iCMTGIS PRO updated to Release 1.0.9

In iCMTGIS PRO Release 1.0.9 the icons at the top are shifted so they won’t run into the controls on the iPhone X, iPhone R, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices.

We have also enhanced the text file import and export functions. Whereas text file import was limited to importing text files ending in .txt, now the user may choose the .txt or the .csv file name extension. For text file export, instead of exporting all of the Attributes for the Topic, the app now provides a dialog to let the user select specific Attributes to be exported.

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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.

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.

Issue with running iCMTGIS PRO on iPhone XS

“. . . with the new iPhone XS Max, the top row of icons are so high up it is in the pulldown area for the iPhone controls and is difficult to tap on the iCMTGIS icon controls.”

This issue is associated with the newer iPhone X, iPhone R, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max models. It will be fixed in the next release of iCMTGIS PRO.

Is Apple ID required to participate in testing TestFlight version?

From time to time we provide a beta-test version of an app through the Apple TestFlight program. The beta-test version serves two purposes. One is for a potential customer to check out the app’s functionality. The other is to have a bug fix tested before the next app release.

It used to be that Apple requires us to provide them with the tester’s Apple ID. Now they are willing to accept any email address that the tester uses on the device.

Currently there is a TestFlight version available for iCMTGIS PRO and Utility Data Collection. If you would like to try these apps out, please email support@cmtinc.com.

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.