Process 2
Loading the spatial data into SAM / SAE
This is an existing process in SAM.

Each time SAM is installed on a PC there is a once off configuration required to point SAM at the temporary work area.

After that, each time SAM is run it will go to the Temporary Work Area and read the data held in that location. This facilitates the upgrade production process by saving time and reducing errors.

During the configuration process, each theme is identified as being:
• Not in Upgrade
• UTIL
• OLDDCDB
• NEWDCDB
• OLDDCDB_PNT
• NEWDCDB_PNT
• PROPOSEDCAD
• PROPOSEDUTIL

Also, the type of reader SAM is to use is nominated, as well as the directory or database connection parameters to the spatial themes is configured once and remembered for subsequence use.