Wetland – Stakeout version 1.04 update (for iPad devices)

The Wetland – Stakeout version 1.0.4 has just been released.

This update adds the ability for the app to automatically populate the wetland Indicator field associated with the vegetation Species name that the user enters into the wetland data form. Instead of having to look up the Wetland Indicator Code each time the user enters the plant species, the user will prepare the plant lists in the proper format and import them once into the app. During data entry for a species in a stratum, the app will display the common name for the plant and automatically enter the Indicator Code. The app will also compute the result for certain fields in the wetland delineation data entry form.

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A Note about the updated Wetland – Stakeout Report Form Templates

“I created a new job and opened up a wetland data form report template. In the new help PDF it states these entry forms have been enabled with a formula in the Indicator Field (I don’t see a formula there). When import my plant list the fields do not populate correctly and no indicator status populates.”

It sounds like you had an installation of Wetland – Stakeout before downloading the TestFlight version. If this is the case, then the templates are still the old ones. We have added the following information to the updated Help document with respect to how to “refresh” the wetland data entry form templates. If you have modified any of our sample report templates and wish to keep it, please make sure to rename it and also save a copy to your PC before proceeding.

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To protect your report form templates, a Wetland – Stakeout app update will not overwrite any existing *.rtm files, including the sample report templates that we provide with the app. What to do if the sample report template files have been modified with an app update, as is the case with the version 1.0.4 update? How can you make use of the changed template files?

a) If you have not yet installed the updated app, first delete the existing sample *.rtm files or rename them. Then when you install the app, it will automatically copy the new sample template (*.rtm) files to the app’s Documents folder on the device.

b) If you have already installed the updated app, then there are a couple additional steps to take. First exit the app and delete or rename the existing sample template files. Then double-click the Home button and swipe the app screen up to close the app. Then hold down the ON/OFF button for a few seconds and opt to turn off the device. The next time you run the app, it will copy the new sample template (*.rtm) files to the device.
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How many species name can be included in Wetland – Stakeout?

“One question before I revise my plant list – the pdf instructions say the 2016 wetland plant list is too long to include in the APP. Do you know the number of species that can be included? Or, how many lines of text is the maximum?”

We do not build the entire plant list for all the regions into our app because we do not want to increase the size of our app and because the plant list changes periodically.

The app does not set a limit to the number of imported records. The limit is set by the available memory on your device.

The larger the list, though, the more time it will take to process the search. On an older iPad model, it may take a few seconds for the list to be displayed. A newer model, like the iPad mini, does not have this issue.

User replied:

“It took a while but I figured out what I needed to do to get the EMP Plant List into the new version.  . . . . . . . I used the APP to complete 3 data sheets and it worked great!”


Wetland – Stakeout TestFlight version

We now have a TestFlight version available for the Wetland – Stakeout app. If you are working with wetland delineation or need an app that will let you make your own customizable data entry forms, you might be interested in trying out the Wetland – Stakeout app for a short time. To request to be included in the temporary testers list of this app, please send an email to support@cmtinc.com.

On-screen keyboard issue using iGPSGIS II on iPhone 7 running iOS 11

“I think this started since updating to the latest operating system on iPhone. When trying to type new topic name or job name the top row of the keyboard is not responsive. Any ideas what is going on? The top row looks a little odd like something is behind it?”

Here are a couple links to information that may be helpful.

https://www.igeeksblog.com/iphone-ipad-keyboard-missing-or-not-appearing-heres-how-to-fix-it/

http://www.iphonehacks.com/2016/10/how-to-fix-iphone-keyboard-freezing-problem.html

User’s reply:
“Going into settings – general and turning the predictive option off fixed it.”

iOS 11 compatibility and saving data files

“I have received a msg pop up on Deed Calls Pro that says it will no longer work with iOS 11. There are no updates. How will I be able to protect and save my 200 plots? Are you working on a solution? Time is very short.”

We have recompiled a number of our apps (including the Deed Calls Pro) to work with the 64-bit architecture. Please check for the app update at the App Store.

To save your data files to your PC or Mac, first connect your iPad Pro to your PC or Mac via iTunes. In iTunes select your iPad Pro device then go to the File Sharing section. Please see the file transfer details at the following link:

https://icmtgis.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/how-to-transfer-data-files-between-an-ios-app-and-a-desk-top-computer/

Copy ALL the files to your PC or Mac.

After the iOS 11 and app update, connect your iPad Pro to your PC or Mac via iTunes and copy the files from your PC or Mac to the Deed Calls Pro app.

Some GPS/GNSS receivers compatible with iPad and iPhone devices

Recently Geneq Inc. announced their new SXBlue Platinum GNSS receiver.

As you know, the accuracy of the work performed using an iOS GPS/GIS app depends on the GPS receiver used. The assisted GPS provided by the iOS devices are not adequate for serious work that are based on accurate locations. External GPS receivers with much better precision abound, but only a limited number of them are compatible with the iOS devices. Following are links to information on some of the external Bluetooth GPS/GNSS receivers that can work with iPad and iPhone devices. Not sureprisingly, higher precision equates to a higher price tag.

http://www.sxbluegps.com/product/platinum/

http://www.eos-gnss.com/arrow-gold-safertk-gnss/#1457391744922-32431e8d-bc6aef4f-4b59

http://gps.dualav.com/explore-by-product/xgps150a/

https://bad-elf.com/pages/be-gps-2200-detail

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/109827#specs