Can iCMTGIS PRO record GPS quality indicators?

“The things that I need to do are:
1- Getting a report from the data collected by IcmtGisPro which will give me information about the quality of the gps collected points. Data like the time the point was collected, what was the number of GPS reading (average) that made the point (for example, 10x our 20x or 1x), what was the precision of the position when the point was collected, maybe the number of satellite available at recording time of the point. I am looking for information about the quality and the precision of each recorded points.
2- I need to create a list of coordinate (csv file) so I can import the points into my cogo-cad software. Something like this format: point_name, northing, easting, elevation, description
3- I need to be able to upload points (list of coordinates with the above format or something similar) into IcmtGisPro for staking or finding purpose.”

You can accomplish all of the tasks you mentioned by using iCMTGIS PRO.
The thing to note is that iCMTGIS PRO will let you add a number of built-in Attributes to your Feature Topics. To see the built-in Attributes, first select an existing Feature Topic (such as the Topic for the GPS points you have collected). Then, tap on the Topic Menu icon and select Edit Topic. Tap on the Add button near the bottom then tap on the drop-down menu for Name1. These are the built-in Attributes. You can add one of more of them to your Topic and they corresponding values will display in Sheet View and also be available for exporting.

1. Please use the method described above to add the desired built-in Attributes for indicating quality.

2. Please use the method described above to add the desired built-in Attributes for the X, Y, Z positions.

3. On the Topic Menu is an Import Text File item. Currently, you can import a text file with file name ending in .txt. (You can make a copy of your existing comma-delimited .csv files and rename them with .txt). In the next update of iCMTGIS PRO, you will also be able to select text files ending in .csv.

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I want to know how many devices can be used with the same account

According to Apple, “You can have ten devices (no more than five of them computers) associated with your Apple ID and iTunes at one time.”

Please see:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204074

Which coordinate system to select when importing Shapefiles into iCMTGIS PRO?

When loading geographic position data into a mapping software program, the program needs to know which coordinate system the position data refers to.

When you import such position data into iCMTGIS PRO, it will display a window for you to specify the datum, coordinate system and distance unit so that it can place the geographic Features (shapes) in the correct map location.

Often the set of Shapefiles that you get comes with a .prj (projection) file. If you include this file with the files you copy to the Documents folder for iCMTGIS PRO, then when you import the Shapefiles, the app will display the proper coordinate system information, and all you need to do is to confirm it. You might want to write down this information if you don’t already know it.

Suppose you knew the reference coordinate system beforehand, and you have set the coordinate system in iCMTGIS PRO to match it before importing the Shapefiles, then the imported data will be displayed using that coordinate system.

On the other hand, if the working coordinate system is different from that used by the Shapefiles, then after the Shapefiles have been imported, the data will be displayed using the working coordinate system.

In other words, when you specify the coordinate system during the import process, it is strictly for use in interpreting the imported data. It does not change the currently active coordinate system.

Therefore, if you did not know the coordinate system information of the Shapefiles, you should write down the information displayed by iCMTGIS PRO during the import process, so that you could switch to that system later, if you wish.

OK to upgrade to iOS 12.0?

“I just bought the IcmtGis Pro software today and I did install it on my Iphone 6s. I created new jobs and stored some points in it. When using the e-mail file functionality, I see only default jobs that were in the system but I do not see my newly created jobs. . . . I am running IOS 11.4.1 ready to upgrade to 12.0 but I did not want to screw things even more with the upgrade to 12.0 … Any suggestion on the fact that I should upgrade to 12.0 or I should not?”

It’s likely that you have the app set up to store data to iCloud. Please read the article at the following link.

https://icmtgis.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/iphone-6s-plus-icmtgis-pro-syncing-problem/

It is all right to upgrade to iOS 12.

Is it possible to build a Feature List externally?

“. . . I will be mapping stream habitat features and want to build a feature list with attributes for the mapping. Can I have multiple attributes for each feature? I would like to pick a feature (e.g. pool, riffle, glide, etc) and then have additional attribute fields that I can fill in with data such as width, depth, large woody debris and substrate. Is it possible to build a list externally and import it to a job?”

To answer your first question, yes, you can build a Feature List with multiple Attributes and user-defined Values to facilitate data collection.

In the iCMTGIS PRO app, you will tap on the GPS icon at the top then select Feature List and tap on New to create a new Feature List. You will add Pool, Riffle, Glide, etc. as new Feature Topics (“Feature”). Select Point type for points. If you are interested to get the length of the glides, for example, then select the type Line. For each highlighted Feature Topic, you can add the desired Attributes and assign the desired Values to the drop-down list. You can follow the example in the Help document to create your own Feature List. Afterwards, go back to the Job setup screen to select your Feature List to be associated with your Job.

It’s rather straightforward to use an iPad to create the Feature List. To answer your second question, we do have a PC-GIS X software program for use on a PC, which will let you create a Feature List that you can transfer to the iCMTGIS PRO. PC-GIS X will let you open Jobs created in iCMTGIS PRO to work with it further. It provides a nice Print Preview function to let you enhance the map (such as by adding the north arrow and scale bar symbols) then print it to PDF or printer.

Charges on apps sold via the Apple App Store

“I bought this program and no longer need it and want to remove the future charge to my credit card, can you please respond with the procedure to do this.”

The software license for the Deed Calls & Stakeout app is a one-time purchase. Same with all of our other apps. There should be no future charge to your credit card for this app.

Our iOS apps are sold via the Apple App Store, and we do not deal with sales and payments. If you still have concerns, please contact the App Store.

How to include Latitude and Longitude for text file import

iCMTGIS III, iCMTGIS PRO, Utility Data Collection, Farming GPS GIS III and Forester GPS GIS III will let you import data into a Point Feature Topic via a text file. The text file can include latitude and longitude values. How these values should be presented in the text file depends on whether you have selected Degrees or the DMS format as the active angles unit in the app.

With the Degrees format, simply present the LAT LON values as decimal numbers. West is designated with a minus sign ( – ). For example:

30.384550
-87.278860

With the DMS format, make sure the Degree unit is represented by ^, the Minute unit is represented by ‘ and the Second unit is represented by “. For example:

44^32’40.43″ N
123^06’50.65” W

To have these values interpreted as LAT LON coordinates, assign the field names “Latitude” and “Longitude”, respectively.

Generally, you can generate an Export Preview for a similar Point Topic to see how an import text file should be formatted for the options selected.