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1 MapInfo/Forestry Users Group June 6, 2006 Whats New? Tony Cooley Data Directions

2 MapInfo Version 8.5. Techniques for Stream Analysis. PDA Mobile Mapping / Field data Collection. MapInfo/Forestry Users Group

3 MapInfo Version Highlights: (Partial List) Begins shipping today. Windows NT & 98 no longer supported. GoogleEarth Link (.kmz &.kml format) included. Dynamic raster and grid re-projection. Raster and grid data rotation capability. Store default thematic presentations with table. Merge one map with another via drag and drop. Save column expressions with table browser. Enhanced support of Vertical Mapper Grids (3D). New printing engine. Better support for large maps, hi-resolution raster.

4 MapInfo Version Highlights: (cont.) Save map window with coordinates. Print to PDF built in. Set specific default regional units (always acres, feet). Inherit unit settings for geo-functions in SQL dialogs. Sticky setting of preferred view in open table dialog. Find selection when performing Query/SQL Select. Larger dialogs & Status bars (less scrolling). MapBasic support for HTTP, FTP, & XML. Upgrade price increase (v8.0-v8.5, $655 (was $595); v7.8 or less-v8.5, $875 (was $795). Old price offered to group thru 6/30/06. Software Maintenance unchanged (1 yr - $395, 2 yr - $695, 3yr $995). Includes MI Grande when released. (Questions)

5 Techniques for Stream Analysis. Project Summary: Analyze existing stream data for appropriate classifications in regards to fish usage. Evaluate stream characteristics based on the Oregon Department of Forestry requirements for Western Oregon. Identify stream networks potentially misclassified and which may benefit from stream/fish survey. Western Oregon - ODF Stream characteristics for Fish Usage: Channel Steepness Less than 20%. Drainage Basin greater then 90 acres.

6 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Data/Software Components: Stream data source: 1:12,000 scale BLM Stream data, USGS 10 Meter DEMs for modeling. SplitLines.mbx: Custom MapBasic Program used to Split Streams into uniform/manageable segments. Vertical Mapper: Evaluate/Compute Stream Gradient. StreamBuilder (from Avantra Geosystems): Used to Evaluate /Compute Drainage Basins.

7 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Stream Gradient. Process stream network with SplitLines creating 1000 foot segments which break at Stream intersections. Stream data must be clean, no duplicates or gaps.

8 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Using Vertical Mapper, perform a Line Inspection on the 1000 foot segment data and Update stream segments with Min and Max elevations. (Note: Vertical Mapper Slope data is unreliable for stream analysis as slope computation may be influenced by grid cells on the sides of the stream segments.) Procedure Specifics : Stream Gradient.

9 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Once the Min/Max elevation values have been added to the 1000 foot segment data, stream gradient can be computed via the formula: (Elevation_Max - Elevation_Min) /ObjectLen(obj, "ft"). Use this to update a gradient column. Procedure Specifics : Stream Gradient.

10 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Finally a simple MapInfo Select statement can now be used to isolate the stream segments which have a gradient greater then 20%. Procedure Specifics : Stream Gradient.

11 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : The StreamBuilder program can be used generate drainage basins for selected points. To determine specific drainage basin area for existing streams the SplitLines program was first used to generate a series of points at stream intersection locations. Procedure Specifics : Drainage Basins < 90 Acres.

12 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : StreamBuilder creates drainage basins, stream networks and flow paths directly from a digital elevation models. USGS DEMs, MapInfo or Vertical Mapper Grids may be used as source model data. Prior to building a model, the DEM must be Pit Fill processed to fix anomalies in the DEM and smooth any natural drainage regions. Procedure Specifics : Drainage Basins < 90 Acres.

13 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Using a Pit Filled DEM StreamBuilder can then generate drainage basins, from selected points. Applying a minimum Basin Area of 90 Acres limits the Basin creation process to only basins greater then 90 acres. Attributes in the outlet Point table can be updated in the resulting Basins. Apply an Outlet Detection Buffer if Outlets do not match model. Procedure Specifics : Drainage Basins < 90 Acres.

14 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Once the Drainage Basins have been created the outlet points can be analyzed to determine which points DID NOT result in a Basin. These points indicate locations above which drain less then 90 acres. Procedure Specifics : Drainage Basins < 90 Acres.

15 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : In addition to creating Drainage Basins, StreamBuilder can also be used to generate Stream paths and Outlet points. Depending on the accuracy and detail of the DEM these paths and outlets may differ from your existing Stream Network. Procedure Specifics : Additional Analysis Tools.

16 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : StreamBuilder can generate additional Analysis Grids such as a Flow Direction Grid where a value of 1 = East, to a value of 8 = South East. Procedure Specifics : Additional Analysis Tools.

17 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : An Upslope Area Grid is a grid where each cell contains a value based on the number of upslope cells which flow into it. This grid type will resemble the actual stream network generated by StreamBuilder. StreamBuilder supports batch grid processing and resulting grids can be further analyzed using Vertical Mapper. Procedure Specifics : Additional Analysis Tools.

