Is it possible to get the lat and long coordinates for each corner of a property from the Deed Calls & Stakeout app?

Deed Calls & Stakeout will only let you digitize the First Node. If you wish, you could select each corner as the First Node then view its coordinates. Remember to turn on the Snap to Node mode so that the exact node will be selected. Also remember to re-select the original node to serve as the correct point of beginning.

The Deed Calls Pro app provides the ability to digitize Points, Lines and Areas. It will also convert the deed plot to an Area Feature. Then you can use the Feature Properties function to view the coordinates of each node. You will also be able to add the XYZ coordinates as Topic Attributes and have them displayed in Sheet View as well as have the corners labeled with the coordinates, if you wish.

How to use a different node as the point of beginning for a deed plot?

“I have a question about closing a parcel in the IOS app Deed Calls and Stakeout. Is there any way to exclude a deed call from the enclosed area? The property description I’m working with starts with a distance from a section corner, thence another distance to a point of beginning. If I try to auto-close the area, the app includes the first two deed calls, and then the enclosed area looks like a square next to a triangle, where it should just be the square.”

The auto-close will always close back to the First Node. One thing you could do is to specify a different first node then remove a few unwanted calls.

Please first save your Job under a new name (such as test) so that you have a Job to experiment with while keeping your original Job intact.

Now, open the “test.dcf” job.

Tap the “Pick” button then tap the “Snap to node” icon at the top of the Pick Start Point screen. Then, tap on the actual point of beginning in the plot. Tap the Back button then write down the coordinates displayed for the First Node on the Feature Info page.

Select the Calls page. From the Call List, delete the first two calls and the last (closing) call.

Does the plot look correct now? Tap on the point of beginning and confirm that the coordinates are what you have written down previously.

Is it possible to change the registration of iCMTGIS PRO from one Apple ID to another?

Our apps are sold via the Apple App Store. Please contact the App Store about this issue.

Symbol used for representing recorded GPS Features

A customer reported that he had collected a number of points using iCMTGIS Pro and Arrow 100. Although the Topic in his Feature List have specific symbols assigned to them, the recorded points were displayed using the default blue dot symbol.

We have determined that this is a software bug in some of our apps. We will work on fixing this issue. In the mean time, you can click the “Pattern” button to select the desired symbol before storing data.

Is there a way to set a coordinate system as a default in iCMT GIS Pro?

“… most shapefiles and dwg/dxf I use are in NC State Plane. I would like to make that my default.”

If you open a Job in iCMTGIS PRO and set the Datum/Coordinate System to NAD83_CORS96/CSRS98 NC State Plane, and then save the Job, then any subsequent new Job you create will be using the same Datum/Coordinate System.

If an existing Job uses some other datum/coordinate system, the app will not change it to NAD83_CORS96/CSRS98 NC State Plane unless you tell it to. When you save that Job, then that other datum/coordinate system that it’s using becomes the default for any newly created Job.


I need a copy of the help document for iCMTGIS PRO in PDF format

We have placed a copy of the Help documents for our iOS apps at

If you are new to GPS/GIS data collection, please download iCMTGIS II Manual.pdf or iGPSGIS II Manual.pdf from the above site. These manuals provide an introduction to GPS/GIS data collection.

If you are using our PC mapping software on your computer, under the Help tab there is a Online Manual that you can refer to. You will also be able to download the PCGIS.pdf and PCGIS_05.pdf documents from the above link.

Have a Happy and Productive 2020!

Apple Map and GPS Features separate upon scrolling the screen

A couple users reported that when they scroll the screen in our apps, the GPS Features get separated from the map elements in the Apple Map. We have determined that this issue exists with iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPad PRO

We reported this issue to Apple in September 2019. The Apple feedback site shows that there are more than 10 other similar reports filed on the site. To date, this issue is still open.

If you use our .pim map image as the background map, then there is no issue. You can use PC-GIS 9 or PC-GIS X to prepare the .pim image files.