Is there a way to edit symbol size?

For our PC software programs and for our iOS apps that provide the Topic View, you can double-click on the symbol in Topic View to call up the symbols page. On this page you will see the option to change the symbol, size and color. The changes you make will apply to all the Features on the selected Topic layer.

In an app like iCMTGIS II, if you just want to edit the symbol for an individual Feature, then select that Feature in Map View and tap on the Feature Properties icon at the top.

In PC-GIS 9 or PC-GIS X, double-click on a Feature then click on the “Symbol” button to access the symbols page for editing the symbol of that Feature.

Questions about CMTGIS III

1. I am testing GIS PRO, but may only need GIS III. What features are missing in III vs PRO?

a) Which GPS/GNSS receiver are you using? If it is an EOS Arrow or a SXBlue Platinum, then using the iCMTGIS PRO in the “Activate External GPS” mode will offer better accuracy. iCMTGIS III gets the position data from the iOS CoreLocation, which truncates the data values and compromises them somewhat. iCMTGIS PRO can also work in this mode, but it provides the “Activate External GPS” option and can get the NMEA messages directly from the receiver.

b) iCMTGIS III does not provide the Contour/Volume functionality.

These are the two main differences between the two apps. The digitization, data collection and import/export are basically the same. Please read the Help document for iCMTGIS III. and make sure it will do what you intend to use it for.

2. If I purchase the app, can I download it to both my iPad and iPhone?

Yes, as long as you are signed in with your Apple ID on both devices.

3. Is it possible to change the color or symbol of all existing features in a topic (layer) at one time? For example, if I import a points shapefile, and want to change all of the points to red from blue at once.

Please turn on Topic View. Double-click the symbol/pattern for the Topic of interest then select the new symbol/pattern.

4. Is it possible to copy an existing topic to create a new one? My main goal would be to utilize the same attribute table for the new topic.

If you are using a Feature List, you can duplicate the Topic Structure of a Feature Topic in the Feature List.

If you want to duplicate the Topic Structure for a Topic that was set up via Topic – Edit Topic, then you could use the Duplicate Topic function in PC-GIS X, which is an optional compatible software program for use with Windows 7, 8, or 10. Some of our iOS app users purchase the PC-GIS X program so they can produce a nice map in PDF or as a printout, complete with background image, north arrow, scale bar and company logo.

PC-GIS X is listed at $385 per software license. Currently we are offering PC-GIS X to iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO users for $231 per software license. The .pmp (Job) and .fbr (Feature List) files are interchangeable between PC-GIS X, iCMTGIS III and iCMTGIS PRO. Therefore, you can set up your Feature List and the map Job in PC-GIS X and duplicate the topic structure as many times as you wish. Then you can transfer the .fbr and .pmp files to iCMTGIS III or iCMTGIS PRO.

If you would like to try the PC-GIS DEMO software, please let us know. The DEMO version does not provide all the functionality of the official version. You will see the inactive functions grayed out. The DEMO software will let you import Shapefiles and digitize additional Feataures, but it will not let you save a job or export data.

5. Is there any grouping functionality in the topic tree? For a job with many topics, this can be helpful.

There is no grouping functionality in the topic tree. Within a Topic, you can have the Features grouped by using Topic – Classify.

You can move a Topic to any desired location in Topic View. Simply press and hold a Topic name then drag it to a new location. In fact, you will want to have the Point Topics placed above the Line and Area Topics so they won’t be obscured by the Line and Area Topics.

How to change the symbol and color for all the points of a Topic in iCMTGIS PRO

“Is there a way to change the point color and style of a topic that has lots of point or do you have to change them one by one?”

Please turn on Topic View. If you are running iCMTGIS PRO on an iPad, tap on the second tool icon from the right side at the top. On an iPhone, that would be the last icon on the right side.

Double-click on the symbol by the Topic Name. The new symbol and color you choose will be applied to all the points except for the ones you have previously changed by hand.

Question about changing symbology in iCMTGIS II after importing Shapefiles

“Is there a way to import a point .shp and change the symbology in iCMTGIS for all the points instead of selecting and defining each one individually? Doing this would allow me to quickly differentiate between reference trees and cruise plots that are displaying as the default import symbol.”

Yes, you can change the symbols for all the points after importing the points from Shapefiles.

The second icon on the right side of the tool bar at the top of the main Map View screen is the Topic View icon.

Tap on the Topic View icon to display the Topic layers.

Double-tap on the symbol for the Topic of the points that you have imported. In the displayed Point Pattern Dialog, select the desired symbol, color and size. The symbol for a Topi c layer applies to all the Features on that Topic layer.

The above procedure also works in iGPSGIS II, Utility Data Collection, Farming GPS GIS II, Farming GPS GIS II, Forester GPS GIS and Forester GPS GIS II.