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Global Mapper - v.15 - 05 09 2013
Poniżej zamieszczamy pełną treść oficjalnego dokumentu "What's New in GlobalMapper v 15"
zamieszczonego w pliku instalacyjnym nowej wersji programu.
Pragniemy zwrócić Państwa uwagę, iż w tej odsłonie wprowadzono pewną istotną zmianę w stosunku do poprzednich.
Polega ona na tym, że poza podstawowym rdzeniem programu - skupiającym się na głównych funkcjach, wprowadzono trzy moduły opcjonalne, przeznaczone dla tych Użytkowników, którym szczególnie na ich funkcjonalności zależy. Z jednej strony odchodzimy więc od dotychczasowej koncepcji All-in-one, do której Użytkownicy byli przyzwyczajeni, z drugiej wyspecjalizowane moduły kierowane są do specyficznego odbiorcy, którego praca wymaga dodatkowych narzędzi w konkretnej dziedzinie.

Cóż zatem sam twórca Global Mapper mówi na ten temat:

The new modules will not remove any functionality that you had in v14.2 and move it to one of the add-on modules.
he modules are for new stuff not in the normal Global Mapper v14.2, especially related to LIDAR.
The OTF extension is for a special military format that almost no one outside the Army will care about.
The GEM module is what used to be in Global Energy Mapper and will also have the vertical datum conversion support if you have a Geographic Calculator license as well.
There will be a separate announcement about the GEM stuff later.
I have also fixed the issue with extensions trying to update a config file in the .exe path. I'll post a new beta installer later today.


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WHAT'S NEW IN Global Mapper v15.0
· Significant New Features
o Added support for feature extension plugins to Global Mapper. These allow 3 rd-parties and customers to create add-ins to Global Mapper to extend the functionality through their own toolbars and/or menu items. The feature extensions will have access to all data loaded in the Global Mapper application instance through same API used by the Global Mapper SDK. There is an item under the Help menu for managing the installation/registration of feature extension plugins and add-in modules.
o Added separately licensed Lidar module with advanced Lidar analysis functionality. See Lidar Changes section below for details. The licensing is handled under a new Help menu option for working with module and feature extension licenses.
o Added Raster Calculator under Analysis menu for performing mathematical operations on multi-band imagery to extract different types of information. You can use pre-defined formulas, like NDVI and NDWI, or create your own free-hand formulas using common mathematical operations, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and powers, as well as simple operators like absolute value, minimum value, and maximum value of 2 values.
o Added support for passing variables on the command line to a script. You can provide the variable after the script (.gms) filename itself on the command line in the form '-var_name var_value'. For example, 'global_mapper.exe “c:\my_path\my_script.gms” -my_var my_var_value'.
· New Supported Formats
o Added support for importing and exporting 3D PDF files. Underlying data format in PDF 3D Annotations may be U3D or PRC. We do not support the less common PRC format at this time.
o [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added support for loading E57 Lidar files.
o Added support for CMIP5 HDF5 data sets with sea surface temperatures.
o Added support for loading text files with the coordinates stored as ECEF (Earth-Centered Earth-Fixed) coordinates. The Coordinate Format drop-down on the ASCII Text Import dialog has an option to specify that the coordinates are ECEF.
o Added support for GCP (control-point) files with the pixel coordinates specified as a percentage value rather than an absolute pixel coordinate. So if you have text placement files with just the corner coordinates you can easily add 0% or 100% for the X and Y pixel coordinates of each corner to get a good placement.
o Added support for loading ANUGA Rainfall and Greenland Terrain NetCDF format files.
