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  • 11.11.2019 Series of video lessons in English is supplemented with materials about the technology for exporting vector maps into Shapefile format
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared the video lesson "Export data to the Shapefile format". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson the possibilities for export of vector maps into Shapefile format are demonstrated.

    The training material acquaints users with features of work the "Export to Shape format" task, which includes setting the attribute fields and processed data, coordinates format, encoding, and other modes. The attributes of the objects are written into the DBF file, and the coordinates of the objects are recorded in the WGS-84 geodetic system in degrees. If you are exporting a large-scale plan with unknown projection parameters, then the coordinates are recorded in meters in the local system. For the convenience of work, it is possible to save user settings.

    Previously the video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis" and others.

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 07.11.2019 Complex of preparing documents of aeronautical information performs calculations of aerodrome routes taking into account temperature amendments
    In KB "Panorama" the Complex of preparing documents of the aeronautical information version 7.2 for the GIS "Panorama" x64 was developed. In the new version the algorithms are improved for drawing SID/STAR/IAC aerodrome routes maneuvers with possibility of specifying the temperature amendment for calculation of turns. There are updated the algorithms for drawing schemes of designing for aerodrome routes taking into account map projections in the polar regions and the western hemisphere. The database, which is part of the complex, is filled with current aeronautical data on the territory of Russia. On the basis of the data of the air navigation situation of the Russian Federation, new demonstration maps, examples and reports have been prepared. AIXM converter has been improved.

    Complex of preparing documents of the aeronautical information is intended for the creation and maintenance of a database of aeronautical information, the formation of aeronautical charts, the designing of flight routes for aircraft and the exchange of data with other information systems. Information exchange is carried out in ARINC and AIXM 5.1 formats. The main source of aeronautical information is the aeronautical data base created on the basis of the Aeronautical Information Conceptual Model (AICM), with additions for storing the planned information and the results of the route designing. The model is recommended by the international organization for planning and coordination of air traffic "Eurocontrol".

    The new version of the program, examples of documents of aeronautical information, the operational documentation, video lessons and presentations are available for download on the Download page.

  • 05.11.2019 Maps of the Kyrgyz Republic and the People's Republic of China are updated on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data"
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of the Kyrgyz Republic and the People’s Republic of China, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. The source data was obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 01.11.2019 GIS Server SE improves information security of automated systems of geodata storage for Astra Linux SE, CentOS and Zarya operating systems
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Server SE version 8.7.6 is developed for OS Astra Linux SE (Release "Smolensk"), CentOS and "Zarya-Data Center". The new version improves the reliability of multi-channel connections with GIS Server clients. Algorithm of processing faulty connections for an excluding blocking of the server is changed. Connection of large spatial databases, displayed and edited in the form of vector maps in conventional symbols is improved. Loading of the databases containing tens of millions of records is accelerated. Reliability of updating records on the client is increased when editing objects. Loading the metadata of data sets into the Databank of digital maps and Remote Sensing Data is improved.

    Interface of the user is improved. An opportunity has been implemented in the GIS Administrator to connect a shared virtual folder for vector maps, rasters and matrices. Support of insets in reports is added. For this purpose, maps are placed into a virtual folder.

    There is added the transfer of the frame of data sets on the scheme of the materials availability into the range -/+ 180 degrees by latitude. The algorithm for clients requesting large lists of objects updated on the server has been improved. There is implemented the ability to build vector geocovers of sea charts of the S57 format, raster geocovers from the IMG, PCX formats.

    GIS Server SE within the framework of a single geographic information space provides multi-user access to spatial data for application servers (GIS WebService SE) and desktop clients (GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator" and others). The program gives users the opportunity to make changes to geospatial databases through the graphic interface of the GIS "Panorama", GIS WebServer SE by tools of editing digital maps of the area. At the same time, the GIS Server SE monitors the changes in these databases that are performed by any external applications. Multi-level connection of servers among themselves is supported for distributed storage and processing of spatial data with automatic replication, backup and data protection.

    New versions of programs are available for download on the website in the Download section.

  • 31.10.2019 At a round table in the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation, proposals of KB "Panorama" on the development of FIAS are presented
    On October 25, a round table was held at the Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation on the topic "FIAS and challenges of the digital age: issues and solutions". KB "Panorama" took an active part in this event. Our specialists demonstrated the presentation "Cadastral systems and FIAS. Ways of improvement" and voiced a number of proposals aimed at improving FIAS.

    Federal Information Address System (FIAS) is the federal state information system that provides the formation, maintenance and use of the state address register. FIAS data are used in such software products of the KB as GIS "Panorama", "Workstation of cadastral engineer", "Workstation of urban planner". In addition, KB Panorama has implemented a number of special projects with use of this address database.

    As part of the round table, the experts discussed the existing difficulties in working with the Federal Information Address System in terms of filling out, updating, interacting with organizations and departments involved in the address assignment process. The event was attended by representatives of federal executive bodies, IT-companies, expert organizations. Following the discussion, the Analytical Center will prepare proposals for the development of FIAS, which will be sent to the Ministry of Digital Development, Telecommunications and Mass Media of Russia and the Federal Tax Service.

  • 30.10.2019 In GIS "Operator" SE for Linux the abilities of connecting to external geoportals under OGC protocols are expanded
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Operator" version 12.1.0 is developed for operating system Astra Linux SE (Release "Smolensk"). In the new version, the connection of external geoportals via OGC protocols is improved. A dialog of opening the data using the WFS protocol was added, with which the user can view the list of available layers on the geoportal, select the necessary ones and add them to display as part of open spatial data. If the required classifier is missing when opening external data, the data will still be reliably created with the default classifier 100t05g.rsc. Loading the xml/gml files of large volume is supported, for what the data from the geoportal are downloaded in parts due to several requests. At any time, the user can clear the current data cache from geoportals by means of a combination of keys.

    Support of a new geoportal Flightradar24 is added for realisation of monitoring the movement of aircraft. To view the current position of the aircraft it is necessary to connect a geoportal "Monitoring the Air Traffic", to set the necessary period of updating, for example 5 seconds, and to enable the property "Update of WMS layers". In the process of monitoring, you can see the properties of the selected flight: airport of departure and arrival, travel time, model, speed, direction of movement, altitude and other parameters. Aircraft on the map are displayed with various conventional symbols depending on their model, dimensions, seating capacity. In total into the classifier service.rsc 16 new conventional symbols were added. Among them, such lines of aircraft as: SuperJet, TU, IL, Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault aviation and others. The user can change the image of conventional symbols and expand the list in the "Classifier Editor".

    New property "Save time and date of object update" is added in the dialog of creating a new map. If the map is created with the specified property, then into each object, when creating and editing, service semantics are automatically recorded with the date and time of the performed operation and with the name of the operator that performed the operation. The specified property can not be disabled. The task of creating objects according to the template has been improved. Appearance of dialog the "Geoportals list" is improved.

    Display of rasters with cut-off of images by a frame is improved. There is improved the accuracy of the image cut-off for different scales of display. It allows to display more precisely a mosaic of rasters without discrepancies and imposing of images of the adjacent rasters at scaling. New implementation of forming the images of the reduced copies of a raster allows to improve detailed elaboration of the general image.

    GIS "Operator" is an universal domestic geoinformation system for power structures. The program is intended for accumulation, the storage, the automated processing and displaying the data, results of calculations and the forecasts having a geospatial binding. GIS "Operator" contains tools for displaying and processing vector, raster and matrix maps. The application provides users with tools for solving specialized tasks of modeling the movement of special objects against the background of 3D model, a forecasting the consequences of emergencies on hazardous objects, a monitoring the movement of aircraft, a performing the geodetic and topographic work, processing data from GPS/GLONASS navigation devices, a printing the displayed spatial data to various output devices and many others. GIS "Operator" SE is certified by the 2nd level of control of the absence of undeclared capabilities in the RF Ministry of Defense.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 28.10.2019 Maps of the regions of the North-West Federal District were updated on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data"
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of regions of the North-West Federal District, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. The composition of the maps includes Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Leningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov regions, the Republic of Karelia, the Republic of Komi, the Nenets Autonomous Okrug and others. The source data was obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 25.10.2019 In GIS "Operator" the tools of forming three-dimensional terrain models for operational region are expanded
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Operator" version 12.7.4 for the x64 platform is developed. In the new version the display of a three-dimensional object by semantics is implemented. Into any object of a map it is possible to add a service semantics the "Link to 3D-view file". The value of semantics implies the choice of a database file (DB) of the DB3D format containing a three-dimensional model of the object, tied to the terrain. When displaying a three-dimensional map model, the 3D view of an object specified by semantics is priority over the view specified in the map classifier. This approach allows you to detail, diversify and make more recognizable the three-dimensional view of any map.
    Into the main menu of the task, the functionality of working with the database of 3D tiles (DB3D) has been added. Now you can close the database selected in the list, select the displayed databases and individual models. The mode was added for deleting the selected model from the database of 3D tiles. Mode is implemented for disabling the display of the sky above the 3D model.

