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FAQ: How can I bring in waypoints from my GPS to ArcGIS?

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How can I bring in waypoints from my GPS to ArcGIS?

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ArcGIS does not have a way to import waypoints from GPS units. There are a number of programs available on the Internet for free or at low cost to convert GPS waypoints to CSV (comma separated values) format. Also, many GPS manufacturers have ways to convert their waypoint files to a CSV file. This file can then be brought into ArcGIS using Tools > Add X,Y Data.