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Data Analysis, a collection of routines for analysing both point and grid dat a. Semi-Variogram analysis has also been made available here as well. The new features include Grid Correlation, Principal Component Analysis and Predictive Analysis 2. Point Density: two methods to derive point density, either by square area or kernel smoothing (which indicates the probability of an event recurring in an area) 3. Custom Point Estimation: Users can specify the calculation to be executed on a set of points within a specified radius. The user may select from the following types of calculations: Sum of Values, Minimum Value, Maximum Value, Average Value, Count of Data Points, 4. GRC Reclass: GRC Reclass allows users to modify the class structure of a clas sified grid, such as changing class names or merging classes with similar characteri stics. 5. Line Info / Line Inspection will provide information about grid cells under a line. 6. Polygon Overlay: perform overlap analysis on two region tables. This process uses grid technology rather than the vector routines provided by MapInfo. --------------Module Updates: --------------1. Export to USGS DEM: Produces a DEM file. 2. The grid colour tool has been updated to provide a list of commonly used prof iles which the user can add to. 3. The SDTS translator has been updated to accept the new SDTS format. 4. The GRC Filter code has been updated to increase the processing speed. 5. The Coordinate System name recognition has been updated so projections with a custom datum of 9999 properly recognize the coordinate system name in the .PRJ file. 6, Updated TIN generator to have a closer tolerance of the maximum triangle side length parameter. This affects TIN interpolation, NN Interpolation and Voronoi gener ation. (Some triangles that slightly exceeded the maximum length were allowed to pas s in certain circumstances.)
6 is primarily a maintenance release. Viewshed Dialogue: There is now a list box from which to choose the earth cur vature model (none. 9. Coordinates in longi tude and latitude. new features. 4. 10. normal.6 Release Notes April 2000 -------------------------------------------------This file contains important product information regarding VMSDK compatibility. Grid Info: Cursor location is specified by Map window.-------------------------------------------------Vertical Mapper 2. Many o f the existing function calls have been modified and new features have been included. 2. 6. 4/3).6 and any programs they have developed. 8. 5. 7.6 ----------------------------New Features ----------------------------1. This effects the order seen in the Gri d Info dialogue. and module updates. Developers will need VMSDK version 2. it also contains some new features. Grid Import: Now supports CDED grid format. Cursor Icons: You now get different cursor icons for all Vertical Mapper tool s which require interaction from a Map window. Grid Info: An arrow will appear on the Grid Info dialogue to indicate whether the information is sorted in ascending or descending order. or degrees minutes and seconds can be displaye d. decimal degrees. 3. Unit Type: Vertical Mapper now supports z-unit types used in the telecommunic ation industry. Complex Viewshed: Grid Info values are not interpolated when selecting cells that border between positive and negative values. This is similar to Point-to-Point. Grid Manager: Grids can be reordered. . ------------------------------VMSDK Compatibility ------------------------------Developers will find significant changes to the underlying code which may result in an incompatibility with version 2. Grid Manager Info Tools: Quick Legend now available which also provides acces s to the Colourizer Tool. While Vertical Mapper Version 2. Vertical Mapper now supports the MapInfo coordsys type 27 and 28.
Projections: Improved projection string handling resulting in fewer "unknown " projection names being reported. Slope Calculation: Enhanced. Relief Shading: You can now shade flat grids and obtain reports out of disk space correctly. 5. 2. 7. Kriging Semivariogram: Text has been added to make clear that the cell size a nd the lag distance values are the same. Dialogues: Consistent use of certain terminology. 6. Toolbar : Position is saved on exit. 8. Legend text: Profiles no long truncate parts of the title. 15. Kriging Semivariogram: You are now able to manual enter values for the Angle setting instead of using the scroll arrows. 10. Kriging: Dialogue now uses the set number of decimals. 4. Variogram Dialogue: Now fits a 640x480 screen. 12. Grid Trim/Region Info/Region Inspection: Problems with specific polygon sha pes now corrected. Complex Viewshed: Enhanced. Grid Manager Info Legend: Draws legends for the GRDs in a tree format. 18.5 Release Notes June 25. ================================================= Vertical Mapper 2. Point Density : Points are read in prior to dialogue so that an appropriate Hull Boundary Width is calculated. 17. Grid Manager: When removing the highlighted grid no longer goes back to the first listed. 13.-------------------------------Module Updates -------------------------------1. it now highlights the grid listed before the one removed. 1999 ================================================= --------------DOCUMENTATION --------------- . 14. Region Info: Reports proper minimum and maximum value location in all cases 16. Cross Section: Handles null values better. 11. 9. Reclass: Now allows the Reclass of negative numbers 3.
wEarthCorrection. --------------------NEW FEATURES --------------------1. and are now provided as a separate manual.. Export to TIFF: Produces a TIFF image of a grid. and certain sections have been re-written. The tutorial sections have been expanded. more viewing controls. 4. Graph Tool: A new interface provides greater ease of use in customizing the graph for the Histogram. for example: vmViewshed (. --------------Module Updates: --------------1. Either a numeric or a classified grid my be chosen as output types. 6. Relief Shading: Relief shading parameters are now stored correctly for each g rid. The vmViewshed function has had the order of its last two parameters reversed. As part of the Kriging interpolation. 9. MIG Import: Turn MapInfo Continuous Thematic layers into Vertical Mapper grids. modify or delete meta data from Vertical Mapper grids.. 2. 7. Kriging considers both the distance and degree of variation between known data points when calculating grid cells. --------------------VMSDK COMPATIBILITY --------------------This version of Vertical Mapper retains its compatibility with the Vertical Mapper Software Developer Kit with one exception. 2. ProgressUpdate). This tool highlights multi-directional trends that may occur within a data set. scenes can be saved in workspaces. a semi-variogram analysis tool has been added. Gridview: Enhancements include rendering multiple grids and transparent layers.The documentation for Vertical Mapper has been improved for this release.. Kriging has been added to the Interpolation wizard. 8. 5. psZUnitDescription. We hope that these new manuals will provide more information and help the user overcome any problems that may be encountered. Kriging Interpolation: A new geostatistical interpolator. The user guide has also been expanded. Point-to-Point and . Cursor Tracking: The Grid Info window will automatically update without requiring a mouse click when this mode is enabled. Cross Section X Axis: Units used on the X-Axis can now be modified using the preferences dialogue. 3. Meta Data Editor: Add. Reclass Tool: Reclassifies numeric grids into ranged classes.
4. Polyline Contour: Polyline contours now end when they reach a null region pre venting lines from being drawn along the edge of these areas.Cross Section tools. Certain functions described in the VMSDK are not present or substantially different in earlier versions of Vertical Mapper. Grid Manager: The size of the fonts used can be changed from 6 pt to 24pt. 14. Complex Viewshed: Now reports appropriate values for visible areas of the gr id. Stamping and Merging are now two separate operations. Voronoi Diagrams: Transparent patterns are now properly supported. 12. Voronoi: Improvements have been made when solving to a user defined boundary. 3. Primarily a maintenance release. All user defined parameters are now set from this dialogue and can be applied to multiple grids. . 6. --------------------VMSDK COMPATIBILITY --------------------This version of Vertical Mapper is being released concurrently with the initial release of the Vertical Mapper Software Developer Kit.1 Release Notes February 4. --------------------NEW FEATURES --------------------1. Vertical Mapper Version 2. 5. The distance units used on the X-Axis may be changed in the preferences dialogue. 7. Grid Splicer: This tool has been given a new interface. The whole tool has also been fine tuned.1 also contains some new features. Location Profiler: Now reports an error when all points have been given a we ight of 0. 10. 1999 ================================================= This file contains important product information regarding new features. module updates.1. Grid Import: This tool has been given a new interface providing more information about the grids to be processed. 9. IDW Interpolation: Properly interpolates when all values are identical 13.1. Natural Neighbour Interpolation: Improvements have been made when solving to a user defined boundary. 11. Trim Grid: No longer occasionally drops columns from the edges of the trimme d grid. Cross Section: The tool has been re-worked so that the distance from the start of the line is displayed along the X-Axis regardless of the grid's projection. ================================================= Vertical Mapper 2. and corrections to product documentation.
3. Cross Section: Now correctly operates on Slope and Aspect grids. Grid Information Dialogue: This dialogue will now sort the grid information in ascending or descending order by grid name. 7. Contour Legends: A contour legend can be created without actually creating the contour file. Grid Query: Now properly handles creation of grids where results are a grid with a single value. Data description headings. . of free space. Exporting Graph Information: When exporting the overland distance information the Z value at each sample location can now be saved. 13. 10. Contouring: Now able to create a single contour region. Region Info: Now correctly reports the Zunit description. Natural Neighbour Advanced Interpolator: No longer displays an unused edit b ox. or by units. or by description. 5. 2. Unit. 8. This is initiated by a check box on the Contour dialogue. Value . This is done by selecting the button with the Grid. Grid Manager: Now displays certain custom projects properly. Internal check for free disk space will now work on drives with greater than 4 Gig. --------------Module Updates: --------------- 1. Viewshed: Inconsistencies with the Point to Point tool have been corrected. 14. 4. This is accessed by selecting the right mouse button while the cursor is on top of the data displayed on the bottom of the graph window. Picking a Projection: The CANCEL button now properly cancels the projection selection (for Vertical Mapper dialogues only). Grid View Drape: Now uses more precision in . Grid Calculator: It now prevents two identical alias.DRP file to prevent "this drape does not overlay the grid file" conflicts. SDTS Translator: Now handles grid units properly. 4. or by grid value. 2. and choosing the Save As option. 3. Splicer: Now ignores bounds clause of coordsys string. 11. 6. Universal Translator: Now functions properly with Vertical Mapper. 12.This modification is made through the Preferences dialogue. 9.
