Global Mapper v11.00 Beta 3 Now Available

global_mapperglobal_mapper AdministratorPosts: 17,238
edited August 2009 in Announcement and News
Global Mapper Software LLC is pleased to announce the availability
of the 3rd and final beta of Global Mapper v11.00 at
http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup.exe . Just
download that file and run it to install v11.00. It will install alongside any existing Global Mapper version, so you don't have to worry about losing what you're currently working on.

Among the numerous significant changes in this third v11.00 beta are the following:

- Created native 64-bit version of Global Mapper, allowing users of 64-bit versions Windows to work with much larger data sets. This can be downloaded from http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup_64bit.exe .
- Support for importing/exporting PDF files (note that GeoPDF is not yet supported, but should be by the final release).
- Support for exporting loaded vector data to DWG files.
- *** NEW IN BETA 3 *** Built-in DigitalGlobe image access was significantly improved with much more worldwide data available.
- *** NEW IN BETA 3 *** Added support for exporting GeoTIFF files with 3 or more bands of data and 16 bits per band, thus allowing multi-spectral input files to be output without losing any information.
- *** NEW IN BETA 3 *** Added new Map Layout option under the Tools menu and on some right-click menus to allow more control over the display of the elevation legend and distance scale, as well as new support for adding margins and a north arrow to your map display/exports.
- Added free built-in access to global street-level maps from OpenStreetMap.org via the File->Download Online Imagery menu command.
- Added support to combine area features, find the intersection of area features, and crop line and areas features to a crop area on export to some vector formats.
- Added real-time display of current cursor information (location, distance, elevation) to 3D Path Profile dialog. In addition, you can now also click to define a sub-path on the 3D Path Profile dialog and get information about that sub-path displayed.
- Added support for scaling point symbols, adding custom point symbols from PNG, GIF, JPG, and (new vector) .gmsym files, and easily creating symbols of custom sizes and colors for common shapes, like dots, squares, etc.
- Added toolbar for Digitizer/Edit Tool to make it easier to perform many commonly used operations.
- Added ability to create new line features by tracing them without clicking at each vertex with the Digitizer/Edit Tool.
- Added ability to rotate and scale features using the Digitizer/Edit Tool.
- Added support for numerous new formats, including MrSID MG4 Lidar, Vertical Mapper (MapInfo) Grid/Clutter, QCT, QED, HTF, SPS, BAG, and many others.

All of the other numerous changes are listed in the What's New document that is displayed during installation. The only remaining feature that we are planning on adding before the release is GeoPDF import.

We plan on doing the official v11.00 release later this week. For those
of you that just can't wait to purchase new licenses and upgrades to
existing licenses, you can purchase those now from
GIS Software Download - Topographic Mapping Software - Mapping Software With GPS . Pricing for upgrades from v10 is $129 US per license and pricing for new licenses are $349 US for a single license with price breaks for multi-license
purchases.

Let me know if you any problems or questions.

Thanks,

Mike
Global Mapper Software LLC
support@globalmapper.com

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited August 2009
    GeoPDF support (both import and export) is now complete. There is a new Global Mapper v11 beta build available at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup.exe which includes GeoPDF support (the 64-bit installer is available at http://www.globalmapper.com/global_mapper11_setup_64bit.exe, although PDF is not yet supported in the 64-bit version).

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • MattMatt Global Mapper User Posts: 176Trusted User
    edited August 2009
    Thanks for GeoPDF support. Does GM downsample the GeoPDF imagery? For example..

    http://ims.er.usgs.gov/gda_services/download?item_id=5101896&quad=Los%20Alamitos&state=CA&grid=7.5X7.5&series=TNM%20GeoPDF

    The quality of aerial imagery in GM looks to be about 25% of what's available when viewing the PDF directly.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited August 2009
    Matt,

    Currently the PDF import works by rendering the PDF using a particular DPI resolution (typically 300, although if that results in too large of an image a smaller value is used). It looks like even at 300 DPI the PDF that you provided is not at full resolution. Unfortunately going any bigger than that requires too large of an offscreen bitmap to render to and it fails. I also can't see to find any indication of a "native" DPI for a PDF file, so it isn't currently possible to know what the best native resolution for a file would be.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • redbeardredbeard Global Mapper User Posts: 279Trusted User
    edited August 2009
    This has some info for the ppi or dpi
    USGS Store - Map Locator & Downloader - About GeoPDF Maps

    I got it from the maplocator page at the USGS store, the link that says about geopdf. I also had read somewhere that it would be 500dpi, but I don't know the source of that info.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited August 2009
    It looks like the DPI can vary, what I really need is a way to get that out of the PDF file itself at load time, but I can't really find one. In any case, it looks like the PDF library we are using fails when rendering DRG-size stuff at more than 300 DPI, so until they can get around that I can't go any higher than that anyway. I'll press them for a way to allow larger renders somehow.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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