Using ArcView and GPS
I'm looking for a way to incorporate a live GPS position in ArcView. I am flying with a laptop marking positions of boats, and would like a live position of the airplane on the computer screen to assist in approximating the boat positions. Can this be done using the old ArcView software? I would also like the arrow marking the GPS location of the airplane to draw a line. Can you use a simple GPS receiver that plugs into a USB port? Or would I have to interface something like a Garmin or Trimble unit using their software?
I understand that this can be done using ESRI 9 sotfware but I have recently graduated from college and no longer have access to the software.
Thank you for your time.
Mapping Center Answer:
I am not sure about ArcView but there is a Tracking Analyst extension or there are some other applications that might do what you are interested in. Some of them are listed here: http://forums.esri.com/Thread.asp?c=3&f=38&t=118639&mc=5. I'm not sure off-hand which ones allow real-time positioning, versus converting waypoints or tracks to a format that AV3 can read. You might want to a search on the old ArcView GIS forum to see if other information is there: http://forums.esri.com/Search.asp?c=3.
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