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How To: Import Trimble Global Positioning System data into ArcView

Summary

This article addresses how to import data collected with Trimble Navigation's Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers into ArcView.

Procedure

  • Export data as a shapefile using the GPS software. See GPS documentation for instructions.
  • If that is not an option, then do the following:

    1. Save data as an XY table.
    2. Import table into ArcView using the add event theme.

    A. Open a view.
    B. Select Add Event Theme from the View menu.
    C. Specify a table, an X field, and a Y field.
    D. Click OK.

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