· Lidar Changes
o Added a new premium Lidar add-on module with advanced Lidar analysis tools. You can activate the Lidar module license under the new Help menu command for managing modules and feature extensions.
o [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added new  binning methods for gridding Lidar point clouds. You can now create a regular grid from the minimum, maximum, or average value in individual “buckets”. This method is extremely fast compared to the normal triangulation-based approach. You can select which method to use on the dialog that appears when importing Lidar data.
o [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added support for displaying and editing the classification of Lidar points in the path profile tool. You can control the corridor width and select displayed Lidar points in the path and reclassify them or delete them. Any Lidar points that are displayed are also considering for line-of-sight operations.
o [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added support for automatically identifying and classifying ground-shot points from unclassified Lidar point clouds.
o Support exporting Lidar point cloud data to DGN and PDF files.
o Improved the reported density figure (points per square meter) on the metadata dialog for Lidar point clouds. Now the point cloud is chopped up into a grid and the count of points in each piece of the grid is used to calculate more localized densities, then those are analyzed to get a good representative density that skews towards the denser parts of the cloud. This is especially improved for point clouds with large areas of no data as those no longer bring down the calculated density.
o Fixed bug editing Lidar points from some Lidar files, particularly ASCII Text or MrSID Lidar, LAS/LAZ editing was not affected.
o Fixed bug that caused RGB colors to not display for point clouds with less than 512 points.
o Fixed bug that would cause the scan angle to be reported incorrectly for some points in very rare cases.
o Fixed crash loading LAS/LAZ files with an invalid (but non-zero) date in the header.
o Fixed bug with elevation values being multiplied by 100 when exporting part of a point cloud to a GMP file with the export elevation units set to Statute.
o Fixed bug with the displayed elevation range not updating when changing the elevation units for a loaded Lidar layer.
· Analysis Function Changes
o Improved path profile/line of sight paths that cross areas of no known elevation so that the path is smoothly interpolated between the surrounding valid elevations rather than showing 0 for invalid locations.
o Fixed problem with very large view shed calculations and very small clearance at the view shed center that resulted in a strange pattern of blocked samples in the outer parts of the view shed.
o Fixed problems with the creation of polygon coverage for area and line layers that could cause the coverage to cross through some long straight segments.
o Allow editing the parameters and recalculating multiple view shed layers at once from the Control Center. Previously you could only edit and recalculate a single view shed layer at a time.
o Added display of the total elevation increase and decrease along a path on the 3D path profile details.
o Fixed crash in path profile when creating a new point feature along the profile and assigning it to a new layer rather than an existing one.
o Added checkbox option to view shed calculation to control whether or not to treat invalid/missing elevations as ocean (height of zero).
o Fixed issue in v14.2 with odd island creation in view shed coverage and equal area coverage creation.
o Fixed issue in v14.2 with pressing cancel on view shed options dialog causing the Control Center to stop updating properly.
o Added option when creating roughness areas from a land cover layer to control whether or not invalid areas are automatically chopped up.
· Digitizer Tool Changes
o Added option to copy attributes from  line features to area features.
o Added option to create radial lines at some fixed angle interval when creating a range ring.
o Updated option to crop selected areas to a selected line to allow cropping areas to multiple selected lines at once.
o When creating new areas or lines by clicking on existing 3D features, only require half of the clicked locations to have valid elevations before creating a new 3D feature. Any vertices with unknown elevations will be filled in from the adjacent elevation values.
o Added new option under Crop/Combine/Split submenu to chop up selected area features until they have less than some vertex count.
o Add new right-click options under the Vertex menu to move the vertex selection to the next or previous vertex. This is available when a single vertex is selected in a line or area.
o Made the measure attributes for areas in a group of areas include a GROUP_AREA attribute that is the combined enclosed area of all areas in the grouping.
o Added option when creating buffer areas from 3D areas and lines to add a Z offset to the buffer areas so you can stack them.
o When calculating elevation statistics for selected lines, add a LENGTH_3D attribute for the length of the line along the surface. Also prompt if any 3D lines are encountered to see if the existing per-vertex elevations should be used or if samples along the line path from the terrain should be used.
o Added option to customize the drawing style used when creating range rings.
o Fixed bug that would cause areas that failed to combine with errors to be marked as deleted rather than  kept unmodified.
o Allow reversing the vertices for a single selected area (previously only worked for lines or if multiple areas were selected).
o Fixed problem with every 32 nd vertex not showing vertex editing commands in right-click menu.
