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Learning to Use GIS

Trimble GPS: An easy-to-follow and well-illustrated tutorial on GPS technology, including Flash animation. Shockwave player is required to view the tutorial. http://www.trimble.com/gps/

Global Positioning System Overview developed by Peter H. Dana, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin, 1994. This tutorial is VERY technical. http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcraft/notes/gps/gps_f.html

Notes on Basic GPS Positioning and Geodetic Concepts by the Satellite Navigation & Positioning Laboratory (SNAP) in the School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems, at the University of New South Wales. http://www.gmat.unsw.edu.au/snap/gps/gps_notes.htm

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Working with GPS Data

GPS waypoints to ESRI shapefiles free conversion utility from Minnesota DNR can be used as an extension for ArcView 3.x or as a standalone utility to convert Garmin GPS waypoints to shapefiles. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/tools/arcview/extensions/DNRGarmin/DNRGarmin.html

GPS Utility for managing, manipulating and mapping GPS data from GPS Utility, Ltd. http://www.gpsu.co.uk/

Ozi Explorer GPS to GIS utility. not free, but works with a large number of GPS brands http://www.oziexplorer.com/

ArcScripts ESRI’s database of downloadable extensions and scripts. Be sure to check for documentation and software version compatibility.http://arcscripts.esri.com/

Trimble's free mission planning software http://www.trimble.com/planningsoftware.shtml

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General/ Multipurpose GPS Links

GPS Information Website maintained privately by Joe Mehaffey, Jack Yeazel, Dale DePriest has extensive links, tutorials, FAQs, and more. http://gpsinformation.net/

GeoCommunity's GPS Page http://www.geocomm.com/channel/gps/

U.S. Naval Observatory's Navstar GPS website. http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/gps.html

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