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john wilson
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      08-16-2003, 07:50 PM
1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
file formats and plot those locations on a map?

2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
input?


 
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Robert Robinson
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      08-16-2003, 09:17 PM
Delorme XMap is supposed to be able do this. We are interested in the same
functionality and have found that most of the consumer programs cannot do
this.
It will be about two weeks before we receive the latest DeLorme software and
can test it. (Their new versions ship 8/29/2003).
See:http://www.delorme.com/professional/xmap/
Robbie



 
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David L. Wilson
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      08-16-2003, 09:40 PM

"john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> file formats and plot those locations on a map?
>
> 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
> will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> input?


John,
For what you want to do (which I know as I personally know John although he
is not related), any of the recent DeLorme products will do. It is easy to
import and plot a ASCII lat/lon text file. Main problem is when you have
more than one listing for the same coordinates. I will send you an example
of what I was able to do via email.
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David L. Wilson (E-Mail Removed)
http://www.erols.com/dlwilson AC4IU


 
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Chip Orange
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      08-17-2003, 03:57 PM
Yes, I'm sure among many others, MS MapPoint will do this nicely and give
you programmatic access to your data on the map.

You can get a $10 trial version (60 days) from:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/mapp...tion/trial.asp

Be aware that MapPoint 2004 is going to be released (rumor) on Sep 16, so
you should probably not purchase MP 2002.

HTH,

Chip


"john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> file formats and plot those locations on a map?
>
> 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
> will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> input?
>
>



 
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dold@MappingXso.usenet.us.com
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      08-17-2003, 07:27 PM
john wilson <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> file formats and plot those locations on a map?


MS Streets & Trips, available for $6.95 after rebates, will accept import
of various file formats, including .csv, and locate those points on a map
of the United States. (It works worldwide, but the detail is skimpy
outside the US.) It also offers a "free" export to web pages, which Delorme
Street Atlas specifically disallows (you can't put a map to your office on
your company web site from Delorme Street Atlas).

Name Name2 Latitude Longitude Information
lat/long is WGS84 mmm.ddddd


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john wilson
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      08-24-2003, 05:19 PM
From a Google search I did locate Mappoint 2002. My use and interest is
of a personal nature and I don't wish to spend $240+ for that capability.
Thanks.

Chip Orange wrote:

> Yes, I'm sure among many others, MS MapPoint will do this nicely and give
> you programmatic access to your data on the map.
>
> You can get a $10 trial version (60 days) from:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/mapp...tion/trial.asp
>
> Be aware that MapPoint 2004 is going to be released (rumor) on Sep 16, so
> you should probably not purchase MP 2002.
>
> HTH,
>
> Chip
>
> "john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> > that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> > file formats and plot those locations on a map?
> >
> > 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
> > will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> > input?
> >
> >


 
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john wilson
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      08-24-2003, 05:20 PM
Thank you.

"David L. Wilson" wrote:

> "john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> > that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> > file formats and plot those locations on a map?
> >
> > 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
> > will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> > input?

>
> John,
> For what you want to do (which I know as I personally know John although he
> is not related), any of the recent DeLorme products will do. It is easy to
> import and plot a ASCII lat/lon text file. Main problem is when you have
> more than one listing for the same coordinates. I will send you an example
> of what I was able to do via email.
> --
> David L. Wilson (E-Mail Removed)
> http://www.erols.com/dlwilson AC4IU


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Richard Lemay
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      08-24-2003, 09:31 PM
A program like Ozi Explorer would allow you to enter waypoints manually or,
if you are able to perform some format conversions, from a waypoint file.
It is not supplied with maps like Mappoint is. Rather, it uses digital
raster graphic maps - read scanned images that are geo-referenced. There
are plenty of those available for free on the Internet. If you are able to
find maps for your area of interest, it may be an interesting alternative.
Demo and trial versions of Ozi Explorer are available from:
www.oziexplorer.com . There is, of course, a lot more to this application.
I personally use it to plan off/road activities (hiking, biking, sailing,
etc...). If you are looking for a program that has a Mappoint style
database, Ozi will not fit the bill. There is also a general public
equivalent of Mappoint called Microsoft Street and Trips.

Good luck,

Richard - ve3spd

"john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> From a Google search I did locate Mappoint 2002. My use and interest

is
> of a personal nature and I don't wish to spend $240+ for that capability.
> Thanks.
>
> Chip Orange wrote:
>
> > Yes, I'm sure among many others, MS MapPoint will do this nicely and

give
> > you programmatic access to your data on the map.
> >
> > You can get a $10 trial version (60 days) from:
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/mapp...tion/trial.asp
> >
> > Be aware that MapPoint 2004 is going to be released (rumor) on Sep 16,

so
> > you should probably not purchase MP 2002.
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Chip
> >
> > "john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> > > that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> > > file formats and plot those locations on a map?
> > >
> > > 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software

that
> > > will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> > > input?
> > >
> > >

>



 
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Chip Orange
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      08-24-2003, 10:04 PM
well, if nothing else works out, you could probably pick up a used copy of
MP 2002 once MP 2004 is released quite cheaply.


"john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> From a Google search I did locate Mappoint 2002. My use and interest

is
> of a personal nature and I don't wish to spend $240+ for that capability.
> Thanks.
>
> Chip Orange wrote:
>
> > Yes, I'm sure among many others, MS MapPoint will do this nicely and

give
> > you programmatic access to your data on the map.
> >
> > You can get a $10 trial version (60 days) from:
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/office/mapp...tion/trial.asp
> >
> > Be aware that MapPoint 2004 is going to be released (rumor) on Sep 16,

so
> > you should probably not purchase MP 2002.
> >
> > HTH,
> >
> > Chip
> >
> > "john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > > 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
> > > that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
> > > file formats and plot those locations on a map?
> > >
> > > 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software

that
> > > will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
> > > input?
> > >
> > >

>



 
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Alan Murphy
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      08-25-2003, 01:24 PM
Try "GPS Utility" from www.gpsu.co.uk. This will plot maps from your
GPS data and also works with USA stateplane coordinates. See the help
topic on 'minimal format files' for tips on getting your data into
GPSU and on 'Stateplanes' for USA state coordinates.

Hope that Helps,
Alan Murphy (author GPSU)


On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 13:19:22 -0400, john wilson <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

> From a Google search I did locate Mappoint 2002. My use and interest is
>of a personal nature and I don't wish to spend $240+ for that capability.
>Thanks.
>
>Chip Orange wrote:
>
>> Yes, I'm sure among many others, MS MapPoint will do this nicely and give
>> you programmatic access to your data on the map.
>>
>> You can get a $10 trial version (60 days) from:
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/office/mapp...tion/trial.asp
>>
>> Be aware that MapPoint 2004 is going to be released (rumor) on Sep 16, so
>> you should probably not purchase MP 2002.
>>
>> HTH,
>>
>> Chip
>>
>> "john wilson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> > 1. Does anyone have knowledge or can recommend any mapping software
>> > that will accept typically in state latitude/longitude data in various
>> > file formats and plot those locations on a map?
>> >
>> > 2. Asked another way, is there any off the shelf mapping software that
>> > will plot latitude/longitude decimal format data from an external file
>> > input?
>> >
>> >


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