Mapping software for latitude/longitude data

Discussion in 'Global Navigation Satellite Systems' started by john wilson, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. john wilson

    john wilson Guest

    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 wilson, Aug 16, 2003
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  2. 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
     
    Robert Robinson, Aug 16, 2003
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  3. "john wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    http://www.erols.com/dlwilson AC4IU
     
    David L. Wilson, Aug 16, 2003
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  4. john wilson

    Chip Orange Guest

    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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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?
    >
    >
     
    Chip Orange, Aug 17, 2003
    #4
  5. john wilson

    Guest

    john wilson <> 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


    --
    ---
    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8-122.5
     
    , Aug 17, 2003
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  6. john wilson

    john wilson Guest

    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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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 wilson, Aug 24, 2003
    #6
  7. john wilson

    john wilson Guest

    Thank you.

    "David L. Wilson" wrote:

    > "john wilson" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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
    > http://www.erols.com/dlwilson AC4IU


    --
     
    john wilson, Aug 24, 2003
    #7
  8. 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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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?
    > > >
    > > >

    >
     
    Richard Lemay, Aug 24, 2003
    #8
  9. john wilson

    Chip Orange Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > 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?
    > > >
    > > >

    >
     
    Chip Orange, Aug 24, 2003
    #9
  10. john wilson

    Alan Murphy Guest

    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 <>
    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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > 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, Aug 25, 2003
    #10
  11. john wilson

    john wilson Guest

    That's a good idea. I'll check around.

    Chip Orange wrote:

    > 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" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:...
    > > > > 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 wilson, Sep 8, 2003
    #11
  12. john wilson

    john wilson Guest

    Thanks. I'll check it out.

    Alan Murphy wrote:

    > 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 <>
    > 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/mappoint/evaluation/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" <> wrote in message
    > >> news:...
    > >> > 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?
    > >> >
    > >> >

    >
    > To reply remove two '.null's from
    >
     
    john wilson, Sep 8, 2003
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