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.

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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

How to determine the direction of a straight line in iCMTGIS PRO?

Line Segment Label

A number of our apps provide a function in the Feature Properties screen for labeling a line segment. In some apps, such as iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO, after selecting the line segment, you would tap on the “Show Label” tab then mark the check box for “Show Segment label“. In some other apps, such as Wetland – Stakeout and Deed Calls Pro, the “Show Segment label” check box is in the main Feature Properties screen.

With the Angle System set to “Bearing“, the line segment label will show something like SE. This indicates that the line is pointing to southeast.

iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO also provide the View Deed Calls function. In the Deed Calls screen, the starting node of the active line segment is indicated with a green node. In addition, the bearing of the straight line segment is displayed under Calls.

How do I label a point shape with its name?

A number of our apps provide the Auto Label function.

Please tap the Topic View icon (the second icon from the right side) then select the Point Topic of interest.

Now tap the Topic Menu icon (the second icon from the left side) then select the Auto Label function and use it to label all the points on the selected Topic layer with the Topic Name and Feature ID.

If you have Attributes defined for the selected Point Topic, you could select those as well for labeling the points.

If you add another Attribute later, then please first delete the existing labels then redo the Auto Label.

If you add a new Feature to the same Topic layer, then please execute the Auto Label again to update the labels.

Does the Wetland – Stakeout app provide the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont wetland determination data form?

“I discovered this app through a simple Google search because our team would like to be able to fill out data forms on our iPads. From my understanding, this app has the capability to do so. I was wondering if the Eastern Mountains and Piedmont form was accessible through this app. Also, is there a way we could test the app to make sure it will work for us before buying it for $95?”

Yes, the Wetland – Stakeout app provides the Wetland Determination Data Forms for the 10 USA Regions.

At this time we do not have an active TestFlight version available for this app. We may have one in the near future when we release the next update.

Following is a link to a Youtube presentation for this app:

 

How to change the shape of a Line or Area Feature

A number of our iOS apps provide the Move Node function. A couple apps also provide the Insert Node function.

When you use Move Node to move a node of a Line or Area Feature, the shape will be changed. Beware, though, that there is not an undo function for Move Node. If you change your mind, you will need to manually move the node back to its original position or as close to it as possible.

The Insert Node function provides additional flexibility to change the shape of the Line or Area Feature. You can add additional nodes between two existing nodes and move the nodes to approximate the desired shape.

Map only shows grids in Partition & Stakeout app loaded on iPhone 7

“Downloaded app from Apple Store on July 13th 2017. Still reading and learning usage of software. Although, in attempting to use the Maps portion with GPS, no maps appear, strictly grids. App loaded on an iPhone 7; version 10.3.2. Can you assist with possible issues for correction? This is for personal usage, not commercial. Would like to stakeout and layout lot for new home.”

The Map function gets the map from Apple via wi-fi. Sometimes it helps to turn off wi-fi on your iOS device then turn it on again. Resetting the iOS device usually corrects the problem.

Please run the Apple Maps app on your iOS device. If you see the same screen of grids, then the issue should be due to the Apple Map server or a network problem.