A Tour of Copan Lite

Here's a quick tour of just some features of Copan for Windows.

Edit Point tool

A Copan coordinate file consists of a set of survey points. One way to add or edit points individually is via the Edit Point tool.

Copan has an Edit Point tool. A survey point has an ID number, numeric coordinates, and optional alphanumeric name, code and note fields.

A survey point has an ID number, numeric coordinates, and optional alphanumeric name, code and note fields. A particular code value can imply, via a given Codes Table, a description.

COGO tool

Individual coordinate geometry calculations are done using Copan's COGO tool.

Copan's COGO tool can calculate many things. For example, the corner angle at a point between two others.

For example, the corner angle at one point, between two others, is easily determined (along with two bearings and distances).

Copan's COGO tool can calculate many things. For example, the corner angle at a point between two others.

Multiple-Inverse tool

Multiple inverse calculations are done using Copan's Multiple-Inverse tool.

Copan has a nifty Multiple-Inverse calculation tool. Example shows graphic result of determining distances and offsets of points along and from a reference line.

For example, multiple distances and offsets of points, along and from a given reference line, are easily determined.

Copan has a nifty Multiple-Inverse calculation tool. Example shows graphic result of determining distances and offsets of points along and from a reference line.

Numerical results of calculations are displayed via a standard text editor.

Copan has a nifty Multiple-Inverse calculation tool. Example shows graphic result of determining distances and offsets of points along and from a reference line.

Field Data Processing tool

Multiple field observations are calculated using Copan's Field Data Processing tool. For example, a 3D loop traverse with side-shots, is easily entered.

Copan has a Field Data Processing tool. Example shows results of calculating a 3D loop traverse with side-shots.
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The traverse results calculated.

Copan has a Field Data Processing tool. Example shows results of calculating a 3D loop traverse with side-shots.

And new points saved.

Copan has a Field Data Processing tool. Example shows results of calculating a 3D loop traverse with side-shots.

Map Traverse Adjustment tool

Multiple bearing-and-distance values are analyzed using Copan's Map Traverse Adjustment tool. For example, a boundary loop traverse with curves, is easily entered.

Copan has a Map Traverse Adjustment tool. Example shows results of calculating a boundary traverse with curves.
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The traverse and curves results calculated.

Copan has a Map Traverse Adjustment tool. Example shows results of calculating a boundary traverse with curves.

And new points saved.

Copan has a Map Traverse Adjustment tool. Example shows results of calculating a boundary traverse with curves.

User Manual

The above is just a sample of what Copan can do. For a more thorough look at Copan's features, browse the on-line User Manual.