uSMART Mapping Tools

Linear Elements

The Linear routines are used to place various types of user specified "linear" elements. The term "linear" will be used to signify a curve, line string or similar element or combination of elements. The linear element can be configured to have various attributes such as colour, weight, level etc. and it can also have cells placed along the element.

Examples of linear elements are fences, roads, watercourses etc. This routine can be fully customised to your requirements. You can add any type of element you like, comprising of line strings or curves, having different attributes if required, with or without cells along the line. The customisation is done via an ASCII file, one of which is supplied with uSMART with the commonly used symbols. This customisation file should be more than adequate in most cases but in keeping with uSMART's policy of a versatile mapping package to meet all users' requirements, you are not limited to it. Any items added to the customisation file will automatically be added to the Linear Placement menu.

If a line has a break in it (e.g. fence, seasonal stream), it is normally done with a faint construction line. The reason is for subsequent use of this line in road design, GIS, etc. If sections were to be extracted which pass through a feature with a break in it and the section happens to pass through the break, the incorrect section would be generated as the feature would be ignored. To solve this problem we make the break portion a construction line. This portion will then not be plotted (users can select to not plot construction lines) even though this portion will still be available for design purposes.

Linear Place Multiple

The latest addition to this module is the Linear Multi routine which allows multiple Linear Features to be mapped simultaneously whilst, for example, also adhering to the TMH11 2012 standard. One can "walk through" the scanned data and simultaneously map the fence, edge of road, shoulder, centre line, edge of road, shoulder and fence all at the same time. This totally revolutionizes the conventional style of mapping one feature at a time.

This routine is focused on removing the often tedious and time consuming tasks related to mapping using laser scanned data and in particular mobile scanned data. Below is a link to a video which shows how easy it is to map from massive amounts of point cloud data.

uSMART Mobile Simultaneous Feature Mapping