Cartographica

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 1.4.4 | Release Date: 2013-04-10 | Download

Cartographica 1.4.2

Cartographica 1.4.2 is a bug fix and enhancement release for Cartographica 1.4 and contains a number of bug fixes and a few minor feature additions.

OS Compatibility

Cartographica 1.4.2 requires Lion or Mountain Lion (10.7.5 or 10.8.1) or more recent in order to function correctly. We take the process of removing support for older versions of the OS very seriously, but there are many new features that we could not reasonably support on versions prior to 10.7. At this time, customers using OS 10.6 will need to remain on the 1.2 versions of Cartographica, which will be maintained for at least six months (until June 1, 2013). This includes fixing of significant bugs, but does not include the introduction of new features. We will continue to test for basic forward and backward compatibility between the 1.2 versions and the 1.4 versions.

Known issues

1.4.2 has the following known problems:

  • Grid labels not showing up
  • Grid label sample text can be edited–should just be able to change the text attributes

Changes since 1.4.2 (564)

  • Fixed bug which would result in incorrectly setting projections if the Set button were pressed without having selected a projection manually
  • Fixed bug which could cause the Analysis progress window to remain up indefinitely on analysis (buffer, etc.) with very small sets of features

Changes since 1.4.1

Feature Enhancements

  • Add Edit > Duplicate And Translate... to create a copy of the selected feature(s) at a specific x,y offset or angle and distance
  • More information from the server used to determine what coordinate system to process requests in for WFS requests (making it more likely that the default CRS of the server is downloaded for maximum accuracy)
  • Improved interaction with WFS servers running versions 2.0.0 of WFS protocol
  • Server information is now re-requested when WFS Information is updated in the panel even if the URL doesn't change
  • Add support for using OSM-templates
  • Update to latest MrSID (LizardTech) SDK
  • Grid layers now have distinctive (and adaptive) grid icon.
  • Added default extensions to exported Map files
  • Improved built-in geocoding to handle negative address ranges, additional abbreviations, and to better handle whitespace.
  • Added Status indicator and cancel for overlay operations.
  • Enhanced analysis functions to show more accurate status and be cancelable.

Performance

  • Major performance enhancements to Spatial Join and Geometric search operations.
  • Layer Search optimization

Bugs Fixed

  • Fixed bug which could cause an exception or crash when working with layers that were far out of range
  • Fixed major memory leak in polygon layer drawing
  • Fixed minor memory leak in importing files with empty M value arrays
  • Fixed bug which affected WFS servers that contained GML3 Surface types (GML2 types and GML3 Multisurface types work fine)
  • Fixed bug which would caused File Geodatabases to be written out separately for each exported layer in a map
  • Fixed bug which would cause crash when NULL or empty points are sent for Voronoi analysis.
  • Remove non-working Terraserver links from default WMS servers
  • Fix inconsistencies in grid
  • Fixed bug where grid layers would scale if synchronize was turned on and either direction was set to automatic. Now synchronize will use the smaller of the two directions if X is set to automatic, and will use the explicit value if X is set to manual.
  • Fixed bug in handling polylines that are cut using polygons where the polyline ends exactly on the intersection of 2 or more polygons.
  • Fixed bug where palette view of Uberbrowser could be resized inappropriately.
  • Fixed bug which caused Trim Map to Extent of Features/Layers not to function correctly.
  • Fixed bug that could result in promulgating bad DBF files if they were loaded
  • Fixed bug which could cause freezes when there are a large number of fields in a layer with the same pretty name.
  • Fixed bug which could cause streets with "Ste" at the beginning of their names to fail to geocode.
  • Fixed bug which prevented palette loading of line styles to work correctly. Some line styles now must be loaded by using the option key because they are no longer "fill", but "stroke", which requires the option key.
  • Fixed bug which prevented Adobe Illustrator export from handling line styles correctly
  • Fixed bug which would cause polygon clipping lines to loop forever on some multipart lines.
  • Fixed an exception that could occur when clipping regions and lines
Version 1.2.9 | Release Date: 2012-09-06 | Download

Cartographica 1.2.9

Version 1.2.9 is a bug fix release to address problems discovered since 1.2.8.

Known bugs/issues

  • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
  • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.
  • WFS client requests data in WGS84 (CRS84).

Changes since 1.2.8

  • Fixed bug in GCP and Geotransform handling which caused non-US number formats to be interpreted incorrectly (specifically ',' as a decimal was being taken as the end of the number)
  • Illustrator Export now uses the Page Setup orientation and page size
  • Illustrator Export's scale now uses CM or Inches based on the prevailing language/locale settings
  • Support for always showing labels for features (on a style basis)
  • Fixed bug (introduced in 1.2.9b2) which caused inaccurate scale bars to be created in Illustrator Export
  • Fixed bug which could result in labels not drawing in certain fonts and sizes
  • Emoji characters now rendered as symbols instead of leaving a blank
  • Fixed KML export bug which could result in problems with Google Fusion Tables
  • Fixed bug in KML export of polygons with holes so that they are now appropriately represented
  • Fixed a bug which could cause polygons with holes to be exported to GML as multipolygons
  • Fixed a bug which caused NFR keys not to work when entered under most circumstances.
  • Fixed bug where licensing window could be brought up while it was already up.
  • Use internal ODBC so that MDB import and odbc calls work for 10.8
  • Added resolution controls to Illustrator Export for bitmaps.
  • Added Projection name to exported Illustrator files
  • Added Scale to Illustrator export ( 1 inch, N units, and scale ratio)
  • By default images exported to Illustrator do not contain bitmaps that expand outside of the visible page. The old "flood" method can be restored by using the new option in the export window.

Enhanced Features

  • Illustrator Export now uses the Page Setup orientation and page size
  • Support for always showing labels for features (on a style basis)
  • Added resolution controls to Illustrator Export for bitmaps.
  • Added Projection name to exported Illustrator files
  • Added Scale to Illustrator export ( 1 inch, N units, and scale ratio)
  • By default images exported to Illustrator do not contain bitmaps that expand outside of the visible page. The old "flood" method can be restored by using the new option in the export window.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug which could result in labels not drawing in certain fonts and sizes
  • Fixed KML export bug which could result in problems with Google Fusion Tables
  • Fixed bug in KML export of polygons with holes so that they are now appropriately represented
  • Fixed a bug which could cause polygons with holes to be exported to GML as multipolygons
  • Fixed a bug which caused NFR keys not to work when entered under most circumstances.
  • Fixed bug where licensing window could be brought up while it was already up.
  • Use internal ODBC so that MDB import and odbc calls work for 10.8
  • Fixed bug in GCP and Geotransform handling which caused non-US number formats to be interpreted incorrectly (specifically ',' as a decimal was being taken as the end of the number)

UI Changes

  • Emoji characters now rendered as symbols instead of leaving a blank
  • Illustrator Export's scale now uses CM or Inches based on the prevailing language/locale settings
Version 1.2.8 | Release Date: 2012-07-24 | Download

Cartographica 1.2.8

Version 1.2.8 is a bug fix release to address problems discovered since 1.2.7 and adds support for HiRes displays, such as the new Retina displays on the MacBook Pro.

Known bugs/issues

  • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
  • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

Changes since 1.2.7

  • Add support for new Retina Display MacBook Pro
  • Add support for altitude and bearing in imported EXIF photos
  • Text edits are no longer lost when Saving map layout while editing text
  • Fixed a bug which would make Bing services unavailable when they were unavailable the first time they were accessed.
  • Fixed bug which would make geometries appear "unruly" at high magnifications during edit
  • Fixed bug which would make measuring line appear "unruly" at high magnifications
  • Clicking in the Map Layout window is now more accurate for text areas
  • Replaced Ruler icon with more scalable, color-friendly version

Enhanced Features

  • Add support for new Retina Display MacBook Pro
  • Add support for altitude and bearing in imported EXIF photos

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug which would make Bing services unavailable when they were unavailable the first time they were accessed.
  • Text edits are no longer lost when Saving map layout while editing text
  • Fixed bug which would make geometries appear "unruly" at high magnifications during edit
  • Fixed bug which would make measuring line appear "unruly" at high magnifications

UI Changes

  • Clicking in the Map Layout window is now more accurate for text areas
  • Replaced Ruler icon with more scalable, color-friendly version
Version 1.2.7 | Release Date: 2012-04-18 | Download

Cartographica 1.2.7

Version 1.2.7 is a bug fix release to address problems discovered since 1.2.6.

Cartographica requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion)

If you need to use Cartographica under 10.5, please download an older version from the archives.

Known bugs/issues

  • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
  • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

Changes since 1.2.6

Enhanced Features

  • Added support for getting the count of the number of parts in a polygon or line geometry in a formula column
  • Allows selection of tsv files (they were always importable, but needed to be labeled .txt or .csv to be opened, now .tsv files can be opened without renaming)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug which caused changes in GCP edits to be missed when Update is pressed
  • Fixed bug which manifests itself when simultaneously opening two external shape files with ESRI-style prj files
  • Fixed bug which would cause raster layers to disappear during GCP manipulation
  • Fixed bug which would allow "resurrection" of column data by deleting and re-adding a column with the same name.
  • Fixed bug which would result in wrong column type being assumed if sparse table data was read
  • Fixed crash when exporting composite image layers
  • Fixed crash which would occur when DBF headers aren't terminated correctly in the imported files
  • Fixed issue where square inch area measurements would result in the same output as square meter
  • Fixed Bing requests so they are compatible with the changes in the URL scheme
  • Fixed bug in scripting that prevented setting of labels from a script
  • Fixed bug which resulted in images that were comprised of multiple files (such as tif,tfw ) not compositing correctly
  • Fixed bug which resulted in inappropriate export of compositited files if they originally had Palettes and were being exported as TIFF files. Now, indexed file sets, when composited as a layer, are not written with Alpha layers. This means that "empty" areas will come out as white (or index 0), since we cannot steal an entry from the palette. However, non-indexed colors still have their alphas added if they're not there, allowing "holes" to be appropriately represented.
  • Fixed crash which occurred when exporting certain layers containing multiple images which were loaded from image files that included sidecar location information.
  • Fixed infrequent bug which could crash during some analysis functions (especially Buffering)
Version 1.2.6 | Release Date: 2012-02-15 | Download

Cartographica 1.2.6

Version 1.2.6 is a bug fix release to address recently discovered problems. Please update to it as soon as practical.

Cartographica requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion)

If you need to use Cartographica under 10.5, please download an older version from the archives.

Known bugs/issues

  • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
  • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

New Features

  • Add Copy Entire Map to copy an image of the full map (without background)onto the clipboard for pasting into other applications
  • Add Copy Map As Viewed to copy an image of the current map display onto the clipboard for pasting into other applications

Enhanced Features

  • Errors in Live Map (WMS, Bing, and OpenStreetMap) layers are now presented to the user
  • Tile Layers now support manual refresh, causing a cache purge and redraw request for the current zoom level
  • Added JPEG-compressed TIFF to supported formats
  • Adobe Illustrator export now exports unfilled polygons if the fill color is set to 100% transparent
  • Built-in geocoding now considers a missing ZIP code in an address entry to be a confidence reduction as opposed to a mismatch when used with a street database containing ZIP codes.
  • Built-in geocoding now ignores items after "#", "Ste" or "Suite" in order to avoid confusion with addresses

UI Changes

  • Link to ClueTrust support site now in Help menu

AppleScript changes

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed a bug which would cause Cartographica to complain about shape files that contained 0 objects and an index file.
    • Fixed bug in Export Web Map... which caused the picture and the map to be misaligned if the zoom level was anything other than full magnification.
    • Fixed unexpected transparency in Copy Entire Map
    • Fixed a bug which could cause a crash some time after closing a Map window with an active editor
    • Fixed bug when drag-copying and printing which would cause the background to always be opaque, even when the opacity is set to 0%
    • Fixed rare bug related to the Legend window being on the screen when documents are closed
    • Fixed bug which would cause the Editing help window to remain up when closing a document window that is in edit mode
    • Fixed bug which caused illustrator import problems when using some symbols.
    • Fixed bug which would cause an invalid menu updating with Raster layers that have had all of their images deleted
    • Fixed bug which would cause layers not to be deleted after Trim, even if the trim empty layers was answered yes
    • Fixed exception that would occur when trying to georeference KDM (and other non-GDAL raster layers)
    • Fixed rare bugs which caused crashes when accessing corrupted Shape files
    • Fixed bug introduced in 393 which would cause an extra blank point to be created geocoding from files with blank lines at the end.
    Version 1.2.5 | Release Date: 2011-12-21 | Download

    Cartographica 1.2.5

    Version 1.2.5 is a bug fix release to address recently discovered problems and add a few mini-features. It is very close to production and has been tested internally on 10.7 and 10.6. We are going to push this out soon, so if you find any problems, please let us know!

    Cartographica requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion)

    If you need to use Cartographica under 10.5, please download an older version from the archives.

    Known bugs/issues

    • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
    • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

    New Features

    • Map Layout now has a command to synchronize with the primary document window
    • Added support for Declared units in columns, which are set when Cartographica creates columns with known units (m,m^2,ft,ft^2) from Area and Distance operations

    Enhanced Features

    • Increased the limits on the number of open files substantially in order to reduce the liklihood of running out during normal operations.
    • When no internal projection information exists in an image file, a .PRJ file of the same base name will be used if available (compatibility with CartoMobile)
    • New Synchronize With Map sets visible layers and zoom area to the same as the current map window corresponding to the source map
    • Substantial performance improvement to Select By Legend Style (clicking on a style in the legend and having it select features in your map)
    • Prevent selection of Non-string columns for string only values in Geocoder (Name, Type, Direction Prefix, Direction Suffix, City, State)
    • Added interoperability with recent Garmin receivers that use the UserDataSync method

    UI Changes

    • Features do not deselect when clicked a second time in Edit Feature mode
    • Features no longer "Jump" when they are moved in their entirety in Edit Feature mode
    • Ellipsis are now added to legend descriptions that don't fit horizontally in the Legend box
    • Selection and Layer information is now visible in the inspector windows
    • Add/Edit features toolbar items are now appropriately disabled

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed bugs in keyboard navigation in the vector editor that would result in inappropriate selections when navigating lines via option-arrow combinations.
    • Fixed bug which would cause layers with sub-styles to show up in the second column if there wasn't enough height for all items to be visible.
    • Fixed confusing Locate missing file text
    • Fixed a small bug in Shapefile importer
    • Fixed bug in inserting points in multi-part geometries that would occasionally result in points ending up in the wrong part
    • Fixed bug that could result in bad upper-bounds when calculating Jenks Distributions with large numbers of values
    • Fixed bug that resulted in Simplify Features only being able to simplify to integer radius values.
    • Fixed bug which resulted in maps in a Map Layout window being changed after printing (or canceling printing)
    Version 1.2.4 | Release Date: 2011-09-07 | Download

    Cartographica 1.2.4

    Version 1.2.4 is a bug fix release to address recently discovered problems relating to Lion and some other bugs discovered since 1.2.3 was released.

    Cartographica requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion)

    If you need to use Cartographica under 10.5, please download an older version from the archives.

    Known bugs/issues

    • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
    • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

    Changes since build 1.2.3 Release

    New Features

      Enhanced Features

      • Add support for exporting multi-image raster layers as images or .sqlite databases (for use with CartoMobile)
      • DEM files can now be merged into a single layer and output to CartoMobile

      UI Changes

      • After finding a missing file, the original map set is marked as dirty, so that you can save the new location.
      • When searching for missing files, the prompt starts out either in the last place you found component files or in the directory containing the document itself.

