GeoTools e-Newsletter # 150:


August 25, 2005
Bangalore, India


GeoTools V 6.09 update:

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Command updated GT_IMPEX: (Export Tools - Import/Export points and lines) - The GT_IMPEX command now has additional options to handle exporting of linear features.

The following enhancements to the GT_IMPEX command have been done in this update:

1. You can now optionally create a blank line between two line/polygon records
2. You can now optionally use a different last point elevation identifier for line/polygon records. If this option is checked, the last elevation of each line or polyline record will have a different elevation string as entered in the edit box below. This feature is provided because some systems identify the end of a line/polyline by reading a special value set in the elevation field of the last point.
3. You can now overwrite an existing output file or simply append to it.

Progress Indicator Interval : Often, GeoTools displays a progress indicator by way of an informative message on the command line that indicates how many objects have been processed and how many are remaining to be processed.

Until now, the progress indicator message was updated for each object that was being processed. This can be quite time-consuming when large data-sets have to be processed and it takes up significant computing time. To overcome this, we are introducing a parameter called 'Progress Indicator Interval' in the General Settings dialog box (GT_GENSET command).
Here, you can now specify the progress indicator interval you want. So, if you specify 100 as the interval, the progress indicator will refresh itself only once each 100 objects are processed. This speeds up processing significantly.

Command updated: GT_ASN_PROP: (Assign inherited properties from neighboring objects - Conversion Tools) : The GT_ASN_PROP command can now assign to each vertex of a 3d polyline elevation values inherited from neigbouring text or block attributes.

Command updated: GT_MODTXT: (Globally Modify Text/MText objects): This command now has an added option to trim characters from the beginning or end
of a string of text/mtext upto a specifed marker character. The marker character should be a single character that has to be specified in the object
edit box labelled "Enter value for selected property"

Bug Fix & Update : GT_DENSIFY : The GT_DENSIFY command has now been bug fixed and updated. The command now correctly interpolates the in-between added vertices and it acquires 3d elevations correctly by interpolation.

There have been some minor changes in the program options. The option to measure distances by 'Slope' or 'Horizontal' has been removed and the program now measures in Slope only. The option to "Interpolate" 3d polyline vertices has been removed and interpolation is now automatic for 3d polylines.


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.

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