How do I label a point shape with its name?

A number of our apps provide the Auto Label function.

Please tap the Topic View icon (the second icon from the right side) then select the Point Topic of interest.

Now tap the Topic Menu icon (the second icon from the left side) then select the Auto Label function and use it to label all the points on the selected Topic layer with the Topic Name and Feature ID.

If you have Attributes defined for the selected Point Topic, you could select those as well for labeling the points.

If you add another Attribute later, then please first delete the existing labels then redo the Auto Label.

If you add a new Feature to the same Topic layer, then please execute the Auto Label again to update the labels.

Use iCMTGIS PRO to export Feature data to Excel file

“I have a client that uses the Arrow 100 device connected to his Laptop computer. I was inquiring about capturing lat/long coordinates in Excel and they sent me to you and your software. My client records thousands of coordinates and loads them 1 by 1 into an Excel spreadsheet along with some other data. The ideal process we would like to set up is to have each measurement captured in real time by the device uploaded into Excel immediately. Is there a way to accomplish this with your software?”

iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO will let you record additional information with each GPS position in real time and save it to a Job file. When done collecting data for a bunch of points, you can export all the data to an Excel file. It does not save each record directly to Excel in real time. For Point Features, you can also export the data to a text file.

Does the Wetland – Stakeout app provide the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont wetland determination data form?

“I discovered this app through a simple Google search because our team would like to be able to fill out data forms on our iPads. From my understanding, this app has the capability to do so. I was wondering if the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont form was accessible through this app. Also, is there a way we could test the app to make sure it will work for us before buying it for $95?”

Yes, the Wetland – Stakeout app provides the Wetland Determination Data Forms for the 10 USA Regions.

At this time we do not have an active TestFlight version available for this app. We may have one in the near future when we release the next update.

Following is a link to a Youtube presentation for this app:

 

How to delete Jobs and Features in CMT GIS PRO?

“First—wondering how to delete jobs in cmtgis pro is I can start over fresh. Just go to iTunes and delete the files in the file sharing are??? Same with Features. Not sure how to edit or delete features in the feature list or edit attributes once the feature has been created.”

1. Yes, to delete an entire Job, please connect your iOS device with iTunes, select the Job files in the File Sharing area for the app, then click the Delete button on your PC keyboard.

2. The Feature List is made up of three main sections. To delete an entire Feature Topic, select that record under “Feature” then tap on the Delete button. To delete an Attribute for the selected Feature Topic, select that Attribute then tap the Delete button. To delete an assigned Value for the selected Attribute, select that Value record then tap the Delete button.

To edit an Attribute, first select it then choose the type. If it is of the “List” type, you can tap the Value section then tap the Add button to add one or more Values to assign to the Attribute. If you wish to assign specific symbols or patterns to the Values, then mark the “Activate Pattern” check box. Please see the built-in Help document for details.

How to change the shape of a Line or Area Feature

A number of our iOS apps provide the Move Node function. A couple apps also provide the Insert Node function.

When you use Move Node to move a node of a Line or Area Feature, the shape will be changed. Beware, though, that there is not an undo function for Move Node. If you change your mind, you will need to manually move the node back to its original position or as close to it as possible.

The Insert Node function provides additional flexibility to change the shape of the Line or Area Feature. You can add additional nodes between two existing nodes and move the nodes to approximate the desired shape.

Map only shows grids in Partition & Stakeout app loaded on iPhone 7

“Downloaded app from Apple Store on July 13th 2017. Still reading and learning usage of software. Although, in attempting to use the Maps portion with GPS, no maps appear, strictly grids. App loaded on an iPhone 7; version 10.3.2. Can you assist with possible issues for correction? This is for personal usage, not commercial. Would like to stakeout and layout lot for new home.”

The Map function gets the map from Apple via wi-fi. Sometimes it helps to turn off wi-fi on your iOS device then turn it on again. Resetting the iOS device usually corrects the problem.

Please run the Apple Maps app on your iOS device. If you see the same screen of grids, then the issue should be due to the Apple Map server or a network problem.

How to create a data dictionary using iCMTGIS PRO

“I would like to ask about the ability for our software to provide the data dictionary? If yes, what is the process please? One of the engineers send me a sample shape file from the distribution assets at xxx, he asked if we can do data dictionary for him. Another question please, is it required to have the desktop version for icmt to develop the data dictionary or it is enough to have the iPad software?”

The Feature List functionality under the GPS tab of iCMTGIS PRO is for setting up one or more data dictionaries. The section on Feature List in the iCMTGIS PRO Help document describes this function and provides an example for creating a Feature List.

You can use iCMTGIS PRO or the desktop PC-GIS X to set up a Feature List. The Feature List file has the file name extension “.fbr“.

After a Feature List has been saved in iCMTGIS PRO, you can select it for any Job you do on iCMTGIS PRO.

You can open the engineer’s sample shape file in iCMTGIS PRO and look at the data records in Sheet View to find out what Values they have assigned to each Attribute. However, these are just the Values used during one data collection session and may not cover all the Values they have defined for the Attribute. The engineer should provide you with the full structure of the data dictionary.

Feature Topic1
Attribute1
Value1
Value2
etc.

Attribute2
Value1
Value2,
etc.

Feature Topic2
Attribute1
Value1
Value2
etc.