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Forensic CAD Accident Reconstruction Software

IMS Map360

  

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IMS Map360 comes with three flexible and customizable workspaces, specially designed for the varying needs of different users.


Sketch mode provides a modern ribbon interface, with everything you need to import or enter forensic data and create a simple 2D or 3D diagram.


Advanced mode provides a modern ribbon interface with a fully-featured CAD program along with hundreds of additional forensic mapping tools.


Legacy mode provides an older style menus-and-toolbars interface that will be familiar to previous MapScenes Forensic CAD users.


Map360 is the most precise desktop forensic mapping software available in the world. This powerful and feature rich program provides Law Enforcement Professionals and Accident Reconstruction Specialists, like you, with confidence that the evidence they present is precise, compelling, and irrefutable.

Input evidence collected at a crash or crime scene using data from evidence collection software to create detailed and accurate diagrams. Seamless integration with Evidence Recorder software ensures accurate diagrams, enabling investigators to testify on specific "conditions and effects" of an incident with confidence.  Produce scaled diagrams for use in court, creating a strong visual case for the prosecution or defense. 


For times where you need to demonstrate what really happened by creating an animation, you can always continue directly with Map360 Animation Module included with the core program.

IMS Map360 - A Power Tool for accident reconstruction. The power you need, when it’s all on the line. Let’s talk about how you can achieve an unparalleled level of precision. It’s a lot easier than you may think.

Features

Vehicle Specifications Database

 

Scene Analysis tool contains the most recent vehicle specifications database which includes all 1971-2018 models.  

The vehicle specifications database is compiled by the Collision Investigation and Research Division of Transport Canada.

Selectable Evidence Markers

Increase productivity by select an Evidence Marker and the dialog will open for that corresponding point so you can easily update them.

Trajectory Cones

Draw 3D bullet trajectory cones from your measured trajectory rods, with a specified error tolerance and customizable layer and color properties.

Advanced Linetypes

Bring your drawing to life with realistic linetypes such as roadway lines, guard rails, and fences.

Training Videos

 View short guides on 'How To...' on or off line!  See the complete collection here.
 

Witness Viewpoints

 Configure views of your 3D scene to corroborate or disprove witness statements about what they could or could not see during the incident. 

AutoMAP Substitution Codes

 

Access field-coded parameters directly from your point descriptions and use them to control the Layer, Symbol, and other fields. (Previously available only in the Plotted Description field.) 

Evidence Integrity

Map360  creates a separate, protected database file for your measurement data.

Coordinate Calculations

In the forensic mapping software field, only Map360 can calculate coordinates from your raw data

Drawing Utilities

Map360 includes a number of utilities to speed up drawing tasks and enhance the final product.

True 3D Drawing and Analysis

Map360 features automatic surfaces, breaklines, cross-section/profiles, etc.

Scene Analysis Tools

Map360 accident reconstruction software includes calculators for a variety of crash reconstruction formulae.

Computer System Requirements

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System Requirements 


As of August 2018 a 32-bit version of Map360 will no longer be produced. 

64-bit demo download here


IMS Map360 operates entirely within the Windows operating system and has no hardware requirements over and above those of Windows itself, except as noted below.  


We suggest the following basic system as a minimum for efficient operation:  


Microsoft® Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (SP2), or Vista (SP1) 

For 64-bit operating systems, install the 64-bit version of IMS Map360. The 64-bit version runs slightly faster, and can use all available system memory to handle large drawing files (access up to approximately 4GB of RAM on 64-bit operating system.)


Intel® Pentium® 4 or comparable faster processor recommended 2 gigabyte (GB) of RAM minimum (4GB or more recommended) 


10 GB of free hard disk space recommended for typical installation 


1024 x 768 VGA or higher resolution, video adapter, and monitor 


Graphics card compatible with OpenGL Version 1.4 or higher 

A compatible video card is required for the 3D rendering, point cloud, and animation engines. 


Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device


Available USB port for the USB Security Key  


In order to use the data collector communication features, your system will also need an external RS-232 serial port or a USB connection for best performance with IMS Map360.  


In order to get printed output, you will require a printer or plotter configured to work in your Windows environment. We recommend obtaining the most up-to-date printer/plotter drivers from the manufacturer's Internet web site.  


Software Requirements:  

IMS Map360 is designed for use with Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (SP2), or Vista (SP1).  You will require administrative rights to install the software.  


Note for Windows 98, ME, NT Users: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP are no longer supported operating systems.

Frequently Asked Questions about Forensic CAD Drawing Software

Q. What makes IMS Map360 different from other drawing or CAD programs?

Many programs claim that they are a CAD system and depending on the definition used, it could be argued that they do indeed provide CAD functionality.  We can safely say we are a CAD system because we use a CAD engine at the core.  The CAD engine used in IMS Map360 is the same CAD engine we use in our professional grade Land Surveying and Civil Engineering products.  If our CAD engine is good enough for Land Surveyors and Engineers, it also meets the needs of our forensic customers. 

While historically CAD based products have been more difficult to use than less complicated sketching applications, our ambition with IMS Map360 was to make CAD drawing software easy for non-engineers to use.   

With the release of IMS Map360 1.3 and 2.0 later this year, you will begin to see our commitment to making CAD easy to use without sacrificing the accuracy, reliability, repeatability that only a TRUE CAD ENGINE can provide. 

