Thursday, January 11, 2018

GTViewer for Windows version 15 Beta #3 is Available for Testing

GTViewer for Windows Version 15 Beta #3 is available for testing.

Most of the updates in Beta #3 are fixes and refinements to the new features.  There was also several adjustments to initial dialog placements and adjusting dialogs that have been moved off the screen.

Toolboxes now use a better method for storing their previous locations.  If you already have toolboxes placed, you may have to reposition them one time to use the new location manager.

----------------------- - 01/11/18

- CHG - #7895 - The Custom Detail URL have been changed to default to system 
coordinates (to match GTViewer for iOS/Android) and masks default off.  New Actions (locate0, loc0, locate1, and loc1) have been added to default the coordinate system mode.

- NEW - #7914 - All Child Dialogs that can get offscreen are now checked and moved back onto the screen if necessary.

- FIX - #7915 - The Close All Toolboxes command was causing problems when GTViewer exited.

- FIX - #7916 - Fixes to the ToolBox auto layout when turning new toolboxes on.

- FIX - #7917 - The Display Control, Draw Text, Draw Dimension, and Draw Symbol    dialog will now check to see if it is off screen and adjust itself if necessary.  They will also remember last location.

- FIX - #7918 - Drawing Info dialog (used for measure, drawing, etc.) had the mode
name cut off, so it has been moved to the dialog instead of being in the titlebar.  The Onscreen adjustments have also been made.

- FIX - #7919 - When switching Modes, the Dimension dialog would not turn off.

- FIX - #7927 - The Feature/Component tab would not show the correct selected item on startup (but would after a fresh of the listview).

- FIX - #7930 - Display Control did not select the correct Feature or Feature/Component items when the dialog first displayed.

- FIX - #7931 - Display Control is now canceled if you change active view. Otherwise, it is confusing which view it goes with.

- FIX - #7932 - Display Control was not updating the Feature and Feature/Component items in the list as you zoomed in or out.

- FIX - #7933 - Fix for Hidden tabs in the Display Control Dialog.

- FIX - #7934 - Display Filter Dialog will now adjust to screen if necessary.

GTViewer Data Server version is Available

GTViewer Data Server version is available.  This update contains a fix for the Photo Upload functionality.  If you are capturing photos, you will need to upgrade to this version.

----------- - 12/19/17

- FIX - #7928 - Problem with ElectGas demo data where some zip files had more than one file in them.

- FIX - #7929 - Image posts were creating a record in the Web App Data, but it wasn't valid or needed, so it has been removed.

GTData is Available

GTData version is available.

There hasn't been a new installation for GTData in some time, so this is really just a roll-up of all internal changes to the core.  There are only two fixes listed, but there were more changes.   It was also difficult to get the newer fixes distributed without a setup.   The installation itself has changed in that it uses a newer version of InstallShield and doesn't try to install any components like MDAC or C++ Runtimes anymore.  There are too many different combinations, so those components will be installed as needed by the user.

----------- - 01/11/18

- FIX - #7850 - GTStyleMgr - Update to error message for Update file and also display Update File in header info.

- FIX - #7913 - GTFont - The -b2a flag was not working when there were Style Origins.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

GTViewer Data Server version is Available

GTViewer Data Server version is available.  This update only contains fixes for using an encrypted users.ini file.

----------- - 12/13/17

- FIX - #7921 - The encryption for the users.ini file was not accounting for spaces at the beginning of the encrypted strings.

- FIX - #7923 - The encryption for the users.ini file was ignoring entries that began with a comment token (#) in the encrypted strings.

Friday, October 20, 2017

GTViewer Data Server version is Available

This version of the GTViewer Data Server is the last 3.0 version.  The next release will be version 4.0 and will include a Web Service Interface and a modular user-authentication assembly.

----------- - 9/28/17

- NEW - #7882 - Additional Logging added to Post Image functionality.

- NEW - #7905 - Projects are now validated on the file level (as defined in Project Manifest).

- FIX - #7906 - Fixes for scenarios when requests were made to invalid or non-existent project request.

- NEW - #7907 - Additional Logging for Invalid Project request or non-existent project requests.