    Support for the international format OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (* .gpkg) is implemented. This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles of various formats, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions, and metadata. GeoPackage format is used in applications for providing access to spatial information: maps, images, matrixes of elevations. The format can be used in cloud storages and for simplifying the exchange of information, since all data is stored in one file.

    Modes are improved for adding maps, matrixes or rasters into the work region. If the parameters of the coordinate system/projection of the added data and the open area do not match, a request is issued to convert the coordinate system/projection with the ability to select one or all files. Depending on the response of the operator, data with a mismatching coordinate system will be transformed to the coordinate system of the document and added to it or opened without change with the conversion of the coordinate system "on the fly".
    The transformation of the coordinate system of raster and matrix data is accelerated by 10-15 times due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new algorithms for tile processing.

    In the menu Options\Coordinate System\Geodetic (World WGS 1984 spheroid) the item "Degrees, Minutes" has been added to display the coordinate view, as in a number of applications for smartphones.

    The task "Select Object" has been improved. On the bookmark "Metric" there is added the ability to select, copy and paste an array of coordinates through the clipboard. The copied coordinates can be used for pasting into Word, Excel, Notepad and other applications.
    In the "Select Object" dialog, new modes have been developed: "Select object on a map" and "Object autosave". The mode "Select object on a map" allows you to mark the selected object on the map. The mode "Object autosave" is intended for automatic saving the attributes and metrics of object with possibility of step-by-step restoration.

    The mode "Create object" of the task "Map Editor" has been improved. When creating an object using the "Arbitrary contour" mode for linear, polygonal and vector objects, the ability of dynamic entering the length of a segment is added.

    The task of creating a matrix of heights by a vector map is improved. Into the application directory there is added a filter of objects s57navy.imh used by default for creating a matrix of heights by sea maps with the s57navy.rsc classifier. When creating a matrix using sea maps, isobaths are used (semantics the "ISOBATH VALUE", code 174), depths marks (H coordinate from metric), as well as objects of the "OBSTACLE" layer, for example, "UNDERWATER DRYING ROCK", "SUNKEN SHIP" (semantics the "DEPTH VALUE", a code 179). To include the specified objects in the processing in the matrix creation dialog, you need to set the matrix type "Summary elevations" and enable the mode "Use elevations from 3D-metric of objects".
    The task “Converting geodetic heights of WGS-84 to normal heights” has been improved. It is intended for transition to heights on a geoid (normal heights) from geodetic heights on a general ellipsoid WGS-84. For example, downloaded from the SRTM format (radar topographic survey) and others. The inverse transformation of matrixes from normal heights (mean sea level) to the system of geodetic heights WGS-84 has been implemented.

    There is added the ability to display insets under the vector maps, which simplifies the preparation of reports against the background of map fragments, images and other types of data that are connected as insets.

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically arrange the signatures of settlements, which may contain the name, number of inhabitants and a code of administrative value. Previously, these signatures were performed by three separate signatures that at increasing the image of a map led to integrity violation of signatures complex of the one settlement. New complex signatures preserve the relative position of all the signatures of the complex when scaling the map image, and also allow you to specify the position of the complex with a single operation. New symbols have been added to the classifiers 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc, which are used to create maps of scales from 1: 50,000 to 1: 1 000 000.

    Classifiers of conventional symbols emercom.v2.rsc and map5000m.rsc are added into the distribution kit. The classifier of conventional symbols emercom.v2.rsc has been developed for the preparation of cartographic information in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergencies by governing bodies, civil defense forces and the unified state system for the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations (RSChS). In the classifier there is implemented a general list of layers, objects and attributive characteristics of objects that provide solutions to problems in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of consequences of natural and man-made emergencies. The emercom.v2.rsc classifier contains the information about territories, zones, objects, forces and means affecting the problems of organization, planning and conduct of measures for civil defense and the protection of the population and territories; about the forecast and operational situation arising in the course of military conflicts or as a result of these conflicts, as well as during emergencies of a natural and man-made nature; about planning and conducting activities on civil defense, prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergencies of a natural and man-made character.
    The modernized classifier of large-scale plans of a scale 1: 5 000 the map5000m.rsc is designed to create topographic plans of cities or city plans in the local coordinate system of scales of 1: 5000, which can be used in territorial planning, maintaining the land and property cadastre, in architecture and urban planning. The codes of the Information Cartographic Support approved by the Head of the VTU General Staff of the Russian Federation in 2007 are taken as the basis of object codes.

