Program Geocontext-Profiler allows you to make topographic profiles anywhere on Earth in the seabed and ocean floor. Can be widely used: in the natural sciences (geomorphology, hydrography) for the education and tourism – hiking route planning, bicycle, car.

Within the program, you can find some advanced options that allow you to create a profile along the road, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and measuring the slope angle. The program can import KML, KMZ and GPX from GPS devices.

For educational purposes several pre-programmed profiles of interesting geographic features, such as: the highest mountain or the largest ocean depths of Earth.

GPS Visualizer
GPS Visualizer is a free, easy-to-use online utility that creates maps and profiles from GPS data (tracks and waypoints, including GPX files), driving routes, street addresses, or simple coordinates. Use it to see where you’ve been, plan where you’re going, or visualize geographic data (business locations, scientific observations, events, customers, real estate, geotagged photos, “GPS drawing,” etc.).

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Exploring Florida Maps

CAD Tips and Tricks

CAD Symbol Library and Tools


FDOT CAD Support

Free Geography Tools

Converting E00 Vector Data To Shapefiles – A Free And Fairly Painless Approach
Contains the utility ArcInfo2ShapeGUI, a front-end for ogr2ogr that along with the ESRI program Import71 can convert E00 files to shapefile format.

A GUI For Fixing the GPSVersionID EXIF Tag
Some geotagging applications (locr, the Microsoft WMMX apps) embed a GPSVersionID tag in the EXIF headers of JPEG files that Picasa can’t recognize. Consequently, Picasa ignores all of the geotagging data embedded in these files. This utility is a front-end to EXIFTool, which re-writes that GPSVersionID tag to one that Picasa reads and accepts.

Converting OpenStreetMap Data Into GPX Or Garmin .img Format
You can convert street map data from the Open Street Map project into Garmin .img files using the command-line Java utility Mkgmap. I’ve created a simple Windows GUI for those who might find that easier than using the command line.

Embedding Time Data Into A Google Earth KML File
Google Earth can use time information embedded in KML files to create animations. But there’s no way to enter this data into a KML file using Google Earth; you have to either create it in a utility that supports time data, or directly edit the KML file to include it. I’ve written a simple utility to offer a third option, that with some limitations can embed time data into any KML file.

KML Time Code Utility
Derived from the above utility, this simple one lets you enter time parameters for a KML TimeSpan or TimeStamp, then generates the corresponding KML code. You can then copy and paste this code into your own KML file.

KML Screen Overlay Maker
KML screen overlays are graphics that sit fixed in the Google Earth display screen, not draped over the terrain like ground overlays or placemarks/paths/polygons. There’s no way to create a ScreenOverlay in Google Earth, so up until now you had to create it directly in KML code. This utility lets you create one without doing any KML code writing, and also lets you change the position of the overlay and see the modified overlay in real time in Google Earth through a network link.

GUI for Libgeotiff utilities
The libgeotiff utilities are command-line programs that both extract worldfiles and full geometadata from GeoTiff files, and can embed the data back into Tiff files from which that information has been removed (e.g. if you modify the Tiff file in a graphics editor that strips out the data when you save the file). This utility is a simple GUI front-end for those command line utilities, to make using them a bit easier.

Raster Image Metadata Extractor/Viewer
A simple utility that extracts the geographic metadata from compatible raster image formats (GeoTiff, MRSID, ECW, BSB and JPEG2000), saves it as a text file, and also displays it.

Triton RMP Helper
Re-projects a GeoTiff to geographic coordinates/WGS84, and extracts calibration data so that the raster image can be processed by Triton RMP Maker into a format compatible with the Magellan Triton series of GPS receivers.

Converts Google Earth KMZ overlay files and georeferenced imagery into the standard KMZ format for raster imagery supported by recent Garmin handheld GPS models (the Colorado, Oregon and Dakota series).


Applications and Tools


Florida 511 App (Apple Online Store) County Maps
Florida 511 App (Google Play Store) District and Coordinate System Maps
Mobile Site Right of Way Maps
RSS Feeds State Highway Map
SunPass Mobile App (Google Play Store) Turnpike Tolls and Exits Map
Toll-By-Plate App (Google Play Store)


Web Applications Engineering and CADD Software


Geotechnical Engineering Software
Aerial Photography Environmental Management Software
Bridge Environment Information Planning Software
Florida’s Bridge Information Structures Design Software
Traffic Data Surveying and Mapping Software

Documents and Publications

Traffic Operations Software
Application Development Documents and Guidelines
Consultant Managed Sites
Office Publications


DBE Certified


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