HGIS version 10.40 (released Dec 1, 2015)
(Step 1) Recommend Tablets, Laptops, Handhelds, and
|Windows 7, 8.1, and 10|
6.1 - 6.2
|Handhelds / Smartphones|
Windows Mobile 6.1 / 6.5
Windows Embedded 6.5
CE OS 5.2
|NO longer Supported
XP release, or|
Windows Mobile 5 (click here)
| Windows 5.1,
CE OS 5.1
|NOT Currently Supported:
|Windows 8 RT (see link), Surface RT|
|NOT Currently Supported:||Windows Phone||Windows |
CE OS 6.0
CE OS 7.0
|NOT Currently Supported:||Android OS,
Apple iOS |
(Step 2) Check the last 5
letters in your Unlock (Registration) Code (where x is any character)
Unlock Code ends:
-xNxxx -xRxxx HGIS GPS PRO
HGIS GPS PLUS
-xPxxx -xSxxx HGIS GPS BASIC
HGIS LAB PRO
OLD) Unlock code ends in:
-xAxxx, -xBxxx, -xCxxx, -xDxxx, -xExxx
-xFxxx , -xGxxx , -xHxxx , -xKxxx , -xMxxx
Upgrade and 1 year
|No Code needed.|
(Step 3) Install and Activate HGIS on your computer
7, 8.1, 10,
| HGIS Win10.exe Run this HGIS setup file on Windows 7, 8.1, 10,
or Vista, as Administrator.
(You do not need any Windows Compatibility Modes with HGIS.)
6.1 - 6.5,
Windows Embedded 6.5
| HGIS CE10.cab
(Do not run this file on Windows 7, 8, Vista, 10, or XP)
|Flash Card -
Save file to memory card on
Move memory card to Handheld, open file on
|Microsoft Mobile Device Center (or ActiveSync 4.5) - Right Click, Save to
Disk. Browser may say: Save
Target As. (Some
desktop computers show file as a
folder). Just copy file or folder to
Handheld (will appear as a file).
Run on handheld.
|WiFi Connection -
Download file using Handheld Browser and run on handheld.
|Run HGIS after install is complete. This allows you
to Activate HGIS.
|Enter Unlock Code
|Purchase code from your HGIS dealer.
Code is not case sensitive, may be easier to enter in lower case.
Dashes not required.
| Get Machine ID
Looks like this:
StarPal's Web Activation Server tracks all
computers running HGIS.
|Get Activation Code
Looks like this:
|With Unlock code and Machine ID, go to www.starpal.com/Activate/HGIS.php
Your license allows HGIS to
be installed on 2 different computers belonging to one
user, as long as both copies of HGIS are not used at the
same time (I can have HGIS on my handheld, and on my
desktop computer, but I cannot loan out my handheld and
then use HGIS on my desktop computer). Or keep the second
Activation as your spare, activate it only when
you need it.
V10.40 Dec 2015
(bugfix) TEXT issue with Labels on Lines and Geographic Text.
(bugfix) Export KML file with Ampersand in HGIS Map Layer Name caused problem in other App.
(bugfix) Export KML file with visible object Labels displayed incorrectly in other App.
(bugfix) Fix issues specific to Windows Embedded Operating System (WE v6.5 only).
(bugfix) Import CSV files smaller than 100 bytes in size.
(improve) After fresh HGIS Install, user can select 6-32 Point for Label Size (Default = 8 Point).
(improve) Reduce number of mouse clicks when repeating common operations.
(improve) Clean up KML / KMZ file import from other Apps.
(improve) Attribute Name: Allow more characters in all file types. ". (% /)"
(improve) Open SHP File Draw Style: Remember Draw Styles from LastSession.
(improve) Allow KML, DBF, and User Numeric entries having a ',' Decimal Mark (Input only).
(improve) SensorTrack continues logging during File...Open... Dialog screen
(feature) Tell user how to decompress and open KMZ files in HGIS.
(feature) Allow Edit DBF Files in MS.Excel or OpenOffice.Calc (Only edit cell values in the spreadsheet).
1) Save DBF or SHP, 2) Open in Excel/Calc 3) Edit 4) Save as DBF 5) Open DBF in HGIS
2) Save DBF or SHP, 2) Open in Excel/Calc 3) Edit 4) Save as CSV 5) Open CSV in HGIS
3) Do not alter ROW 1 in Spreadsheet. Do not swap/delete any Rows if part of a SHP File set
V10.30 June 2014
Post-XP Release (Old Operating Systems "Windows XP", "Windows Mobile 5", or older no longer tested or supported.)