----------- - 4/11/17

- FIX - #7864 - Updates to correct problems with UTF8 characters from being lost in redline posts.

- FIX - #7865 - Fixes to logging to show more detailed information when posting data to GTShare for Logging Level 7.

----------- - 2/28/17

- NEW - #7843 - Project Info File is now supported to provide additional information to apps using the server.

----------- - 2/20/17

- FIX - #7823 - GTWebGetProjects would not return a valid response if no projects were created.

- NEW - #7825 - GTShare Redlines can now be managed as a Web App or in SQL Server.

- NEW - #7832 - Support for Encrypted records.

- NEW - #7838 - Support for SQL Server Tracking added (to match GTWeb).

- NEW - #7839 - All GTShare functionality now delivered with the GTViewer Data Server.

GTech Loader version is Available

GTech Loader version

----------- - 9/14/17

- FIX - #7903 - Fixes to Dimension Labels showing "-0" instead of the correct label.

----------- - 9/8/17

- FIX - #7900 - Changed all files created by the export and read by GTViewer to use ISO-8859-1 character encoding.

----------- - 8/31/17

- FIX - #7896 - Tabular Records were not supporting foreign language characters(umlauts, accents, etc.).  These were filtered out after #7792 when all non-printable characters were removed.

Supported Versions of iOS and Android for GTViewer

These versions change frequently, but the currently supported versions of iOS and Android for GTViewer are shown below.

The current version of GTViewer for iOS is 3.0.70.

Supported versions of iOS are 9.0 to Current (which is 11.0.3 as of this post).

Support for iOS 8.0 has been dropped.

The current version of GTViewer for Android is 3.0.23.

Supported versions of Android are 4.4 (KitKat) to Current (which is 8.0.0 Oreo as of this post).

Support for Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) is available but Web Apps and Data Collection are not supported (because required functionality to support them is not provided until Android 4.4).

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GTech Loader version is Available

GTech Loader version

----------- - 7/27/17

- FIX - #7894 - Stroking Complex Geometry option was failing when element was a simple shape elements (Type 103)

Friday, July 14, 2017

GTViewer for Windows Version 15 Beta #2 is Available

GTViewer for Windows Beta #2 is available for testing.

Most of the updates in Beta #2 are fixes and refinements to the new Display Manager (formerly called the Display Control Dialog).  New functionality includes the ability to disable (remove) one or more of the tabs it provides or disable the Display Manager altogether.  You can also disable the old Display Filter Dialog if you no longer wish for it to be used (these settings are all made in the .GTM file).  Fixes to the Display Manager include remembering the dialog's location, sort column, sort direction, selected category filter.

This update contains new functionality including the Custom Detail URLs.  This feature allows you to add URL style values to your attribute data that will act like a hyperlink to files or locations in the data (geographic or detail view, preset, raster, range or center/scale).  These can be used without any configuration of feature links.

A new InstallShield Setup is now being used and updates to the Sample Dataset are now provided (sample data in Beta #1 did not work correctly).  Sample Data was also moved from the Product directory to the AppData directory.

The first round of Documentation updates (in GTViewer.doc) have been provided, but most documentation and Help File updates will be in Beta #3.

If you wish to begin testing with Beta #2, please contact support.

----------------------- - 07/13/17

- FIX - #7869 - Opening a .GTX file with a Passcode using the Open Last option could cause problems.

- FIX - #7870 - GTField Edit dialog now clears memory when exiting.

- NEW - #7876 - Support for inline Detail File definitions with Custom Detail URL in Attribute Info dialog.

- NEW - #7877 - Added support for active URLs in Attribute Info with AllowUrlInAttrInfo entry in Additional Properties.

- NEW - #7878 - Now closes all Attr Info dialog when their corresponding View closes.

- FIX - #7879 - Display Control Dialog would cause a problem if you canceled dialog with X and then exited GTViewer.

- FIX - #7880 - Using OK or Cancel on Display Control dialog did not depress the toolbar icon.

- FIX - #7884 - Where Am I functionality was not allowing token commas in expressions.

- FIX - #7885 - Toolbox buttons would sometimes not fit in their dialog exactly on
screens with high or low DPI.

