Shapefiles for Chile shows up in North America

“We update de FORESTER GPS GIS II, on iPad from version 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 and we are having issues with the coordinate system when importing a shape file.The shape appears in North América and we are from Chile. We use UTM with Datum WGS84. Is there any suggestion on what can we do. I try this in two different devices with the new version and both have the same problem. When using it in the 1.0.1 version all goes OK.”

Please make sure you have selected the correct UTM Zone.

Please also copy the .prj file for the Shapefiles to the documents folder for Forester GPSGIS II.

What coordinate system do the Shapefiles use? If they are based on WGS 84 LLA, then try setting the Forester GPSGIS II to that coordinate system before importing the Shapefiles. After importing the Shapefiles, then change the coordinate system to UTM WGS84.


How to enter coordinates into the Stakeout iCMT app

“I am trying to enter a GPS coordinate into the stake out program, and I am getting some weird results. For some reason the coordinates that I have taken off of google earth are taking me to some point in Inner Mongolia instead of Silverton Oregon. I am using the same format of Degrees, Minutes, Seconds. Could you please tell me what I’m doing wrong?”

Which function are you using to enter the coordinates. If it is the “Locate a Point by Address” function, please make sure to specify the correct E, W, N, S designation.

Another way to enter the coordinates is to get the map for your approximate location displayed then use “Add Point manually” to add a point to the map. Then open the Feature Properties screen for that point and change the coordinates to the desired values.

Do I need cellular data for the app to work?

We received this question regarding the Deed Calls & Stakeout app, but the answer applies to our other apps as well.

The GPS data collection functions and most of the other functions will work without wi-fi and cellular data.

Some of our apps, like Forester GPS GIS III, Farming GPS GIS III, iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO will let you load a geo-referenced *.tif map and use it off-line.

Most of our apps provide a Map function to get and display the Map from Apple via wi-fi connection. However, you can cache the Map to use out there where no wi-fi is available. This means that you can call up the Map and display the area in which you will be working, turn off wi-fi then go out in the field. You will be able to view the Map while working with your app. As long as you do not play with the Map function while you are out there (such as switching from Show Satellite to Show Hybrid) or close Map, the background map should remain available.

Any Android apps?

An SXBlue dealer wrote:”I am a MAC user, but really prefer Android as a mobile OS. Got a lot more Android interest in the last 12 months than I do iOS interest.”

Yes, we have also received many inquiries about Android apps. However, at this time we do not have plans to develop apps on yet another platform. Currently, we have software for Windows, Windows Mobile/ Embedded Handheld 6.5 and iOS.

Wetland – Stakeout TestFlight 1.0.4 expired

“I was a Beta Tester of your version 1.0.4. I notice today that the Beta testing period has expired. I would like to use the APP but the Beta version replaced the original version on my IPAD. Any suggestions how I can get it back on my IPAD?”

When a TestFlight version of an app expires, it simply stops working. As you own the software license for the official release of Wetland – Stakeout app, you should be able to remove the Beta Version and download the current Wetland – Stakeout app from the App Store without being charged.

“I assume all of my form data, etc. will remain in the APP. In other words, I assume it won’t be like a clean or new install that has nothing with it that I have already done.”

Please copy all of your data files to your PC as a backup.

Please also read our 11/13/17 blog post at the following link regarding the new form templates:

Can data be exported to Excel from the Wetland – Stakeout app?

“I understand that the Wetland Stakeout App can export determination or custom forms to PDF, but can the App export data to excel?”

The wetland determination forms is made up of many different components, so is a custom form.

The completed report can be exported to PDF.

The data in the Sheet component (in spreadsheet format) can be exported in CSV format, which is compatible with Excel.

Which EOS GPS receiver to get?

Please refer to the comparison chart at the following link: