GPS Mapping Software
With 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)
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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