If you uncheck this. Properly handles errors cause by extremely small cell sizes 16. Cosmetic Objects: Now properly handles objects selected from the Cosmetic La yer eliminating "file #0 not open" error. The filter expects the data to be "gzip tar archives" (filename. There is a new menu command to Show/Hide Grid Manager. 11. 2. 10. 7. module updates.tab file that geo-references the raster image.1 Release Notes Nov 9. Grid Export now supports ASCII Grid Format. as found on the USGS ftp site (ftp:edcftp. The Cross Section tool can now calculate overland distance. There is now a checkbox under Preferences to dock the toolbar on startup. Primarily a maintenance release.gov).15. Grid Query has a checkbox for "Trim Null Regions".tab. 4. 6. 5.usgs. 1998 ================================================= This file contains important product information regarding new features.10 times faster.tar. ASCII Grid Import: Updated file parser so that header section key words are not case sensitive and unix format text files are handled.1 also contains some new features. 3. null rows/columns at the edges of the output grid will not be trimmed.gz). GRC Contouring: Fixed bug that was preventing contouring GRC's where a resul ting region would have more than 32767 nodes. Grid Import now supports an ASCII Classified Grid format. --------------------NEW FEATURES --------------------1. Vertical Mapper Version 2. Grid Import now supports SDTS (Spatial Data Transfer Standard) grid data. --------------Module Updates: --------------- . ViewShed calculations are now 5 . 18. and corrections to product documentation.cr. 9. ================================================= Vertical Mapper 2. 17. Using Grid Export to export to BMP format will now create a MapInfo . 8. There is a new Grid Tool to modify grid units and description fields. Grid Math operations are now much faster. The output TAB file will be named outfile_BMP.
Grid Splicer has been updated. 4. 9. 2. The Voronoi Function has been updated to eliminate problems encountered when solving to a boundary. Grid Trim has been updated to eliminate errors "1820" and "1821". 15. --------------------DOCUMENTATION ERRORS: --------------------Page 53 Section B & C.0 now works even if the user is hiding the extensions of known file types. describing how to set the colour gradient and single colour are no longer applicable. 3. 10. Grid Query has been updated to reduce the occurrence of "1807" errors. Region to Grid has been updated to eliminate "Out of Memory" errors. 7. Grid Info Capture has been updated to support a grid name with spaces and/or non-valid MapInfo column name characters.") as a decimal separator will not have to change to a period (". Region & Polyline Contour module has been updated.1. Grid Import (ASCII) grid has been updated to remove the upside-down/backwards problem. 6. 5. 11.x to 2. Page 237 Creating Grids from Regions does not use the thematic shading colours. Create Drape File has been updated so that the drape file will overlay the grid properly. Grid Info now reports the Z Unit description in addition to the X/Y Unit description. 14. 12. the colour information is inherited from the original region colour. Page 241 . International systems using a comma (". Convert 1. Custom 9999 datums are now handled properly when the user is prompted to pick a projection. All interpolators have been improved to reduce errors related to a specific data set. You can only change the grid colours from the Grid Manager's Colour button. The Cross Section module now has 'over-land' distance information and corrected Axis labels. Registration problems that occurred when the trim region extended both above and below the grid extents have also been fixed."). 13. 8. Vertical Mapper supports ODBC tables and tables based on Excel/DBase/TXT files. 16.
com.0 Release Notes Mar. =============================================== Vertical Mapper 2. 30 1998 =============================================== . .Mona is a COMMA delimited format.If you have comments or there is a feature you would like to see in the next release of this product please send email to info@northwoodgeo. .The World Elevation sample data is now being included as one large grid file instead of being split into 24 tiles as described in the manual.northwoodgeo.Check our web site regularly for product updates.com. . usage tips and other related news and information at www.
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