The CAD-Scan Connection

Geology

Geology


The CAD-Scan Connection works closely with geologists.  The most common issues we  address are converting maps into digital format and archiving/preservation of maps.

  • DIGITAL CONVERSION -- Our experience and know-how, along with sophisticated software, allow us to provide you with unique solutions and lots of options regarding "paper-to-digital" conversion.  We commonly, convert oversized paper topographic maps and aerial photographs into a raster format (TIFF, JPG) that can be used as base maps for plotting GIS data. We also perform autovectorization, where scanned drawings become fully CAD oriented (editing not included), to CAD-perfect drawings (editing, layered, scaled and quality controlled).   One common use of this technology is to convert paper contour maps  into vectorized maps that represent the information in 3-D.  We also have an "in between" solution that may be of particular interest to your needs; we create hybrid solutions (raster and vector files layered together in a CAD format) that, not only can save in time, but save in cost.  These CAD files (.DWG, .DXF) can be imported into Geographic Information Systems programs  (ArcGIS, GIS Design Server, Map 3D, plus other specialized programs). The CAD-Scan Connection is are a member of ESRI;  therefore, we can easily bridge old drawings directly into ArcGIS.  For more examples click on "CAD Services"  located in the left margin followed by clicking on the "GIS Examples."


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  • ARCHIVING / PRESERVATION  -- We recognize how precious maps can be, particularly the very early ones.  For this reason, scanning and preserving them on to CDs become important.  We meet this task by making sure the integrity of the maps is kept.  The data is stored in a .tif uncompressed file format (it has a long shelf life and there is no data loss); however, other formats are available.  Also, the  data is stored on "write-once" CDs, thereby creating a "master file."  Note: 1 CD can hold over 1,000 drawings.  All your paper drawings now can be safely stored (protected from fire or flood hazards) in a secure place, while a second set of CDs can be easily available as a working copy at your desk--or carry them in your brief case.  These raster files can be viewed in most computer programs (i.e., "Illustrator," "Corel Draw," "Acrobat Reader," "Adobe PhotoShop," "Imaging," etc.).  (PDF file format available.) For more information, click on "Archiving"  located in the left margin.




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Contact us

1111 Riverside Ave. Ste 405
Paso Robles, CA 93446
From 8:30 to 4:30

Phone/Fax: (805) 237-9347
Email: info@cadscanconnection.com