GeoTools e-Newsletter # 276:


February 9, 2011
Bangalore, India

GeoTools V 11.18 - Update released today.

Enhanced commands:

GT_IMPEX (GeoTools -> Export Tools -> Import/Export points and lines): An additional option has been provided under the points import feature. Until now, it was possible to connect ALL the imported points with a SINGLE polyline. Now, two additional options have been provided which enable a new polyline to be created when there is either a blank line in the input file or when the point description changes.

GT_OD_XD_LABEL (GeoTools -> AutoCAD Map Tools -> Create text labels from Object data / extended entity data): In the 'Extended entity data' section of this command, it is now possible to specify the occurrence count of the xdata code that you want to use during the annotation. For example, if you have xdata which looks like this:

(-3 ("RoadCL" (1000 . "Cunningham Road") (1000 . "OneWay") (1040 . 80.0) (1000 . "Bangalore East")))

You can specify which one of the multiple 1000 field codes you want to use during the annotation by specifying the correct parameter in the 'Occurrence' edit box. If you choose 1000 as your xdata code to annotate, and type 3 in the edit box meant for 'Occurrence', the command will use 'Bangalore East' as the annotation string since this is the third occurrence of the 1000 code. Until now, there was no way to specify which code was to be used. It would always use the first occurrence of the code.

We plan to extend this enhancement to the GT_PL_DATALBL command also in the future.

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