Entering a Deed Call

“I have my property description with dms angles and I bought the deed calls app. I am having trouble figuring out how to use it. It looks like the description runs the opposite way the app lets me put in the calls.”

Before entering your property description, you would first set the Angle Unit to be DMS and the distance unit to be Survey Feet. Select “Bearing” for the angle system.

Did you enter the coordinates of the point of beginning? Please also enter the magnetic declination in the “Orientation” field.

When entering the deed calls, make sure to specify the correct bearing. If you entered E instead of W, that will cause the line to run in the opposite direction.


PDF copy of the Help document for CMT iOS app

“I purchased the Stakeout app for my iPhone 6s. I believe it is exactly what I need. The help file is very complete and well written, however, it is hard to read and move around in on the small screen of my iPhone. Is it possible to download a pdf copy of this file?”

Yes, a PDF copy of the Help documents for our apps is available. Please email your request to: support@cmtinc.com

Where is the file saving location on my iPad?

“I recently bought and downloaded the iCMTGIS II to my Ipad mini 2 and can’t seem to find where the files save to or where to import/export to. The iCloud file drive does not seem to work for this program, like other programs.”

The data files are saved in the Documents folder on the iPad unless you have marked the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. When you have the checkbox marked for a file type, those files will be saved in iCloud storage and can be shared by other users using the same Apple ID.

To use iCloud Drive, after you have logged into iCloud, you may create a new folder and upload files to it.

Please unmark the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. Then you should be able to see the files by connecting your iPad to your computer via iTunes by looking in the File Sharing section for the iCMTGIS II app.

First Node for the CMT Deed Calls function

“I entered in my lot information, and your app was accurate in the square footage to within less than an inch. However, the location on the map is off by several hundred feet.”

The deed plot in the Deed Calls & Stakeout is drawn based on the location of the First Node. Do you know the LAT LON of your point of beginning?

You could use the Pick GPS function to get a rough location, the accuracy of which is based on the GPS receiver used.

Please also read the following article at our blog site:


After you have specified the correct location for the First Node, the entire deed plot will be moved to the correct location.

Another thing to note is the Orientation. If your deed calls are based on magnetic north, then please enter the magnetic declination for your location into the Orientation field.

“Thanks. I was out today and found one of the original corner marker iron pipes, so now I have the exact location to use as my first node.

I was amazed at the accuracy of your program. It had the square footage identical to the figure on a plat map to within 0.45 of a foot.

I am using it to find the property lines of out lot. We have been here 37 years and have a wooded lot, and I just want to be sure I know where the boundaries are. So now is the time to do this, before the brush grows.

I bought your App to do this as a surveyor wanted $3,500.00 to do it, even though I did not need a plat map submitted to the county.

Thanks again for the great support.”

Can I get the app transferred from my old phone to my new phone?

“Hey. I have You’re app on my old phone. I purchased it from you but now I have a new phone 8+. Is there a way that I can get that app transferred from my old phone to my new phone thank you.”

Our apps are sold via Apple. Please send this question to the Apple App Store.

As far as we know, as long as you use the same Apple ID and your purchased apps are still actively being sold, you can download the purchased apps to your new phone at no charge.

“Thanks. I went to Apple and got it to come up on my new phone.”

Family sharing of iOS apps

“If I were to purchase iCMT GIS III, how many ipads with the same apple id could I put it on with the purchase?

It looks like the limit is 6:


Shapefiles for Chile shows up in North America

“We update de FORESTER GPS GIS II, on iPad from version 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 and we are having issues with the coordinate system when importing a shape file.The shape appears in North América and we are from Chile. We use UTM with Datum WGS84. Is there any suggestion on what can we do. I try this in two different devices with the new version and both have the same problem. When using it in the 1.0.1 version all goes OK.”

Please make sure you have selected the correct UTM Zone.

Please also copy the .prj file for the Shapefiles to the documents folder for Forester GPSGIS II.

What coordinate system do the Shapefiles use? If they are based on WGS 84 LLA, then try setting the Forester GPSGIS II to that coordinate system before importing the Shapefiles. After importing the Shapefiles, then change the coordinate system to UTM WGS84.