How do I make my own map using gps coordinates ?

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How do I make my own map using gps coordinates ?

Postby Quiediamatt » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:44 am

How do I make my very own map making use of gps coordinates with acurate measurements in between points I've previously collected

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Re: How do I make my own map using gps coordinates ?

Postby Dirtman » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:08 am

Quiediamatt wrote:How do I make my very own map making use of gps coordinates with acurate measurements in between points I've previously collected


You could produce a local grid with your gps coordinates, but why not simply add your gps coordinates to an existing map such as USGS topographical map? It would be much easier and will tie into existing topographical features such as roads. You can download USGS topo maps at http://www.usgs.gov/.

Either way, if you're using latitude/longitude, for ease of use I would convert to another coordinate system such as UTM (Universal Mercator Projection). Many GPS units can be set to read other coordinate systems (which will convert all points from the original system to the new system entered).

More information is needed before we can be of more help.
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