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Geodetic UI

Geodetic Setup - Wizard


  • It is possible to define the Geodetics when a new Project is created for both Qimera and Qinsy, or also from the Qinsy Console if using Qinsy.  In Qimera, this is only done during the project creation stage.
  • The Create Project dialog has a common look and feel between Qinsy and Qimera, but the lower section of the dialog where Geodetics are configured varies slightly.  This is done in order to accommodate different workflows that existed in the two products prior to the creation of the new Geodetic Interface.

  • The start up experience for Qimera allows for very simple configurations to be chosen, such as
    • Automatic selection of a projection once files are added
    • Selection of a single coordinate reference system where a transformation is not required
    • Creation of a Full Geodetic Configuration, including definition of transformations
  • The Qinsy start up experience uses the Overview Wizard exclusively to provide the full advanced configuration option, the other options are hidden.

Qimera Project Setup

Qinsy Project Setup

Full Geodetic Configurations

  • When the Geodetic User Interface is run, it is possible to define the Geodetics in four ways:
    • Option 1. Importing a WKT file
    • Option 2. Select a Predefined Geodetic Setup
    • Option 3. Use the Geodetic Wizard
    • Option 4. Use the detailed overview
  • The first three options are quickly explored in this document.  The 4th option is covered in the reference manual.

Option 1. Importing a WKT file

  • When a WKT file is created or available, it is possible to import this
  • Select 'Load' and select 'Load Configuration from File'
  • Windows File Explorer will pop up where the user needs to select the WKT file
  • The user will be prompted to save the configuration as a user-defined configuration, which allows for easy re-use later through the main drop down selection menu available on the project setup dialog.  In other words, the user will not need to always re-import the WTK file
  • When the WKT file is selected, the Geodetic User Interface will automatically extract the info that is available

Option 2. Select a Predefined Geodetic Configuration

  • Select 'Load' and select 'Load Predefined Configuration'
  • A pop-up window will appear where the user can select the configuration to be used

Option 3. Using the Geodetic Wizard

  • When the Guided Setup (wizard) is used, the user needs to define at least the Project Coordinate Reference System (1).  The Input Geographic CRS and Transformation are optional.
  • When the user wants to transform from a different Input CRS (2) to a Projected CRS (1), then also a transformation (3) needs to be selected.
  • Various workflows are supported, for example:
    • If you will use an EPSG defined transformation, you can select this from the transformation search, the input geographic CRS will be updated based on the transformation
    • If you will make a custom transformation, you can select the input geographic CRS and click the transformation Edit Button to define the transformation

  • It is possible to define the Project CRS in three ways:
    • Using the Drop down menu, and selecting the wanted CRS
    • Using the Edit button, and it is possible to define the complete CRS
    • Using the Search button, and it is possible to search for the CRS in the Detailed Overview
  • The Drop down menu is meant for searching for CRS where you know part of the name, or the EPSG code

  • The Search button will launch a dialog that provides extra control over text search, and also a world map that gives an indication of the bounds of any given CRS

  • When the project CRS is defined trough the 'Edit' button, the following screen will appear:
    1. Composite CRS: This is the name of the CRS that is used
    2. Geographical CRS: Same as Composite CRS, it will show the name and EPSG code of the selected CRS
    3. Map Projection: How the data is projected
    4. Engineering CRS: Same as Local Construction Grid previously
    5. Vertical CRS: Used Geoid for vertical calculations
    6. Survey Units: Possibility to define the survey units