Chipperzs's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I have written the developer several times but haven't seen any improvement in capabilities. Each time the developer gives brief replies or states "I'll pass your suggestion on to the development team" and never gives another update or status of any feature requests. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've been trying to export and import files using GISPro, GPSKit and ArcGIS Explorer. While exporting large files via e-mail the program (GISPro and GPSKit) will close without notice. I learned by reading your blog that this is a known problem and that exporting large files via iTunes works better. Q1: Do you have a user forum for exchanging other tips and information about using GIS Pro? Here are some more general questions that I have. I think these could be answered by other experienced users. Is there a way to order which items appear on top of other items? I purchased GIS Kit then upgraded to GIS Pro. My icon still shows GIS Kit although within the program at the first window it shows GIS Pro. Is there a tutorial on how to create and import custom icons? What other URL map sources are there that can be use with GIS Pro? Q2: Is there a way to export and import maps without lousing Feature Class types and attributes? I've been using GISPro for a wile now and I'm starting to get use to it. I've created my own set of Feature Classes. I've had a problem exporting maps and importing them back into GISPro. Each map item gets imported as a "Waypoint Subclass". All the fields are still there and pictures remain attached. When I change the Features class back to it's original sometimes the fields come up as duplicate and have a * added to the the end of the field name identifying it as an attribute that is not part of the feature class and will not be exported with SHP files. The Photo attribute is usually imported correctly. Almost all other attributes do not. Attributes that I created as lists or date do not import back in as a list. I've experienced this problem when exporting/importing from GISPro/GISPro (KMZ, GPX, Shape), GISPro/ArcGIS (KMZ, GPX, Shape), GPSKit/GISPro (KMZ, GPX). Is this a known issue? Some issues that should be fixed. Issue: GPS Pro crashes. When importing a new file, I swipe to delete listed files to keep phone memory clean. When the last file is deleted program closes. Issue: Project Name keeps changing. When creating new projects and renaming them, name change affects other projects. There are 3 fields that I can change the name and it changes the name of other project name fields. 1) when at the very first window (where you can swipe to change programs) you can click on the project name and it will allow you to edit the program name. 2) after selecting a project by taping on the picture of the project map, when the list [Layers, Feature Classes, Map Settings, Offline Maps, Project Units, GPS Settings] is visible, you can click on the project name and it will allow you to edit the program name. 3) When you select Layers the project name is still visible at the top, you can click on the project name and it will allow you to edit the program name. Suggested Updates: 1) Upgrade feature class field options to include video and audio/memo files? 2) Add the option to re-use a Free Hand Area for Caching a region using different settings (i.e. Selected Levels)? 3) Provide desktop based version of program for downloading offline maps and then transferring of the maps to mobile device? 4) Add an options for icon sizes? Maybe a scaling option? 5) Add the ability to create lines via GPS and create points, other lines, shapes manually at the same time (like GPS Kit)? 6) Add meta data to the points that create the GPS generated lines to support functions available in GPS Kit like "Color by Speed", "Color by Elevation". It would be nice to have GPS tracks created with either of these two options be able to export to GIS Pro with the color gradient. 7) Add a map layer with weather station actual location. Not sure how this options works with GPS Kit, you state that the weather information is provided by the national weather service I don't see where exactly is the station that generates the information is located? 8) Is it possible to take a snapshot of the weather station conditions (graphs included) and add this info to a way point? P.S. Barometric pressure needs to be added to the list. 9) You have Wave Height. Is it possible to add USGS stream gagging station information? 10) Add an option to allow you to over zoom in on a Tile without getting the gray "Map data not yet available" tile? Maybe add a icon to the corner of the scree that indicates that you are zoomed in as close as possible. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And the list keeps growing... 11) DropBox iCloud backups?
GIS Pro1's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
This App has its issues and could be much better. The best GIS App on the market is WolfGIS. Used it for 3 years with no issues.
Ddd1600's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
Worth every penny. No subscription fees. Switched to this from wolfgis pro a long time ago and I'm never going back. I can't understand what everybody's problem is with this app. It's been my go to GIS app for over three years now and I haven't found anything comparable.
BotanyBob7's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I have used this app for a couple of years, and have generally been pleased with it. It has unique capabilities for a GIS package on an iPad, and has a lot of good GIS features. However, it is incredibly expensive, and it crashes fairly often. Right now it crashes every time I try to cash maps off-line. I am just about to go out into the field for a week, and a remote location without cell coverage. I'm screwed. I paid something like $300 for this app, and I can't use it.
afddasfad's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I give up. It's been the better part of 2 years since GIS Kit worked. I told the company all the things that were wrong....they told me to contact Apple directly for a refund. Take our money and run, huh? I don't even think the company Garafa exists anymore to be honest. I have tried to look them up and call, number disconnected. Whatever, I use Collector now.
afddasfad's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I love this app. But I am losing my patience with the stability issues that started after the release of iOS 8. The recent updates fixed some of the issues, but it still crashes way too much to warrant the cost. With iOS 9 coming out I am starting to doubt this app will ever be as good as it used to be. All that would require is fixing stability problems, but he developers are incredibly slow to fixing these issues.
TorinoB's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
Finally a GIS app that does exactly what it says. Great interface, fast, powerful and easy to use. Tons of pre loaded features and attributes, and super easy to create new ones as needed. A little pricy, but worth every bit. Can't wait for the Pro features to come out.
Jupppy's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
We have a number pro versions and they are crashing with IOS 8. Please correct this! Otherwise, this is the best full GIS app on the market, comparable to ArcPad or Arc Mobile
Hidden manna's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I have had this app downloaded about 4 weeks and am very satisfied with how well it is working in both online and offline field use. I use ArcView and it is of great help when preparing the numberous features have been added to Gis Kit. We are in the oil and gas and real estate business and really needed an app that used the the great features of the iPad. I bought my iPad 2 especially for the field use and have both a keyboad folio and a case expecially for field use. Pros: Version 1.9.4 is uploading my shape files and they are displaying on the map beautifully. The edit tools are easy to adjust for both points & polygons. It is very easy to display points or polygons so they will stand out on the map and are easy to find in the field. The ESRI software and recommended hardware are very expensive and Gis Kit does a good job and saves a bunch of money. Because accuracy is of the upmost importance in our businesses, GIS Kit has the potential to revolutionize what we do. Cons: It would be great to choose any attrubute field as the label on the map. (Shape files) If an existing attruibute field could be amended to have website links, this could save copy and paste to achieve the same result (Shape files) If point files could use a field value to determine the symbol to use, then points could be labeled. (Shape Files) I know that the cons will probably represent future updates, but look forward to these improvements. I really like this app and we should profit from it. I will do an update to this reveiw as I gain more experience using it in the field.
greenwoodlands's Review of Gis KitReviewed on 11/20/18 12:36 PM
I have used mapping applications for over 15 years that cost thousands of dollars and have been so frustrated that the leading software was so hard to use and many times required an expensive programmer. This application is so intuitive, easy to use and feature rich that we have converted all of our forestry mapping software data off the big name multi thousand dollar software package onto GIS Kit. For our conservation property we have been able to set up multiple layers, that can be toggled on or off, to include everything from property lines, roads, trails, buildings, gates, bridges, forestry operations, cellar holes (historic homesteads), and even where edible wild mushrooms traditionally grow. We have finally been able to share our mapping data with our family members and they can use it with GIS Kit almost immediately. We have made more progress on our mapping projects using this app in the last couple of months than we have in the last 15 years combined with another expensive software package. We are using this application to manage large conservation properties, forestry, wildlife management, land planning and to create a legacy historical record of these property. We would highly recommend this product.