Utility Data Collection TestFlight version

We currently have a TestFlight version available for the Utility Data Collection app.

Besides GPS/GIS data collection functionality, this app also provides a meter reading user interface. You could use this app just for meter reading. Entering meter data is similar to entering GIS data. Each meter has a geographic location and the associated data.

If you would like to try the TestFlight version for a limited time, please send an email to support@cmtinc.com to request to be included in the temporary testers list of this app.

 

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Can only a subset of the Attribute fields be exported to text file?

Yes.

Some of our apps (such as iCMTGIS III, iCMTGIS PRO, Utility Data Collection, Farming GPS GIS III and Forester GPS GIS III) provide the ability to export the Feature data from a Point Topic to a text file. You can go into the Sheet Setup screen under Edit Topic and un-mark the check box for “Visible” corresponding to the unwanted Attributes of the active Topic. Then those Attribute fields will not be exported to the text file.

After creating an inside buffer, what’s the remaining acreage?

Suppose you have created an inside buffer for an Area Feature by using the Create Buffer function in iCMTGIS PRO, Farming GPS GIS II/III or Forester GPS GIS II/III,.

When you select the inside buffer in the Job map and tap on Feature Properties, you can tap the Area/Length tab to view the acreage of the buffer. On the displayed screen the “Excluded Area” field shows the remaining acreage of the original Area Feature.

Forester GPS GIS III updated to 1.0.2

Forester GPS GIS III release 1.0.2 is now available for download from the App Store. The updated app will automatically save the Job data after you have added a Feature. Anytime you wish to save the Job data, you can still use the Job – Save function to do so.

Farming GPS GIS III updated to 1.0.2

Farming GPS GIS III release 1.0.2 is now available for download from the App Store. The updated app will automatically save the Job data after you have added a Feature. Anytime you wish to save the Job data, you can still use the Job – Save function to do so.

Is there a way to tell if we have used the Offset function to move a feature?

In  the iCMTGIS II/III/PRO, iGPSGIS II, Forester GPS GIS II/III, Farming GPS GIS II/III, Wetland – Stakeout and Utility Data Collection apps, the Feature Properties window provides the button for entering or viewing the offset information.

Double-click on a Feature to display the Feature Properties window. If the Feature was offset, you will see the button labeled “With Offset“. Otherwise, that same button would be labeled “No Offset“.

When a Feature is offset, what shows in the Job is the displaced Feature. The offset values provide information about the displacement from the actual GPS location.

App for fencing property

“I am trying to find a app that I can use to find property corners and go from one corner to another in a straight line ( for fencing ) I have good surveys and legal descriptions to enter for my property. I would like to use my IPhone for this.”

With the legal descriptions and the coordinates of the point of beginning, you could create a deed plot in the Deed Calls & Stakeout app then use the Line Stakeout function to help you walk along the boundary line to find the property corners.

Now, the iPhone GPS is accurate to about 30 ft. An external GIS-grade Bluetooth GPS, such as the Dual XGPS-150A or a Bad Elf GPS, usually claims 2 – 5 meters accuracy (about 6 to 15 ft). You will need better accuracy for fencing a property boundary. You could use iCMTGIS PRO in conjunction with a high-precision GNSS receiver (such as a SXBlue Platinum or an EOS Arrow). The high-end GNSS receivers are very expensive. There are places that rent them out. You might check with them to see if the total cost justifies the one-time use.