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Using ArcView and GPS

May 14 2010 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Data

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: 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:

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