- FIX - #7886 - Display Control Dialog will now remember its last position.

- NEW - #7887 - Ability to disable specific tabs on the Display Control Dialog in the .GTM file.

- NEW - #7888 - Ability to disable the Display Filter Dialog in the .GTM file.

- FIX - #7889 - Make toolbar buttons for all non-mode commands and redline commands d                disabled when no document is open.

- NEW - #7890 - The Locate XY dialog will now support the Custom Detail URL strings.

- FIX - #7891 - Sort Columns, Sort Direction, and Category Filter not saved in Display Manager.

- CHG - #7893 - Sample Data moved to AppData directory.

----------------------- - 05/08/17

- NEW - #7763 - Query Index support for Exact Match and Begins with at a prompt level for most Queries.

- NEW - #7767 - Display Control Manager Added.

- FIX - #7777 - Placing a Redline Symbol where style rules are present for the 
Session Category could cause a style to be incorrectly applied to the redline symbol.

- NEW - #7784 - Double Click on Point Count item in Attribute Info Element tab 
will copy the point list to the clipboard.

- NEW - #7785 - The Ctrl-Shift-C on the Attribute Info Element tab will copy the 
selected element to the Session Category.

- NEW - #7803 - Support for SymbolMask in Style Definition.

- NEW - #7835 - HighlightModes 3 and 4 added to Query to draw box instead of 

- FIX - #7844 - Exporting UDLS definitions to ASCII would set Style to -1 for default which is not a valid input when reading in the file.

- FIX - #7866 - The token was not processing the expression correctly for right mouse menu.

- FIX - #7867 - For opening GTW files, the Style Name map was not initialized.

- FIX - #7869 - Opening a .GTX file with a Passcode using the Open Last option could cause problems.

- FIX - #7870 - GTField Edit dialog now clears memory when exiting.

GTech Loader version is Available

GTech Loader version

The last couple of incremental versions of the GTech Loader are delivered with the complete seed directory and sample scripts.  The installation of the GTech Loader app is provided under the Installations directory.   This version also includes documentation updates.

----------- - 6/27/17

- FIX - #7883 - If you add the same Feature twice to the same group, the duplicate would get lost because the name already existed.  Will now make the name unique when adding.

----------- - 4/3/17

- FIX - #7858 - For graphic text elements, the Unicode to Multibyte conversion was not correctly mapping some characters like the Degree symbol.

----------- - 3/23/17

- NEW - #7846 - Some support for Dimension Elements (Simple and Orthogonal).

- NEW - #7851 - Additional stub sections are provided in the template GTechData.gtm file for [Query Info], [Filter Presets], and [Additional Properties]

- NEW - #7854 - Stroke Complex Geometry option on Feature Edit form.

----------- - 2/08/17

- FIX - #7828 - 3D Geometries that specified an orientation point, but did not provide the point were causing an error.

----------- - 2/08/17

- NEW - #7827 - Debug Mode added to Settings page.  Adds additional details to the logfile.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beta version of GTViewer 15 is Available!

GTViewer for Windows version 15 is ready for Beta Testers. If you would like to try the new GTViewer, please contact support.

It has been a while since a major version of GTViewer for Windows has been released.  This delay has mostly been because the demand from customers has been focused on updates and enhancements to GTViewer for iOS and Android.  Nevertheless, there have been 53 incremental versions of GTViewer since version 14 was released.

GTViewer Version 15 has several fixes and many enhancements.  The major ones are listed below.

  • Session Manager – If you have several sessions open at one time, you now get a Session Manager dialog when you exit.  It will show you all sessions that are currently open, their status (saved/not saved), and lets you flip between them so you can identify which one is which. You can dismiss sessions by saving them or not, or you can dismiss them all with one button press. You can also get to the Session Manager from File/Session Manager.

  • Display Control Dialog – This new feature is a replacement for the Display Filter dialog used to control which features are displayed in the active view.  The original Display Filter dialog is not going away, but you will now have an alternative. The new Display Control dialog no longer does anything with Filter Ids.  Its primary tab uses the Feature/Component model used by many of the Add-On applications to turn features on and off. A Category tab is provided to toggle Categories on an off so you can easily just work with Categories (which many users do). The Preset tab from the Display Filter has been moved over, and a new tab for Display Toggles has been added so that you can use Toolbar style Display Toggles as a standard part of the display controls. Display Toggles turn on/off a select set of features whereas a Preset sets the whole set of features to a preconfigured display setting. The new Display Control dialog is also non-modal, so you can do stuff in the view and leave it up (something the Display Filter cannot do).

