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Spatial Manager™ Version 3 Released

Spatial Manager™ Version 3 ReleasedSpatial Manager™ Version 3 Released

A new version 3.0 of Spatial Manager™ has been released. It comes full of interesting innovations and all the users will enjoy the best Spatial Manager™ applications suite published so far.

Try it for free or update your existing software applications.

Powerful and Easy to use Background Maps

If you are an AutoCAD (v.2008 – v.2017) or BricsCAD (v.13 – v.16) user, you can now choose from among many different backgrounds maps from many providers such as OpenStreetMap, Bing, MapBox, etc. Backgrounds maps will enhance drawing quality and allow users to compare and check better data.

Data Structure Management and Direct Data Edition

Design and edit the Structure that will be used to store the data attached to the objects. Manage the Tables and the Fields according to your needs. You will also find new Tools available to Attach, Detach and Select data. The data attached to the objects (EEDs/XDATA) is no longer read-only data.

Labeling objects while importing

You can now Label the Point features or the Centroids while importing from files or spatial tables into the drawing. Text label properties taken from fields

New GML data provider. UK Ordnance Survey data compatibility

The GML data provider has been added to the extensive list of the Spatial Manager™ data providers. You can now read GML, GZ and XML files. Good news for the UK users who can now Access the great Ordnance Survey MasterMap spatial data information

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Importing news

  • Spatial filter to import only the objects in the current view (2)
  • Elevation parameter applied to all objects (Points, Blocks, etc.) (2)
  • Block names can be selected according the value of a field (2)
  • The Centroids are now placed in front of the Polygons fills
  • New rotation units in the Block parameters (2)
  • Non-numeric fields are now valid Parameters for Blocks, Elevations or Thickness (2)
  • OpenStreetMap lets you now choose the fields to read
  • SQL Server parameter to select the syntax for new date fields
  • WFS spatial boundaries when importing
  • New ‘Create shortcut from path’ allows you define Shortcuts for network addresses
  • Random colors for new Layers have been enhanced
  • New image formats for user symbols (PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP) (1)

Performance and compatibility news

  • Drawing the objects once imported is almost instantaneous (2)
  • Remarkable speed-up when reading geometries
  • Centroids calculation methods improved
  • Blocks properties (Name and Attribute values) are shown in the application Palette
  • Exporting to KML or KMZ files performance has been significantly improved
  • Application loading times reduced
  • Trial version less restrictive: 75% of the objects are processed anyway
  • AutoCAD 2017 compatibility (and many other Autodesk 2017 products) (3)
  • BricsCAD 16 compatibility (4)
  • Windows 10 compatible
    (1) Desktop only
    (2) AutoCAD and BricsCAD only
    (3) AutoCAD only
    (4) BricsCAD only

Note: some functions are available on the “Standard” and/or “Professional” editions only

Web http://www.spatialmanager.com

 

ArcGIS Server & Bing Maps Token Service Update

I received a notice from ESRI Canada recently about Changes that are being made to the Microsoft Bing Maps Token Service next spring and thought that I should share it with others in the GIS community incase someone did not receive it or was not aware of the changes taking place with ArcGIS Server and Bing Maps.

ESRI LogoThe change is mainly related to the move over to ArcGIS 10 Server and should perhaps only affect customers that still using ArcGIS 9.3.1 Server with Bing Maps services. The previous version accessed Bing Maps using a unique Bing Maps user id and password to retrieve a maps token. On March 30, 2012, this Bing Maps Token Service is being discontinued by Microsoft and will be shut down. After this date, all user ids and passwords will no longer be valid, and any applications that were connected to the Bing Maps Token Service will no longer work.

All ArcGIS Server users will then use a Bing Maps key and an ArcGIS Server client that supports Bing Maps keys. A Bing Maps key is a unique identification string and is used in place of the token when making requests. Customers either need to upgrade to ArcGIS 10 Server or request a Bing Maps key from ESRI Canada customer care. Those that upgrade to ArcGIS 10 Server will notice that a Bing Maps key is already included.

For more information on using Bing Maps with ArcGIS Server can reference the ArcGIS Online and Bing Maps guide or contact ESRI technical support at 1-877-441-0337 or support@esricanada.com.