I own wilderness property in northern Ontario that has been staked out quite a few years ago. Does your app work in Canada?

Yes, our apps work worldwide. If you have the Latitude and Longitude coordinates for the old stakes, and you are trying to look for them, then you could use our Stakeout iCMT to help you do that. The better the GPS receiver used, the easier it will be for you to find a particular stake. For example, if you use an iOS-compatible GPS receiver that provides 3 m accuracy, then the app will help you get to the vicinity of the stake, and you are likely to find it within a 3m x 3m area close to where you are..


Redrawing the map upon zooming to current location

“Zoom to current location does not take into account a reduced map size due to the topic list or GPS collect section being open. It would be nice if the map would redraw if the position becomes hidden behind these sections.”

With the Collect Data panel and the Topic List panel, and maybe also the Sheet View turned on, there will be little space to show the Features in the Map, especially on an iPhone device. Please turn off the Topic List panel and Sheet View when you need to see more of the map during data collection.

Entering the metes and bounds description into the Deed Calls & Stakeout app

“The metes and bounds description of the property is over a page long. Is it possible to download the document to the app to avoid having to enter the information by hand?”

You will need to “translate” the property description into angles and distances. Then you can input the calls into the Deed Calls & Stakeout app.

Deed Calls & Stakeout are able to open a text file containing the calls in the proper format. The text file name needs to have the extension .dcf. An example of a .dcf file follows:

File: 04231824a
Feature_Type: Area
Description: test

// Coordinate System and the First Node
Coordinate_System: LLA
Datum: WGS84(1150)/ITRF00
First_Node_Unit: Meters
First_Node_Loc: 123^18’52.053″W 44^31’34.548″N 80.000
MSL: 80.000 Meters
Orientation: 349.8306

Length_Unit: Meters
Angle_Unit: DMS
Angle_System: Azimuth
Azimuth_System: North

010^00’00.000″ 139.903
Curve: RL:11.887 AL:14.935 RD:025^00’00.000″ Left
091^00’00.000″ 283.465
098^00’00.000″ 53.950
235^00’00.000″ 24.384
Curve: AL:51.816 RL:73.152 CD:240^00’00.000″ Left
Curve: AL:68.580 RL:76.200 Continuous Left
Curve: AL:56.388 RL:27.432 Continuous Right
271^42’03.763″ 260.740

Area_Pattern: 0
Area_Color: ffc080
Bound_Pattern: 0
Bound_Color: 000000
Bound_Size: 2
Transparency: 55

X-Error: 0.0083 Meters
Y-Error: 0.0110 Meters
Area: 42600.08 Sq.M(4.2600 Hectares)

GPS Tracklog in iCMTGIS III

“During field visits the tracklog is not visible on the map. The tracklog has been activated, as well as the GPS. The symbology of the line is different from the background color. Is it possible that we are hanging a box that makes the tracklog invisible? How to keep track of your track at all times?”

Under Setup – Navigation, you can turn on the display of the trail. Trail length is limited to 1000. After 1000 seconds, the older GPS fixes will not be displayed, and the trail continues on with the new GPS fixes. The complete Tracklog will display when it has ended.

How to change the Topic Pattern in iCMTGIS PRO?

To change the symbol assignment for a Topic, first turn on Topic View. Then double-tap on the existing symbol displayed by the Topic name. The screen for selecting the symbol and color for the Topic will be displayed.

This procedure is the same for our apps that provide the Topic View.

Issue with Feature ID when combining job data

“it happens that two colleagues work on the same project at the same time on two application and two different tablets. When I save their project I give them different names eg MNAR-108_1 MNAR_108_2. When I view them both at the same time on PC-GIS the numbers of the features are changed. I understand that it avoids duplicates, but how can I assemble projects while keeping the original feature numbers?”

Assume that the two colleagues working on the same project at the same time on two different tablets collect Features using the same Feature Topic name. For example, Colleague A records the position of a point, and the Feature ID is Point001. Colleague B records a different point, and the Feature ID is Point001. If you combine their jobs in PC-GIS, the Feature ID of the points imported last will be changed to avoid duplicates. To keep the original Feature IDs when you combine jobs, the two sets of Feature IDs must be different. If there are fewer than 100 points that each colleague will be recording, then one way is to have Colleague A record points starting from Point001, and have Colleague B record points starting from Point100. (Colleague B can change the Point001 automatically presented by the app to Point100 when he/she collects the first point. Then the app will automatically present Point101 as the next Feature ID.)

Is iCMTGIS PRO app a one-time purchase?

“If we by the app, is it a one time buy? What happens if the account is lost with the employee? Can we transfer to a different iPad?”

The purchase of any of our apps is a one-time software license purchase. You will want to purchase it using your company’s Apple ID. Any iPad or iPhone using the same Apple ID can download the app to use.