Deed Calls – Grid – Stakeout app seems slow to indicate new direction

“I purchased deed calls-grid -stake out app for my iPad. I really like the app, except for the gps. Even with my bad elf gps connected it is very slow. . . . .I turn the bad elf on at least a half hour to an hour before I need ( batteries last all day), I start the app and make sure it is connected with gps when I get out of the truck. It just seems slow to adjust , even when I turn 180 degrees and head off in opposite direction. . . . I have an iPad 4 running 12.1.1.”

The app needs velocity to determine the direction. When you make a turn, try walking briskly in the new direction. If you stand still, the GPS marker will turn in all directions.

Following is the description for the GPS marker (indicator) in all of our apps:

“When GPS is turned on, there is a GPS marker to indicate your position. If you
walk at a brisk pace, the arrow inside the circle will point in the direction you are
walking.

The large arrow in the GPS marker indicating your current position will be a gray
color when your speed is very slow (e.g. less than 1 m/s). The arrow will change to
a red color when your speed is above 1 m/s. The direction of the arrow indicates
your current direction.”

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Can you tell me how to delete my old jobs?

Please read the blog post at the following link:

https://icmtgis.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/how-do-you-delete-a-job-in-icmtgis-iii/

If your device is running iOS 11 or later, you could try using the iOS Files app to delete an old job file. Before deleting any job files, please make sure you have saved a copy of the job files to your PC or that you do not need the job files any more.

How do I import same Feature List for iCMTGIS PRO app on both iPhone and iPad?

If you are running iOS 11 or later on your devices, you could use the Files app on your device to manage your files.

Suppose you have created a Feature List on your iPad device. You could email that Feature List to yourself.

When you open the email on the iPhone device, tap on the file then select the Files app icon. Now select the iCMTGIS PRO folder and tap the Add button to add the file to your iCMTGIS PRO app on the iPhone.

The same user who asked this question also asked whether there is a PC program that he could use to prepare a Feature List. We told him that he could use PC-GIS X to do so.

Do the CMT GPS GIS apps function differently on iPhone versus iPad?

Because of the difference in screen size, the layout (location of the functions) are different in a number of places for the iPad and iPhone versions of a universal app. The iPad version can work in landscape and portrait mode. The iPhone version only works in portrait mode. For some apps there may be one or two sub-functions that the iPhone version does not support.

Have a happy and productive 2019!

Importing DXF to ArcMap

“When I export to dxf the file has no position data with it so I can’t add it to my projected ArcMAP GIS file. What do I need to do to get the dxf in a format that can be added to ArcMAP?”

We informed the user that DXF Export does output the position data of the exported Features.

Later, the user resolved the issue himself:
“I bet this is an ArcMAP or Windows update issue because I never had to do this before. I had to edit the file’s properties in ArcMAP and set the coordinate system as WGS_1984_(G1150). Everything drops in as it should.”

Project boundary shifts when I turn on my Arrow 100 GNSS

“I am having an issue with my Wetland Stakeout App that I believe I ran into in the past and figured out but this time I am unable to figure it out. I set up a project and imported a shapefile of a project area boundary in WGS 1984. Before leaving the desk/office I can see the project area boundary is accurate on the air photograph. When in the field and I turn the APP on everything looks correct but as soon as I turn my Arrow 100 GNSS Receiver on the project area boundary shifts about 30-40 feet to the south and my position is shown offset by the same distance.”

A shift of that magnitude is likely due to using the wrong coordinate system or distance unit.

It appears you have selected the correct datum, coordinate system and distance unit for importing the Shapefiles.

The SBAS data sent out by the Arrow 100 uses ITRF08 datum and meters distance unit. Please switch to Meters for distance unit in the Wetland & Stakeout app before turning the Arrow 100 on.

 

Just purchased today with my iPhone. Would like to put on my iPad as well. How to do that?

Many of our apps can be used on iPad and iPhone devices, a few are for iPad devices only, and iGPSGIS II is for use on iPhone devices.

Per information provided by Apple, if you use the same Apple ID on your iPad as your iPhone, you should be able to download the app that you have purchased onto your iPad as well, if you enable Family Sharing.