WinBatch is a set of tools that allow you to automatically check, correct and enhance your mapping data. Basically, you create and execute scripts that perform a set of functions on one or more of your map data files. These scripts are created using an interactive menu, and then run in the background without any further user interaction.
For example, a WinBatch script was used in the graphic above to:
- Load the existing data file
- Hang & Clip driveways to roads and buildings
- Hang & Clip sidewalks to buildings and driveways
- Place Spot Heights on tops
- Change contour lines in obscured areas from solid to dashed
- Change symbol rotations from model to final map tile rotations
- Erase inside buildings
- Generate contour annotation on index contours
- Erase contour lines under text
- Store the edited data file under a new name
You can spend less time on manual data capture and editing, because WinBatch script files make it easy to check and standardize your vector data before exporting it to CAD or GIS systems.
Frequently used WinBatch functions include: