Capture for ArcGIS
DAT/EM CAPTURE collects 3D image features directly from the DAT/EM Summit Evolution stereoplotter into ESRI® ArcGIS®. DAT/EM CAPTURE provides many 3D data collection and editing enhancements for ArcGIS.
Software features include real-time panning and zooming in a stereo view, 3D digitizing tools such as building squaring, and 3D editing tools such as 3D cut polygon. Snapping may be 3D or 2D. Useful tools include multiple field update and ASCII text coordinate file input/output. ArcGIS vectors are superimposed onto the stereo imagery in the Summit Evolution stereoplotter, allowing the user to digitize new objects on the ground and see whether previously existing objects are at the correct elevation.
Airfield3D is a special module is included with Summit Evolution Professional Edition and DAT/EM CAPTURE for ArcGIS. Airfield3D builds the surfaces for airfield obstruction analysis according to the specifications in the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular 150/5300-18B. The obstruction surface outlines are superimposed in the Summit Evolution stereo view, the 3D cursor may be locked to the surface, and a realtime display shows whether the cursor is above or below the surface. The surfaces for both vertically and non vertically guided runways may be generated. As obstructions are digitized, Airfield3D populates every field that can be determined automatically, plus fields that the user sets such as for natural or man-made object designations. Airfield3D can also populate or update fields for previously existing objects. It offers a tool to create obstruction area grids.