3 Ways to Leverage Geographic Search Criteria in Munsys

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Getting bogged down in tedious searches can put a damper on a project. Having a variety of searching techniques in your toolbox can make all the difference. Better searches increase efficiencies and yield more targeted results.

When using Munsys, don’t restrict yourself to keyword searches—simplify the retrieval of data from your database by introducing geographic searches into your workflow.

Geographic search criteria, or GSC, refine searches by locating spatial objects from the database by their geographic location using polygons and other object definitions.

Here are three ways you can use GSC for better search results:

Add multiple polygons to a GSC
Creating a polygon boundary, of any shape, defined by more than two points to create a user-defined GSC. Add multiple polygons to boost queries when searching for data in multiple regions. Specifying a zone, or buffer, around a selected GSC will ensure you find all relevant information.


Buffered GSC

Create CAD objects from a GSC
Specifying settings to retrieve objects from the database as AutoCAD drawing objects allows you to store options in the registry eliminating the need to set them up each time a new Munsys session is started. If you need to provide your information to external parties, you can provide your Query Window with the data.


Example of a GSC created by Object

Use a GSC in your Munsys Export Administrator
Schedule regular exports per region. The buffer can also be used in the export routines.

Munsys 12 includes system GSC enabling users to access default extraction areas, such as “per suburb,” which helps with greater standardisation in system maintenance.

The next time you need to retrieve targeted spatial data, include a GSC in your workflow.

For more information, see Chapter 3: Querying Spatial Data in Munsys in the Munsys 12 User Concept Manual.