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A simple question, what software is being used by the community to import GPS Terrain Data and prepare for import to Chief Architect? 

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Depending on the data type, I import directly into a blank plan to see how it works.

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I guess it depends on what kind of GPS data and what you plan to use it for. For example, you take your iPhone and walk around the job site using 'MapMyTracks', then download the file as MapMyTrack123.gpx. Create a new plan and do File-import-import GPS Data and select the file. Import it as Elevation Points and then import it again as a polyline (if you want to see your path). You have the option to adjust the elevation and where to map the origin. Create a terrain perimeter and generate the topo lines. The result looks something like this:

On the other hand, if you are using a Trimble or Topcon GPS field collector, you probably just import the data as xyz elevation points.


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