Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Pocket GTViewer 5.0.x.14 is Available

Pocket GTViewer version 5.0.x.14 is now available.

----------- - 05/31/06

- CHG - The Captures modes were changed to all use "Finish" as the button to end the capture instead of "Capture".

- CHG - The Capture Area, GPS_Area and SSF_Area will all visually close the reference shape when the Finish button is pressed.

----------- - 05/28/06

- FIX - Fix to the storage of display filter setting in .gtx files.

- FIX - SSF Capture Modes were not collecting points.

- FIX - SSF Capture Mode was displaying disabled Clear button.

- FIX - Switching from one SSF mode to another SSF mode, canceled the SSF collection.

- FIX - When the Keep In View mode for the GPS indicator was active during an SSF feature collection, the captured indicator would draw before the view updated.

- CHG - The Keep In View mode for the GPS indicator now uses a larger buffer for determining when to update the view. The indicator previous had to be almost out of the view before the view updated. Now, it only needs to be near the edge of the view.

- CHG - Improved table map load speed by about 40%. There will be a noticeable difference if data has a large number of table definitions.

- CHG - Minor optimization to element rendering.

- CHG - Optimized Session Graphics rendering.

- CHG - Optimized Selection of Session Graphics elements.

- NEW - Support for TransformerSettingsPPC2 as well as TransformerSettingsPPC in the GPSInfo.ini file. This additional entry allows a 2.0 version of the Trimble coordinate transformation string to be specified separately in the same file.

- NEW - IgnoreInternalGpsInfo entry added to addprop.ini. If set to 1, the embedded gpsinfo.ini will be ignored.

- CHG - The gpsInfo.ini file is now created with the TransformerSettingsPPC2 entry instead of the TransformerSettingsPPC entry to differentiate between the 1.0 and 2.0 versions of the Trimble coordinate transformation string.

GTViewer 5.0.x.18 is Available

Version 5.0.x.18 of GTViewer is available.

----------------------- - 05/31/06

- NEW - Print To Scale now offers the option of using the current scale or the scale when the Print to Scale option was selected. The display filters and style rules use the scale you select, so you can be zoom in with a great deal of detail, zoom out or pick a larger print size and keep the level of detail in the print. This was not an issue until the auto-zoom out feature was added to automatically zoom out the view to fit the cookie-cutter.

- FIX - Feature Counting was not considering shape with hole elements as countable items.

- FIX - Feature Counting was not counting shapes or shape with hole elements where the counting polygon was completely contained within the shape or shape with hole elements.

- FIX - Overview Map was drawing deleted elements.

- NEW - GT/Field support added.

- FIX - The Scale property in the Style manager defaulted to 0.0 instead of 1.0 when it was activated in the Style Definition page.

- FIX - Fix to the storage of display filter setting in .gtx files.

- CHG - Minor rendering optimizations.

GTVx 5.0.x.7 is Available

Version 5.0.x.7 of GTVx is available.

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- NEW - New Method:

boolean DrawShapeWithHoles32(long fillColor, long fill);

- FIX - Overview Map was drawing deleted elements.

- FIX - Fix to the storage of display filter setting in .gtx files.

- CHG - Minor rendering optimizations.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Updated GTViewer Read/Writer for FME - version

An update to the GTViewer Reader/Writer for FME is now available.

The update is available in FME builds 2644 and greater. The update will also be included with FME 2006 GB.

----------- - 05/15/06

- NEW - Additional logging for EmbeddedAttribute entry in gtiParameters.txt file.

- NEW - Additional logging for the processing of the gtiParameters.txt file.

----------- - 04/01/06

- NEW - And Italic and Underline TrueType font have been defined in the default .GTM file.

- NEW - gtiParameters.txt file now supports EnableUnderlineMarker:

indicator font_number

This entry can be used to create underlined text in AutoCad files:


If a text string value begins with the marker, it will be stripped from the string and the font will be changed to the specified font number (which should be an underlined font).

- NEW - gtiParameters.txt file now supports MaximumPoints:


Since the maximum number of points in shape elements periodically increases, this entry can be used to maintain backward compatibility or utilize more points per elements.

Friday, May 05, 2006

GTViewer Contributes to Katrina Recovery

During a presentation at the Ten Sails Symposium on April 27, Skip Dearie of Entergy described how GTViewer provided effective help for the recovery from hurricane Katrina last summer. To see the full presentation, go to the Ten Sails Symposium web site or download the PowerPoint slideshow.