Direction of deed calls line segment

“I just bought Deed Calls Pro and I was wondering when adding a line segment with bearing information how to get the line to go the other direction. For example: N54°3740W draws the line in the wrong direction.”

Please note that, in the deed plot you are doing, the green node is the last starting node. The line segment does go from the green node to the yellow node in the NW direction. If you enter a long distance, you should e able to see the line labeled with the correct bearing. If you wish to change the direction, then change the bearing of the line segment.

Plotting multiple deeds

“I have the Deed Calls Pro App for the Apple ipad. Is it possible to plot multiple deeds and place them adjacently next to each other? I am having trouble determining how create a new deed while still viewing a previous deed description. “

With Deed Calls Pro you can create multiple Features that represent the deed plots.  The Created Deed Calls function will create one single deed plot at a time. You can save the deed description in a file using a unique file name.

When you exit the function, the app will ask you if you wish to create a Feature. Answer “Yes”. Then an Area Feature will be created.
Tap on the Area Feature then tap on the Feature Properties icon.
Mark the Show Segment label check box to display the angles and distances.

Now, do not have any Area or Line Feature highlighted on the map.
Select Create Deed Calls to enter the First Node and deed calls for your next property. When you turn on the Snap to Node icon, you can pick an existing corner as the First Node. You can enter the deed call for a line segments that is shared by two properties.
When done entering the calls, again confirm to create the Area Feature then have the segment labels displayed.

This functionality is also provided by iCMTGIS III, Forester GPS GIS II/III and Farming GPS GIS II/III.

Using independent GPS to re-position a deed plot

“Can I create a deed plot using metes and bounds information then use a separate accurate GPS receiver to get the coordinates of the initial point to re-position the deed plot?”

Yes. As long as you can get the LAT-LON coordinates of the initial node, you can enter them into the Create Deed Calls routine, and the existing deed plot will be moved to the correct location. You will also be able to enter an orientation angle to help line up the deed plot with the roads on the displayed Apple Map. Such capabilities are provided by the following apps: Deed Calls – Area – Perimeter, Deed Calls & Stakeout, Deed Calls – Grid – Stakeout, Deed Calls Pro, Farming GPS GIS, Farming GPS GIS II, and Forester GPS GIS.

With respect to staking out the boundary of the plot, please note that, if the external GPS is one that does not interface directly with the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, the Stakeout functions in the Deed Calls & Stakeout app will not be able to use it to help guide you to a target location. It will be tedious for you to try to manually match the position displayed by the separate external GPS to the coordinates of the target location.

Our deed calls apps can export the deed plot to a PDF file. However, the Apple Map in the background cannot be exported to PDF. The Deed Calls Pro, Farming GPS GIS, Farming GPS GIS II, and Forester GPS GIS apps are able to load a .pim background map and export it along with the deed plot to a PDF file. To make use of this capability, you will need to purchase the PC-GIS PRO software to prepare the .pim background map, which you will transfer to your device. The .pim background maps can be used off-line (no wi-fi required).

New Release: Farming GPS GIS II

Storing a Line Feature

Storing a Line Feature

We are pleased to announce the release of Farming GPS GIS II for use on the iPad. This app provides GPS data collection and mapping functionality in addition to the various utilities provided in the original Farming GPS GIS app.

This app will let you use a GPS receiver to map a farm tract, a timber tract or any other land parcel as well as point and line features of interest. You can also create features by importing feature data in Shapefiles or DXF format, by manual digitization or by entering deed calls. The acreage and perimeter of an area feature will be promptly computed. You can easily divide or combine the land plots. You will be able to record attribute information for each geographic feature. You will also be able to enter formulas to compute values derived from the recorded data. For example, when you enter the yield for a farm plot, the yield per acre can be automatically calculated based on the acreage of the plot. You could use the Point Stakeout function to help you locate an old land mark, and the Line Stakeout function could help you lay out a long pipeline. The position accuracy will depend on the accuracy of the GPS receiver used.

Farming GPS GIS II also provides the following additional functions:

* While GPS is turned on, store a track of where you have been.
* Export the feature data as Shapefiles.
* Attach one or more photos to any Feature.
* Convert measured distances or areas to Features.
* Display a direction line between the GPS marker and the stakeout target.
* iCloud file storage support.

A preview of this app can be found at the App Store.

This app is also listed with the website, which has the
largest listing of agricultural and farming related apps online.

Is there not an Auto-close in Deed Calls – Grid – Stakeout?

In addition to the Create Deed Calls function, the Deed Calls – Grid – Stakeout app provides the ability to add Points, Lines and Areas to your job map by manual digitization.

Before entering the deed calls, you can specify whether they are for creating a Line Feature or an Area Feature. After entering the deed calls, you can convert the deed plot to a Feature, and an Area type Feature will automatically close.

With an Area Feature created in the job map, you will be able to create grid points over the Area Feature. You will also be able to stake out the boundary of the Area Feature.

Deed Calls Pro 1.0.3 update

The Deed Calls Pro app for iPad has been updated with the following changes:

1. The deed plot area will be filled with the specified area pattern when the closing error is less than 1 meter.

2. The issue reported by a user that Auto-close did not work properly with non-zero Orientation has been fixed.

Forester GPS GIS 1.0.5 update

The Forester GPS GIS app for iPad has been updated with the following changes to the Create Deed Calls function:

1. The deed plot area will be filled with the specified area pattern when the closing error is less than 1 meter.

2. The issue reported by a user that Auto-close did not work properly with non-zero Orientation has been fixed.