Tutorials

Here are a series of tutorials to show you different features of PC-Travel. Click on the Play button to load the tutorial, then click on the arrow button in the middle of the window to watch. The controls at the bottom of the tutorial window control the playback. If the window is a little small on your screen try clicking the Full Screen icon next to the Volume control.

Introduction to PC-Travel 3

This tutorial gives an introduction to PC-Travel 3, the new software that will replace PC-Travel 2. It is primarily aimed at current users of PCT-2 to show the differences and similarities of the two programs (21 minutes).

Introduction to GPS2LT3

This tutorial gives an introduction to GPS2LT3, the software used to collect data in the field using a GPS receiver and a laptop or tablet computer. (34 minutes).

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Using Speech Recognition with GPS2LT3

This tutorial gives a brief summary of how you can use the Speech Recognition software in your laptop or tablet to run GPS2LT3 in the field. This makes it possible to collect comprehensive data using just the driver in the car. (13 minutes).

How To Create a Map Project with US Census Bureau Data

This tutorial shows you how to download free maps of your county from the US Census Bureau and create a map project to use in PC-Travel 3.  (16 minutes).

How To Create a Map Project with Open Street Map

This tutorial shows you how to create and download an .osm map file from the Open Street Map web site and then how to process that file in TatukGIS Viewer to create a map project to use in PC-Travel 3. Finally the tutorial shows how to use the map project in PC-Travel 3. This feature is of particular interest if you need maps outside the US (17 minutes).

How To Process ‘Map My Tracks’ field data in PC-Travel 3

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This tutorial shows you how to process travel time data collected in the field using the app ‘Map My Tracks’ that runs on iOS and Google phones and devices. It assumes you have collected the data and now want to process it in PC-Travel 3 (10 minutes).

How To Smooth ‘Jittery’ Run Data  in PC-Travel 3

This tutorial shows you how to smooth ‘jittery’ data collected with programs like MapMyTracks on phones or tablets.(6 minutes).

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Introduction to GPS2LT2 

This tutorial shows you how to collect travel time data in the field using a GPS receiver and a laptop.  (18 minutes).

Introduction to PC-Travel 2

This tutorial shows you how to process data collected in the field and create runs, edit those runs on the map, create a study from the runs, and print reports. (40 minutes).

Windows Vista, 7, & 8 and User Access Control 

This tutorial discusses running PC-Travel under Windows  Vista, 7, or 8 and how Windows UAC causes confusion saving and retrieving data files.

How To Add Maps to PC-Travel 2

This tutorial shows you how to download free maps of your county from the US Census Bureau and create a map project to use in PC-Travel.  (16 minutes).

How To Create and Use a Study Template 

This tutorial shows you how to create and use a study template, which is a convenient way to add node names and distances to studies made with runs that don’t have node information in them.  (8 minutes).

Introduction to Mapping 

This tutorial shows you how the mapping feature in PC-Travel can be used to view and edit run data.

How to ‘Auto Trim’ Runs on the Map (New in 2.2.11)

This tutorial shows how the new ‘Auto Trim’ feature works on the mapping screen in  PC-Travel. .

How to Copy Node Data from a Run on the Map (New in 2.2.13)

This tutorial shows how you can copy the node names and distances from a run (typically from the opposite direction) on the map screen. This saves you some time when you process runs from two directions.

How to Export Plot Data to an .XLS file (New in 2.2.13)

This tutorial shows how you can export plot data from three different screens where plots are shown. This is just the first version of this feature to find out what users want to see in the exported data..

How To Use a GPS DataLogger with PC-Travel 2 

This tutorial shows how you can use a GPS DataLogger, which is a GPS receiver with solid state memory, to collect travel time data without the need for a laptop.  The tutorial shows a couple of commercially available dataloggers and shows how to process the data collected with one of them.  (15 minutes).