Farming GPS GIS app for iPad released

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During the last six months we have released several app tools for using the iPad or iPhone to perform various  tasks on land features, such as measuring and digitizing lines and areas, entering deed calls, creating grid point or grid lines, creating buffers and dividing up an area. Conceivably all of these functions could be useful for farming, farm sales, farm management and farm services. The Farming GPS GIS app fir iPad incorporates these GIS mapping tools plus a number of additional powerful functions. It will let you easily create a farm tract, a timber tract or any other land parcel by importing data in Shapefile or DXF format, by precise digitization or by entering deed calls. The acreage and perimeter will be promptly computed. You can easily divide or combine the farm plots. You will be able to record attribute information for each farm plot as well as for each grid point. You will also be able to enter formulas to compute values derived from the recorded data. For example, when you enter the yield for a farm plot, the yield per acre can be automatically calculated based on the acreage of the plot. Similarly, you could have the app compute and display the cost per acre.

In conjunction with a compatible high-accuracy GPS device, the Point Stakeout function can help you locate an old land mark, and the Line Stakeout function can help you layout a long fence or pipeline.

Detailed Function List:

* Import the shapes from Shapefile or DXF file.

* Precisely digitize Points, Lines and Areas over the built-in Map.

* Create a Line or an Area by entering Deed Calls.

* Move existing nodes to fine-tune the map drawing.

* View position, length and area values for the Features.

* Create multiple attribute tables (Feature Lists).

* Tag the Features with pre-defined Attribute/Values.

* Enter a formula for an Attribute based on other Attributes.

* View or edit Attribute Values in a spread-sheet display.

* Sub-divide an Area by Direction Cut, Hinge Cut or a digitized Split-Line.

* Combine two adjacent Areas into one Area.

* Create buffer zones around a Line or Area Feature.

* Create grid points or grid lines over an Area Feature.

* Label the Features with ID and Attributes.

* Label the Lines with segment lengths and directions as well as corner angles.

* Label the Areas with size in acres and square feet or hectares and square meters.

* Measure distances and areas without saving the shapes.

* Create a Point from the entered address or coordinates.

* Create a Point or record a node by picking the GPS location.

* Use GPS to go to and stake out Points or nodes on a Line or Area Feature.

* Use GPS to stake out a Line or Area boundary.

* Save the job data file for later use.

* Export Features in DXF format.

* Output the drawing and the coordinates to PDF.

* Email the job data files and the PDF files to your colleagues.

Farming GPS GIS fo riPad comes with a detailed built-in help document. It is available for download at the App Store. 

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