The Cad Zone
Law enforcement officials who need to sketch a crime scene or an accident drawing might find The CAD Zone’s The Crime Zone and The Crash Zone law enforcement 3-D drawing applications highly useful. Besides including tutorial CD-ROMs, both Crime Zone and Crash Zone provide an easy-to-use “Start from Scratch” interface.
To begin working, one enters the desired scale and units of measurement for a drawing. The next step is to select a drag-and-stop interface tool and begin drawing. All drawings can be made to scale as long as the field measurements of a crime or crash scene are entered, and the vertical coordinate measurements are added.
Crime Zone and Crash Zone can import data directly from industry standard electronic or laser measuring equipment. If a department has this equipment, Crime Zone and Crash Zone can import the raw data and put the points the officer obtained into a new drawing that allows the artist to manage as many as 1,024 information layers.
It is possible that Crime Zone and Crash Zone could also be used for tactical planning and Homeland Security planning.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Police (03/04) Vol. 28, No. 3, P. 86; Davis, Bob .