iCMTGIS II closes after iOS 10 update on iPad mini

“I have a copy of iCMTGIS II, recently updated/last week, running iOS version 10.2.1 (14D27) on iPad mini/gen 2. With ‘gps on’ and upon tapping ‘Collect’ to collect data, the app closes and doesn’t allow data to be collected. The app remains open in the background, i.e. doesn’t close out, but upon selecting ‘Collect’ again, it repeats the same issue and will not allow data collection.”

We asked the user, “Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the iCMTGIS II app?”

The user replied, “the un-install/re-install worked. . . . thought of un-installing/re-installing but had never done that with an iOS app since it is a download from the app store, but now I know I can. thanks!”

It is possible that the iCMTGIS II app was still open when the user did the iOS upgrade. Before an iOS upgrade, it’s best to close out all running apps. You can do so by double-clicking the Home button then swiping up the displayed app screens.

If we do purchase it, is there a charge for future updates/versions of the app?

If the app name and version stay the same (such as iCMTGIS III), there will be no charge for update releases. There are no annual subscription fees of any kind.

EULA for the iCMTGIS apps

“Could you forward a copy of the EULA so we can verify it meets our Company’s policies for software purchases?”

We have adopted the standard Apple iOS apps EULA for our iOS apps. Please find this End User License Agreement document at the following link:


Will I lose any job data when I uninstall an app?

Yes. When you uninstall an app, all the job data files will be lost.

Please use iTunes to copy the data files (including the configuration file with the file name extension “.cfg”) to your PC before uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Then copy these files back to the documents folder of the app after reinstalling it.

How to exit the app on my iPad?

When you press the Home button on the iPad one time, the app goes to the background, and you can work with other apps displayed on the Home screen.

To exit any app on your iPad, double-click the Home button, then swipe the screen for the app upward. When the screen vanishes, that app is closed.

GPS marker goes to (0,0) after updating app

“After we upgraded our iCMTGIS III to its latest version, v1.1.3, we had two funny behaviors:
1) Two of our staff can’t get GPS right (pointing roughly to 0,0) – other apps on iPad give correct locations; I couldn’t find which setting affected it. So remove the app and re-installed, and the GPS location read right.
2) Google Apple Standard Map slowly refreshed or doesn’t show at all (but satellite image is fine).”

1) We checked into this issue and saw the problem on one iPad after we updated it from iOS 8 to iOS 9.2.1 yesterday. (It worked fine before the iOS update.) Somehow the Datum and Epoch fields under Setup – Coordinates were blanked out. After we selected the GS84(1150)/ITRF00 datum and entered 01/01/2015, the GPS marker was displayed in the correct location. Our app does not let the user blank out the Datum field. It saves this information with each Job. A new job created defaults to the WGS84(1150)/ITRF00 datum. We updated another iPad to iOS 9 yesterday but did not see this issue afterwards. It is possible that the problem occurred in the other iPad because we forgot to close the app before doing the iOS update. Therefore, to avoid strange problems, it is advisable to close the app before downloading a software update or an iOS update.

2) We have occasionally seen the Apple Map refresh slowly or not show in the “Show standard” mode. We think it is caused by the Apple map server network. Switching to Show Satellite then back to Show Standard usually resolves the problem.

I have an iPad Air and I’m considering purchasing a better quality gps antenna to connect. Will this app (Deed Calls & Stakeout) support an external antenna like the bad elf surveyor?

Our iOS apps support external GPS receivers that are compatible with the iPad. The Deed Calls & Stakeout app will get the GPS position data that the Bad Elf Surveyor sends to the iPad.

According to the Bad Elf GPS manufacturer, “The Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor delivers ~1-meter positioning out of the box to the iPad for use in GIS, mapping, agriculture, and survey activities.”

Our iOS apps do not provide differential correction capability.