are prepared through the use of automated
field collection and office mapping procedures.
Prior to beginning new projects, client
layering and point description strategies
can be determined. Our
software allows for flexible layer naming
and point descriptions. Point attributes
include a numeric code field (many applications
use this for sorting) in addition to a separate
alpha-numeric description field.
Data can be transferred to or from
other applications via DXF, DWG, MicroStation
Design Files, standard
and user defined ASCII file formats.
Topographic features are field collected
electronically and identified by numeric
description codes. As field data is downloaded
to our system, points are automatically
assigned comprehensive alpha descriptions
(to 100 characters), symbols, line types,
pen numbers and layers. This procedure is
flexible and can be customized to utilize
strategies already in place on a client's
Line work is generated automatically
by layer in either sequence of point numbers,
by proximity of points or through a user
definable "mapping" strategy using
feature codes. Points which define vertical
"break lines" are automatically
connected by lines and sorted to layers.
Computer generated digital terrain models
and contours follow very quickly.
Working drawings are generated quickly
and final design base sheets are completed
with minimal editing.
Lancaster & Associates, Inc. has
made the commitment and has taken the initiative
to use current technology. As a result,
competitive fees can be sustained, rigorous
quality control is achieved, and productivity
is dramatically increased.