GPS Mapping Software
Maptitude and a GPS receiver you can:
- Track your location with a portable computer
- Perform field data collection
- Create new or updated geographic files that mark map features
For example, salespeople who travel can mark the location of customers as they visit
them, and line workers for the telephone company can mark the location of telephone poles
as they find them.
Maptitude allows you to:
- Track the location of the GPS receiver
- Log GPS data
- Import GPS playback data
- Locate points by coordinate or by longitude/latitude
Additionally, Maptitude can create lines from groups of points created with a GPS
receiver, allowing you to create street maps, walking paths, trail maps, and utility
lines from point data collected in the field. (See Figure 3)
“ With GPS and mapping software like Maptitude, you can
embark on geographic projects once left to professionals. For
example, a salesperson can mark the locations of customers
visited, a developer can map the boundaries of a new
subdivision, and an electrician can trace lines for miles. Once
data has been collected in the computer, all sorts of
measurements and predictions are possible.”
An example web site showing live GPS tracking using Maptitude
for the Web is discussed in this
report prepared by Bridgewater State College.
In summary, the Maptitude GPS support includes the ability to
read/animate/import GPS data, overlay tracks with aerial photos and topographic or vector
maps, track real time GPS locations, create vector line/point layers from GPS playback
files, and import/export formats such as GPX (the GPS Exchange Format) and
GDB (the Garmin MapSource format).
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- Track your location
- Collect data in the field
- Add your data to maps
- Group points to create geographic files of line
Track and display your location.
Add images for reference, and view in a two- or three-dimensional
Create new lines from point data recorded with a GPS to map new
subdivisions, hiking trails, utility lines, and more.