      AppleScript changes

        Bug Fixes

        • Fixed bug which could cause a crash or exception when reprojecting large numbers of small layers on multi-core machines with >2 cores
        • Fixed bug which could cause simplification to throw exceptions, possibly stalling Projections
        • Fixed rare bug which could cause problems when writing DBF Data containing long characters in path names from importing Pictures for geocoding
        • Fixed bug which could cause crash when closing a window or quitting while a draw operation is going on.
        • Fixed a problem which cause stalling out while loading map sets with large numbers of layers under Lion
        • Fixed bug in Legend which would result in strange output with Live Map layers
        • Fixed bug which could result in crashes when finishing editing or adding a feature
        • Find prompt for missing files now comes up as a sheet attached to the window that contains the document being opened
        • Fixed pinch-zoom effect so that it is centered on the mouse location, not on the window
        Version 1.2.3 | Release Date: 2011-07-18 | Download

        Cartographica 1.2.3

        Version 1.2.3 is an enhancement and bug fix release that adds a number of small features and enhancements and addresses performance and functionality bugs in the existing 1.2.2 release. Please see below for a complete list of added features and changes.

        This version is required for use with Lion (we discovered a bug when running under Lion with 1.2.2 that makes the Projection windows fail to show up).

        Cartographica requires Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

        If you need to use Cartographica under 10.5, please download an older version from the archives.

        Known bugs/issues

        • WFS access is read only. No changes are saved to the server.
        • WFS client retrieves too much data in some queries.

        New Features

        • Added automatic export to CartoMobile for imagery
        • Added support for exporting raster layers as tiles when they are displayed in EPSG:3857 (GE/BM/OSM)
        • Added support for exporting data tables from layers

        Enhanced Features

        • Map now tries harder to remain in the same view when layers are reordered
        • WFS configuration errors can now be corrected more easily by clicking on the warning triangle to bring up the edit window
        • Image Georeferencing no longer requires explicitly selecting the image in a single-image raster layer
        • KML Importer will now handle (incorrectly formatted) KML files with Schemas that are missing the required ID field.
        • Speed enhancements when loading from GDAL-based importers
        • Pasting vector data is now more intelligent and reliable, including the ability to reproject data on the fly when pasting into existing layers with different CRS
        • Improve support for WFS 1.0 responses to WFS requests
        • Resolved a number of edge-case scenarios with intersection and containment tests
        • Added support for the ESRI alias "Double_Stereographic" for WKT standard "Oblique_Stereographic" in projection descriptions - Specifically important to older ESRI files used in New Brunswick
        • Label positioning in polygons is improved
        • Table and label formatting should now be the same for all labels (esp. number formatting)
        • Export MIF/MID now allows character set selection
        • Distances to nearest feature when inside of a polygon are now negative
        • Better cache management in import and image libraries for increased performance on machines with greater RAM
        • Exporting to image now uses multiple threads for warping
        • Increased speed when loading raster files (especially very large rasters)
        • Added better error handling and information to WFS Access
        • Added more thorough checks for WFS servers to provide more information in failure cases
        • Improved WFS Error handling and presentation with unusable URLs
        • Default to using Bing Geocoder

        UI Changes

        • Make undo names more appropriate for some style transitions
        • Edit Selected Feature is now Georeference Image or Georeference Selected Image when used on Raster layers
        • Remove confusing default Server Name and URL from Add WMS Server prompt
        • Undo/Redo of palette reversal maintains selection
        • Tooltips in layer stack now show most recent errors (if known) for layers that have errors
        • Tooltips in layer stack show information about each layer and the location of by-reference files
        • Warnings now displayed for layers with fixable errors
        • Rename zoom, identify,pan, and measure tools to be same as their menu counterparts

        AppleScript changes

        • Significantly increase performance for AppleScripts that access field data in Features

        Bug Fixes

        • Fixed bug which resulted in empty data fields when invalid characters in column names were used during GDAL export
        • Fixed bug in handling drag-and-drop palette coloring when dragging to a single-style layer in the Style window with the option key held down (the stroke was never set)
        • Fixed bug which could cause a crash when zooming and panning mapsets containing raster imagery when the Raster Georeference editor is active.
        • Fixed bug which would cause an exception and no colors to be set if the palette you were dragging to a style had only one color
        • Fixed bug which would cause an exception when dragging a zero-color palette to a style
        • Fixed exception that could cause Raster image saves with bad source data to complete without noting an error
        • Fixed exception that could cause a message to be logged if the minimum or maximum palette values were completely empty in the raster palette window
        • Fixed potential crash in Layout window when a specified map doesn't finish loading prior to the Layout window being closed
        • Fixed bug which could cause early termination of the buffering process if a NULL shape is encountered in the layer
        • Fixed bug which would cause strange buffers to be created from lines that have duplicate points
        • Fixed memory leak decoding ECW files with formatting issues
        • Fixed small memory leak in image warping code
        • Fixed bug that resulted in an empty map after importing via drag-and-drop or double-clicking on a non Mapset file until the window was resized
        • Fixed bug which could cause WFS data from fields with names more than 13 characters to be ignored
        • Fixed bug which could cause out of memory situations when loading a lot of tiles from OSM, Bing, or WFS servers
        • Fixed bug which would cause WMS layers not to be correctly displayed if they are not available in WGS84 until after the first projection change or layer reorder
        • Fixed a bug that would cause Personal Geodatabase importing not to work on machines that don't have certain libraries installed.
        • Fixed a crash that would happen (or unexpected failure) when reading MDB (ESRI Personal Geodatabase) files
        • Fixed bug which could cause a point that is on the line between two polygons to be counted in both polygons
        • Fixed bug in nearest point distance to line that caused faulty results on multi-part lines when the distance between two line segments was closer than the distance from the segments themselves to the point.
        • Fixed bug which resulted in stray white space having an effect on label positioning (or disappearing labels)
        • Fixed crash when manually configuring Oblique Stereographic projections that would occur if not parameterized correctly (missing ellipse specification)
        • Fixed bug in layer duplication which could cause child/parent relationship in the columns of duplicated layers to be incorrectly tied from the original layer to the duplicate layer (Mostly an AppleScript problem).
        • Fixed bug where labels on polygons could appear outside of their polygons
        • Fixed bug where full-path photos were not recognized correctly
        • Fixed bug where layer output options were ignored when exporting multiple layers using a single-geometry only file format
        • Fixed crash which would occur when field names were not understood reading Shape files
        • Fixed handling of field names so that they're now conformant with ANSI instead of ASCII (acutally using CP1252).
        • Fixed crashing bug when encountering corrupt .ov2 files on TomTom
        • Fixed rare bug that could cause a crash when using server-based layers with local warping
        • Fixed rare crashing bug which could occur when ending edit mode while drawing is happening in the background
        • Fixed bug that prevented reading .VRT raster files (VRT vector files worked fine)
        • Fixed significant memory leak when displaying raster data
        • Fixed a faulty PDS error message
        • Fixed rare crash that could be caused when pasting images into certain documents
        • Fixed bug when using nearest distance to Polygon which would cause the "nearest" polygon to sometimes be an adjacent polygon which shared the same line as the containing polygon.
        • Fixed missing localizations in Raster Image save code
        Version 1.2.2 | Release Date: 2010-11-26 | Download

