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Made
a map. Its a PDF (you can find a download link at www.khaolakmap.com).
Now I need it on a Handheld connected to a GPS. I want to check how the
map is corresponding to reality (i.e. I want a live dot on my handheld
map).

- Is this possible?

If so...

- What program
- and handheld do you recommend?
- Other thoughts about this?

I got Mac and PC. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Got a Suunto X9 GPS and a Bluetooth GPS reciever already.

Anyone?


/Axel von Matern

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"Moved this here, I think it fits better in this category.

When
you say handheld, do you mean a PDA? There's no option that I'm aware
of that will let you do this. A laptop might be a better idea, software
such as Manifold ([url="http://"http://www.manifold.net/"]www.manifold.net[/url] will let you connect a GPS receiver and plot your position live.

As
for the map itself, PDF isn't the best option. You can try and make a
georeferenced tiff out of it (save as TIFF and then write a TFW for it,
see [url="http://"http://duff.geology.washington.edu/data/raster/drg/tfw.html"]this page[/url] for an explanation).

Hope this helps... "
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Handheld
PDA's there are a couple of options. ArcPad being one of them. I run it
on my HP PDA with both my GPS units (Thales and Garmin). if you mean
getting your map into the GPS interface, there are ways to do that but
I dont remember the exact software involved. You can get a free demo of
rcpad to run to see if it will work for you.

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"Well,
I kinda earn my money with this stuff. Apart from hiring me, to do a
custom version B) there are several freeware/shareware programs that
should fit your bill, especially if ArcPad isn´t an option.
Beware:
most of them aren´t made by GI people, so terms like
calibrating=georeferencing will be used. And you can only import raster
maps or commercial Navigation filetypes.

[url="http://"http://www.oziexplorer.com/"]Ozi Explorer [/url]

For
the moving point, you need the registered version if you need it for
more than half an hour. There is also a demo version which should work
unrestricted for several days.
This is the ""Standard Software"". You
need to have the Desktop Version installed, in which you prepare the
Raster Map into the OziExplorer filetype, before you can ActiveSync it
to the PDA.

Take a look at [url="http://"http://www.fugawi.com/docs/navframe.html"]Fugawi[/url] products, too.

My absolute favorite is [url="http://"http://www.supervisioncam.com/glopus/moving_map.htm"]Glopus[/url],
it´s shareware for €20 it´s all yours. And the unregistered Version
is unrestricted AFAI remember. Sadly it´s mostly german, although he
said he did english support too. I could help you out if you want to
give this one a try, it´s very intuitive to operate.
Help would be sine pecunia, of course :P
Just drop me a PM, if you need specific pointers.

EDIT: Regarding the Handheld: Go with any Pocket PC, based on Win Mobile 2003 or higher. Palm OS is dead. "

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How do I make a georeferenced Tiff? You reffered to it in your reply but it is a dead link.
Simon

"Moved this here, I think it fits better in this category.

When

you say handheld, do you mean a PDA? There's no option that I'm aware

of that will let you do this. A laptop might be a better idea, software

such as Manifold ([url="http://"http://www.manifold.net/"]www.manifold.net[/url] will let you connect a GPS receiver and plot your position live.

As

for the map itself, PDF isn't the best option. You can try and make a

georeferenced tiff out of it (save as TIFF and then write a TFW for it,

see [url="http://"http://duff.geology.washington.edu/data/raster/drg/tfw.html"]this page[/url] for an explanation).

Hope this helps... <!--IBF.ATTACHMENT_4609-->"



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How do I make a georeferenced Tiff? You reffered to it in your reply but it is a dead link.
Simon


Try this one
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yep oziexplorer on a pda is the way to go.
I use a cheap casio cassiopeia E-125 that i bought on ebay for $30 and the oxiexplorerce is free.
It comes with utilities to bring a map down to very readable sizes on the pda.
I use it quite often with aerial photos out in the field.
With a serial connection to your pda and connected to your gps, everything will be in sync.




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