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MxGPS now supports Google Earth format


MxGPS 9, a user-friendly application to transfer data between ESRI’s ArcMap application and Garmin GPS, now supports Google Earth (.kml) format.

As of version 9.0.15, waypoints and tracks can now be downloaded from the GPS directly into a KML file for use in the freely available Google Earth viewer (http://earth.google.com/).

Alternatively, GPS data can be downloaded directly into ArcMap and stored in shapefile or geodatabase format. Downloaded data is automatically projected into the same spatial reference as the map. If required, a datum transformation is applied to ensure the best possible results.

Map features such as points, lines and polygons can be easily uploaded to the GPS as waypoints or track logs. Simply select the layer and features that you require and click ‘Send to GPS’. The data will then be available on the GPS unit.

MxGPS costs $65 US and includes free minor version upgrades. Volume licensing is available and a trial version can be downloaded from: http://www.mxgeo.com/download.htm

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