In addition to its more general uses as a CAD program, ProCAD+ can read most of the map files produced by the Ordnance Survey.
The following file types can be imported:
(Northern Ireland versions are not currently supported.)
For all but the MasterMap type, files should be loaded into a copy of NTF_Blank, which contains the required symbols and other data. NTF files do not have their areas automatically filled with colour and/or symbols. This must be done by the user. The use of NTF files is described in Appendix G of the ProCAD+ manual.
The first six formats listed above display maps with the usual line and point data. DTM files can either be presented as a series of contour cross-sections or as an isometric carpet plot as shown here:
ProCAD+ can import the new MasterMap GML format. For the Independent Polygon version of the files, areas can be automatically filled with colour and/or symbols. Two samples at different scales of zoom are shown here.
(These two pictures show screen-shots from the results of loading the sample independent polygon MasterMap file downloaded from the OS web site into ProCAD+.)
MasterMap files should have a file type of DOS or Text and be loaded into a copy of Mmap_Blank, which contains not only the required symbols but a new palette, set to the recommended colours. Mmap_Blank can be found in the NTF directory. The ultimate choice of colours is made through the NTF_FCodes file as for NTF files and is user configurable. This is described in detail in Appendix G of the ProCAD+ manual, along with the choice of fonts etc.
You can import trial MasterMap files for yourself into the free demonstration copy of ProCAD+ available on this web site but you will not be able to save the results.
NOTE: The two sample MasterMap files available are self-extracting Zip files of 1.6 and 1.2Mbytes. When decompressed, these files are over 24Mbytes. They can either be decompressed on a PC or by David Pilling's SparkFS. The free copy of !SparkPlug will not do. Click here to find out about SparkFS.