How to get aerial photos in MRSID format into PC-GPS 9

“I have PC-GPS 9. I have downloaded aerial photos from the state of Florida DOT in Mr. Sid format, with coordinate system of download in State Plane, NAD 83. I went thru Lizard tech and put into Geotiff format & copied world files. How do I get these into shape files so that I can import into PC GPS.”

If these MRSID files are geo-referenced, they can be loaded into PC-GPS 09 by using the Load Registered Photo/Image function.

To do so, click the “L” icon at the top and select NAD 83, State Plane, Florida, your Region and the distance unit used for the aerial photo. Select the .SID file from the list of displayed geo-referenced map images to load it.

You should also be able to use this “L” icon to load the geotiff that you have prepared.

Shapefiles contain Points, Lines and Area Features that are vector data and not raster map images.


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