My feature property’s symbol will not click on?

Did you select a Feature (Point, Line or Area) in your Job Map before tapping the Feature Properties icon?

In Stakeout iCMT the selected Feature is highlighted in orange by default. In some of our other apps you can change the color to be used for highlighting.


Is there a way to refresh a Feature position?

Recording a new GPS position for an existing Point Feature

Occasionally you might need to store a new position for an existing Point Feature and keep the same Feature Number and Attribute/Values. With those of our iOS apps that provide the Data Collection functionality, you can use the Update button in the Feature Properties screen to accomplish this.

With the existing Point Feature selected, tap on the Feature Properties icon. In the Feature Properties screen, tap on the Update button then proceed to record the new Feature.

Illegal character in Shapefiles name

“I am using the iCMTGIS Pro. It’s a point feature. I’ve gone through and made a new Feature as a test and was able to export it just fine, but for some reason this specific feature/topic I created will not export. Is it possible there is a glitch in the feature I created?”

The app is being used in an archeology application. The offending Feature Topic name has a “/” character in it. When you export a Feature Topic to Shapefiles, the Shapefiles takes on the name of the Feature Topic, and “/” is not a valid character for Shapefiles name.

Changing the “/” character to “-” resolves the issue. An underscore character “_” is also permitted.

“Thank you for helping me out….. We are using it to record site locations, and shovel test locations. In the past, we have used Trimbles but with all the new technology, it’s nice to be able to import our project areas onto aerial maps while in the field and be able to show our sites on those. As well as have the gps follow us on the aerial map. We are loving your app!”

How to turn off iPhone Predictive option

“Just got app and can’t use keyboard. Top line missing and real light. Won’t let me select. Does the app work? After just paying $15. Thanks. – Sent from my iPhone.”

We’ve addressed this issue previously, but lately we received a swarm of emails regarding using our iPhone apps with iOS 11.

Please turn off predictive text by touching and holding then tapping Predictive. You can also go to Settings – General – Keyboard – Predictive to turn it off.

If you tell us which app you got, we can send you the Help document in PDF.

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:

Moving Map in iCMTGIS PRO

“I went into setup and change the nav settings to move map, but the map is still north up. Is there something else I have to do?”

Moving map will work only when the Apple Map is closed as the app is unable to rotate the Apple Map. Moving map will work with a Background Map loaded (such as a GeoTiff map file).

Your GPS needs to be moving for the app to know which direction you are going and to adjust the north arrow accordingly. Please go outside and walk briskly to the east (or west), and you should see the north arrow reorient itself.

iCMTGIS III, Forester GPS GIS III and Farming GPS GIS III will also let you work in the “Move Map” mode, in which your motion is always displayed in the “up” orientation on the screen.

How to convert Garmin GPS waypoints for importing to Stakeout iCMT

Garmin can export waypoints in GPX format. Some of our apps, like iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO, can import and export data in GPX format. These and a number of our other apps, such as Stakeout iCMT, can import Shapefiles.

A software program is required to convert GPX files to Shapefiles. If you have our PC-GIS 9, PC-GIS X, PC-GPS 9 or PC-MAPPER 9 software program, you can import the GPX file then export the data as Shapefiles.

Otherwise, you could do the conversion by using some other software program, such as the one at the following link.