        New Features

        • A warning triangle now appears in the layer stack for layers with no CRS set. Clicking on the triangle will display a description of the problem and a button to set the CRS.
        • Export Map as Picture provides a way to export a resolution-appropriate version of the current map as a georeferenced TIFF, JPEG, or PNG file, along with the world file and projection information.
        • Added support for loading iPhoto images with just EXIF data (GPS-encoded photos). Previously you could load iPhoto images with timecode and stand-alone images with either timecode or EXIF.
        • Support for QuickTime movies in Picture fields (Poster images are used on the Map and the entire movie can be played in the Image Viewer window). Any movie format which is supported by QuickTime (including AVI if you have the right plug-ins) will be supported.
        • Added dragging any character or string into the symbol well to create a new symbol. This opens up the ability to use any character, or set of characters, from any available font on the system as a point symbol.

        Enhanced Features

        • Added support for semicolon (;) as a separator in CSV files. To use a semicolon, select it instead of Auto from the pop-up menu during the import process.
        • Cleaned up the Street Address and final address for geocoding so that they reflect as much available information as possible
        • Intersections now provide additional address information during geocoding
        • Added more scalable symbols (Star, hexagon, pentagon, asterisk, dash, plus, cross)
        • Added default picture path and assigned picture path to style. This is used when there are partial paths in picture references in the original shape file and provide a way to keep pictures in a separate folder from the referring document. By default, relative paths in pictures in a layer are presumed to be relative to the storage location of the layer. This is useful for By Reference layers only.
        • Added ability to disable the display of pictures in lieu of point symbols
        • Dates may now be distributed in a fashion similar to strings when using the Distribute items in the Style Set Editor
        • Default measurement units now set to automatic (will automatically scale and the system will be based on the underlying units of the Map).
        • Map Documents now save their measurement units
        • When changing CRS (projections), Map Views now do a better job of keeping the visible areas visible in the new CRS
        • When adding distances to nearest features, you may now choose which data is copied to the receiving layer.
        • Unit selection is now available when creating Buffers. Now, when using a linear coordinate system, distances can be specified in any major unit(m,km,mi,nm,yd). Note that this only works with projected data. If your data is in latitude and longitude, you will need to project it into a linear coordinate system before this works, otherwise the distances will be in degrees.
        • WMS requests are now more adaptive to the current map CRS when the server can provide the data in that CRS.
        • Support for ESRI's official "no data" value for M values for both import and export
        • Prospectively support latest CRS specifications in WMS/WFS/WCS and GML
        • WMS and Bing sources can now be displayed even with non-matching CRS's in the Map (as long as the CRS conversion is invertible)
        • Re-warping of imagery (especially noticeable with tiled layers) is now done on an as-needed basis instead of when the Map projection is changed, saving some time and processing power when dealing with large raster images.
        • Significant speed improvements when drawing of polygons with wide stroke paths
        • Improved performance on WMS layers by prioritizing recent requests
        • Improved speed on rejection during intersection point tests
        • Vastly improved performance on Select on Layer
        • Better symbol drawing for scalable symbols (Widths make more sense)
        • Dramatic speed increase in mask creation when using multi-core machines
        • Increased performance for complex labels
        • Improved scale output for MAPublisher interaction
        • Line styles are now more accurately rendered when exporting to Adobe Illustrator
        • Polygon styles are now more accurately rendered when exporting to Adobe Illustrator
        • Scalable images now export at full resolution to Adobe Illustrator, including images imported from fonts and other vector sources.
        • Silently skip unreadable OV2 files to get to the ones we can read
        • Further improved documentation in the Cartographica Help
        Version 1.2.1 | Release Date: 2010-08-09 | Download

