iGPSGIS II updated to version 1.1.5

iGPSGIS II 1.1.5 is now available for download from the Apple App Store.

In this app update the icons at the top are shifted so they won’t run into the controls on the iPhone X, iPhone R, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices.

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How to map an area using iCMTGIS PRO without using a Feature List

A Feature List can help you do certain jobs more efficiently, but it is not required for mapping a Feature. Following is a general procedure for mapping an Area Feature.

You will need to have either a built-in GPS receiver or an external GPS receiver connected to your iPad or iPhone device. Dual XGPS-150A, Bad Elf GPS 220 and Garmin GLO claim about 2 – 5 meters accuracy. EOS Arrow Gold and SXBlue Platinum can achieve sub-meter or higher accuracy.

To map your Area Feature, first create an Area Topic after tapping on the Topic Menu and selecting New Topic.

Then, tap on the GPS icon at the top, select Turn GPS On.

If GPS is available, you should hear beeps and see a GPS marker (a little red triangle) moving on the screen. This means the app will be able to get the GPS positions. You can wait a few minutes for the GPS to stabilize after it has been turned on.

Now tap the GPS icon and select Collect. Select the Area Topic into which to record your Area Feature. Confirm the default setting of Dynamic Area with 1 second interval between the recorded nodes.

In the next screen tap the Store button then start walking along the boundary of the area. When you get back to the starting point, tap the Stop button. You should see the area plotted on the screen.

If you wish to store certain things like light poles or wells along the path, then tap the Nested button. This will halt the Area Feature and let you log a Point Feature. Enter a name for your point. (If you have created the Point Topics beforehand, then you can select it from the drop-down list.) Confirm the Static option. Time Session is how long you want to stand at that point to collect data. The app will average the GPS fixes collected during that time to compute the position. Generally, more GPS fixes yields a more accurate result. When done recording the point, the app will prompt you to continue with the Area Feature or record another point.

If you are using a high-precision GPS or GNSS, such as EOS Arrow Gold or SXBlue Platinum, you could select “Enable External GPS” in the GPS Setup screen. This will tell the app to display the GPS status and position quality information at the top of the screen.

Forester GPS GIS III updated to Release 1.0.3

In Forester GPS GIS III 1.0.3, we fixed an issue involving Location services permissions, which disabled GPS data collection using iPad devices running iOS 12.

We have also enhanced the text file import and export functions. Whereas text file import was limited to importing text files ending in .txt, now the user may choose the .txt or the .csv file name extension. For text file export, instead of exporting all of the Attributes for the Topic, the app now provides a dialog to let the user select specific Attributes to be exported.

Just purchased today with my iPhone. Would like to put on my iPad as well. How to do that?

Many of our apps can be used on iPad and iPhone devices, a few are for iPad devices only, and iGPSGIS II is for use on iPhone devices.

Per information provided by Apple, if you use the same Apple ID on your iPad as your iPhone, you should be able to download the app that you have purchased onto your iPad as well, if you enable Family Sharing.

Farming GPS GIS III updated to Release 1.0.3

In Farming GPS GIS III 1.0.3, we fixed an issue involving Location services permissions, which disabled GPS data collection using iPad devices running iOS 12.

We have also enhanced the text file import and export functions. Whereas text file import was limited to importing text files ending in .txt, now the user may choose the .txt or the .csv file name extension. For text file export, instead of exporting all of the Attributes for the Topic, the app now provides a dialog to let the user select specific Attributes to be exported.

iCMTGIS III updated to Release 1.1.6

In iCMTGIS III Release 1.1.6 the icons at the top are shifted so they won’t run into the controls on the iPhone X, iPhone R, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices.

We have also enhanced the text file import and export functions. Whereas text file import was limited to importing text files ending in .txt, now the user may choose the .txt or the .csv file name extension. For text file export, instead of exporting all of the Attributes for the Topic, the app now provides a dialog to let the user select specific Attributes to be exported.

How to use a laser range finder with a CMT iOS app?

iCMTGIS PRO does not directly interface with a laser range finder. It does provide an Offset function and a Traverse function for the user to enter the direction and range information from a laser gun.

1. Offset

After clicking on the Feature Property icon for a Point Feature, you can tap on the “No Offset” button then tap the Point tab and enter the offset information. Afterwards, the “No Offset” button will change into the “With Offset” button.

2. Traverse

This function is provided under GPS\Collect. Select a reference point then select the Topic layer for storing the new Point. Confirm then enter the Attribute information, if any. When you tap on Store, you can enter the data for Slope Distance, Bearing and Slope Angle to create the new Point Feature.

See also: https://icmtgis.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/is-your-app-compatible-with-truepulselti-range-finders-for-laser-offset-mapping/