Spatial Insights, Inc. has developed an easy to use, menu-driven application for extracting and appending GDT’s Dynamap 2000 data to form user-defined, seamless mapping project areas.

Using the application, GDT’s Dynamap 2000 data are extracted directly from CD-ROM, and data for multiple themes covering multiple states, counties and/or census Metropolitan Statistical Areas (CMSAs, PMSAs, MSAs) are appended in one operation.

The Dynamap Extract and Append application was developed in response to client-driven consulting projects that required the integration of Dynamap 2000 data covering multiple states or counties. “We found that the quality of the GDT data was unsurpassed, however the county-by-county packaging of the data left a lot to be desired. We were spending a great deal of time selecting and appending data to form contiguous project areas, and thought that an application that enabled the creation of seamless project areas in one operation directly from the GDT Dynamap 2000 CD-ROM datasets would be a real time saver”, said Don Segal, Spatial Insights President.

Over thirty specific themes, including census and postal geographic boundaries, roadway systems, and a comprehensive suite of infrastructure location and attribute data can be extracted and appended for any user-specified area. The application was developed using VisualBasic, and works with either MapInfo or ArcView format GDT Dynamap 2000 data.