I just introduced myself to the world of GPS, which then led me to this websight. Great place, lots of info.
I looked around a bit and didn't see what I am looking for so, I thought I'd ask.
I am trying to learn how to work with paper USGF topo maps and doing UTM fixes with a scale, but I also would like to use software soon as I can afford it.
I am hoping to find out from somebody what brand topo software has a point and click UTM feature, and of those, which brand is your favorite.
Thank you Gun Doc for the warm welcome and the helpful info and links.
I had a local salesman suggest the NG software but I was unclear if it had the point and click feature. Good to know.
I'm sure to have more questions to come. I am trying to learn all this stuff quickly. I want to get out hog hunting in a couple of months and hope to really know and use my maps and GPS well, as it will be a short hunt and I'll be coming from out of state. Hopefully tecnology will help me be sucessful. Thanks again.
www.esri.com has a free gis data browser that displays meters. If your digital data is georeferenced (it probably is), all you have to do is hover over your desired location and the meters are displayed. Then add the zone and you have UTM. The data browser is called Arc Explorer. I prefer the 2.0 version over the Java version.
welcome to JHP it is the place to be on the web. You should find what you need here. I use NG Topo! software and am really happy with it. I have the Ca,NV. and Az states and you can plot in UTM. I love their software and use it all the time and its great! :thumbs up: