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Training in digitization technologies

- Can you play the violin?
- Don’t know, I have never tried...

Well, nobody takes this old joke seriously when speaking about playing, but it’s not all that simple for software. There is always an illusion that it can be learnt by means of user guide reading or in the hit-and-miss fashion.

Experts say that most users utilize only 15-20% of abilities provided even by popular software packages such as MS Word and the likes, let alone special-purpose applications, like our vectorizer.

All the more so, as ET interface differs from one of conventional graphical packages. Why? We started with standard decisions but have been improving them for already 20 years. An oversimplified interface in a vectorizer makes no more sense than a bicycle handle bar in a racing car. So, don’t take it amiss – the package looks strange first, and it takes some efforts to learn how to use all the advantages of this powerful software.

Let us put the question straight up – how will you pay off the cost of training?

First, you WILL NOT WASTE time (and therefore money!) for self-tuition.

Second, you will get consistent ideas about interaction of different components of the package, and that is critically important. Time and again, we considered suggestions to turn different modules of Easy Trace into individual products. But the package efficiency is ensured by orchestration of all its subsystems.

Third, and perhaps most important, you will get the benefit of our knowledge in working methods accumulated during many years of package development and use.

It is not uncommon that only by project completion one sees in what way the work could be done faster were it better organized and fulfilled with more suitable technologies. Optimal approaches to different tasks are hard to describe even in a long article but easy to show and explain on the fly.

Training program

  1. Goals and objectives of digitization. Difference of resulting vector data from standard data presentation in geoinformation systems.
  2. Main components of Easy Trace.
  3. Cartographic raster materials. Scanning requirements to be met to minimize the cost of digitization.
  4. How to deal with low-quality scans. Methods of image improvement for subsequent digitization.
  5. Image georeferencing and geometry correction.  Assembling of the image coverage.
  6. Automatic grid recognition and total image correction by all its cells.
  7. Subject layers. Methods of subject image extraction and preparing.
  8. Use of vector data for image partition. Why the grid should be digitized first.
  9. «Thin» and «thick» images, there purpose and digitizing technique.
  10. Automatic tracing. Processing of «dense» vector data. What is wrong with early optimization of vector lines?
  11. Tools for manual digitization and editing.
  12. Breakup joining, vector filtering, and editing of «dense» lines.
  13. Means for systematic inspection of vector data shape and connectivity.
  14. A group of utilities for automatic recognition of vector objects, their functionality and application methods.
  15. Use of selected objects for vector data simplification.
  16. Topological correction of connection points in «dense» lines, and why it can not be done later.
  17. Line form optimization. Object dividing into groups.
  18. Methods of quick check up and correction of digitized objects’ shape.
  19. Restoration of topological connectivity after line form optimization.
  20. A group of utilities for topology control and correction, their functionality at automatic digitization.
  21. Automatic digitization of dot lines.
  22. Polygonal coverage assembling. Methods of check up and correction of the coverages.
  23. Attributive data input. Methods of automatic input and check up of attributes.
  24. Use and setup of qualifiers. Ways to simplify attributive data input and validity check.
  25. Relief contour lines. Special features of image preparing.
  26. Automatic digitization of contours and data preparing for input of elevation values.
  27. A group of utilities for relief processing. Tools of isolinear structure inspection. Use of objects from other layers for check of the relief structure.
  28. Automatic input of elevation values. Automatic and manual Z-tools, application methods.
  29. Coverage assembling from many sheets; automation means.
  30. Automatic optimization of topologically connected vector coverages.
  31. Data export and import to/from different geoinformatic systems.
  32. Easy Trace project, its purpose, features, and role in collective work.
  33. Project management. Effort estimate and project planning.
  34. Methods of project partition and assembling.
  35. Performance record and operator labor compensation.

Training is based on materials provided by the customer.

Training may be provided at our office (Ryazan, Russia), or we may travel to your place.

In the former case, we will send you the invitation latter, book rooms, and provide transfer from the airport.

The price is contractual. Contact us!