California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Department of Fish & Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch

Physical Address:
1700 9th Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811

Mailing Address:
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 322-2493 • Email BDB

Software Information & Help

CDFW uses Esri GIS software almost exclusively. Provided below are some helpful free GIS software packages, as well as other software-related items. Many other user-provided tools and utilities for Esri GIS software programs are available at Esri ArcScripts.


Free GIS Software

GPS Data Processing

Geotagging Photos with GPS, and Working with Geotagged Photos

  • GPicSync Geotagging photos using GPS data
  • EasyGPS Geotagging photos using GPS data
  • Atom GPS Geotagging photos using GPS data
  • ArcPhoto Working with geotagged photos in ArcMap

General GIS and GPS

ArcGIS / ArcCatalog Productivity Tools

ArcGIS_Explorer

ArcGIS Explorer is a free, downloadable GIS viewer that gives you an easy way to explore, visualize, and share GIS information. With ArcGIS Explorer, you can

  • Access ready-to-use ArcGIS Online basemaps and layers.
  • Fuse your local data with map services to create custom maps.
  • Add photos, reports, videos, and other information to your maps.
  • Perform spatial analysis (e.g., visibility, modeling, proximity search).

Download: http://www.esri.com/software/arcgis/explorer/


Quantum GIS

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an Open Source GIS that runs on Linux, Unix, MacOSX, and Windows. It supports vector, raster, and database formats.

Download: http://www.qgis.org/


DNR GPS

Windows application to download/upload data to a Garmin GPS and convert GPS data to Esri shapefile format.

Download: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mis/gis/dnrgps/dnrgps.html


GPicSync

Uses your GPS track to geotag your photos by comparing timestamp information.

Download: http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/


EasyGPS

Uses your GPS track to geotag your photos by comparing timestamp information.

Download: http://www.easygps.com/help/geotagging.asp


Atom_GPS

Uses your GPS track to geotag your photos by comparing timestamp information.

Download: http://www.vso-software.fr/products/atomgps/photo-geotagging.php


ArcPhoto

ArcMap tools for working with geotagged photos. Create point layers with thumbnail map tips.

Download: Acquire from Esri ArcScripts


CA Teale Albers .csd file for Trimble Pathfinder Office software

This download provides a Coordinate System Database (.csd) file that implements the California Teale Albers projection (both NAD27 and NAD83 datums) within Trimble Pathfinder Office Software. See instructions with the download for further information.

Download: CA_Teale_Albers_for_Trimble.zip (zip file)


XTools Pro Extension for ArcGIS

This is a very full-featured extension for ArcGIS Desktop that includes many analysis, conversion, and table management tools. CDFW has an internal Dept-wide license.

Download: XTools Pro home page