Quickmap 3D Overview
Quickmap 3D (QM3D) field data collection software gives investigators the flexibility needed for crash and crime scene mapping. It’s a simple yet powerful program that easily integrates with LTI laser devices and mapping accessories. This program was specifically designed to be easy to operate, requiring minimal training.
Collect and store data points electronically and easily transfer them to your PC or view calculations, such as distances between points, right in the field. You can even upload a custom "pick list" of commonly used descriptions from your PC to quickly identify measurement points in the field, such as curb, light pole or other landmarks.
Work with a live map display with touch screen and the ability to quality check your data as you go. QuickMap 3D can accommodate every situation investigators encounter by offering 3 mapping techniques. Check out how these mapping methods work and about other key features.
Baseline Offset Method
This method requires you to walk a straight line from one end of the scene to the other, taking all shots at a right angle to each feature. You can use just a laser without the need of an angle encoder.
Range Triangulation Method
This method requires you to identify two known control points where you will have a clear line of sight. Then to map each feature, you simply occupy it and shoot a distance to both control points. You can use just a laser without the need of an angle encoder.
Radial with Angle Method
This method allows you to collect multiple points from one occupied point using a single angular reference. Simply set up in a safe position and rotate the laser toward any feature to position it. The LTI MapStar TruAngle is required and a prism pole is recommended.
Review Point Data
You can easily review point detail, the coordinates and notes associated with each collected data point. This feature can give you more confidence that the point you measured is the correct one before you leave the site.
The software also allows you to edit, review the raw measurements taken for each point, and view all the data taken in a tabular format.
Helpful Tips & Reminders
QuickMap 3D was designed for non-surveyors. This is why our software offers help screens for each mapping method that explains the meaning of all the icons/buttons. Helpful reminders also are displayed throughout the program, for example, after setting the control points. The reminders vary and depend on the mapping method you are working with.
Saving Data & Creating Reports
At any time that you have a file open, QM3D can generate a variety of reports that can be easily transferred into an array of CAD-based drawing programs.
Once you sync your PocketPC device to your desktop, you can export all your collected points in the following formats: (*.txt), (*.csv), (*.dxf), (*.raw), (*.bmp - in both small and large files).