GPS Mapping Workshop Iowa ASLA ISU Research Park September 3, 2009 The wireless GPS 10x receiver adds GPS position, speed and time to your laptop, smartphone, Pocket PC or PDA with Bluetooth® wireless technology. wireless communication up to a 30 ft. range rechargeable, removable lithium ion battery for up to 22 hours use. GPS 10x sleek design makes it easy to put in your pocket or clip to your belt for navigation on foot. $110 eTrex H a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that locks onto satellite signals quickly, even in heavy cover, deep canyons or tall buildings. waterproof, but does not float 17 hrs of yse on 2 AA batteries 500 waypoints Connects to computer by USB cable (not included – ($30-40) $100 Both units work with Google Earth and ArcGIS Explorer eTrex Vista H Maps & Memory: (Similar to eTrex H with these) Basemap Ability to add maps Built-in memory:24 MB Waypoints/locations:1000; Routes:20; Track log:10,000 points, 10 saved tracks $200 Does not accept data cards eTrex Vista HCx Similar to eTrex Vista H, but adds: bright color screen barometric altimeter electronic compass microSD™ card slot $300 both units use cables to connect with computer Outdoor navigation meets Outdoor navigation meets touchscreen touchscreen simplicity in Dakota simplicity in Dakota 20. This rugged, 10. This rugged, palm-sized palm-sized navigator combines navigator boasts touchscreen touchscreen navigation, high-sensitivity navigation, high-sensitivity GPS GPS with HotFix™ satellite prediction, with HotFix™ satellite prediction, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic and a worldwide basemap compass and microSD™ card slot $300 $350 Oregon 300 Oregon 300 puts the great outdoors at your fingertips. This next- generation handheld features a rugged, touchscreen along with a built-in basemap with shaded relief, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot, picture Colorado 400t viewer and more. Even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and The Colorado 400t has geocaches wirelessly between similar preloaded maps (U.S. units. topographic, inland waters, A built-in worldwide basemap with coastland, or others), barometric shaded contours using digital altimeter, wireless data sharing, elevation maps high-sensitivity GPS receiver, color display, SD card slot $400 $600 Trimble Juno SC & SB Lower Cost End of Genuine Functionality Using Garmin Handheld GPS for mapping Using the MnDNR Garmin Tool http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGar min.html Download to: Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ Download to ArcGIS Explorer http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/index.html Lower Cost End of Genuine Functionality First, a Bit about the File Types Garmin etrex Vista *.kml files (Keyhole Markup Language, is an XML grammar and file format for modeling and storing geographic features such as points, lines, images, polygons, and models for display in Google Earth. *.shp files (shapefile, ESRI proprietary) *.gpx or GPS eXchange Format is an XML schema designed for describing GPS data between software applications. It can be used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. The format is open and can be used without the need to pay license fees. Its tags store location, This demo: The unit is 6 elevation, and time and can in this way be years old, cost $350 in used to interchange data between GPS devices 2003. Loaded with topo and software packages. background maps. Interface Pages Acquiring Satellites Garmin Skyplot Normally, It can take 2-3 minutes to locate the satellites!! Waypoints By default several data are immediately recorded when a point is acquired: ID #, or label, if entered Symbol Location (lat-long) Time & Date Stamp Altitude Downloading the Data MN DNR Garmin Tool 1. Be certain that the GPS is on and connected. 2. Open MN DNR Garmin Tool 3. Screen opens, GPS is located. 4. Select Waypoints (point data), Tracks, or Routes to download. 5. After download – “Save to…” *.shp, *.kml, *.gpx 6. The add the data file to your software. Even Neanderthals Can Do It (apologies to Geico) Using Garmin Handheld GPS for mapping →Using the MnDNR Garmin Tool →Download to: Google Earth →Download to ArcGIS Explorer Questions ?
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