We highly recommend that you purchase
a complete GPS Mapping System
from one of our HGIS dealers.
You will get a complete GPS Mapping System
that works right out of the box and
the highest level of support possible.
an Authorized HGIS Dealer >
BASIC, GPS PLUS, GPS PRO,
and PRO LAB
ALL LICENSES INCLUDE:
Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Mobile
5 (through WM 6.9)
Supported File Types:
Project (HGS) - Multiple Map Object Layers in 1 file
(Images not saved in HGS Project files. Images kept
Open/Save Layer (MIF, SHP, DBF) - Map Objects (Point, Line, Bound, Text)
Open/Save Template / Picklist (TPL)
Configuration Files (STC) - Save User Profile, GPS Configuration, Draw
Grid Files (GRD) - Soil Sample Grid Targets (use for Navigation)
More than 200 (All common WGS84/NAD83, NAD27,
and UTM in any supported Coordinate System
typically +/- 1 centimeter
(If your GPS is 10 meter accuracy, then your maps
will be 10 meter accuracy.)
Symbol, Point Color, Point Size
(Length, Polyline) - Line Color, Line Style
Boundary (Area, Polygon) - Fill Pattern,
Fill Color, Line Style,
Boundaries: Rectangle, Circle
Text (with HGS and
Basic Grid Tool
Checkerboard Grid (Soil Sampling), Choose Number of Sample Points
[HGIS PLUS and PRO have Advanced Grid Tools]
Distance, Perimeter, Area - Hectare, Acre,
Kilometer, Meter, Mile ...
Distance/Area Accuracy due to the Earth's
Better than < 0.1% depending on latitude and
( accuracy not including GPS accuracy.)
Map Objects may have up to 250 Attributes of the following types:
(Compatible with MapInfo MID, and ESRI DBF files)
Character (1 to 254 characters)
Integer - (-2147483647 to 2147483647)
Floating Number - 9.99 +\- e8 (7 significant digits)
Decimal Number - up to 20 digits, 16 after decimal point
dd/mm/yyyy (Y2K compliant)
Logical - True, False
Easy to access HGIS Manual - tap next to any Menu Item to go to
Recommended Firefox be installed on
Desktops/Laptops. HGIS looks for it.
(Some Internet Explorer versions have bugs and will
not go to correct section)
HGIS GPS BASIC
All features listed above AND...
Full GPS Support:
Automatically detects NMEA, SIRF, and TSIP GPS Protocols.
(Does not support GARM Protocol, most Garmin GPS
Automatically detects Baud Rate (May specify Baud
Rate for faster startup).
GPS can be built-in, plug-in, RS232 Serial,
USB-Serial Adapter, Bluetooth
(see hardware recommendations on supported hardware
One click "Find GPS" or "Find and Start GPS"
(Find is great when Windows changes your GPS Port on
Laptop COM1-COM96, Windows Mobile COM1-COM32
GPS Altitude (Feet, Meter, Height Above Geoid,
Height Above Ellipsoid)
GPS Summary, Sky View, and Bars (GPS Signal Quality)
Navigation To Waypoint or Soil Sample Target
(Distance and Bearing)
Left / Right "Light Bar" style Navigation To
Logs High Accuracy
GPS to +/- 1 centimeter resolution
using the Coordinate Reference System of the DGPS
and the accuracy
specification of your DGPS Receiver.
High Accuracy DGPS - RTK (better than
Medium Accuracy DGPS - Submeter, SBAS
Low Accuracy GPS - example: Car
Navigation GPS (4-10 Meter)
Maps - Point, Line, Bounds
Manual or Automatic data collection.
Collect by distance or time.
GPS Backtrack to resume data collection
View realtime distance and area.
View JPG Images only
[HGIS PLUS and PRO can open BMP, SID, ECW, JP2, J2K,
HGIS GPS PLUS
All features listed above AND ...
