Volume objects provide easy and accurate volume data for stock piles and mining operation, and full geographic coordinate system
support enables users to work In their local geographic coordinate system
for better compatibility.
If you want to use latitude and longitude as your geographic coordinate system
, latitude will be represented by the horizontal lines on the map, and longitude by the vertical ones.
Assuming access to reasonably accurate paper boundary maps of the intended working area and the absence of pre-existing digital local-area maps, the six stages are: to (a) digitize and update existing paper maps, (b) join the digitized maps into a large-area map, (c) reference this large-area map to a geographic coordinate system
, (d) insert location landmarks of interest, (e) maintain the GIS, and (f) link it to other research databases.