· Scripting Changes
o Added support for passing variables on the command line to a script. You can provide the variable after the script (.gms) filename itself on the command line in the form '-var_name var_value'. For example, 'global_mapper.exe “c:\my_path\my_script.gms” -my_var my_var_value'.
o Added new DEFINE_VAR_TABLE command to allow providing a table of variable values with key names to allow easily creating generic scripts with tables of things like state names and abbreviations associated with a numeric code, etc.
o Updated behavior of VAR_LOOP_START so that if you provide an end value less than the start and explicitly provide a positive VAR_STEP, the loop is just skipped rather than the step direction being automatically reversed. This allows you to use the VAR_LOOP_START as an 'IF' statement to conditionally execute a block of commands.
o Updated COPY_ATTRS command to allow copying from areas to areas.
o Added support for replacing text strings within feature attribute values using the EDIT_VECTOR script command and a new ATTR_REPLACE_STR parameter. This allows you to replace one text string with another in a particular attribute value (or feature label) for all features matching a search query.
o Added support for extracting more pieces of the path to the current file inside a DIR_LOOP_START...DIR_LOOP_END. You can now use %PARENT_DIR1% to get the grand-parent folder, %PARENT_DIR2% to get the super-grand-parent, etc.
o Added support for including %SPLIT_ATTR% in the EXPORT_VECTOR command when splitting by attribute so that you can use the split attribute value in the export filename path.
o Added support for deleting all attributes except a list of allowed attributes with EDIT_VECTOR. You can provide one or more ATTR_TO_KEEP parameters to specify which attribute s to keep.
o Added support for specifying the export row and column order for XYZ grids exported with EXPORT_ELEVATION using new EXPORT_ROW_MAJOR, REVERSE_COLS, and REVERSE_ROWS parameters.
o Updated cropping to polygons during export to support any special attribute name for POLYGON_CROP_NAME_ATTR and POLYGON_CROP_FOLDER_ATTR. The previous <Area Display Label> and <Area Source Filename> still work but are deprecated in favor of the standard names, like <Feature Name>.
o Added support for including a filename  suffix when cropping an export to a list of polygons. Add a POLYGON_CROP_FILENAME_SUFFIX to specify text to include after the attribute value but before the file extension in the output filename.
o Added support for controlling whether or not areas with the same filename attribute are combined when doing a POLYGON_CROP_USE_EACH operation. Now POLYGON_CROP_COMBINE_DUPS handles this.
o Added ALLOW_COMMA_DECIMAL parameter to EXPORT_VECTOR command for Shapefiles to control whether or not a comma can be treated as a decimal when detecting floating point fields.
o Support providing a custom  precision and no-data value for Arc ASCII Grid exports with the EXPORT_ELEVATION command using VOID_ELEV and PRECISION parameters.
o Made cancelling an individual grid cell export for EXPORT_ELEVATION or EXPORT_VECTOR cancel the entire script immediately list it already does for EXPORT_RASTER.
o Added support for KEEP_ZERO_AT_ZERO parameter for GENERATE_WATERSHED command to allow disabling the option to keep zero (ocean) elevations at 0 height for flow modeling.
o Added support for specifying the projection to use for a POLYGON_CROP_FILE using a new POLYGON_CROP_FILE_PROJ parameter.
o Added support for marking lines that are a subset of another line as a duplicate when using MARK_DUPLICATES=YES or DELETE_DUPLICATES=YES with the EDIT_VECTOR command. Just add SUBSET_IS_DUP=YES to command.
o Improved behavior of FORCE_EXIT command so it doesn't cause a different exception to be thrown. Now it cleanly exits the application. Also if the application does crash for some other reason 1 should be returned as the return code rather than  0.
o Added option to ignore islands/holes in areas when using CONVERT_AREAS_TO_LINES=YES with the EDIT_VECTOR command. Now also add IGNORE_ISLANDS=YES to only create lines from the parent area boundary.
· Projection/Datum Changes
o Updated Alberta 10TM projection to have separate “zones” for Resource and Forestry versions of projection.
o Added new EPSG codes for Indiana State Plane zones using US Feet (codes 2965 and 2966 replacing deprecated codes 2244 and 2245).