18 Techniques for Stream Analysis. (cont.) Procedure Specifics : Stream modeling using StreamBuilder will only be as accurate as your source DEM data allows. Existing Stream data may be more precise. Apply detection buffers to adjust for differences in precision when asking questions. More detailed data such as LIDAR will increase precision of model. Procedure Specifics : Closing Comments. Questions?

19 Provides real time access to the UNITED STATES PRECISION LIGHTNING NETWORK ("USPLN®). Provides Lightning Strike data detailing date, time, location, amperage, and number of strikes. Data is accessed via downloading.txt file of current activity or real time XML format. Pricing starts at $49.00/month for single use 50 mile X 50 mile area (25 mile radius). Data Archiving and Lightning prediction services also available.

20 MapBasic program plots locations. Symbols reflect (+/-) amperage values of strike.

21 Mobile Mapping / Field Data Collection Software : New software review : - TierraMapper Ver Geo-Information Solutions, Tucson, AZ. Supports georeferenced imagery, ESRI Shape files (points & polylines); MS Access database (points). - GMB Mobile Ver 4.1. Exa-Min Technologies Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia. Supports all MapInfo tables and imagery. - ArcPad Ver ESRI, Redlands, CA. Supports ESRI Shape files and compatible imagery.

22 Mobile Mapping / Field Data Collection Software : Tierra Mapper (ver. 2.0) - MapInfo Data Setup Procedures. Mobile Mapping Field Data Collection Demo. - Add desired base map layers to Map Window, adjust displays, and Save Window as TAB. - Process base map image using TierraConverter to create layerd TierraMapper Map Image. -Export layers to edit as ESRI Shape files (Points or Polylines), or Save as MS Access Database (points, w/ X/Y Columns). - Copy TierraMapper Map Image and exported tables to PDA. - Edited files are copied back to PC and converted for use by MapInfo. - Note: optional product, Visual CE – Pocket Access development system can be used to create custom input forms for point data collection.

23 Mobile Mapping / Field Data Collection Software : GBM Mobile (v4.0) - MapInfo Data Setup Procedures. Mobile Mapping Field Data Collection Demo. -Open any workspace/ MI Tables. Configure as desired in MapInfo Layer Control. -Use Tool Manager and load MapX GeoSet Utility. Save MapX GeoSet (Mobile workspace). -Use GBM – Administration functions to create custom input forms based on tables, create user profiles and establish edit tracking functionality. -GMB program administrator controls set up of PDA files (GeoSets and Forms) and handles folder/ table location issues and the checking out/in of data. Multiple mobile PDA users can edit the same data in the field and GBM administrator functions handles the integration of the data back in to the primary files.

24 Mobile Mapping / Field Data Collection Software : ArcPad (v7.0) - MapInfo Data Setup Procedures. -Uses/requires ESRI Shape files and georeferenced imagery. -New ships with and includes ability to create data input forms. -Desktop Module offers ability to configure files and projects prior to transferring to PDA. -Third party product MI2AP (by Avantra Geosystems) offers robust, 2 way setup of MapInfo tables for use by ArcPad. Includes full conversion of MapInfo workspace to an ArcPad map format. Maintains appearance of layers; converts complete workspace or can clip to a region. Also provides means to convert from ArcPad to MapInfo. Version to support ArcPad V7 is not yet completed.

25 Mobile Mapping / Data Collection Software : Tierra Mapper (v2) GBM Mobile (v4) ARCPad (v7) Raster Basemap layer, as well as shape files. Low cost, simple and easy to use data collection, field mapping system. Can collect Point objects (Shape file or Access Database), Tracks, or free drawn Redlines. Provides for GPS Navigation capabilities. Provides for the creation/design of Shape files from with in program on PDA. Observation Pocket Access database provided and allows for customization of dropdown/pick lists. Limited database functionality also available. Offers rotating map support. ~ $ (Optional Visual CE – Pocket Access Development System ~ $150.00) Utilizes Standard MapInfo Tab files, no conversions. Supports Edit tracking and data check in / out. Supports multiple field operations editing the same data set. Provides ability to create custom data input forms. Offers robust projection control and handling. Offers built in support for integrated camera. Supports GPS point averaging. Offers audible Tracking Alert warning when the unit has moved more then a predefined distance. Optional utility provides for post processing of GPS data. PDA buttons may be programmed operations. Most MapInfo Like system. ~ $ Provides ability to create custom forms for each layer. Offers built in support for integrated camera or laser device Offers support location offset capabilities. Supports GPS point averaging. Optional software provides for full customization of program. Optional program MI2AP (MapInfo to ArcPad) facilitates and streamlines the integration of MapInfo data to and from ArcPad. Most ArcView Like system available. Provides for controlling GPS location information by setting of PDOP masks. Oldest established product. ~ $ (MI2AP ~$275).

26 MapInfo/Forestry Users Group Contact Info: Tony Cooley Data Directions (541) 345-4MAP


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