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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

This Subject Guide provides you with many GPS resources which can enable you to successfully use this technology for research or coursework.

Links & Tools

GPS Visualizer  : a website that reads your GPS data file and interprets and imports it into a usable format such as Google maps or Google Earth.

DNR Garmin : a freeware download provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for converting Garmin GPS data to a variety of formats, including .shp (ArcGIS), .klm (Google Earth).

Geocaching : GPS aided scavenger hunts.

Need Help?

Contact Ann Holstein if you need any GPS help or advice such as:

  • Starting your GPS project
  • Using GPS devices
  • Downloading and processing data collected on your GPS device 
  • Scheduling or registering for a training session

You may send questions via email or make an appointment for a consultation.