· Online Source Changes
o Included OpenSeaMaps data as a built-in online source. This provides sea-marks (buoys, etc.) as an overlay layer to draw on top of an already loaded layer, like base OpenStreetMaps data or an imagery layer.
o Fixed issue with some WMS sources not listing all available projections that are defined in the capabilities document if said document didn't also list a bounding box for that projection.
o Fixed issues with tiled (OSM/TMS/Google Maps) sources with a ? followed by extra parameters in the base URL not saving properly to workspace files.
· Format Specific Changes
o Updatd DXF/DWG import to set the default view to the extents specified in the file rather than just showing everything. This eliminates the default view of a bunch of extra stuff and not the core data.
o Added additional options to DWG/DXF export for choosing what information about a feature to create the layer name from  (i.e. description/type, name, layer name, etc.).
o Greatly improved display of text loaded from DWG/DXF files, including getting font names and proper alignment in many cases.
o Fixed problems with some extruded features being improperly positioned when reading from DXF/DWG files. This is a very old problem that is finally fixed!
o Made 3D Tin Face areas loaded from DXF/DWG files use the brush style for the type from the Area Styles tab of the Configuration dialog rather than always filling the TIN areas.
o Dramatically improved the rendering and load of CityGML files.
o Added support for specifying the output format (MG2, MG3, or MG4) and the network cartridge server location
o Updated PDF export to have options to control where the header and footer strings are placed relative to the margins. You can now place them in the center or edges of the margins or directly on the map.
o Make sticky notes in PDF files import as text point features.
o Updated DGN export to write point features out as 0-dimensional line features rather than create shared cells for each point.
o Added options to XYZ Grid export to allow exporting from the bottom-to-top or right-to-left rather than the default order.
o When loading GeoTIFF files with an Esri .aux.xml and the option is selected to prefer world files over built-in coordinate information, use the .aux.xml positioning before all else if the .aux.xml has both a projection and control points.
o Updated generic ASCII text import where attributes from coordinate lines are kept and lines are broken based on the change in some field to add the break attribute to the attribute list for the line feature.
o Added option to KML/KMZ vector export to control whether or not filled area features with no border are chopped up automatically into smaller pieces to avoid issues displaying them in Google Earth.
o Added additional attribute and style decoding from CityGML files.
o Updated BSB exports from a single layer with an automatic crop boundary to save that in the exported KAP file's PLY entries rather than the full export bounds to allow seamless viewing in other applications.
o Updated CADRG and CIB exports to wrap the a.toc file in a NITF header to make it readable by more applications.
o Fixed errors reading some ASRP data sets with incorrect data in the header file.
o Added built-in area fill colors for OSGB VectorMap Local GML files.
o Made area groups be supported for import from and export to CSV files with WKT coordinate strings and MULTIPOLYGON objects.
o Fixed problems reading some Shapefiles over 2GB in size.
o Made the RGB color at the cursor location display in the status bar for ECW, JPEG2000, and MrSID image files.
o Updated Shapefile export  to replace degree characters with spaces since some versions of Arc can't handle degree symbols in DBF files.
o Added option to Shapefile export to control whether or not ELEVATION attributes are written out for features with a single elevation value.
o Added option to Shapefile export to control whether or not a comma can be used for a decimal when detecting the type of fields.
o Fixed problem with extra comma  in the Projection Setup field for Ozi .map files written out for some projections (like Transverse Mercator).
o Allow loading files from .tar.gz archives that are larger than 2GB in size.
o Added support for Swedish RIK files with transparency and also made the SWEREF99 projection read correctly from newer RIK files.
o Fixed export of ECW file with New York East State Plane zone storing as New Jersey zone (they are identical definitions so the coordinates are the same anyway).
o Updated Erdas Imagine IMG files to automatically obey any no-data values specified in the header, both for terrain grid and imagery files.
o Fixed handling of attributes with double-quotes from PLS-CADD XYZ files.
o Improved support for <ExtendedData> tags with attributes in KML/KMZ files.
o Fixed encoding of non-ASCII folder names in KML/KMZ files.
o Fixed problem with the latitude of origin not writing out to MapInfo files for Hotine Oblique Mercator-based projections, like Swiss Grid.
