With some survey instruments and data loggers, it can be time consuming to add comma codes and dimensions. It is much easier to append all the information about a point to the code using a space character as a delimiter. There are a few code import conventions supported by n4ce.
The first code import convention is None. This states that the code is simply the code and that if any comma codes have been added to the code, they use a known character to separate them from the main point code.
The second code import convention is AiC (Dim Labels). This states that the first string is the code and that the second and subsequent strings represent comma codes and dimensions. Each dimension is represented by a pair of strings, the first giving the dimension name and the second the dimension value. If there are an odd number of strings following the point code, the first of these are the comma codes that are to be assigned to the point. Look at the two examples of code strings given below.
TR01 S 5.0 R 0.5
TR01 X S 5.0 R 0.5
Both would assign a code of TR01 to the point. They would also both assign dimensions of S=5.0 and R=0.5 to the point. However, the second would also assign a comma code of X, to the point and the code would be displayed as TR01,X in n4ce.
The third code import convention is AiC (No Dim Labels). This is very like the above except that the names of the dimensions are not stated. Instead, n4ce will assume a name of I1 for the first dimension, I2 for the second and so on. The lack of dimension names means that whether there are an odd or even number of strings following the point code is irrelevant. For this option, it is assumed that if the first string contains alphabetic characters, it is the string of comma codes. If it does not, it is the first dimension. Again, look at the two examples of code strings given below.
TR01 5.0 0.5
TR01 X 5.0 0.5
These codes would have the same effect as the codes given in the previous option except that the dimensions would be I1=5.0 and I2=0.5.
The fourth code import option is GeoSite. Several users define codes in the field using the GeoSite format. This is very like the previous option. The only difference is that when wishing to start a new string, the comma code used is always S rather than the N normally used in n4ce.