        Cartographica 1.2.1

        This update contains feature enhancements and bug fixes for the 1.2 release. Highlights of this new release include a number of important bug fixes and the following features:
        • Completely rewritten help system. We're continuing to improve this, but this version is much better and covers a lot more ground than previous versions
        • Substantially improved style distribution system, including quartile, quintile, Jenks, equal area, equal count, and equal interval distributions
        • Buffering has been enhanced to allow "inside" buffers by using a negative number instead of a positive one for the distance
        • Improvements to the WFS layers for compatibility with more servers, and better workflow for using servers with certain limitations
        • Split Selected Features command added to split a multi-part feature into its component parts
        • Simplify Selected Features command added to geometrically simplify features (useful to reduce the size of exported data for formats like KML)
        • New disk image layout which includes the Application folder link and instructions to drag the Application to that folder
        • Performance improvements (thanks to those of you who allow telemetry information to be sent for letting us see where these issues have the most impact)
        • New export options for KML export including the ability to set how altitude is interpreted and whether the KML is pretty-printed (doing this substantially increases memory and disk use)
        • Geocode Selection now available by holding down the shift key while using the Tool menu

        Cartographica 1.2 and greater require Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

        Version 1.2 (321) | Release Date: 2010-06-03 | Download
        Cartographica 1.2 is a major feature release of the GIS for Mac OS X.

        A large number of bug fixes and user interface changes are included.

        Enahanced and New features

        • Much more sophisticated handling of colors for creation of chloropleth maps. The Color Palette window (previously the Color Map window) can now be dropped on any layer. When dropped on an analysis or image layer, the color palette for that layer is changed. When dropped on a feature layer, the fill colors for each feature set are set in order to the colors in the palette. When the Style window is visible, dropping on the style list will change the fill colors of each set of features. To change the stroke color instead, hold the option key while dropping on the style list. Colors can also be dragged from an existing layer into the palette by dragging the layer into the palette window, thus creating a new palette entry.
        • Cartographica now supports editing, saving, and creating of palettes. Use the Color Palette window and the +/- buttons to add and remove palettes. To add a color to an existing palette, click on the grayed-out color box next to the existing colors.
        • Text containing palette information (such as that which may be copied from the ColorBrewer site) that takes the form r,g,b;r,g,b;... can be pasted directly into the palette window, creating a new palette.
        • New symbol selection mechanism for point features: now this is done through drag and drop from the symbol palette (or any image on your system). PDF, EPSF, and almost any type of graphic can be used to set the point marker. If Stroke is turned on, the software will replace the blacks in the image with the stroke color and the whites with the fill color (keeping all other colors the same as in their original and respecting the alpha channel).
        • Geocoding can now be done in layers that are already loaded, as opposed to being done only during the import process. Configure the Geocoding Options for your mapset (or use the new Bing Geocoder defaults), then select the items to geocode and choose Geocode Selected from the Analysis menu. Or, if you have partially completed geocode data, select Geocode Uncoded to add geometry data to features which don't currently have geometry. If the CRS of the geocoder that you are using does not match the CRS of the layer, the points will be reprojected automatically.
        • Support for Bing Maps. For all existing and new customers, we will be providing free use of Bing Maps geocoding and imagery services until your support contract runs out. After that time, you may renew support to continue using the Bing services. Bing maps provides fast, high resolution roads and imagery services. There are some limitations to the use of imagery from Bing for production purposes, so please note that you are not granted a license for republishing rights of this data.
        • Support for Bing Geocoding services. Bing Geocoding works in many countries throughout the world and contains more up-to-date information than is available from many sources. It also requires no configuration to get started, just select your input data and geocode. This feature, like the Bing Maps services, is part of our ongoing support package. If you need to geocode using your own data (for example, historical information or if you have proprietary geocoding data), that option is still available through the Geocoder Options...
        • Live Map support using OpenStreetMap, WMS, and OpenStreetMap-like servers. To add an OpenStreetMap or Bing live map to your mapset, choose Add Live Map... from the file menu and select the type of map and the server. If necessary, your Map Projection will be changed to match the live layer if the layer cannot be reasonably reprojected. To add a WMS map as a live map, follow the standard instructions for downloading a static copy of WMS data, but make sure the "Download as Static Imagery" is unchecked.
        • WFS servers are supported for access to network-stored data, including auto-discovery of schemas (requires the server to support schema information) and determination of SRS, as well as reloading data from the server.
        • Support for computed columns in any feature layer (this includes adding computed columns to WFS layers!). Unless there are other changes made that directly affect the data in the system, computed columns will not cause the data itself to be brought internal to the mapset, unless it already was. Computed columns can use any data from the other columns in the layer, plus a large number of built-in math functions (see list) and a growing list of built-in geometry functions. To add a computed column, add a column in the Layer Info window and click on Set Formula.. then drag columns from the column list in the lower half of the screen to the function area in the upper half (columns are color-coded by type). Columns (that are not locked) with geometry calculations will recompute when the geometry changes. If the functions are in map coordinates, they will also recompute when the map crs changes.
        • Labels are now being handled in a completely new fashion, allowing multi-line, multi-value, multi-style labels. Font handling is done using the standard Macintosh font window and both text and column data can be inserted into the labels. Any selectable area may be styled for font, color, etc.
        • Layer bounding-box invisibility is now supported. This makes it easier to use a single large background map for multiple mapsets without having to be constantly zoomed in. Load the image layer by reference (using standard Import Raster Data...) and then uncheck the item in the Layer menu for Include in Map Extent to make the bounding-box invisible. When this item is unchecked, the extent of the specified layer will only be used in calculating the map extent when it is the only layer visible. Otherwise, all layers whose Include in Map Extent item is checked will be used to calculate this, but those that do not will not.
        • Projection management. Cartographica now provides for editing and manipulation of user-defined projections. To add a new projecion, use the + or duplicate commands to duplicate an existing definition, or drop a prj, wkt, or text file containing information in WKT, ESRI WKT, or Proj4 format into the Project Map or Set Layer's Projection window.
        • Layer control in Map Layout windows. Now, the visible layers in both Map objects and Legend objects may be edited separately from their original maps. Use the context menu (right-click or control-click) to change layer settings for the Map and the same for the Legend. In the case of the legend, any layers that are not visible in the associated Map object will not be visible in the legend. Use this, for example, to remove background data from the Legend when it is not important.
        • Cartographica now has the ability to add and modify georeferencing information on imagery. This can be done non-destructively (in Cartographica's internal reference to the image) or can be used to write out the layer based on the new georeference, creating a georeferenced TIFF file by choosing Export Layer Image... from the File menu. Georeferencing can be done using the standard matrix transform or by adding ground control points (GCPs) to an image. To do either, select the image in the image layer and then choose the Edit Feature command from the Edit menu in order to bring up the georeferncing display. From this display, you may edit the transform (by entering numbers or using trackpad gestures or even gestures in the Wacom Bamboo). If you prefer to use GCPs, then change the tab to Ground Control Points and you will be able to add, modify and remove them, either through the list in the window or by using option-click to add new ground control points and drag them in the image window itself. Use the transparency control to see the underlying layers while you align your imagery. On the display, ground control points are shown as barbels, with the green point representing the point in the image and the red point representing the point in the coordinate space.

