iCMTGIS III updated to version 1.1.3

The following enhancements have been added to iCMTGIS III version 1.1.3:
1. Added the Undo function for “Add Point Manually” in iPad mode.
2. Added the Sort icon for Sheet View in iPad mode.
3. For “Import Text File” on the Topic menu, we have added the ability to let you select a commonly used date format. The date value in the text file will not be imported if it is inconsistent with the specified format.
4. Added the ability to automatically save newly added Features. It is advisable to use the Job\Save function to save the other Job data from time to time.

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Farming GPS GIS III for iPad released

Farming GPS GIS III provides the functionality of the Farming GPS GIS II app plus a number of new functions. Most of these new functions were ported over from the PC-GIS PRO office software.

1. Additional data import and export formats

You will also be able to import and export data in Excel and KML formats.
Point Features can be imported and exported via a text file.

2. Contour / Volume

You will be able to create a contour map based on elevation or an attribute.
The contour information will enable you to compute volumes.

3. Load GeoTiff image

You will be able to load a Geotiff image for use as background map.
Such a background map does not require wi-fi connection.
The .tif map image can be used in the Moving Map mode for data collection.

4. Classify

You will be able to classify the Features and place them on sub-layers.

5. Insert or delete nodes

Now you will be able to modify the shape of a Line or Area Feature.
by deleting some nodes or adding some nodes then moving the nodes.

6. Go to and Sort

Jump to a Feature record by specifying the search criterion.
You will also be able to sort the Features based on an Attribute.

7. Report statistics

You will be able to view the statistics for a numeric Attribute of a Feature.

8. Batch delete by text file
You will be able to delete specific Feature records based on a text file.

9. Disconnect Feature

You will be able to easily disconnect Line or Area Feature into Points.
You will be able to disconnect a Line or an Area Feature into Lines.
You will be able to disconnect an Area Feature into two sub-areas.

10. Join Features

You will be able to join Points into a Line or Area Feature.
You will be able join two Lines together to form a new Line.
You will also be able join two Areas together to form a new Area.
(This function replaces the Combine function of Farming GPS GIS II).

Forester GPS GIS III for iPad released

We are pleased to announce the release of Forester GPS GIS III.

In addition to the functionality of the Forester GPS GIS II app, this app provides the following additional capabilities:

1. Additional data import and export formats

You will also be able to import and export data in Excel and KML formats.
Point Features can be imported and exported via a text file.

2. Contour / Volume

You will be able to create a contour map based on elevation or an attribute.
The contour information will enable you to compute volumes.

3. Load GeoTiff image

You will be able to load a Geotiff image for use as background map.
Such a background map does not require wi-fi connection.
The .tif map image can be used in the Moving Map mode for data collection.

4. Classify

You will be able to classify the Features and place them on sub-layers.

5. Insert or delete nodes

Now you will be able to modify the shape of a Line or Area Feature.
by deleting some nodes or adding some nodes then moving the nodes.

6. Go to and Sort

Jump to a Feature record by specifying the search criterion.
You will also be able to sort the Features based on an Attribute.

7. Report statistics

You will be able to view the statistics for a numeric Attribute of a Feature.

8. Batch delete by text file
You will be able to delete specific Feature records based on a text file.

9. Disconnect Feature

You will be able to easily disconnect Line or Area Feature into Points.
You will be able to disconnect a Line or an Area Feature into Lines.
You will be able to disconnect an Area Feature into two sub-areas.

10. Join Features

You will be able to join Points into a Line or Area Feature.
You will be able join two Lines together to form a new Line.
You will also be able join two Areas together to form a new Area.
(This function replaces the Combine function of Forester GPS GIS II).

What’s the difference between Utility Data Collection and iCMTGIS II?

Both the Utility Data Collection app and the iCMTGIS II app provide GPS data collection functions. iCMTGIS II will let you record GPS data for the Features defined in the Feature List, or for a Feature that you add on the spot. Utility Data Collection will let you select any existing Feature Topic for recording GPS/GIS data. If the selected Feature Topic exists in the Feature List associated with the Job, the pre-defined data collection parameters will be used, although you can overwrite them if you wish. For a Feature Topic that does not exist in the Feature List associated with the Job, you can specify the desired data collection parameters, unless you just want to use the default settings.

Utility Data Collection does not provide the Create Grid function. However, it provides a number of newer functions. For example, it will let you attach photos to any Feature. It will let you sort the data records in Sheet View. You can also search the data records based on an Attribute. You can output the Feature data to a PDF file. Besides importing and exporting Shapefiles, it will also let you import and export Features in DXF format. You will also be able to import and export text files for Point Features.

Utility Data Collection has, of course, a few functions dedicated to meter reading data collection. There is a dedicated data input screen that takes you from record to record for sequential data entry. The app provides the option for you to display a route connecting discrete points. You can even have it highlight which points already have data recorded for them. In fact, these functions can be used to advantage for any general GPS/GIS data collection application as well.

Therefore, if you are considering purchasing the iCMTGIS II for GPS/GIS data collection, and you do not need the Create Grid function, you could consider getting the Utility Data Collection app instead.