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Hi all,

I would like to try to convert DXF or SHP maps of electric or water utilities to my NUVI 200w.

If that works well, I would look at a larger screen such as a marine gps which could be used to locate and mark buried electrical or water lines.

I think that there would be a posible problem with scale and the amount of tracks and points.

Another problem would be how to set colors and symbols based on attribute data.

For example, all underground primary conductors should be a green color. Well all of these would contain the string "UGC" in the DXF layer name. I want to avoid doing one segment at a time.

Do you all think this is a bridge to far?

DXF or SHP maps

tyrebyter wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to try to convert DXF or SHP maps of electric or water utilities to my NUVI 200w.

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Do you all think this is a bridge to far?

From all my experience, this is well beyond the capabilities of the processor in a GPSr. You would be much better off with a small PC that can do a Google Map mashup with your GIS data. There are some good handheld PCs out there, a little pricey, but capable of doing the job.

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