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authors Nickerson, S.
year 1996
title CART, Report on a Computer Assisted Recording Tool
source Automation in Construction 5 (3) (1996) pp. 161-170
summary Unlike other areas of architecture which today rely heavily on computers, as-found recording is still in the paper age. The tools available, such as Computer Aided Drafting, are better suited to describing ideas than objects, and modern survey techniques are generally slow and expensive when applied to small architectural objects. This paper describes a synthesis between these tools that allows the high speed collection of points in a simple database which is then used to automatically generate a CAD model. The final result is a Geographic Information System with each object linked to one or more database tables.
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