Monday, November 14, 2011

GTWeb now supports HTML5 Browsers

In addition to Android, Apple iOS, and Blackberry, GTWeb now supports HTML5 capable browsers. The screencast below shows a variety of features provided by GTWeb on an HTML5 Browser including queries, panning, zooming, attribute info, and favorites.

Here is a larger version of the video.

The following screencast shows GTWeb running on various HTML5 Browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer).

Here is a larger version of the video.

Friday, November 11, 2011

On 11/11/11, GTViewer Version 11 is Released!

What’s New in GTViewer 11

There are many new features in GTViewer 11. Some of these features, like View Rotation, have been available in GTViewer 10 updates, but there are a variety of new features that haven’t been seen before. The list below shows the major new features:

Rotated View Capabilities - This new functionality has been added to meet the requests of several customers who wanted support for rotated prints and orienting the map to the GPS heading.

Rotate View
  • Ctrl-Alt-R - enable or disable View Rotation
  • Alt-Left Arrow - Rotate Left
  • Alt-Right Arrow - Rotate Right
  • Alt-Up Arrow or Esc- Resets View Rotation
  • Alt-Down Arrow - Rotate View to 180 degrees
  • See it in Action.
Rotate Prints
  • With the Standard Print Command
  • With the Print to Scale Command
  • New Indicator Mode: Orient to Heading
  • See it in Action.

Dynamic Graphics Upgrades –The Dynamic Graphics functionality provides a powerful visualization tool for analyzing data, creating more informative or alternate views of data, and giving the user the ability to explore various decision making aspects of the data. A year after being introduced, the Dynamic Graphics has been enhanced using customer feedback to make it even more powerful:
  • Feature Tooltips will now support Dynamic Highlights and Labels.
  • Dynamic Graphics can now use Embedded Data in the Criteria and Label Expressions.
  • Shape, Circle, and Ellipse elements can now use their geometric area in Criteria and Label Expressions (with DG.GTI_AREA).
  • Any closed shaped can now be used with Polygon Labels as well as shapes, circles, and ellipses.
  • Point Labels now support a Keep Rotation option so alternate symbols can be created with the original feature’s rotation.
  • Dynamic Labels now support a Remove Partial option to hide labels that are partially out of the view.
  • Action items can now be interactively reordered to control the order they are drawn.
  • Highlight and Simple Highlight now support a Fill Option to fill or not fill shapes, ellipses, and circles. This option allows fillable elements to be filled or not filled as part of their highlighting regardless of the original element’s fill status.
  • Two versions of the Dynamic Graphics interface are now available: Administrator Mode and User Mode. Administrator mode is the original interface introduced in GTViewer 10; User Mode is a scaled down interface that allows the user to toggle the display of Actions and change the Action drawing order, but it prevents modifying, importing, and exporting Action items.
  • Administrator Mode now has a collapsible dialog (making it optionally smaller like User Mode).
  • Pretty() function added to Expressions to Clean up strings (Capitalize first letter, change underscores and dashes to spaces).
Attribute Info
  • The Element Tab now shows Dynamic Graphics information for selected features including all Actions that affect the feature.
  • The Element Tab now shows Feature Tooltip information for selected feature.
Style Manager
  • Changes made with the Style Manger are now stored in the session.
Coordinate Systems
  • Additional Coordinate System support has been added to greatly increase the number of coordinate systems available to the GPS, Coordinate Readout, and Locate by Latitude and Longitude functionality.
  • Multi-Category support has been added for basic Query Types. A single query can now span features across multiple categories.
  • The GTViewer Font Format (.dfn) now supports Shape with Hole elements as a primitive font stroke. These new elements can provide better looking symbols in many circumstances.

GTVx version 11 is Released!

Version of GTVx is available.

----------------------- - 11/11/11

- NEW - #6902 - Documentation updates.

----------------------- - 11/07/11

- FIX - #6892 - Export to Shapefile was not converting Arc Elements correctly.

- CHG - #6895 - The GIS: tags in the filter file descriptions will no longer use the colon (:) as a delimiter.

- NEW - #6898 - New Method: GetFilterListFromFeatureString

- NEW - #6900 - The Name() tag is now supported by the filter and feature string descriptions to search for Filter Name, Feature Name, Feature Num, Component Name, Component Num, and Style Name by wildcarded strings when selecting filter ids.

----------------------- - 10/29/11

- FIX - #6852 - The Current View Filter on the the Display Filter Dialog was allowing you to change the status of filter ids that were
thresholded off. You shouldn't be able to change these and if you turned them off, it would be confusing since they would disappear at the threshold they should be displayed at.

- NEW - #6853 - Current View Filter will now show the Min and Max thresholds for each filter id.

- NEW - #6864 - Support for embedded data with Dynamic Graphics.

- FIX - #6869 - Complex Linestring would not render the standard linestyle correctly when specified in a style rule.

- NEW - #6884 - Style Definition/Mapping info is now stored in the session, if it is changed.

- NEW - #6885 - Feature Tooltips will now support Dynamic Graphics items.

- NEW - #6886 - New Methods: HighlightSetLinkageInfo and HighlightClearLinkageInfo.

- NEW - #6887 - The Attribute Info dialog will now show Feature Tooltip and Dynamic Graphics info on the Element Tab.

- FIX - #6888 - The GetGisInfoFromFilterId method was not returning the correct information.

- FIX - #6889 - GetDisplayFilterString will now longer return filter ids for group entries.

----------------------- - 9/22/11

- NEW - #6838 - Additional Logging added to QueryInitialize.

- NEW - #6842 - Multi-Category Support for basic Query Types.

- FIX - #6845 - When opening a .gtx file, the style id in the style definitions could be ignored in certain situations.

GTData version 11 is Released!

GTData version is available.

----------- - 11/09/11

- CHG - #6768 - GTConfig - Global operation no longer uses a space for a delimiter allowing attribute names with spaces to be specified. You can still use pipe, semicolon, or comma.

- NEW - #6818 - GTFontEdit - Support for Polygon with Holes. Create Polygon with Holes and Break Polygon with Holes commands added to toolbar.

- NEW - #6834 - GTConfig - A Ctrl-double click on a row on the Attribute Page will now apply the Pretty 2 function to the attribute name. A regular double click will still iterate through the display options.

- NEW - #6840 - GTFont - Support for ShapeWithHolesElement type has been added.

- NEW - #6841 - GTQuery - Multi-Category Support for basic Query Types.

- FIX - #6893 - GT2Shape - Export to Shapefile was not converting Arc Elements correctly.