GeoTools e-Newsletter # 149:


July 29, 2005
Bangalore, India


GeoTools V 6.07 update:

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New command added: GT_SPLITTEXT: (Text Tools - Split Text into smaller strings) - The GT_SPLITTEXT command is used to split a long line of text or Mtext string into a number of smaller text strings based on a delimiter. So, if you have a text string that looks like: "The,Quick,Brown,Fox,Jumps,Over,The,Lazy,Dog" and if the comma character "," is specified as the delimiter, this command will create individual text strings like "The" "Quick" "Brown" "Fox" "Jumps" "Over" "The" "Lazy" "Dog" at almost the same insertion point locations as where the original string was in the combined string. This command has been released in an interim (as-is) state. We ralize there are some rough edges and they will be fixed soon. Any feedback is welcome and will be taken constructively.

New command added: GT_DRAWPOLYINCRDECR: (Polyline Tools & Draw Tools - Draw 3d polylines with automatically incrementing/decrementing elevations) - The GT_DRAWPOLYINCRDECR command is used to automatically create 3d polylines with incrementing or decrementing vertex elevations between successive picks. You can either draw the 3d polylines manually by specifying their XY locations and have the Z values generated automatically or specify an existing selection of 3d polylines and have their z values automatically populated.

Command enhanced: GT_XP_RETDAT : (Miscellaneous Tools - Retain object table data and extended entity data) - The GT_XP_RETDAT command has now been enhanced and it can now explode REGION objects and retain their object data and extented entity data in their exploded polyline form.

Bug Fixed: GT_NEWSTART : (Polyline Tools - Specify a new start for closed polylines) : The GT_NEWSTART command has a small bug fixed. Whether the polylines had an explicit closing vertex duplicated as first vertex or not (implicit closing), the same structure is now carried forward to the new polyline with its modifed start point. Earlier, no matter what the original polyline was, the new polyline had its last point duplicated explicitly as the first point.


Important note: While all of GeoTools commands are tested quite extensively before they are released, it is humanely impossible to test-run it under every different data type or operating environment. In the event that you notice any GeoTools command not functioning as expected, please bring it to our notice asap. We will attend to it and fix the problem as soon as possible.


Thank you for your continued support. As always, we welcome feedback at all times.

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