How to exit the app on my iPad?

When you press the Home button on the iPad one time, the app goes to the background, and you can work with other apps displayed on the Home screen.

To exit any app on your iPad, double-click the Home button, then swipe the screen for the app upward. When the screen vanishes, that app is closed.

How do I delete a .dcf file?

There are a few ways to get rid of a file that you no longer need to use with your app (such as Stakeout iCMT, Deed Calls & Stakeout, Partition & Stakeout, Forester GPSGIS II/III, Farming GPS/GIS II/III, iGPSGIS II, iCMTGIS II/III/PRO, etc.).

1. To use iTunes, first connect the device with your PC. Select your device then click on “Apps” under the Device name. Scroll down to the Documents folder for the app. Select the file name then click the Delete key on your keyboard.

2. If you are out in the field and don’t have access to your PC, you could overwrite the unwanted file with a new one. To overwrite a .pmp Job file, create a new Job file then use the Save As function to save it with the same name as that of the unwanted Job file. To overwrite a .dcf file, use the Create Deed Calls function to make a new deed plot then use the Save As button on the Calls page to save it with the same name as that of the unwanted deed calls file.

3. If your app provides the FTP function, then when you select that function, you will see a list of the files in the app’s Document folder or in Cloud storage, depending on whether you have marked the “on Cloud” check box. Select the file or files you wish to delete, then tap the “Delete” button on the left side.

iCMTGIS III for Tree Inventory

“I am searching for a mobile GIS app to enable me to do some forest inventory. The property is about 100 acres. I am hoping you can help me determine which is any of your apps will be suitable: iCMGIS II or iCMTGIS III or iCMTGIS Pro. I invested in an Ipad and Bad Elf Pro+ Bluetooth GPS. I considered competing products GIS Pro and iGIS but ran into issues. I need to inventory tree features and collect attribute data by walking 20 meter (60 feet) wide strips on the property.
-the GPS function of the app guide me along lines 20 or 40 meters apart
-Import an image and geo-reference it for use in navigating my transects. I can convert the attached PDF to ..tiff
with adobe acrobat. I cannot afford to buy one of your mobile apps and also your PC-GIS, just to enable geo-referencing, so I hope there is a more affordable solution for that? I have used the app MapTiler to georeferenced the map.
– GIS function of recording the location of features and attribute data.
-ability to customise the data input tables for layer attributes. To name variables eg: tree number, species, diameter, height,
– ideally attach photographs to the records.
-I need to be able to export the GIS data to excel or csv file to
process the data.”

Ideally there would be a forest inventory app for the iPad that works similar to our CMT-Forester 10 (for PC) and CE-CRUISE (for Windows Mobile PDA) software package. These apps will work up the weight or volume based on the timber cruising and the computation method used. However, we have not produced such a timber cruising app for use on the iPad.

As you will be exporting the tree data and do the computation elsewhere, iCMTGIS III may be a viable solution for you.

iCMTGIS III will let you import a Geotiff (geo-referenced .tif) image file for use as an off-line background image. Our PC-GIS X provides the function for geo-referencing a raster image. If you purchase iCMTGIS III from Apple, we can provide the PC-GIS X to you at a discounted price.

iCMTGIS III provides the Point Stakeout function to guide you to a location, and the Line Stakeout function to guide you along lines.

It allows you to take and attach photos to Features.

It will let you export Point Feature data to a text file that you can import into Excel.

It provides GIS functions for recording the location of Features and Attribute data.

It will let you customize the data input tables for layer attributes, and name variables eg: “tree number, species, diameter, height,” As you are collecting tree data for various transects, you will also need to add the Transect_No as an Attribute.

Please keep in mind that the mapping app will treat each tree as a separate Point Feature. In other words, it needs location information for each tree. Here are two ways to associate each tree with a location:

1. Record GPS position data for each tree and record Attribute/Values based on a Feature List. This may be more time-consuming, and you most likely are not interested in the actual location of each and every tree.

2. Define the Attributes for the Tree Topic layer. Roughly digitize a tree by tapping on the Add Point manually icon then tapping on the PickGPS icon. This will add a new record to the Sheet View for that Topic, and you can enter the Attribute information for the tree. Repeat for all trees to be inventoried.

When data for the Tree Topic has been collected, you can export it to a text file for your PC software to process.

How to recover custom configuration after updating iCMTGIS III

“I’ve been puzzled by question that whereas iCMTGIS iii keeps its settings every time we updated it, a few settings have gone to the default (for us: Elevation and Angle, and Data Collection). Can we have:
1) The configuration not touched during update (unless configuration parameters changed);
2) Float number for the Local Time Offset in Data Collection?
Otherwise, the iCMTGIS-iii has been working fine.”

The settings for Elevation and Angle and Data Collection are saved in the file named “cmtgis3.cfg“.

After setting up the desired parameters, you can copy cmtgis.cfg to your PC for safekeeping.

After a software update, the app must go back to the default system configuration, but you can restore your custom configuration.

To do so, please first run the app and open a Job so you will be able to access the app’s Documents folder.

Then close the app by double-clicking the Home button and then flicking the app screen upward and out of sight.

Now copy your custom cmtgis3.cfg back to the app’s Documents folder to overwrite the default configuration file. You should see your custom settings for Elevation and Angle and Data Collection.

Will iCMTGIS PRO let us write a text file to the iOS device?

“We are looking at your iCMTGIS Pro to work with EOS Arrow 100 and it appears we can write a text file or shape file to the IOS device correct?”

Yes, this app will import and export Shapefiles for Point, Line and Area Feature Topics.

For a Point Topic layer, it can import and export the Feature data from and to a text file.

How to add a new species to the Wetland & Stakeout app

You can add new records to the Wetland Species list.
For Example:

1) Select Wetland from Menu\Job\Open Job.
2) Select Design Report from Menu bar\Utilities.
3) Tap on the records of Tree Stratum to select TreeStratum.
4) Unlock this record (by tapping on the Lock icon)
5) Tap on the “>” icon to edit it
6) Select “Fields” tag and select “SpeciesName” record
7) Tap “Edit” button to edit it.
8) The “Text Length” is 40, so the first 40 characters are for the scientific name, other characters are for an optional hint(common name). The format is:

Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple

If “Text Length” were set to 20, then the correct format would be:form
Acer saccharinum – Silver Maple

Tap the “Append” button to add a new record.

The quick way to add multiple records is to use the “Import” button to import a formatted text file.

Wetland & Stakeout updated

The Wetland & Stakeout app has been updated to version 1.0.2.

This update fixes a crash problem that occurs when user taps rapidly in a drop-down list. Some users enter data intensively into a spread-sheet component and want to be able to quickly get back to the spreadsheet. Now the app will let them so do. It will also bring up the last data field accessed in the spreadsheet. If you have tapped the “Hide report form” status for a given form, the updated app will remember that.

This app differs from our other GPS/GIS apps in that it provides the user the ability to set up a custom data entry form to collect data at a particular location. The spreadsheet component can be used to advantage for recording data for diverse applications. The built-in wetland delineation data forms contain a number of spreadsheet components. In a similar way you could incorporate a spreadsheet to record observation data for fishery management, tree harvest audit, equipment rental, you name it, and put in some logic to produce the needed report form with the result of the analysis. It does take some efforts to set up the form initially, but once completed, the form can be used over and over again or easily modified.


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