Drop-down menu for soil textures in Wetland – Stakeout app

“I am attempting to customize parts of a report. In the soil profile table I would like to create a drop down menu for soil textures. I have been able to create the drop down menu. When I go back to “Enter Report Data” and select texture; a dash now appears after all of the textures I entered. I tried changing the text length to the longest texture, and that fixed the issue for just those. The dash still appears in the shorter texts. What’s the best way to format this so that I can have a drop down menu for soil textures?”

The “-” is a separator required for separating the Comment from the Indicator.

If you complete the Comment field and the Indicator field, then the “-” should disappear.

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Can a report sheet be edited outside of Wetland – Stakeout?

“Can the report sheets only be edited within the app or can they be exported in a format that can then be edited on a computer?”

The exported PDF reports can be edited by using a PDF editor, such as the Adobe Acrobat.

If you wish to change the report form layout, you can use the Design Report function provided by the app. Please save the report form under a different name before starting to change it. In case something goes wrong, you will still have the original report form intact.

How to create a rough area shape using Wetland – Stakeout

“Everything seems to be working well. I had a question about how to map a feature with the app. For example if I wanted to map a wetland boundary with a line or polygon(area), how would I do this? There does not seem to be a way that I can create a new line topic and record data for the line (for example every xxft. Or xx seconds). I am wondering if the wetland app can work in the same way to record spatial data as the iCMTGIS PRO app does? We have been using this app to collect data for projects with our GPS and it works great.”

Wetland – Stakeout app does not provide the GPS/GIS data collection function. If you just need a rough boundary of an area, there are two ways to create the Area Feature.

1. Turn on Map and digitize the Area Feature by using the “Add Area Manually” function after creating a new Area Topic.

2. Turn on GPS. Create a new Area Topic then select “Add Area Manually”. Walk around the area and tap the Pick GPS icon once every few seconds.

Also, you could use iCMTGIS PRO to map the area then export the Shapefiles. Then you can import the Shapefiles into Wetland – Stakeout.

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 increase efficiency in doing multiple Wetland jobs

“Once again, I want to compliment you on the Wetland Stakeout APP. I have been doing this work for 20+ years and have tried many different data form software and yours is by far the slickest. I love the fact that I can personalize it to fit my jobs by adding species lists, soil info, etc. that are associated with my work areas. Lately I have been thinking one nice feature would be a ‘clear/delete vegetation’ and a ‘clear/delete soil’ button. When I do a job I tend to do these steps and I expect most people using the APP do similar:

Fill out a completed form for the region I am in at my first sampling point and save it as Project Name A
Then revise that form for the next sampling points and save each as ‘Project Name B’, ‘Project Name C’, etc.

Doing it like this, I don’t need to clear all of the page 1 introductory information because it is the same project (sampling point, lat/long, soil, etc. revisions are easy to make because they are single line entries). The vegetation and soil sections are tabular with multiple fields. It is time consuming to highlight each field and delete information and I think it would be easier to have an option of clicking a button that simply clears the values in those tables.”

Yes, if you routinely do similar jobs using one of our apps, you could use Job – Save As to save all or part of an existing job to a new job file. As you wish to keep the header information on a report form but not the data entered for the job, what you could do is to save the existing job to the new job files right after entering the header information. Then, within each job, you will just need to change the sampling point coordinates and fill in the wetland delineation data for that sampling point.

How to zoom in in Stakeout Mode?

“Wow, yes turning off map I can get more zoom. But how do I zoom when in stakeout mode? Or does that work with map off? I get that error sometimes still that says: ‘only point or line or area can be selected’, when I try to zoom.”

In Stakeout mode, the fields are waiting for your input. If the cursor is at the stakeout target field, a tap on the screen is interpreted as a Feature selection. When you want to work with the map (like zooming in or out), please remember to have the Cogo icon and the Apple Map turned off.

If you have a geotiff Background Map loaded (as in iCMTGIS III or iCMTGIS PRO), it does not affect the zoom.

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