App for finding property pins
September 15, 2016 Leave a comment
“I am looking to find two property pins. I have a map of the property lines. What app do I need for a iPhone 5 and will this be very close to the pins? What is the cost for this app?”
What kind of map do you have? Is it a paper map or a file? If it is an image file, what is the file format (such as GeoTiff, GeoJpeg, Shapefiles, etc.)?
Our apps work on iPhone 5. The less expensive ones cost only $9.99. Stakeout iCMT provides the function to help you approach a point (pin) if you know the coordinates (latitude and longitude) of the point. Are you able to match your property map to that displayed in Google Earth? If so, you could probably get the approximate coordinates for the pins from Google Earth then enter those into the Stakeout iCMT app on your iPhone 5. (Use the Locate a Point by Address function described in the attached Help document then store the point.)
If you need additional functionality (such as entering property description from a deed, or mapping the property boundary), then you could consider our other apps, such as iCMTGIS III.
How close you can get to the pin depends on the GPS receiver used. The one built into the iPhone has a precision of about 10 meters or worse. If you just need to find the pin, this will probably be fine. If you need to record the GPS coordinates of the pin that you find, then the location accuracy won’t be that great. Some users use an external GPS receiver like the Dual XGPS-150A or the Bad Elf 2200, which claims 2 – 5 meters accuracy.