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Category: SurvCE / HowTos
Topic ID: 1141
Title: How To Use World Image File in SurvCE 5
Created: 0000-00-00Last modified: 0000-00-00

This is a short tutorial for creating and using an Aerial photo or image Topo map inside SurvCE 5.

  1. Click the link below to download and install XPortSetup.exe to your Desktop, or Laptop, computer. Carlson X-port
  2. Make a new folder in My Documents called Image Test.
  3. Then, right-click on the following link and save the file into the new Image Test folder. Sample
  4. Unzip the file we downloaded in Step #2. The file Sample contains an Image and World File: USGS100K.tif USGS100K.TFW
  5. Run Carlson X-port then click Tools / Image X-port to open up the Image Set Manager utility.
  6. Click the Open New / Existing Image Database button and navigate to the Image Test folder, which we created in Step #2 inside your My Documents folder.
  7. Once you're in the Image Test folder, Type the name USGS100, at the bottom. This will create a New .IDB file. Then, click the OPEN button.
  8. Click File. Then, click Open Image File and you should see the file USGS100K.tif displayed in the My Documents/Image Test folder. Left-Click the USGS100K.tif file to highlight the file. Then, click OPEN. A topo map image will be displayed on-screen. The world file should be automatically set for you, in our sample project. ***Please Note: If you need to view or change the World File; you can click the Tools pull-down. Then, click World File Editor. This will display your current values, and allow you to click Import World Files, if necessary.
  9. Click the Image Set pulldown then click Add Image to Set. Select the SurvCE Format. Then, click the Process Image button. After a few seconds, the blue, progress bar will become active. A message will state that the process is "Complete!". Then, you will be returned the Image Set Manager window.
  10. Exit the Image Set Manager, by selecting Exit, from the File drop-down.
  11. You should have 40 Bitmap image files and a file named USGS100.idb, in your My Documents/Image Test folder.
    1. Make a subfolder on a removable, USB thumbdrive, called Image Sample {It won't work without copying all the bitmap Image files and the *.IDB file into a Subfolder on the Compact Flash Card}
    2. Copy all of the files into the subfolder on the USB thumbdrive {It is not necessary to use the original TIF or JPEG or TFW, just the new images we created in Step #7 and the new *.IDB database file}
    3. Plug the USB thumbdrive into the Data Collector
  12. Launch the SurvCE program on you data collector. Then, start a new job.
  13. Tap the Map Icon in the Upper right.
  14. Tap on the Tools drop-down and select Image Overlays.
  15. Check the box for Display Image, and check the box for Save Image Boundary Points.
  16. Tap Change Image Database. Then, browse to the file we copied to the USB drive, in the Subfolder Image Sample.
  17. Highlight USGS100.idb, and tap the green checkmark to select that file.
  18. Tap the green checkmark, again, to load the file.
  19. Now tap the Zoom Extents icon in the upper left and you should see the Image onscreen.
  20. If you need to turn off the image you can go back into the Map Screen / Tools / Image Overlays, and uncheck the box for Display Image.

Using a World Image in SurvCE 5.pdf