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March 07/13 GISC9305- CAD and GIS Assignment 2- Feature Sources/Map Output Brooke Le Blanc

March 07/13

GISC9305- CAD and GIS

 

Assignment 2- Feature Sources/Map Output

Brooke Le Blanc

Michael Wallace Niagara-on-the-lake Campus, Niagara College Room E301 135 Taylor Road, S.S #4 On, L0S 1J0

Michael Wallace

Niagara-on-the-lake Campus, Niagara College Room E301 135 Taylor Road, S.S #4

On, L0S 1J0

Dear: Michael Wallace:

Re: Submission of GISC9305-D2

Michael Wallace Niagara-on-the-lake Campus, Niagara College Room E301 135 Taylor Road, S.S #4 On, L0S 1J0

Brooke’s GIS World

March 7, 2013

GISC9216-D3

Please accept this letter as formal submission of Deliverable 2- Feature Sources/Map Output for the GISC9305 CAD and GIS course.

For the second submission of the CAD and GIS course, students learned the basics of Autodesk’s AutoCAD Map 3D and CAD and Mapping standards. This assignment was completed with a basic knowledge of raster images, connecting to features, styling images and creating and publishing a map book.

To conclude, I have attached a copy of my GISC9305D2-Feature Sources/Map Output. Please do not hesitate to contact my for any additional information at 1-416-509-8070. Thank you for your time and attention. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Brooke Le Blanc GIS-GM Graduate Candidate B.L/ b.l

Enclosures: 1.) GISC9305 Deliverable 2: Feature Sources/Map Output

Table of Contents Brooke’s GIS World Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 3 Creation of a new map using the

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Brooke’s GIS World Introduction ..................................................................................................................................... 3 Creation of a new map using the

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Introduction .....................................................................................................................................

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Creation of a new map using the map2d.dwt template

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Coordinate System

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Raster Connection

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Brooke’s GIS World Introduction The second assignment for the CAD and GIS course is dealing directly
Brooke’s GIS World Introduction The second assignment for the CAD and GIS course is dealing directly

Brooke’s GIS World

Introduction

The second assignment for the CAD and GIS course is dealing directly with the

skill of using Autodesk’s AutoCAD Map 3D and CAD and Mapping Standards to create

a map drawing, dwg file. Within the dwg, this assignment required the use of raster

images. It also required the creation of a map layout and map book to be submitted for

marking. Students were required to learn to connect to features and style images.

Having the ability to perform these functions in Autodesk’s AutoCAD Map 3D is an

abundance of skills that will also benefit us when we go out into the work force and have

to work with the program.

Brooke’s GIS World The main purpose of this assignment is to gain a basic practical familiarity
Brooke’s GIS World The main purpose of this assignment is to gain a basic practical familiarity

Brooke’s GIS World

The main purpose of this assignment is to gain a basic practical familiarity with Using

Raster Images. It is also to gain a basic practical familiarity with Connecting to Features,

to gain a basic practical familiarity with Styling Images and to publish a Map Book.

Methodology

Creation of a new map using the map2d.dwt template

By selecting the “map2d.dwt template” a new map can be created. The selection of this

template allows there to be a form of uniform amongst the drawings created. This

uniform consists of standards styles and settings.

The process of using the “map2d.dwt template” is completed by click file> new and

within the select template wizard that appears, locate the template.

Coordinate System

For this assignment the coordinate system required is The NAD27 California State

Planes, Zone 1(401) US Foot. The coordinate system can be assignment by clicking on

Map Drafting> Coordinate systems> Assign Global Coordinate Systems.

Assigning a correct coordinate system is important because otherwise all information

within the document will be invalid, rendering any kind of validity it would of previously

had.

When new features and objects are added into a dwg file, the program will check to make

sure its coordinate system matches the system of the original dwg file and if it does not,

AutoCAD will alter the newly added feature or object’s coordinate system to match that

of the dwg.

Raster Connection Brooke’s GIS World When in Display Manger select the data sign within the task

Raster Connection

Raster Connection Brooke’s GIS World When in Display Manger select the data sign within the task

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When in Display Manger select the data sign within the task pane. Select connect to data

and the connection wizard will be a pop up window. Then click Surface connection and

choose REDDING_CA1.demas the raster source. When the “Add to Map” button is

selected the DEM surface will have the right coordinate system.

How to Stylize a Raster

To begin to stylize the raster right click the REDDING_CA1file and select edit styles

which will prompt the “style properties” menu to open. From here select the style drop

down and pick theme. This will display the theme menu.

I have set the vertical exaggeration to 3. This number helps to display the terrain by

dividing the horizontal scale of the feature by the vertical scale.

Shown below is the hillshade settings I used to display the time of the day and year

through direction and angle. I selected “255” for direction degrees and “35” for angle

degrees. This settings can be located on the Planning and Analysis workspace when the

analyze tab is selected, and then the Hillshade button. This will bring up the below

menu.

Brooke’s GIS World The contour lines that display elevation have already been made but have been
Brooke’s GIS World The contour lines that display elevation have already been made but have been

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Brooke’s GIS World The contour lines that display elevation have already been made but have been

The contour lines that display elevation have already been made but have been adjusted

to match SA GIS standards. If the contour lines are not easily visible, which happens in

many cases, set the raster to the back.

The Addition of Road Vector Data

For this assignment the road data was to be added over the raster surface. Because the

roads have been “draped” they take on the topography of the raster surface located below.

Road vector data is connected by clicking the data sign on the task panel and selecting

connect to data which will promt the connection popup. Select “SDF connection” and

pick “roads.sdf” and then “Add to Map.”

Located below is the are the different types of stylized roads that have been added to the

drawing.

Brooke’s GIS World
Brooke’s GIS World

Mapbook

A mapbook is a series of smaller maps that make up a larger grouping of maps. Within

the mapbook there is a legend on each page that displays which section of the larger map

is being displayed. A mapbook is created by selecting the mapbook tab in the task bar

and is the dwf format. The “GISC9305D2LeBlancB.dwf”is divided into 8 sections of a

larger map.

Located below is an example of the mapbook

Brooke’s GIS World
Brooke’s GIS World

Layout Creation

In AutoCAD in the Layout 1 or Layout 2 tab is where the layout can be created. It can be

created by right clicking the Model tab then the From Template button and select

template. All correct map elements (i.e compass rose, scale, date) will be added to the

map except a legend, the legend is made when tools is clicked and then select the

“Create a Legend” button.

Located below is a screenshot of the layout I have created.

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Brooke’s GIS World

Conclusion

In conclusion this assignment has been extremely beneficial in conjunction with working

with the AutoCAD Map 3D program. In the program we worked specifically with

feature source connections, setting coordinates, using raster images, connecting images

and stylizing features. For this assignment we also learned how to create a mapbook, and

a layout file including all of the appropriate mapping conventions. This is an assignment

that will prove to be extremely beneficial in the future when in the working world.