Material for the GPS training
exercise


software
find here the links to download the software :

DNR garmin
allows to download data from garmin GPS and save them as shapefile (Arc Format) or KML (google format)
works independently but can also be build into ARCGIS
windows XP, 7
can make shp and kml files
garmin driver
allows a computer to recognize a garmin GPS
works on windows XP, 7 and 8
windows XP, 7, 8

ArcGIS
the commercial GIS solution
you can get a free trial for 2 months
windows XP, 7, 8
uses shp files
QGIS
the open source GIS solution that is almost as user friendly as ARC
windows, Linux
uses shp files and GPX
Google earth
The google GIS solution, needs an internet access to work with, but provides all satelite images of the world and many other nice features.
window, linux (but without direct GPS download)
uses kml files
mytrack
the tracking tool for android phones
android
makes kml and gpx

Documents / Manuals
Arc GIS user
ILRI/IWMI Manual
Qgis
manual for 1.8 for gps check from page 117
Google earth
tutorials
introduction
GPS data
DNR Garmin
See ILRI/IWMI Manual under ARC
GPS
manual for etrex
mytracks
blog


Data


find here a database with links to free GIS data.

Slides