  • Line Style Rendering - In the past there were some problems with dashed lines and User-Defined Linestyles when you had certain types of Arcs. This has all been resolved (finally after15 major versions!).  The overall appearance of dashed lines has been improved as well.

  • Query Indexes – If you have a Locate Query that takes a long time to run, you can now add
    Indexes that should significantly improve performance.

  • Locate Query Highlight Modes – For a Locate Query, you can now choose between Persistent Highlight, Non-Persistent Highlight (new), Persistent Box (new), and Non-Persistent Box (new). 

  • Reload Command – This feature is found under File/Reload and will be useful to those who setup or configure the data.  It will save redlines (if any), close the session, then reopen it and reload any changes you made to the configuration files.
  • GPS Tracking – GPS tracking will now work more efficiently when you have multiple datasets open and you want to track in all of them.

  • API Enhancements - New functionality from GTViewer has been exposed to the External Applications so they can now do things like Preset Building and Finding Features by Key or Type.  A Find Feature app has been added using this.  The QueryBuilder and ToolTipBuilder both have a new Find Feature command so you don’t have to start from a selected feature anymore.

The GTViewer Add-On Applications have also been updated and new ones have been added as well.

Query Builder

The Query Builder is used to interactively create a Query Definition file inside GTViewer. The biggest new feature in this update is that you can do a Feature Search (by Filter Id, Feature, or Feature/Component) and it will locate a feature to start the Query Builder.  Before you had to select a feature of the type you wanted to create a query for to start the process (which was sometimes hard to do). There are a few more features added to the Query Builder to support new functionality in the Queries, like new Highlight Modes, and updates to the Feature Selection dialog was also updated (to match the one in the Dynamic Graphics interface).

Tooltip Builder

The Tooltip Builder is used to create Feature Tooltip definitions to display specified information when you hover the mouse over a feature.  It has been updated with the same Feature Search functionality that the new Query Builder has, so you can now either select a feature in the graphics to start it or do a feature query. Feature Selection dialog was also updated (to match the one in the Dynamic Graphics interface).

Preset Builder

The Preset Builder is a new Add-On.  It will let you interactively create the Preset Definition Files for use with GTPreset.  You can now set the view like you want with the Display Control or Display Filter and extract the current settings as a Preset Definition. This ability makes it significantly easier to create the Preset Definition files (which you had to do manually in the past), and you never have to use Filter Ids again.

Find Feature

This Add-On is like the Feature Search command that was added to the Query Builder and Tooltip Builder, except that it is a stand-alone app and has a few more features.  It is targeted for the administrator users who configure the dataset and is very useful when setting up freshly exported data.  It can also find any feature in the data by its keys.

Dynamic Graphics Interface

The Dynamic Graphics Interface allows you to configure the Dynamic Graphics (Highlights and Label) interactively.  This update has been completely rewritten and provides a much cleaner and informative interface.

Get Imagery 

If you have a Bing Maps or Google Maps
subscription where you can download static map images for use in Applications, this Add-On will fetch the background imagery and attached to the current view.

Search Redlines, Show Google Maps, and GTSpot Importer are still available.

The Where Am I app has been retired since its functionality was incorporated into GTViewer.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Supported Versions of iOS and Android for GTViewer

These versions change frequently, but the currently supported versions of iOS and Android for GTViewer are shown below.

Current version of GTViewer for iOS is 3.0.55

Supported versions of iOS are 8.0 to Current (which is 10.3 as of this post)

Apple does not support development for versions prior to 8.0.

Current GTViewer for Android is 3.0.10

Supported versions of Android are 4.4 (KitKat) to Current (which is 7.1.2 Nougat as of this post)

Support for Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) is available but Web Apps and Data Collection are not supported (because required functionality to support them is not provided until Android 4.4).