Can I use iCMTGIS PRO on my iPad to stakeout to survey points and also develop custom data collection forms?
January 31, 2017 Leave a comment
1. Stakeout to survey points
The GPS – Point Stakeout function in iCMTGIS PRO can take you to the survey points. How close you can get to the survey points depends on the GPS receiver. The built-in GPS of an iPad device has an accuracy of about 10 meters (sometimes better, sometimes worse). If there are markers on your survey points, then you could identify the marked points after you get to its vicinity. Otherwise, you will need a high-precision GPS receiver, such as the EOS Arrow or iSXBlue II GNSS to take you closer to the point position. To pin-point a previously surveyed point, you will need to connect the EOS Arrow 200 or iSXBlue II GNSS to a RTK network in your area.
2. Custom data collection forms
The GPS – Collect function will let you record Attribute values during data collection. You can use the GPS – Feature List function to set up the Features/Attributes/Values for your project. Similar projects can share the same Feature List.
You can set up custom value lists to facilitate data collection. During GPS data collection you can have the app display the Attribute fields. You can enter data manually or select the desired data from the pre-defined list. The collected data can later be presented in Sheet View and edited.
If you are not after entering data while recording GPS positions, but are interested in designing your own report forms for entering data for a certain site, then please consider our Wetland & Stakeout app.