First post, and very new to Global; Mapper, but some limited prior GIS and cartographic experiences and a fair amount of coordination transformation experience (I do high accuracy differential GPS things most of the time). I am trying to evaluate this as a GIS tool a bunch of non-GiS type traffic engineers can use for some rather rudimentary data capture of lane level street data details.
My need (and I know Global Mapper is a gross overkill for this initial need) is the add a few dozen poly lines to represent the edges of lanes in an intersection drawn in the tool with 1cm precision (not accuracy) and export these, ideally in a WGS84 coordinate system rather then a UTM projection. I will probably do a ground survey of these points in time, but expect to just start with a hand digitalization using the xxx over a raster image. My questions all concern how to export the vectors of this (which then get packed into a message format in a format called ASN and shipped to a moving vehicle, but we need not care about that part here). If I can get this type of simple data out of the tool in any useful way (KML perhaps preferred) we are good to move ahead.
In the Feature Information dialog, in the Feature Vertex List (and on the data placed into the clipboard) all I see if UTM data points, I see that the Select Location Dialog (to edit a single point) allow a "Geographic Coordinate" input but in the format of: deg-min-sec.nnn. Can this be made to be a straight decimal format each time (as in deg.nnnnnnn) ? [Aside everything we do in this work is expressed in units of 1/10th micro degree] Help please.
Carrying this thought a bit further, can the format of the data placed on the chipboard be expressed this way? Yes I know I can build a quick converter routine in excel etc, but thought I would asked when I did not see a help screen on this.
Sorry to post an obvious question if that is the case, and am very much looking forward to getting to play with this tool a lot more.