Getting a CAD file on a GPS
March 26, 2012 7:49 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to install a CAD file into a consumer handheld GPS?
posted by Red Loop to technology (6 answers total)
I've got a large site I need to look at this week before the client gets here, but the problem is the grading plan is not staked yet, and won't be for two weeks. I've been sent a CAD file (in dwg and dxf formats as well as a pdf), but I don't have AutoCad or any real working knowledge of it, and only just downloaded DraftSight and QuantumGIS, which I'm also pretty unfamiliar with. I've got a Garmin Etrex 20 which does allow customizable maps, but I don't know what the hell to do to get the CAD file georeferenced and scaled somehow to function on there in a manner that I can explore the site and stay close to the actual grading limits.