CartaLinx

CartaLinx is used to create coverages, consisting of the spatial definitions of features in vector format, and associated attribute values files. These data are then typically exported to a GIS.

CartaLinx accepts data from a variety of sources, including the use of a mouse as a coordinate input device, CoGo bearing and distance measurements, and any GPS device capable of outputting NMEA1 format data records over an RS-232C cable connection. Over 500 digitizing tablets are also supported through the Virtual Tablet Interface™, sold separately.

To download the CartaLinx software, click here.  

The CartaLinx password is: 153CLARK_UNIVERSITY*351641056833*2N8L6C0

 

CartaLinx uses a full topological editor/digitizing system with capabilities for:

  • automatically building vector topology (connectivity between nodes, arcs and polygons)
  • automated generation of polygons and assignment of ID's by means of polygon locators (label points)
  • insertion, deletion or movement of nodes, arcs or arc vertices
  • real-time projection/datum transformation of digitizer and GPS input data to meet mapping reference system specifications
  • feature filtering and extraction to new spatial databases based on feature attributes (filter) or location (clip)
 
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CartaLinx is a digital map development tool and offers a wide range of facilities for the editing of features.

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CartaLinx also has significant analytical and mapping capabilities, including:

  • relational database query support, producing custom maps based on specific feature attributes
  • support for mathematical modeling, creating new derivative data fields using mathematical operations on existing fields
  • interactive feature inquiry, instantly displaying attribute data for any feature by simply clicking on that feature
  • real-time route monitoring using GPS with an image backdrop
  • text placement with scale-sensitive sizing
 
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Geographic features are defined by a series of point locations that describe either the position, course or boundary of that feature. Linked attribute data tables record the character of such features.

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Extensive import/export capabilities, including:

  • ArcView, ArcInfo, MapInfo and IDRISI
  • Access and xBase database files
  • reads US Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), Digital Line Graph (DLG) vector profile data files, and selected Ordnance Survey (UK) NTF 2.0 formats
  • georeferenced raster bitmaps supported in IDRISI, BMP, TIF, DRG, JPG, TGA, CLP, PNG, DCX, PCX and WMF formats
  • full geodetic projection and datum transformation -- over 400 reference systems supplied including all US UTM and State Plane zones
 
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With CartaLinx, regardless of the input mode you are using, you can use COGO (Coordinate Geometry) distance and bearing calculations to specify the location of the next vertex or node.

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System Requirements

  • Pentium-based PC
  • Minimum display of 800 x 600
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 15 MB hard disk space
  • CD-ROM for installation
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