The "Image Importing" section of this report demonstrates the tools associated
with creating and populating an image theme. This tool was primarily designed to
act as a method of storage of project information as related to spatial locations. It
also has project management applications. In the reconnaissance phase of a project,
images of gauge locations, aerial photographs, and site conditions are useful in
planning. This tool allows these images to be stored in the database and later
recalled for plotting, presentations, and analysis with the field data. Another
application of this tool would be to incorporate images in the management of a
construction or dredging project. As the project progresses, images can be stored
and spatially tagged documenting all aspects of the construction. Construction
drawings and other descriptive information can be stored on other themes.
Adding and Deleting Image Locations
To create an image location, assure that the photograph theme is active, and
click on the Add/Delete Image Tag Locations tool (Figure 4-1). The user is
prompted to add or delete an image location (Figure 4-2).
Choose Add A Location and click OK. Click the specific
location on the map for importing images. After clicking the
desired location, the user is prompted to enter a description
for the location (Figure 4-3). After entering the description,
the user is asked whether to import images now (Figure
4-4). Choose Yes to import image files and refer to the
adding, deleting, and viewing image files section for
details. Choose No to add more locations.
tag locations tool
If a photograph theme has not been created, no
theme should be active. If no theme is active, HyPAS will prompt to select theme or
create theme (Figure 4-5). To create a photograph theme, choose Create Theme
and enter a theme name (Figure 4-6).
Chapter 4 Image Importing