MxGPS - Features

Connecting a GPS

The Connection Properties dialog displays information about the connection and the GPS unit. This includes connection status, COM port, Product ID, GPS Details and the communication protocol used.

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GPS Connections

The Connection Properties dialog displays information about the connection and the GPS unit. This includes connection status, COM port, Product ID, GPS Details and the communication protocol used.

GPS Connections

Download GPS data

GPS data such as waypoints and track logs can be downloaded directly into ArcMap and stored in shapefile, geodatabase or GPX format. Downloaded data is automatically projected into the same spatial reference as the map. If required, a datum transformation is applied to ensure the best possible results.

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Download Waypoints

User waypoints that are stored on your GPS can be downloaded and saved as a shapefile personal geodatabase feature class, or GPX file.

Download Waypoints

Download Tracks

GPS Track logs that are stored on your GPS can be downloaded and saved as a shapefile, personal geodatabase feature class, or GPX file. Tracks can be saved as either a line or point feature class.

Download Tracks

Import GPX

Waypoints and tracks contained in GPX files can be imported and saved as a shapefile, personal geodatabase feature class, or file geodatabase feature class.

Import GPX files

Send data to a GPS

Map features such as points, lines and polygons can be uploaded to the GPS as waypoints or track logs. Simply select the layer and features that you require and click ‘Send to GPS’. The data will then be available on the GPS unit.

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Send Waypoints to GPS

Features from point layers, such as shapefiles and personal geodatabase feature classes can be uploaded to the GPS as waypoints.

Send Waypoints to GPS

Send Tracks to GPS

Features from line layers, such as shapefiles and personal geodatabase feature classes can be uploaded to the GPS as tracks.

Send Tracks to GPS

Export GPX

Waypoints and tracks contained in GPX files can be sent to a GPS device.

Export GPX files

Manage GPS symbols

Manage waypoint symbols and create rules on how symbols are handled when downloading data or sending data to a GPS unit.

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Manage Symbol Sets

Manage waypoint symbols and create rules on how symbols are handled when downloading data or sending data to a GPS unit.

Waypoint Symbols

Datum Transformations

The Datum Transformation dialog provides details of the spatial references and transformation method. It allows you to select a preferred transformation method and save it for future transformations.

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Applying Datum Transformations

The Datum Transformation dialog provides details of the spatial references and transformation method. It allows you to select a preferred transformation method and save it for future transformations.

Datum Transformations