GeoTools e-Newsletter # 175:


GeoTools e-Newsletter # 175:

November 27, 2006
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 7.14 update:

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Minor Enhancement: GT_ASN_PROP ( Conversion Tools - Inherit properties from neighbouring objects) : The GT_ASN_PROP command has been enhanced with two new options. You can now prevent the command from processing one neighboring text/insert object more than once. This will often result in more accurate processing by eliminating the possibility of two different points or vertices acquiring the elevation / thickness property from the same object. There is also another option added which to optionally delete each text/insert from the drawing as they are processed.

Bug Fix: GT_IMPEX (Export Tools - Import/Export points & lines): A bug has been fixed in this command. You can now have import text files having more than the required number of fields. For example, in earlier versions, if you had chosen PENZD as the import format, you should have had exactly 5 fields (and no more) in the import file. Now you can have additional fields trailing the required number of fields and the program will ignore than and process the required ones.

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1. "GeoTools" user-group created in google groups.

Starting from December 1 2006, we are changing the delivery mechanism of the GeoTools newsletter.

Instead of emailing the newsletters to each one of our subscribers, we have instead created a new UserGroup in google groups called "GeoTools" and we will be sending you the news-letter through this google group.

As all of our current subscribers are receiving our newsletters via email, we will be add the names of existing subscribers into the GeoTools google group subscribers list. If any one of you do not want to be part of the GeoTools google group and want to continue to receive only direct emails from us, please write to us and we will remove your name from google group.

In terms of delivery format, you will notice no change and the newsletter emails will arrive into your email box as usual as has been happening now. If you click "Reply" on the message, you will, by default, be sending the reply to us only but if you enter the reply address as "", your message will be sent to the entire newsgroup and be read by all other subscribers. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with other GeoTools users and share ideas etc.

For more information on how Google groups work, please visit

2. ** GeoTools price revision from January 1, 2007 **

To support the ongoing development and growth of GeoTools, we are going to effect a modest price revision of about 6 % across all licenses of GeoTools. A single user license will cost US$ 159.00 instead of the present US$ 149.00

Similar revisions will be effected on all the multiple user licenses of GeoTools as well:

2-User license: $ 264.00 (Existing price: $ 249.00)
4-user license: $ 499.00 (Existing price: $ 469.00)
Un-limited site license: $ 949.00 (Existing price: $ 899.00)
GeoTools V6 to V7 upgrade: $ 69.95 (Existing price: $ 64.95)

If you wish to purchase GeoTools at the current price, now is the time. Place your orders before January 1, 2007

Important note: While all of GeoTools commands are tested quite extensively before they are released, it is humanly 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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