Advanced Grid Tool (for Soil Sampling)
Choose Grid Cell Size( Area, length x width )
Special Grids - Offset Rows, Honeycomb Grids, etc.
Rotate Grids (and Snap Grid Origin to Point)
Open 7 Image Formats - JPG, BMP, SID, ECW, JP2,
Open 4 Image Formats on Handheld - ECW, JP2, JPG, BMP
Save 3 Image Formats (Lossless JP2 recommended, 5X
faster on Handheld)
Download free Landsat 7 images from "ecwp:" image
Edit Map Objects
Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, ...
Advanced Edit - Drag, Reshape, Split, Join, Move, ...
Use Reshape to fix Bow-Tie (Bad) Polygons
[HGIS PRO can fix Bow-Tie Polygons automatically]
Color Theme Layer
Color Datasets by value (Equal breakpoints only)
[HGIS PRO can draw Contour Maps with settable
Bar Code Scanner
Use Built-in or Bluetooth Bar Code Scanner if
hardware supports it.
Print Maps (Print
not supported on Windows Mobile)
Print to Printer (Desktop / Laptop Computer)
Print to File (JPG with JGC georeference)
Print to File (PDF with downloadable free PDF995
HGIS GPS PRO
All features listed above AND...
Sensor Data Collection
Log up to 16 GeoPhysical Sensors (depending on
Log up to 50 records per second (depending on sensor
Interpolates GPS Position if Sensor rate faster than
(Test your specific hardware, some hardware may be
Greatest Circle Tool
Estimate Center Pivot Center,
Area, and End Gun
Join Many Boundary Objects
If many objects are selected, they are joined in
groups of five
(Example progression to create one object -
Split Boundary Object
Split by Area (Piecut, Field Edge, etc.)
Split by Percent (Piecut, Field Edge, etc.)
Image To Point Layer
Use in creating Contour Maps to create "sample"
layer from image.
Clean Up Objects
Delete stray nodes (Bow Ties, Duplicate nodes,)
New Text Layer
(from another Layer)
(future versions may not support this menu item)
Draw Contour maps from images or sensor data.
Equal Area or user breakpoints (e.g. Bushels/Acre
Theme Histogram Legend for
Themes and Contour maps
HGIS LAB PRO
All the features listed above, without the
GPS, great for Computer Labs.
No Field Computer - Windows 7, Vista, and XP Only
Only 1 User / 1 Computer license.
For Classroom Use, or where user needs
additional desktop computer.
Allows Simulate GPS, so you can learn HGIS before you go to the field.
FOR VERY TECHNICAL USERS
documentation for your other software
to fully understand the process to
import/export files with your other software.
Files (MapInfo Version 300)
HGIS only supports Point, Line,
Boundary, and Text objects.
MapInfo supports additional object types (such as ellipse).
HGIS imports MIF files from MapInfo only in WGS84 Lat/Lon.
(Export MIF files from MapInfo in this Projection.)
ESRI SHP Files (ESRI Definition)
HGIS will import most SHP+DBF+PRJ files from ESRI
HGIS does not import Albers or Lambert Conic Projections.
Recommend saving SHP files in WGS84 Lat/Lon,
or saving in a file set which includes PRJ file.
HGIS supports Poly-Polyline and Poly-Polygon
("donut" or interior boundary)
objects correctly with both MapInfo and ESRI. Some GIS
Applications may not
support "Poly-Poly". For example, a pond inside a field may show
in HGIS/MapInfo/ArcView and incorrectly in some Ag Software.
Consult your Ag software documentation for complete details.
If you need basic computer skills,
your local community college
or city offers computer courses at low cost.
For special training in GPS Mapping, please contact
one of our HGIS dealers who offers training.
Some will travel to your site, or you can travel to their site.
Basic mapping skills can be learned in 1/2 to 1 day,
depending on your specific GPS mapping job.
an Authorized HGIS Dealer >
*Training is not included in Technical Support.