GPS2CAD allows you easily and inexpensively use recreational-grade GPS units to collect field information and plot it
While professional survey-grade systems are more accurate, most recreational GPS units are well-suited for many site layout and "topo-plotting" requirements.
Viewing the imported points on actual public-domain aerial photos or topographic maps is an important part of GPS2CAD. These maps are obtained automatically when the user clicks the "View Points" button, and then displayed in a separate window with the map, points and id clearly plotted.
GPS2CAD translates the GPS points from their "satellite based" coordinate system into more than 40 world wide coordinate systems, including the extremely popular NAD 27, NAD 83, and the State Plane Coordinate systems (used in the United States).
The program is designed to work with AutoCAD, versions 14.01 through 2004. In addition, it will export the point data to text files, Access 2000 files, and DXF files, so most technical/CAD programs (including AutoCAD LT) can use the point data.
Here are some key features of "GPS2CAD":
￭ Plots the waypoints in AutoCAD
￭ Plots the points on public domain Aerial Photos, Topographic maps, or Tiger (Census) maps from TerraServer-USA
￭ Compatible with AutoCAD 2005
￭ Converts points to State Plane Coordinate System
￭ Performs a "Real Time" capture of points, plotting them in AutoCAD or into an Access 2000 Database
￭ On-Line help system that always provides the latest information
￭ DXF Export for use in other CAD programs
￭ Some features are not included.
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