Q. I’ve heard about your evidence integrity system, what is it exactly?

IMS Map360 creates a separate, protected database file for your hand entered, total station, and GNSS measurement data.  Downloaded files are backed up automatically and the multilayered structure of the database affords extra security for your data.  Any attempt to change point coordinates will result in a Point Protection warning and any changes made to point data are noted in the database.  For added security, your original data collector/ASCII file is never altered. 

IMS Map360 also backs up your previous drawing and database at every save, which allows you to recover from a corrupted drawing file if needed. 

Q. Can the user interface be customized?

IMS Map360 provides one program and a choice of 3 user interfaces from basic to advanced.  We also offer more customization options that any other program to fit individual’s needs to work more efficiently.  

Q. What type of data can I use with IMS Map360?

That’s easy, anything!  IMS Map360 can use manually entered data via baseline offset, imported ASCII point files, total station raw data for compatible formats, GNSS data, point cloud data, aerial imagery, online imagery, and more. 

For users using LTI QuickMap 3D, Leica Captivate, or Evidence Recorder, your data can be imported directly into IMS Map360 with no pre-processing necessary.

Q. I have a UAV system, how can I use the data with IMS Map360?

UAVs are becoming more mainstream in crash and crime reconstruction. IMS Map360 is one of the only forensic CAD programs that can import the high-resolution orthomosaic imagery in its entirety and optionally overlay the point cloud data derived from the imagery.  Imagery containing World information are also supported ensuring correct placement of your imagery without manual interaction from the user. This provides superior viewing of your data and no manual manipulation like other programs that may introduce human error.  

Q. What is IMS Map360 Core?

IMS Map360 Core is a stand along system.  It includes all the drawing, calculation, and analysis tools needed to complete 2D and 3D deliverables.  You can use data from any source except for point cloud data which requires the optional point cloud module.

Q. Do I need the animation and point cloud modules?

You only need the animation module if you want to create animations and you only need the point cloud module if you need to work with point clouds.  IMS Map360 Core is a standalone system and can be used with or without these optional modules.  

Q. Can you work with 2D and 3D data?

IMS Map360 allows you to work with either 2D or 3D data.   

There is a 2D drawing mode that can be used to “flatten” your drawing making 2D scene diagrams easier to complete.  This useful feature allows you to use 2D or 3D data and easily create a 2D drawing without thinking about the 3D world.  You can also quickly start a scene by using the built in Bing® maps support and trace over the image to create your diagram, or use many of the built-in tools like baseline offset or total station import to use measurements from a scene that has been previously captured. 

When you need to work in 3D, all the same commands and tools you use in 2D mode also work in 3D, so there are no new tools or workflows to learn.  Since IMS Map360 is based on a 3D CAD engine, we include many specialized CAD commands than allow you to create your own complex 3D objects.  IMS also includes a draw room tool that will help you create a 3D room and also support importing 3D models from many different sources. 

Q. Do you have any crash reconstruction calculators?

IMS Map360 includes calculators for a variety of crash reconstruction formulae, including speed, deceleration factor, kinetic energy, unit conversions, trigonometry, momentum (360° and in-line), and kinematics. 

For formulae requiring distance as an input, the distance can be typed manually or selected in the drawing.  Results can be copied from the drawing and pasted into your report and the Transport Canada Vehicle Specs Database is also included. 

Q. Do you include any crash and crime scene symbols?

IMS Map360 Forensic CAD Accident Reconstruction software includes over 7,000 symbols specific to crash and crime scene mapping.  Each symbol is represented in both colour and black and white versions and vehicle symbols are available for many makes and models. 3D models are included or can be imported.

Q. Do you have any field to finish mapping tools?

For total station and GPS users we developed Evidence Recorder field data collection software. It works on Windows Tablets, PCs or Windows Mobile devices.    Quickly capture data, attach photos and voice notes to reduce road closure times.  Allows 2D/3D viewing in the field to ensure you have everything before you leave the scene. 

Q. What is the cost of IMS Map360?

IMS Map360 Core: $1495 USD

IMS Map360 Animation Module: $1000 USD  

IMS Map360 Point Cloud Module: $7000 USD 

Evidence Recorder Software

Let's look at software that maps the scene as you take measurements with your total station or GPS.

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Need Point Cloud Software?

The IMS Point Cloud extension can handle an almost unlimited number of points and simplifies working with your point cloud data utilizing the powerful Leica Cyclone platform.


Create professional and accurate plan views for court exhibits and 3D diagrams to depict witness viewpoints, trajectory cones, etc. Easily add text, dimensions, symbols, images, trace building foot prints and much more.


IMS Map360 is also the only forensic software currently available that allows the import of a geo-referenced image (aka geo-TIFF), along with its corresponding world file. This allows the automatic scaling of the image based on the geo-information. As a result, there is no human error that can result from manual scaling of the images. This is very useful for when you want to use orthorectified imagery, imagery captured by UAS systems.


Another unique capability of IMS Map360 is the ability to display the geo-referenced image and point cloud simultaneously. This is extremely useful when creating drawings from the top down view. With the image displayed in the background, you can zoom into various parts of your scene and evidence with losing detail.


Find out more

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