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.

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Question about Feature List setup in CMT iOS app

“What’s the Feature Lock function on the top right of the Feature Editor tab? You can check or uncheck that option and really not sure what is that about.”

When the “Feature Lock” check box is marked, you can only select from the Features defined in the Feature List. When unlocked, you can add a new Feature Topic on the fly to collect data for it.

When exporting Shapefiles in State Plane, no .prj created

For State Plane Texas coordinate system, please set the Datum to NAD27, NAD83, or NAD83_CORS96. Then you should get the .prj file exported along with the other files for the Shapefiles.

NAS83_CORS96 is identical to NAD83(2011) in our apps.

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: support@cmtinc.com

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.

http://freegeographytools.com/2007/exporting-gps-data-to-gis-i-garmin-gps-units

Where is the file saving location on my iPad?

“I recently bought and downloaded the iCMTGIS II to my Ipad mini 2 and can’t seem to find where the files save to or where to import/export to. The iCloud file drive does not seem to work for this program, like other programs.”

The data files are saved in the Documents folder on the iPad unless you have marked the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. When you have the checkbox marked for a file type, those files will be saved in iCloud storage and can be shared by other users using the same Apple ID.

To use iCloud Drive, after you have logged into iCloud, you may create a new folder and upload files to it.

Please unmark the checkboxes under Setup – iCloud. Then you should be able to see the files by connecting your iPad to your computer via iTunes by looking in the File Sharing section for the iCMTGIS II app.

Family sharing of iOS apps

“If I were to purchase iCMT GIS III, how many ipads with the same apple id could I put it on with the purchase?

It looks like the limit is 6:

https://www.apple.com/icloud/family-sharing/