In iGIS 7, the WIFI import/export feature was removed. Due to this, the existing instructions for Custom Data Entry Forms are slightly outdated. The following article will document the process for generating and editing custom .glc files in order to create custom data entry forms in iGIS 7.
You can import: a .glc with your shapefile; and export it from iGIS.
To start using customized forms, we recommend that you follow the following steps:
- Step 1. Download the below linked sample glc shapefile data and become familiar with the format by; investigating the file in a text editor, importing it into iGIS, editing the shapefile in iGIS.
- Step 2. Export your shapefile layer from iGIS to automatically create the *.glc.
- Step 3. Edit your iGIS created *.glc template file with a text editor to add lookup code lists. Use the sample *.glc file from step 1 as a syntax reference.
- Step 4. Import your shapefile into iGIS with your *.glc file, and begin editing your data with codelists.
We’ve produced a sample .glc file which is available here; FieldPoints2.zip
Use these samples to create your own customized forms. The sample data entry form is:
To do this, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, and scroll down the page until you find the ‘iGIS’ application.
The global application settings. You can alternate between metric and imperial measurements here.
iGIS 7.0 was released this week, and has introduced several major enhancements (listed below) including an iGIS Pro subscription option.
Unfortunately, the in-app subscription functionality for professional features was incorrectly applied during the Apple App Store approval process. A second bug relating to an application crash when selecting a new coordinate system from the project settings menu has also been identified. An update correcting this has been submitted and is awaiting approval. It should be available for download in approximately a week’s time.
We understand the inconvenience this may have caused to those who have upgraded from iGIS 6 already.
For those of you who have not upgraded yet, it is advised that you wait until the new patch is released. We will send out an announcement when it is available to download.
When the iGIS WiFi import page tool is used to create a *,glc file for shapefile data, each field will be described as one of the below types;
iGIS also supports a number of special field types which can be used to replace these default types. When special types are defined the application will auto populate values on feature creation/edit.