Ever need to convert an ERSI shape file into another file format?
This program we created for internal use but have given it away pretty much since it’s birth: SHP to GPX Tool
This is a simple tool to turn any of your SHP files into a track that will open in MapSource or BaseCamp or MapBuddy which can then be uploaded to a Garmin GPS or one of several software products that can read the gpx format.
A polyline will be converted to a Track, points into Waypoints (Favorites) … then use MapBuddy (projects or jobs etc) where a combined file can be created by simply dragging a bunch (or one at a time) of .gpx or .bud files into the program … save the combined file or export it. Share the .bud file with anyone … they can use the free MapBuddy program to load their Garmin GPS units with whatever you built.
If you are using a Garmin GPS for positioning, getting GIS shape files from the office or surveyors or want to produce files shareable back to them, MapBuddy makes field work easy. Note: only handheld Garmins can upload tracks but all Garmins can upload Waypoints (Favorites). Even photos can be georeferenced with MapBuddy (and loaded back to a Garmin with a built-in camera)