A special key for entering numeric data

When entering numeric data in iCMTGIS II, iGPSGIS II and Deed Calls – Area – Perimeter, you will notice that there is a special key with several symbols on it. We would like to draw your attention to this key as it will facilitate data entry in several ways.

To enter a distance value with a fractional part, tap this key to put in the decimal point.

To enter angles in Degrees- Minutes-Seconds format, if your data value will not fill in all the places, then tap the special key after entering the desired value. For example, to enter the longitude of 91º09’26.082”W, you could type in 0910926.082W. Or, you could type 91, tap the special key, type 9, tap the special key, then enter 26.082W.

Similarly, to enter angles in Decimal Degrees, instead of filling in the leading zeros, you could tap the special key after entering the desired number of digits in the integer part of the value. For example, if you wish to enter the slope angle of, say 10, for a Traverse or Side-shot Point in iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II, remember to tap the special key after entering the 10. Otherwise, you will have entered a slope angle of 100. Alternatively, you could enter “010” to fill all the integer places.

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