Requests for Forest Service maps in recreation-grade Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver-compatible formats have increased in recent years. In response, the Geospatial Services and Technology Center (GSTC) in Salt Lake City has developed a GIS to Garmin Workflow that enables the transfer of ESRI-compatible data to supported GarminT GPS receivers. This workflow is designed to produce background map data for recreational users of Garmin receivers.
The workflow uses a 3rd party solution, Mapwel, which is designed to create custom map data compatible with supported models of Garmin GPS receivers.
Geo-tagging is the process of adding lat/long coordinates metadata to the EXIF header of digital photographs. The EXIF header stores metadata information relating to photographs such as name, file size, camera model name, and date/time of picture. Spatially aware software applications can add lat/long coordinate information to the EXIF header, allowing digital photographs to be displayed properly on a map. GSTC has developed a workflow allowing users to geo-tag digital photographs using ArcGIS Explorer and Geo-Setter (geosetter.com)
Geo-setter is a freeware tool for Windows (XP or higher) for showing and changing geo-data and other metadata (IPTC/XMP/Exif) of image files (e.g. images taken by digital cameras). Geo-tags created by Geo-setter are also recognized by several online photo editing applications, such as ArcGIS Explorer, Flickr, and Picasa.
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