(feature) Recognize combined Dualem+GPS on GPS Port and initiate Subsecond logging with Dualem Sensors.
(feature) Add support NMEA 0183 v3.x native GLONASS, GNSS, and GPS+GLONASS receivers.
(feature) Allow up to 9 External USB Switches (such as Game Footswitches) as program Hotkeys.
(improved) Allow user to resize Navigation Screen on Windows 7 / 8.1.
(improved) Import non-standard SHP files from foreign App (file sent in by Centra Sota).
(bugfix) Fix Course and Speed updates when using 10 Hertz GPS Receivers.
(bugfix) Restore missing features for some versions of HGIS (Ruler and Save Outline).
(bugfix) Paste Image from Clipboard didn't work correctly with some image sizes.
(improved) Remove Write Image Corner File failure message when closing images pasted from clipboard.
(bugfix) ECWP Web Images, fix GeoTag location parameter usage.
(bugfix) Label Fontsize didn't get set correctly on first Point after AutoID.
V10.23 February 2014
Last HGIS Release tested on Windows XP (click here)
(bugfix) Edit: Unpaired Cut/Paste operations (while switching Toolbox mode).
(bugfix) KML files (Polygon Transparency and Grid Layers).
(improved) MIF files. Polyline import from non-standard GIS Apps.
(improved) Polygon fill on Windows Mobile 6.5
(improved) Automatically update Image Georeference (Corner) files on Exit.
V10.22 December 2013
(feature) Works with Google Earth (Import and Export KML files).
(improved) Import non-standard MID/MIF files from other Applications.
(bugfix) Fix InfoTool to display slope of 2 node lines.
(bugfix) Support boundary object transparency in Profile .STC files and Default Menus.
(feature) SensorTrack Data Acquisition of 1-10 Analog Channels at 1-20 Hz (using 232SDA12 Converter).
(bugfix) Add back optional Toolboxes (MultiSelect, ...) to HGIS PLUS ( were in HGIS PLUS V9).
(bugfix) PRO Wiper Pivot did not draw if full circle (specified pivot length didn't reach field edge). Now it works.
(bugfix) Open HGS Project, then Print To File; used wrong default print directory. Fixed.
(bugfix) Fixed code problem with GEONICS EM31 Sensor (bug was added in V10.00).
(improved) Print to JPG File for Poly-polygon covering Poly-polygon ("Donut overlays Donut").
(improved) Don't fill Grid cells on Windows Mobile (to unhide field boundary on handheld).
V10.19 May 2013
(bugfix) Fix Status Line display to show Distance and Bearing from GPS location to selected target.
(bugfix) Fix problem saving Altitude in HGS Project files.
(feature) New Grid Tool now works with Multi-Select Boundaries (can draw one grid across multiple fields).
(improved) Eliminate extraneous Windows 7 messages during Uninstall / Update / Re-install HGIS.
(compatibility) Import non-standard SHP files from GK Ag Data Mapping Systems.
(alpha feature) HGIS can import KML Placemark-Point files from Google Earth (Points only at this time).
(bugfix) Fix new Grid Tool to work with interior bounds (example: keep-outs or obstructions).
(bugfix) HGIS GPS PRO fix bug in Contour menu.
(improved) KML files from HGIS redrew transparent lines incorrectly in Google Earth.
(bugfix) Clean Up menu (PLUS Bow-Tie Polygons, other PRO features).
(bugfix) HGIS PRO SensorTrack AutoFill Attributes bug with DBF/SHP Files.
(bugfix) HGIS PLUS bug in Printer driver.
(improved) ECW Image support in .HGS Project Files.
(feature) PRO SensorTrack support for Dualem 642s with built-in GPS.
(feature) HGIS GPS WIPER PIVOT PRO now fully supports Windows Mobile 5 and 6.x (Although Windows 8 Tablets are much faster.)
(feature) HGIS GPS WIPER PIVOT PRO now supports Multi-Selected Obstructions, and UNDO.
V10.11 - January 2013
(bugfix) in Make Buffer menu.
(beta feature) HGIS GPS WIPER PIVOT PRO New Wiper Center Pivot Tool (Beta) available for Win7/8 (contact your dealer).
(beta feature) Export KML Files to Google Earth and other Apps (HGIS does not currently import KML).
Run as Admin or as non-Admin login (HGIS install requires Admin).
New Touchscreen User Interface, New Grid Tool for touchscreen and touchpad.
"StarPal, Inc." signed files reduce Windows 7 messages during install.
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