Access a variety of GIS, CAD and Image formats as backdrops or as a data source for inclusion into the CPD database. These include: S-57 ENC, BSB, GeoTIFF, MrSID®, TIFF, TRW, IGA, CARIS, DWG, DXF, DGN, MID/MIF, Shapefiles and geospatial point data from ODBC databases.
Workspaces define a temporary spatial coverage that a user accesses to compile and maintain source data. When a workspace is accessed, data within the workspace is locked as read-only to other users thus improving the efficiency in the management of source data production. Access other Oracle® databases and workspaces without exiting from the CPD program.
Locate, organize and manage data by creating layers or selections based on filters that include features geometries, data types, attributes, feature object identifiers (FOIDS) and production status.
Use custom-built scripts to import features from various GIS or CAD sources, formatted text files or from a database using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).
Import selected features from backdrop files or the use of batch load scripts.
Data import procedures insure data integrity to the feature object catalogue.
Session files retain user settings of the current data layers including zoomed views, display settings and backdrop files for future work.
Session files also include metadata data based on ISO TC211/19115.
Add new point, line, area, sounding and text features easily with tools for multiple feature creation and attribute definition.
Utilize advanced feature creation tools for creating complex area and line features.
Easily create Collection Objects and Master-Slaves with automatic relationship tracking.
Utilize advanced editing tools for modifying existing data.
Easily toggle between various edit modes using intuitive single keystroke commands
Feature templates pre-define a feature object class, attributes, and spatial type. They also provide controls that may be used to prompt the user for attributes that may not be pre-defined.
Create and re-use feature templates for efficiency in digitizing.
Track data changes using markers including text descriptions and graphics.
Assign and locate markers for single features or groups of features using advanced filtering.
Track and comment on data changes through marker replies.
Projects are used by data administrators to manage workflows associated with source data and are used to track all changes to the database.
Projects can also include or refer to data sources and/or reports related to data within the coverage of a project.
Projects can be hierarchical proving means to manage sub-projects.
Within a spatial data enterprise source data can be partitioned to support various departments use without impacting the corporate database and improving data management.
Data partitioning removes redundancy. For example, topographic data can be managed on one usage, cadastral data on another, infrastructure data on another, etc.
Assign generalized representations to multiple usages.
Create relationships between representations on multiple usages to manage future updates.
Apply updates or remove representations of features.
Track updates made to representations with filter layers.
Create point-in-time representations of the database for future reference.
Allow for what-if scenarios without impacting source data.
Track and manage data workflows through the certification of features in CPD.
Automatically assign "Under Construction" statuses to new or modified feature object attributes and/or geometries.
Feature objects that are certified are assigned “Verified” status, which identifies that the features have undergone quality control and are ready for use by other applications.
Run validation checks to report geometries and attributes that does not comply with the corporate specifications. These reports provide hyperlinks to feature objects that fail validation tests.
Utilize advanced editing tools to repair feature object selections that share a common validation issue.