How to change the shape of a Line or Area Feature

A number of our iOS apps provide the Move Node function. A couple apps also provide the Insert Node function.

When you use Move Node to move a node of a Line or Area Feature, the shape will be changed. Beware, though, that there is not an undo function for Move Node. If you change your mind, you will need to manually move the node back to its original position or as close to it as possible.

The Insert Node function provides additional flexibility to change the shape of the Line or Area Feature. You can add additional nodes between two existing nodes and move the nodes to approximate the desired shape.

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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.

Can I use iCMTGIS II to edit a polygon after importing Shapefiles?

Moving a node to a different position

Moving a node to a different position


Yes, you can import Shapefiles into the iCMTGIS II, iGPS GIS II or Utility Data Collection app, edit the position of a Point Feature or the shape of a Line or Area Feature (polygon), then export the changed Features in Shapefile format.

One way to change the position of a Point Feature or a node on a Line or Area Feature is to select the Feature then call up the Feature Properties screen and edit the coordinates of the node.

Another way is to highlight the Feature then use the Mode Node tool to move the selected node to a new position.

You can use any of our apps that provide the Feature Properties or the Move Node function to change the position of a Point Feature or a node on an Area Feature. Some examples are: Area – Distance, Stakeout iCMT, Farming GPS GIS and Forester GPS GIS. These app save data in .pmp format but do not export Shapefiles. Farming GPS GIS and Forester GPS GIS will import Shapefiles and export Feature data in DXF format.