GeoTools e-Newsletter # 158:


March 3, 2006
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 6.17 update:

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New command added: GT_NODATA ( Extended Entity Tools & AutoCAD Map Tools - Check for No Xdata / Object Data ) : The GT_NODATA command is used to identify objects in the drawing that DO NOT have object data or extended entity data. You can select whether to look for extended entity data belong to a specific application or object table data belonging to a specific table. The command will then scan all selected objects and report a selection of objects which DO NOT contain the specified data. This selection will be placed in the current [active] selection.

New command added: GT_CURVETEXT (Text/Annotation Tools - Curved Text - Create text along a curve): The GT_CURVETEXT command is one of the most common requirements of map presentation - to be able to write text strings along a curve. This is now possible in GeoTools using the GT_CURVETEXT command. The complete text layout and size, offsets, spacing etc. can be controlled using a fully customizable dialog box.

New command added: GT_CONTOUROFFSET (Polyline / Build Tools - Create mathemtical offsets between two contour polylines): The GT_CONTOUROFFSET command can be used to create an offset polyline in between two given polylines. This command is most likely to be useful in offsetting two contour polylines and creating an intermediate offset contour polyline.

This command will ask the user for two polylines representing two contours and will create an intermediate "offset" polyline at the correct interpolated elevation between the two polylines. The aim of this command is also to create the offset polyline in such a manner that it represents the best horizontal position interpolation between the two polylines.

This command has some known limitations and may not produce accurate results on all types of polyline. Please read the user manual for more information.


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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