shows up, tap the little pull-down arrow for the Feature List box. Select the desired Feature List to associate with this new Job.

2. If by features list you mean the Feature Topics in a Job, then to have the same Feature Topics in each new Job, you can do the following:

Create the Feature Topics in a master Job and name the Job something like Master1.

Use Save As to save the Master1 Job to a new Job name. Now the new Job has the same Feature Topics as Master1.

Do the same to create any other new Jobs.

How to get the auto fill to work in iCMTGIS PRO?

In the Feature List provided by iCMTGIS PRO, iCMTGIS III, Forester GPS GIS II/III and Farming GPSGIS II/III, there is a “Def” check box for the Values you define for an Attribute. If you mark this check box for a certain Value, that default Value will be automatically entered when you record GPS data or digitize a Feature for that Feature Topic.