        Enhanced Features

        • KML Point Images now exported based on selected point type. This is particularly important when you export for use on Google Maps, since it requires an external marker, unlike Google Earth. These are exported in the same directory as the KML file and has a derivative name (foo-icon.png when the kml file is foo.kml).
        • KML Exporter now supports exporting imagery
        • Multiple style sets may be edited at the same time by selecting them in the list, including the default style. Any changes to common controls will change all selected styles. For example, select a series of lines and make their widths the same or their colors the same.
        • The Distribute command in the style editor now uses a Jenks distribution to distribute the values between the styles.
        • Adobe Illustrator export revamp. The Adobe Illustrator exporter (now tested with CS5 as well as CS4) is significantly improved, including support for raster image output, use of font styles matching those in the document, the addition of legends for each layer (conveniently placed outside of the pastboard, so you can just drag them in if you want them), segregation of text and objects to different layers, and much more sophisticated text layout for labels. When exporting lines with labels, the lines may either be labeled per-segment or per line. Polygons may be labeled either inside (centered within) or outside the polygon.
        • Geocoding Options are saved per layer, so you can have multiple layers in the same document use different specific geocoding options (these would include the mapping of columns into address parts, additions of static data like state/province names, city names, or countries).
        • Geocoder options are saved per mapset. These options apply to all layers within a mapset until changed. These settings determine whether server-based (Bing) geocoding or algorithm based internal geocoding is used.
        • When geocoding data on import, geocoding settings are saved with the new layer to promote easy re-geocoding or coding of uncoded featuers.
        • Tiger geocoder now will geocode addresses without Zip codes if Zip is specified in the geocoder preferences
        • When resizing in Map Layout, holding the shift key constrains to any natural size ratio (useful mostly on maps), and holding the option key centers the resize on the original center point of the object
        • Buffering now uses GCD to maximize multi-core processing power
        • Buffers now can be made in either the Map CRS (now default) or the layer's
        • Layers loaded by reference can now be reloaded from the Refresh Data item in the Layer menu
        • Export Map format now saved in document. Will default to the last export type you used in this document, for new documents, it uses the last export type used on any document.
        • Export Web Map now emits XHTML compliant HTML
        • Add support for overviews in warping
        • Bounding boxes now correctly updated during changes to projections on images. This includes dealing with bounding box changes that are due to changing the north orientation.
        • Make bad poly detection during editing more robust
        • Support for images with GCPs
        • 64-bit internal math for all projected and unprojected values (previously was just original data, not projected data)
        • Substantial speedup in projecting data
        • Significant drawing speed-ups
        • Dramatic drawing speed increase on points and non-stroked lines
        • WMS Servers may now be browsed and have data retrieved if they require authentication (previously only open servers were supported)
        • Add Fit Display to Georeferencing editor to immmediately align the current image to the display
        • Add Flip Image to Georeferencing editor to speed process of dealing with vertical alignment
        • Hitting the space bar while georeferencing images now toggles between the last transparency value and completely transparent
        • Dramatic speed increase for drawing new scalable symbols
        Version 1.1.4 | Release Date: 2010-03-22 | Download

        1.1.4 contains bug fixes for version 1.1 of Cartographica and contains essential fixes for all current 1.1 users.

        This is the last planned release before version 1.2, the next feature release. Version 1.2 will require Snow Leopard and will be Intel only. Clearly, we will release a 1.1.5 as necessary to fix critical bugs in 1.1.4 prior to the release of 1.2. For more information on the 1.2 transition and information on the 1.2 beta program once it begins, please watch our blog at cartographica.com .

