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Feb 6 2007
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Please, read the install.txt file and the help file for more information.
AV Garmin was written to help users make use of Garmin GPS units that have
been distributed to our personnel and for general geographic data input into
GIS using ArcView.
AV Garmin Extension
AV Garmin was created so ArcView ® users could:
1) Create shapefiles from the data collected on your Garmin® GPS into ArcView®.
2) Append to an existing shapefile from the data collected on your Garmin® GPS.
3) Create shapefiles in any projection supported by ArcView.
The extension adds one button to the ArcView® View GUI and the AV Garmin dialog.
AV Garmin does not directly communicate with the Garmin® GPS.
You can use either the Garmin® software MapSource or the Waypoint+ shareware
in order to download data from the G.P.S. to your PC. The Waypoint+ shareware
can be downloaded from http://www.tapr.org/~kh2z/Waypoint/
The resultant data file must either match the Garmin MapSource format or the
Waypoint+ comma-delimited format.
AV Garmin extension expects one of these required data formats.
In addtion, the coordinates must be in geographic decimal degrees and in the datum that you want your resultant shapefile.
You will be able to specify a projection in ArcView for the shapefile output.
Once you have successfully downloaded data from your Garmin® GPS, and saved it
to a MapSource exported text or Waypoint+ comma-delimited file, the use of AV
Garmin should be straight forward.
Updates / the most recent version may be anonymously ftp'd from:
Make sure you specify binary transfer.
Installing the extensions
The extension is either zipped into the self-extracting file
called, avgarmin.exe or the standard zip file, avgarmin.zip
The self-extractor will run a setup.exe that assumes ArcView (3.x) is installed
on your computer on the C: drive and in the default c:\esri location. The
self-extractor will create a c:\avgarmin directory and install the files
then run the setup.exe file to copy the necessary files to the c:\esri
directory. You can change this as necessary.
The extension has a Windows style help file. You can double click on the
c:\esri\av_gis30\arcview\help\avgarmin.hlp to open the help file. If you are using ArcView and extension will automatically add a menu item to the help menu.
Questions or comments can be directed to: