Global Positioning Systems

Global Positioning Systems

This course will showcase how to use various GPS tools offered within QGIS

Course Overview

Global Positioning Systems

This course will showcase how to use various GPS tools offered within QGIS. The GPS Tools plugin allows the user to work with GPX files, a standard interchange that can contain a number of waypoints, routes and tracks in the same file. We will also take a look at how QGIS can connect directly to a GPS unit and track live position and other information.

Experience Level:

Basic

Skills Covered:

  • Connect to a GPS unit and transfer data
  • Load a GPX file to QGIS
  • View GPS status indicators
  • Create a blank shapefile for recording features

Lessons45 min

  • GPS Tools
  • Live GPS
  • Course Survey

Course Overview

Global Positioning Systems

This course will showcase how to use various GPS tools offered within QGIS. The GPS Tools plugin allows the user to work with GPX files, a standard interchange that can contain a number of waypoints, routes and tracks in the same file. We will also take a look at how QGIS can connect directly to a GPS unit and track live position and other information.

Experience Level:

Basic

Skills Covered:

  • Connect to a GPS unit and transfer data
  • Load a GPX file to QGIS
  • View GPS status indicators
  • Create a blank shapefile for recording features

Lessons45 min

  • GPS Tools
  • Live GPS
  • Course Survey