iPhone app for mapping property lines
November 14, 2016 Leave a comment
“I just purchased the Stakeout ICMT app for my iphone. . . . I thought this was the app that worked with your iPhone GPS to walk the property line. But from your email it sounds like there is another one. What is the app called? Is there any way I can get a refund for this app and purchase the other one?”
Stakeout iCMT can help you approach an existing Point or walk along an existing Line or Area Feature in the Job file. It assumes you can import or digitize the Features to get their coordinates.
You could, if you wish, use the Add Area Manually function in Stakeout iCMT and log nodes for an Area Feature by tapping the PickGPS button once every few seconds while walking your property boundary. However, this is not how GPS mapping is usually accomplished.
Our iGPSGIS II app for iPhone provides the GPS mapping capability. While you walk around the property, you can have the app automatically log a GPS node every second.
Please note that the accuracy of your work will depend on the precision of the GPS receiver you use. The built-in GPS in iPhone is not that great (unofficially, around 10 meters). Some of our customers use the Dual XGPS-150 or the Bad Elf GPS 2200 to get 2-5 meter horizontal accuracy.
As these apps are sold via Apple, please contact Apple App Store to inquire about switching out an app that you purchased recently.