KeyOSC (‘Ordnance Survey Companion’) is an application providing an easy way to access Ordnance Survey mapping in AutoCAD, with detail increasing as you zoom in. KeyOSC also provides simple plotting tools to help you build scaled output, and rotated views linked to a north point.
KeyOSC connects to a spatial database to provide seamless mapping for the CAD professional, with performance akin to GIS systems. The maps loaded into AutoCAD can be used as a simple, transient overlay, supporting ‘GIS’ activities such as the analysis of road accident locations, or for a base map for your scheme design. When working with a 3D digital terrain model, MasterMap can be draped on the surface, and 3D buildings created from OS building height data.
KeyOSC enables MasterMap data, stored in an Oracle, SQL Server or PostGIS database, to be loaded within the AutoCAD environment. It can also interact directly with a range of corporate datasets and has the ability to connect to Web Feature Service (WFS) mapping such as viaEuropa. One Scotland Mapping Agreement (OSMA) members will have access to this service.
There are a number of features within KeyOSC Mapper that make putting engineering drawings together much quicker. The loading buffer feature is great for producing engineering drawings that cover a long length of road and is very quick and easy to use.
Seamless and fast access to MasterMap data within AutoCAD
Different levels of map detail can be loaded on-screen, or into any shaped area or along a length of road
Load In Area
Mapping can be loaded into specific areas based on any closed polyline. If you later require the area to be expanded you simply edit the boundary and the mapping is reloaded.
Work in 3D on your Digital Terrain Models
Use Ordnance Survey Terrain 5 data to quickly produce a surface model in AutoCAD Civil 3D. KeyOSC Mapper will automatically drape MasterMap onto the model and uses the Building Height data to create 3D buildings.
Load In Buffer
An alternative way of showing mapping is to show the mapping in a corridor or buffer zone, defined by drawing a centre line and setting an offset distance. You can choose exactly what level of detail is loaded into the buffer area, and the extents of the area can easily be changed as required.
The KeyGAZETTEER module supplied provides for you to quickly zoom to the start of a selected road or the intersection with another road. The mapping is automatically rendered on-screen.
GO Loader is the complete, easy-to-use solution for loading content delivered in Geography Markup Language (GML) into your Oracle (Spatial and Locator), SQL Server 2008 or database. Its unique ‘schema aware’ technology makes it different from any other tool on the market. All GML datasets come with an XML Schema, so just point GO Loader at the schema and it adapts itself to support the dataset.
Toggle Area Fills
Automatic loading of data can be controlled by the toggle area command. Save printing costs by setting the area fills to ‘off’.
Visual Style Support
KeyOSC Mapper supports (schema 9) visual styling including the ‘Standard’ OS MasterMap style, ‘Backdrop’, ‘Light’ and ‘Outdoor’, which has been designed for using maps in the open. We also continue to offer the ‘classic’ KeyOSC map styling enjoyed by customers for many years.
Plotting Tools and Utilities
Several plotting tools allow for the easy creation and orientation of viewports in which to show the mapping. In addition north symbols, scale bars and borders can easily be inserted into a layout or model view.
We offer the following recommended specification for the PC, which has been derived from the requirements for AutoCAD 2021 products, published by Autodesk.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it may be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
Supported operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)
Basic • 2.5-2.9 GHz processor
• 3+ GHz processor
Basic • 8 GB Recommended • 16 GB
1920x1080 with True Color
High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840x2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Should be supported by the application
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2017 or later and associated vertical products, such as AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, etc..
Please contact us for any further details.