Creating a New Hybrid Urban/Indoor Database

Define a new urban building database.

  1. Create a new database using one of the following workflows:
    • On the File menu, click New Database.
    • On the Standard toolbar, click the New Database icon.
    • Press Ctrl+N to use the keyboard shortcut.
  2. Under Type of new database, click Urban building database.
  3. Under Mode of operation, click Draw with bitmap in background.
  4. Under Material catalogue, browse to GlobalMaterialCatalogue.mcb1.
    Figure 1. The Select type of new database dialog.

  5. Click OK to close the Select type of new database dialog.
    The Coordinate System dialog is displayed.
    Figure 2. The Coordinate System dialog.

  6. Under Datum of coordinates, keep the default option, WGS 84 (World Geodetic System).2
  7. Under UTM or Geodetic, in the Zone Nr. field, enter an integer value of 11.3
  8. Click OK to close the Coordinate System dialog.
    The Default Values for New Buildings dialog is displayed.
    Figure 3. The Default Values for New Buildings dialog.

1 Project2_Hybrid_Urban_Indoor_Scenario\Database\GlobalMaterialCatalogue.mcb
2 This option is required for geo-referencing and not relevant to this example.
3 The Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) system describes a position on a map using a system of coordinates. For this example you can enter any zone number of your choice.