o Updated GPX import to automatically assign the symbols for waypoints if the <sym> tag matches a point symbol name in Global Mapper. If not the <sym> tag value is saved as an attribute and will be kept on export to a new GPX file.
o Fixed export of labels with the background marked as filled rather than transparent to PDF files. Now (if not rotated) the background will be blanked out in the PDF as well.
o Added new option on OSM/TMS/Google Maps/Bing Maps export dialog to only export tiles that are fully covered by the export bounds. This advanced option makes it easier to update just part of an earlier large web tile export.
o Fixed error loading some HTF format files.
o Fixed bug in export of area Shapefiles that could cause some islands/holes to turn into parents in the exported file.
o Fixed problems with some area features not loading from DGN files if they are incorrectly marked as 'holes'.
o Fixed errors loading some workspace files over 2GB in size.
o Fixed export to 3D vector files pulling elevations from Erdas IMG files with overviews or online layers to pull from an appropriate layer automatically (most detailed for IMG files) rather than pulling from current drawn layer.
· Renamed 'Gridding' tab to 'Tiling' to make the intent clearer, especially when used in conjunction with other operations that refer to 'grids'.
· When cropping loaded layers to multiple selected area files, allow using just the most overlapped area from the selected areas to crop rather than all. When cropping a map catalog to multiple areas this is automatically done for each map in the catalog individually. This allows easily cropping to a custom grid of coverages all at once.
· When placing your mouse near 3D features, the elevation of the feature (or closest location on 3D areas/lines) will be displayed on the status bar after the feature description.
· Added new 'Show All' button to Search dialog allowing you to easily reset the search back to all searchable features.
· Updated search on attributes != (not equal) to a text value to include results that don't include the attribute at all.
· Updated Style tabs of Options dialog for vector layers to allow manually entering an attribute name to base the styles on rather than  selecting from a list. This allows selecting an attribute style for map catalogs where the attribute list isn't known up front.
· Add display of the coordinates of each vertex in the current view/export projection on the Feature Vertices dialog for area/line features if the feature is reprojected.
· Made Control Center position and size be remembered in workspace (.gmw) files. If you have the Control Center displayed when you save a workspace, the next time you load that workspace the Control Center will automatically be displayed at the location it was when you initially saved the workspace.
· Updated the Feature Info dialog to show the combined area of all grouped areas next to the group area count.
· Added a new menu command on the Options->Rectification Method submenu on the rectification dialog to control whether or not an explicitly selected method of Polynomial will switch to a 2nd-degree polynomial at 6 points or not.
· Added option in 3D view to control the step size used by the water up/down toolbar buttons.
· Updated the Full View (Home) button to ignore any hidden layers when zooming to the full view.
· Added support for customizing the 3D view rotation angle based on pressing the '4' or '6' key. If you add a string value 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GlobalMapper\3D_KeyRotateAngle' with the number of degrees to rotate with each key press that will be used rather than the default.
· Allowed zooming to 1:1 resolution for multiple selected layers from the right-click menu on the Control Center. Previously it only worked if a single raster or elevation layer was selected.
· Fixed multi-band export fill value for no-data values. Should be 0 or the gray value of the background color, but was set to last valid encountered value in v14.2
· Added display of current loaded and selected  layer count on the title bar of the Control Center.
· Updated option to create polygonal coverages for selected layers from the Control Center to work for map catalog layers as well. Rather than just creating bounding box areas for each map in the catalog it will now load and create coverage polygons for each map.
· Play a sound when lengthy operations (i.e. 5 minutes or longer) complete. This provides a way to notice a long operation  is done without switching back to the program.
· Fixed bug with extra period being inserted in some filenames on export when you don't explicitly enter the extension to use.
· Added support for connecting to GPS devices at 300, 1200, and 2400 baud.
· Smoothed out some sharp edges in vector data when transforming with a coordinate transformation file with more than 4 control points.
· Fixed batch conversions to multi-band imagery formats when the 'Use Other Source Files as Filler' option is checked.
· Added support for new text alignments that align text with the baseline of text rather than the middle of text. This is not automatically used when loading DXF/DWG files that specify that alignment.

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