How do I label a point shape with its name?

A number of our apps provide the Auto Label function.

Please tap the Topic View icon (the second icon from the right side) then select the Point Topic of interest.

Now tap the Topic Menu icon (the second icon from the left side) then select the Auto Label function and use it to label all the points on the selected Topic layer with the Topic Name and Feature ID.

If you have Attributes defined for the selected Point Topic, you could select those as well for labeling the points.

If you add another Attribute later, then please first delete the existing labels then redo the Auto Label.

If you add a new Feature to the same Topic layer, then please execute the Auto Label again to update the labels.

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New Release: Landscape & Stakeout app 1.0.0

PathIf you would like to make a quick layout design for your property, the Landscape & Stakeout for iPAD app can help you create geo-referenced land feature shapes and also add scalable landscape layout shapes. With this app it is easy to put in a circular vegetable plot on your farm if you choose to do so. You will be able to put in a free-form sand pit on a golf course design. You will also be able to digitize a curved path with specified width.

A typical scenario of using this app involves the following steps:

1. Import the boundary shape or digitize it within this app.

2. Add Landscape Shapes to the landscape mapping job. Reposition and/or resize the landscape shapes as necessary.

3. Layout pipes and sprinklers.

4. Export the completed layout design to a PDF file or a DXF file.

5. Use the stakeout functions to help you get to the actual locations on the ground to install the layout per the design.

The function highlights of this app are:

* Import Feature shapes from Shapefiles or a DXF file.
* Draw various types of scalable Landscape Shapes.
* Move landscape shapes to desired locations on the drawing.
* Precisely digitize Point, Line and Area Features over the built-in Map.
* Move existing nodes to fine-tune the map drawing.
* Tag the regular Features with pre-defined Attribute/Values.
* Attach one or more photos to the selected Feature or Landscape Shape.
* Create grid points or grid lines over an Area Feature.
* Label the Line Features with segment lengths and directions as well as corner angles.
* Label the Area Features with size in acres and square feet or hectares and square meters.
* Measure distances and areas without saving the shapes.
* Create a Point from the entered address or coordinates.
* Create a Point or record a node by picking the GPS location.
* Export the Feature data to DXF.
* Output the drawing and the coordinates to PDF.
* Email the job data files and the PDF files to your colleagues.
* Use GPS to stake out Points or nodes on a Line or Area.
* Use GPS to guide you along a specified Line or Area boundary.

Please click on this link to read the press release published by The American Surveyor. This article is trackable at this link.

The Landscape & Stakeout app is now available at the Apple App Store.

Forester GPS GIS app for iPad released

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We are pleased to release a GPS GIS app for small woodland owners and independent forest consultants.

The Forester GPS GIS app for the Apple iPad will let you easily digitize forest land boundaries or import data in Shapefile or DXF format. It will also let you delineate areas by entering deed calls. You will be able to create a grid of cruise points over a timber stand for plot sampling or point sampling. The built-in angle gauge can be used for selecting the sample trees for point sampling. Basal Area per Acre for each point will be automatically computed from the recorded Tree Tally.

The Forester GPS GIS app is loaded with many useful software tools. Besides being able to record attribute information for each timber stand and each cruise point, you can also enter formulas to compute values derived from the recorded data. For example, you can have the cost per acre automatically computed from the cost and acreage of a timber stand.

In conjunction with a compatible accurate GPS device, the Point Stakeout function can help you locate the cruise points, and the Line Stakeout function can help you stay on a cruise line.

Like all the other apps from CMTINC.COM, Forester GPS GIS does not require a data service plan to run.

Detailed Function List:

* Import the shapes from Shapefile or DXF file.

* Precisely digitize Points, Lines and Areas over the built-in Map.

* Create a Line or an Area by entering Deed Calls.

* Move existing points or nodes to fine-tune the map drawing.

* View position, length and area values for the Features.

* Work with Metric and English units and BAF values.

* Create grid points or grid lines over an Area Feature.

* Use the built-in angle gauge to select trees for point cruise.

* Check borderline trees based on limiting distance calculation.

* Calculate the actual stem length of a leaning tree.

* Convert between horizontal distance and slope distance.

* Create multiple attribute tables (Feature Lists).

* Tag the Features with pre-defined Attribute/Values.

* Enter a formula for an Attribute based on other Attributes.

* View or edit Attribute Values in a spread-sheet display.

* Sub-divide an Area.

* Combine two adjacent Areas into one Area.

* Create buffer zones around a Line or Area Feature.

* Label the Features with ID and Attributes.

* Label the Lines with segment lengths and directions as well as corner angles.

* Label the Areas with size in acres and square feet or hectares and square meters.

* Measure distances and areas without saving the shapes.

* Create a Point from the entered address or coordinates.

* Create a Point or record a node by picking the GPS location.

* Use GPS to stake out Points or nodes on a Line or Area Feature.

* Use GPS to stake out a Line or Area boundary.

* Save the job data file for later use.

* Output the drawing and the coordinates to PDF.

* Export Feature data in DXF format.

* Email the job data files and the PDF files to your colleagues.

This app is now available at the Apple App Store.

I am bringing in shape files with a few attributes and can’t for the life of me figure out how to display the attribute as a label.

The shapes in Shapefiles are imported as Features grouped under Feature Topics. The Auto Label function will let you label all the Features in a Feature Topic.

First, tap the Topic View icon to turn on Topic View and select the Topic you wish to label.  On iCMTGIS II, Topic View is the next to the last icon from the top right side. On iGPSGIS II, Topic View is the last icon at the top.

This makes that Topic active.

Then tap on the Topic Menu icon and select Auto Label. Select the Attributes of interest. On iCMTGIS II, Topic Menu is the second icon from the left side. On iGPSGIS II,tap Main Menu then, Topic then select Auto Label.

Set the font size and color then tap OK.

You may tap on a displayed label and move it around in Map View.