iCMTGIS PRO updated to Release 1.0.9

In iCMTGIS PRO Release 1.0.9 the icons at the top are shifted so they won’t run into the controls on the iPhone X, iPhone R, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max devices.

We have also enhanced the text file import and export functions. Whereas text file import was limited to importing text files ending in .txt, now the user may choose the .txt or the .csv file name extension. For text file export, instead of exporting all of the Attributes for the Topic, the app now provides a dialog to let the user select specific Attributes to be exported.

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Stockpile Measurement?

“I’ve been looking at your products and noticed the Contour-Volume-Stakeout app that you have for iOS. I’m wondering if you have something that can use an iPhone or a drone to generate a 3D map for calculating stockpile volumes? I’m looking for something reasonably accurate that is simple to use.”

To generate a 3D map, someone will need to walk on the stockpile with a high-precision GPS receiver to record the XYZ positions. Our iCMTGIS PRO provides the data collection function that you can use in conjunction with the EOS Arrow Gold or an iSXBlue II+ GNSS to record the position values at fixed distance intervals. iCMTGIS PRO comes with the Contour and Volume functionality.

Map not showing up in iCMTGIS PRO on iPhone 7 (iOS 10.3.3)

“I purchased the iCMTGIS PRO program about a year ago and have used it since then and like it and now I cant get a map to display I have good internet access when I go to Menu, map, and select show satellite or hybrid it just shows a gray background? Any idea how to fix this? If I close map the background goes to white. I have Version 1.0.6. I have tried closing the program , rebooting the iPhone etc. and cant figure it out? My job points show up but no map?”

Support: Please try using the Maps app on your iPhone. Does it have the same issue?

User: Google maps works but the other map won’t show.

Support: By “the other map” do you mean the Maps Apple app? Yeah, sometimes there is a problem with the Apple Maps server. However, it is working at our location in Oregon. Please try again tomorrow and see if the issue has been resolved.

User: Ok now it works I updated to iOS 11 and now it works – not sure if that did it or it just came back online

Support: Apple Maps must have come back online. The Map function in our apps is based on the Apple Map.

If you have a Geo-Tiff image for your job site, you could load it into the iCMTGIS PRO app as a Background Map. Background Maps work off-line.

Which app to get for mapping forested areas?

“Our main objective is to accurately calculate forested areas using a GPS receiver on iPhone and iPad. We will be driving an atv or truck around the individual areas. The areas will range from roughly 20 – 200 acres, and we are looking to be accurate to the one-hundredth of an acre.”

The GPS that comes with the iOS devices is not quite accurate. You could get a Dual XGPS-A or a Bad Elf GPS receiver and use it with our apps on your iOS devices. These Blue-tooth GPS receivers claim 2 – 5 meters horizontal distance accuracy.

We have a few apps that provide the GPS/GIS data collection functionality that you are looking for.

iCMTGIS II is for use on an Apple iPad with wi-fi capability. It is available from the App Store for $94.99 per license.

iGPSGIS II is for use on an Apple iPhone. It is available from the App Store for $44.99 per license.

iCMTGIS II and iGPSGIS II use the Apple Maps by default. These maps require wi-fi to be active in order to display in the app.

If you also purchase the optional PC-GIS 09 software for use on a PC, then you will be able to load geo-referenced .tif, .jpg, .sid., or .ecw files and convert them to the .pim format for use with iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II as background maps.

The feature data recorded with iCMTGIS II and iGPSGIS II can be loaded into PC-GIS 09 for further map enhancement/processing and print-out. PC-GIS 09 is currently listed at $385 per license, but we can offer you a discount if you purchase the iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II app. PC-GIS 09 is easy to use. Many foresters use it for managing their forest map files. If you don’t already have GIS software for your PC, this will be a good investment.

There is also an iCMTGIS III app that can run on both the iPad and the iPhone devices. It is currently listed at the App Store for $199.99. This app will let you load a GeoTiff as background map without the need for using PC-GIS to convert the map file. Besides the GPS/GIS data collection functions, this app also provides Stakeout functions that will help guide you to destination points or along the perimeter of an existing area. If you are interested in a GIS software program to use on your PC to work further with the data collected using iCMTGIS III, the matching software is the PC-GIS X (same price as PC-GIS 09).

All of the above-mentioned apps can import and export Shapefiles.

Our Forester GPS/GIS III and Farming GPS/GIS III also provide the GPS data collection and Stakeout functions, but these apps can only run on the iPad device.

iCMTGIS III now supports iPhone mode

We are pleased to announce the release of iCMTGIS III version 1.1.0.
This update has an Export to Excel file bug fixed.
It also provides support for universal devices. Now you should be able to run this app on your iPad as well as on your iPhone.

iGPSGIS II for iPhone version 1.1.0 update

iGPSGIS II version 1.1.0 is now available for download via iTunes App Store.

The version 1.1.0 update provides the ability to use the Node Tool to precisely digitize a Point, Line or Area Feature. It will also let you move a previously digitized node to displace a Point Feature or to fine-tune the shape of a Line or Area Feature. Additionally, a Measure Area function has been added.