Starting a Job

Open GeoCadastre and select FILE-NEW which opens the Job settings window
Fill in the details as necessary

  1. Job Name is mandatory
  2. User Name & Company Name are arbitrary but once used will be the default values until they are changed manually
  3. Working Directory is not mandatory and will be inserted once the file is saved
  4. Control file can be added at the time real control is added
  5. Units - Metric is the default and USA an option. USA is only selected if the job is measured in US Survey Feet.
  6. Datum/Zone is selected from the dropdown menu which the program reads from the Projections File (selected below)
  7. Projection File will be selected from the installation folder, where the GeoCadastre.exe file resides

After setting the job up with these settings the next step is to add a parcel or parcels.
To do this select one of the available options - New Parcel in Plan in this example


  1. Insert Plan Name
  2. Insert Survey date which is important as the program uses this to establish the parcel accuracy
  3. Units - the options are Metres, Feet, Links & US Survey Feet
  4. Mid Bearings and Angle mode are only selected where appropriate (generally NT & WA)
  5. Plan description is optional but it is worth inserting.
  6. Extra Plan Attributes. Click to expose, attributes are relevant to Land XML & the NSW ePlan data model
  7. User ID is a free text field for operator use.
  8. Stated Ares - enter from the plan
  9. Tag is used arbitrarily for a parcel type
  10. Accuracy is added by the program (see (2) above ) and can be edited if required.
  11. Flags to set parcel as Historical, Compiled or Unclosed as appropriate.
  12. Parcel Description is useful to add notes in relation to the parcel which might have been revealed during data entry. It is not mandatory.
  13. Parcel Class is specific to Northern Territory
  14. Various tools for parcel manipulation
  15. Lines - exposes the Lines table where parcel boundary bearings & distances are input
  16. Angles Flag changes the Lines Table format for use where angles rather than bearings are used (West Australia)