Category Archives: Converting Data Formats

Using ExpertGPS as a GIS, CAD, and GPS data format converter.

Here's How to Transfer Excel Fishing Waypoints to a Lowrance GPS in USR Format

Ben C. needs help converting offshore and deep-sea fishing spots from an Excel spreadsheet into GPS coordinates he can convert to a .USR data file for his Lowrance GPS. Here’s how to import, map, and download the Excel data to … Continue reading

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How to Convert Google Earth KML to ArcMap SHP?

James asks: “How do I convert KML (from Google Earth) to SHP (in ArcMap)?” ExpertGPS author Dan Foster shows how to import KML files into ExpertGPS Pro, and then export them in shapefile format to ArcMap in UTM, US State … Continue reading

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Exporting parcel outlines to AutoCAD DXF

Steve K. writes: “I’m using your trial software to see if it’s right for me. I’m an architect and I need the ability to export to AutoCAD. As an experiment, I drew the metes and bounds of a particular parcel … Continue reading

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How to Send Cadastral Property Boundaries to your GPS

Ray K. asks: “I have downloaded property shape files from the Montana Cadastral mapping web site and want to place them on top of the Garmin TOPO 2008 MapSource map that in in my GPS to outline the property on … Continue reading

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Converting Marine Chartplotter CSV Data to GPX

Andrew H. asks: “I have track files acquired as CSV data via some custom software interfacing with a marine chart plotter that I would like to easily convert to gpx format. The important thing is I want to capture position … Continue reading

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How to Import GPS Waypoints into AutoCAD

Wayne S. asks: “Could you please explain to me how to import waypoints from ExpertGPS into an auto cad drawing by simply pasting to coordinates if possible?” ExpertGPS author Dan Foster shows how to move points and track lines back … Continue reading

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Determining the correct coordinate format for X,Y data

Sometimes you’re given a set of X,Y or Easting,Northing data in an unknown coordinate format. Here are some tricks to make it easier to determine the correct coordinate format using ExpertGPS.

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How to Transfer GPS Data to and from an Excel Spreadsheet

Jordan Z. asks: “The description says that Excel data can be uploaded to a GPS. Does that go the other way too? I’m mostly interested in buying a GPS and being able to export waypoints to my computer for use … Continue reading

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Convert a GIS Trail Network to GPX for GPS Download

Robert G. asks: “I have a client who is interested in providing their trail network for users to download to their handheld GPS receivers. After searching extensively, I have not been able to find a solution to what I thought … Continue reading

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How to Convert Garmin MapSource GDB to ESRI SHP

Drew asks: “Will your software convert from Garmin Mapsource GDB to ESRI SHP? I have a file with multiple routes in one GDB file and I need to convert them all at one time to a shapefile line dataset. This … Continue reading

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