DAT/EM Capture is the primary tool for vector information collection (which can be collected directly into one or more companion CAD or GIS programs) from stereo images. Currently supported companions are AutoCAD®, MicroStation®, and Esri ArcGIS®; the Capture API (Application Program Interface) enables easy access to other CAD and GIS programs. The stereo capture capability is very helpful to people trying to interpret imagery such as urban planners, foresters, wetlands biologists, geologists.
DAT/EM Capture interfaces directly from one of DAT/EM’s flagship products, such as the Summit Evolution™ digital photogrammetric workstation or the Landscape™ point cloud editing toolkit.
Capture works in the background to send 3D (X, Y, Z) ground coordinate triplets to the companion application. Simultaneously, 2D or 3D features from the CAD or GIS are rendered back in true relative 3D position in the stereo display using DAT/EM Super/Imposition™ for immediate feedback and feature verification. The user’s experience and productivity are enhanced from precise and instantaneous validation of their work.
—DAT/EM Capture’s drawing and editing tools make mapping-specific tasks easy to accomplish
—Custom building squaring modes
—Your choice of 2D and 3D snapping modes
—DTM point collection
—Specialty mapping tools such as contour labeling
—CAD-specific attribute mapping
—3D digitizing, vertex draggin,g and field editing
—Stereo viewing with real-time panning and zooming
—Vector data superimposition onto stereo imagery