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  1. #1
    Josh Thompson
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    Bringing GIS shapefiles into a Handheld GPS Unit

    I am developing a project at one of our preserves using handheld gps units
    to locate tax sale tracts of interest when performing an EA in the field.
    I
    was wondering if anyone has tried uploading shapefiles into a handheld gps
    unit. Has anyone tried anything similar to this? I heard that the
    Minnesota DNR has a free program that allows shapefiles or graphics to be
    uploaded and converted to be used in Garmin GPS handhelds. What kind of
    GPS
    units and software do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!

    Josh


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    Jon Fisher
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    RE: Bringing GIS shapefiles into a Handheld GPS Unit

    DNRGarmin will do the 2-way conversion between Garmin units and your
    shapefiles. I used a Garmin GPS III for a while and liked it pretty well,
    though they're on GPS V by now.

    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/t...RGarmin/DNRGar
    min.html

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    From: "Josh Thompson"

    I am developing a project at one of our preserves using handheld gps units
    to locate tax sale tracts of interest when performing an EA in the field.
    I
    was wondering if anyone has tried uploading shapefiles into a handheld gps
    unit. Has anyone tried anything similar to this? I heard that the
    Minnesota DNR has a free program that allows shapefiles or graphics to be
    uploaded and converted to be used in Garmin GPS handhelds. What kind of
    GPS
    units and software do you recommend purchasing? Thanks!

    Josh


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    Josh Thompson
    GIS Technician

    jthompson@tnc.org
    (309) 636-3327 (Phone)
    (309) 673-8986 (Fax)

    nature.org The Nature Conservancy
    Peoria/ILFO
    301 SW Adams Suite 1007
    Peoria, IL 61602





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