GSMCAD is a Windows 3.1 and Windows 95-compatible computer program that combines the functions of the GSMAP and GSMEDIT programs and is output-compatible with ARC/INFO. Its primary function is digital compilation of geologic maps. It is intended to greatly increase the ease of use, capabilities, and speed of editing GSMAP format files, and to implement a reasonably seamless connection to the ESRI ... ARC/INFO geographic information system programs. In addition to files necessary to run GSMCAD, the installation also includes copies of GSMUTIL.EXE (DOS utilities for manipulating GSMAP database files), GSMGIS.EXE (DOS program to convert between GSMAP format and various GIS formats), and HPGLUTIL.EXE (DOS utility for registering HPGL plots to basemaps in pen plotters). Sample AML (ARC macro language) programs are included that can be run from within ARC/INFO to convert the ARC generate files exported by GSMCAD to ARC/INFO coverages, and to create colored geologic maps from those coverages.
[Summary provided by the USGS.]