        Minor features added in 1.1.4

        • Add Page Orientation to print window for quick printing from a map window
        Version 1.1.3 | Release Date: 2010-02-04 | Download

        Version 1.1.3

        1.1.3 is the third bug-fix release for version 1.1 of Cartographica and contains essential fixes for all current 1.1 users. The primary focus of 1.1.3 is to fix certain bugs in the 1.1 release.

        We have also made a number of performance and stability fixes in this release. And, in addition, we have made some changes to the Map Layout system to try to further enhance the experience of working with that portion of the program.

        Map Layout changes

        In response to feedback from users (thanks, folks!) we've made some more modifications to the Map Layout window and how it interacts to make it more straightforward to use. In summary, the key phrase is direct manipulation.

        Now, Cartographica will always allow the creation of a new element, regardless of whether a map or other element is selected. If you don't have a map selected, it will attach the new element to the map attached to the selected element. If you have no element selected, it will attach it to any map that is in the window. Only in the case of having no maps will it not create the compass, scale, or legend boxes.

        Cartographica will always create a map with data in it when you drag out the map box. By default, it will use whatever maps are open and saved. If you don't have any opened and saved maps, it will be empty, as it had been in the past. If you want another map other than the one chosen for you by Cartographica, use the Control-Click (right click if you have multi-button capability on your mouse) to activate the Change Map command.

        Printing changes

        There is now an additional option when printing from the Map window that provides for printing of just the area that is visible in the window. This it a toggle and the preview in the print window will update to indicate what will show up on the print out.

        Raster printing changes

        For both Map Layouts and Map windows, we have now adjusted the resolution at which raster images are printed. Previously, printing happened at 72dpi due to operating system mechanisms. We now provide those images to the OS at 300dpi by default (user adjustable to 72, 150,300, or 600 right now). If you need to print out high-resolution images, of you you would like to have higher-resolution images in PDFs saved from the print window, now you have the ability to adjust that.

        Features and Fixes in 1.1.3

        • Add support for printing just the currently visible extent in the map window
        • Add toolbar to Map View window
        • Fix cursor in Map Layout window when interacting with Map Views. If the Map View is active (focus box around it), then the cursors are updated, otherwise they are not.
        • Make sure that page layout is saved for the Map Set and Map Layout documents
        • Print sheet for large Map View Window now shows up within the window, instead of within the original Map Window.
        • Add support for user-adjustable raster resolution on printing
        • Fix bug where a parameterized version of a cell would be used in the legend view incorrectly where the parent style was expected if the legend required scrolling
        • Fix crash that could happen when adding/removing substyles on layers with many features
        • Fix crash when clicking on automatically generated range names in legend window
        • Fix bug which could cause crash soon after closing a window with only one layer that takes a very long time to draw.
        • Fix crash in, or immediately after, closing Map Layout windows
        • Fix bug that would cause the KDM window to set bounds in layer coordinates instead of map coordinates, causing confusing KDM results
        • Fix error which could cause the text on printed compasses to be too large
        • Fix Compass drawing so that the characters and the line don't intersect
        • Fix bug that would cause Analysis layers to override their existing style (opacity) when loading from disk. Caused opacity to be lost during subsequent loads.
        • Fix stray handles that occur during deletion in Map Layout window
        • Default style name for new parameter ranges is now not set, removing the likelihood of creating a bunch of style parameter ranges named "Non-matching"
        • Move compass picture and text further apart
        • Use consistent number of decimals on legends
        Version 1.1.2 | Release Date: 2010-01-13 | Download
        • Substantial changes to stability and UI for Map Layout (printed/PDF map production) - Toolbars, more drag and drop.
        • Dramatic speed increases for polygon unions, style change and zooming, drawing of large layers
        • Substantial speed increase for Kernel Density Maps, along with improved accuracy for some kinds of Kernels.
        • Add support for keyboard navigation around points in edit mode
        • Many stability, bug, and performance fixes
        Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2009-12-09 | Download

        Changes for 1.1.1:

        • Add Australian Datum specifications to EPSG and datum databases
        • Add Australian grids and projections
        • Add support for AGD66 and AGD84 translations
        • Add support for overriding default character sets on vector file load
        • Update to Proj4 4.7
        • Ignore spaces at front and back of addresses during geocode
        • Replace the preview map with a rectangle to speed responsiveness during resize
        • Show/Hide rulers in Map Layout View
        • Add support for geocoding intersections when & is used as separator (Example: "4th St NW & J ST NW").
        • Make Convex Hull now only enabled when there are at least 3 points selected or available.
        • Prompt for soon-to-expire keys to give people a bit of a warning
        • Selecting with the Option (Alt on some keyboards) key held down will require that features must be encompassed by the selection rectangle for them to be selected. Otherwise, all features that intersect the selection rectangle are selected.
        • Selection rectangle is now a transparent area instead of just a box
        Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2009-10-09 | Download
        Version 1.1:
        • Big Raster File support
        • Join geometries
        • Pop-up information windows
        • Improved KML import and export
        • Better CRS/Projection support
        • Improved character set handling in import/export
        • Improved data handling importing non-US-formatted data
        • Advanced filtering capabilities—boolean combinations, multiple field queries
        • Performance enhancements in file import
        • Stability enhancements
        • Support for TIGER/Line Shapefiles and Geocoding
        • Improved Map Layout, including compass and more flexible handling of scales

        See release notes for more information.

        Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2009-05-05 | Download
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