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Wetland mapping

John Freeland
John Freeland Global Mapper User
edited December 2009 in How I use Global Mapper
Hello:

I am new to Global Mapper and a neophyte in the realm of GIS. I'm a wetland scientist and routinely need to do a few things:

1. overlay National Wetland Inventory data (shape file) on an aerial photo and be able to label and annotate.

2. Plot GPS data points on an air photo or USGS topo map base.

3. Overlay watershed boundaries on an air photo or topo map base.

Any help is much appreciated.

Comments

  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited December 2009
    You should simply be able to load your aerial photo data (or perhaps pull some in using the File->Download Online Imagery/Data menu command), then load your Shapefile or other data on top. You can also use the Digitizer Tool to easily add new features (i.e. point/line/area) by either drawing them or manually placing a point at a specific location, like a GPS coordinate.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
  • John Freeland
    John Freeland Global Mapper User
    edited December 2009
    I'm very new at this. How do I drop in a shape file on top of an air photo or topographic map base and make the layers transparent? thanks
  • global_mapper
    global_mapper Administrator
    edited December 2009
    Just load the Shapefile using the File->Open Data File menu command and it should load and display at the correct location automatically, assuming the correct projection is used.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmappersoftware.com
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