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.

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App for verifying survey drawing and recording building corners

“I have a survey drawing of my property and my property has metal stakes at the corner. I would like to verify the survey drawing to the stakes. I also would like to identify where the corners of my home is located on my property. What would be the best software for these requirements?”

Our Deed Calls function will let you enter bearing and distance information from your survey drawing to generate a plot in the app. You will need to know the coordinates of the point of beginning in order to correctly place the plot on the map.

Our Stakeout functions will help you get to a point or node (where the stake is supposed to be).

These functions are provided in a few of our apps, such as Deed Calls & Stakeout, iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO.

iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO also provide GPS data collection functionality that will let you record the corners of your home or any other points, lines and areas.

The important issue is what compatible GPS receiver to use to meet the degree of accuracy that you need. The GPS on iOS devices are good to about 10 meters.

GIS-grade GPS like the Bad Elf GPS and the Dual XGPS-150A claim 2 – 5 meter accuracy. You could use a GIS-grade GPS and Deed Calls & Stakeout to roughly check the stake locations against the drawing.

Survey-grade GPS devices from EOS and Geneq are quite expensive. You might be able to rent an iSXBlue Platinum or an EOS Arrow from a supplier to use with iCMTGIS PRO for best accuracy in stakeout and recording GPS points.

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.

App for stakeout and data collection

“I have researched a number of your available apps, and would like your input on which would be most useful for basic point/line/polygon stakeout and data collecting…..I usually receive staking requests from our engineers with PLSS information and footage calls. Often there is an attached KMZ from which I can grab geodetic information. Are any of your apps capable of working with NAD83 State Plane coordinates? And which one would be best for importing data into a job?”

Based on what you write, we understand that you would like to be able to

1) work with NAD83 State Plane coordinates

2) use GPS to record point, line and area features and collect data for the features

3) stake out point/line/polygon using GPS

4) enter coordinates for the point of beginning and enter deed calls

5) import data into a job

6) do survey quality work.

The combination of the iCMTGIS PRO app for iPad and iPhone devices and either the SXBlue Platinum or the EOS Arrow Gold high-precision GPS receiver is what other users are using for this type of work. Our app provides the functionality that you are looking for, but it is the GPS receiver that determines the accuracy of your work.

iCMTGIS PRO will let you import data as Shapefiles, Excel file, DXF and KML. It will also let you import Point data into a Topic layer via a text file.

Will Stakeout iCMT use the external GPS?

“I am using an iPad. Does Stakeout use the gps in the iPad or can it get it directly from the Arrow?”

When an iOS compatible GPS receiver is turned on and connected to the iPad, it will automatically override the built-in GPS to update CoreLocation. When you toggle GPS on in an app like Stakeout iCMT, the app will grab the position data from CoreLocation. In other words, the app uses the Arrow GPS data indirectly.

Of the various CMT apps, only iCMTGIS PRO provides the ability to get the GPS data directly from the Arrow and the iSXBlue GNSS receivers. In the “Enable the External GPS” mode, iCMTGIS PRO will read the NMEA data directly from these GPS receivers.

Which iPhone app for building fence dividing property in half?

If you have the latitude and longitude coordinates for the end points of the division line, you could use Stakeout iCMT to enter those points then create a line joining those two points. Then you can use the Line Stakeout function in this app to help you walk along this line and put in the fence.

If you need to divide the property in half, then you could get the Partition & Stakeout app. After digitizing the property boundary, use the Direction Cut function in this app to divide the property into two equal parts then put in the fence along the boundary line.

The accuracy of the placement of the fence will depend on the GPS receiver that you use. For accurate work, you will need to use a high-precision GPS receiver. The GPS receiver on your iPhone is not quite accurate.

Stakeout iCMT or iCMTGIS III, which one to get for placing moorings?

“We intend to use the Arrow to place moorings in our mooring grid… I was looking at iCMTGIS PRO, but thinking that is much more than what we need. I rather start with the simpler program if it will give us what we need, experiment with your apps before purchasing the more expensive one, if it even would make a difference.”

This customer is using the Stakeout iCMT. It looks like he will need to switch to iCMTGIS III because of the following reasons:

1) He needs the ability to import point data in GPX format.

2) He needs to have coordinates displayed in decimal degrees rather than in DMS.

3) He needs to work in the “moving map” mode, in which the background map will be rotated so that the boat always points to the top and then a compass is pointing the direction you have to go.

4) He wants the mooring points to be labeled with their names on the map.

5) He does not require land surveying accuracy.

Besides, iCMTGIS III also provides the ability to record Points, Lines and Areas using GPS, as well as the ability to create the mooring grid points over an area. It will not only let you work with latitude and longitudes, but also with State Plane, UTM and user-defined coordinate systems.