    As part of data examples included in the installation, the map of Noginsk generated according to OpenStreetMap data, has been updated. The map was led to a modernized classifier of large-scale plans of a scale 1: 5 000 map5000m.rsc. A library of 3D-models of terrain's objects map5000m.p3d has been added to the classifier, in which there were created about three hundred kinds of templates for objects of layers: "Constructions, buildings", "Industrial objects", "Municipal and social objects", "Public objects", "Communications", "Borders and fences", "Road net, road constructions", "Vegetation", "Hydrography". To the two-dimensional types of objects there are assigned the templates of types: near, detailed, and far, less detailed. In the complete set with a map there are delivered: a database example in DBF and PostgreSQL format, a road graph, a relief elevation matrix, a database of three-dimensional models of historic city buildings in DB3D format. Into the map project the documents in Word format, raster documents and a map of borders of the Moscow Region were added.

    The new version of the program is available on the site in the Download section.

  • 23.10.2019 At the international forum in Krasnodar, a strategy for the digital transformation of an agro-holding and data management by means of GISes-technologies "Panorama" was presented
    In Krasnodar, from October 16 to 17, the International Forum "Seymartec Digitalagro. Digital agro-holding: technological innovation and economic effects - 2019" was held at the site of the "Intourist-Krasnodar" hotel. KB "Panorama" took an active part in this event. The company's specialists demonstrated the presentation "Geoinformation technology in agro-business". It showed a complex of software products that implement a single information and software space of the enterprise, issues of storage and analysis of Big Data were touched.

    The presented system of interacting software modules fully meets one of the main goals of the direction of developing the digital economy regarding the information infrastructure specified in the "Digital economy of the Russian Federation" program. This main goal is the creating an effective system for collecting, processing, storing and providing consumers with spatial data that meets the needs of the state, business and citizens in relevant and reliable information about spatial objects. Agricultural GIS provides integration of diverse sources of the data into uniform base and their processing by specialised scientifically-proved algorithms.

    As part of the conference, negotiations were held with representatives of agricultural producers and system integrators. As a result, agreements were reached aimed at promoting and improving the line of agricultural geographic information systems, including "Panorama AGRO", "Workstation of agronomist", GIS WebServer AGRO. Together with the universal GIS "Panorama" and GIS Server, these software products allow you to build complex distributed and scalable corporate information systems that automate a significant number of business processes of an enterprise working in the crop production industry.

  • 22.10.2019 GIS WebServer SE combines information about map objects from a database with geodata of GIS WebService SE
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.9 is developed. In the new version of the program the "Database" component is added which allows you to combine information about the terrain object from the database with the geodata of map's service the GIS WebService SE. The component carries out search for objects of a map according to the table data and the table filtration when selecting map objects. The logical link with the map object is established by storing the value of the characteristics of the map object in the database table record. For work it is possible to use various DBMSs: PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server or MS Access. You can familiarize yourself with the example of work of the "Database" component on the site. The new tool "Unloading of layers" provides the ability to download and to save map data files in formats GML/XML, GeoJSON, SXF or TXF. Downloading of files is carried out in the Web-browser. When opening local layers from files of GeoJSON format, support was added for the geometry of objects in the EPSG 3857 coordinate system. The "Matrix value in point" component and the application administration module have been updated.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by web-services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.
    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 21.10.2019 In the ERA Military innovative technopole the possibilities of software solutions of KB "Panorama" were demonstrated
    On October 11, 2019, the specialists of KB Panorama based on the new laboratory the "Researching the issues of creating a unified geographic information space" of the Military innovative technopole ERA (MIT ERA) presented the company's achievements in the field of spatial data processing. At the meeting, the possibilities of geoinformation technologies "Panorama" were considered for collecting and processing terrain data with the aim of creating digital topographic and special maps, elevation matrices, orthophotomaps, terrain models, astronomical, geodetic, gravimetric and other data for the formation of a single geographic information space of the Russian Armed Forces. The participants of the meeting were shown software solutions: GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator", GIS Server, GIS WebService SE, Imagery Creator. All software, survey tile maps of Russia, city plans of the Russian Federation were provided to the new laboratory for constant use in scientific work.

    Technopole ERA was created to ensure the search, development and implementation of breakthrough technologies in the defense sector. Close attention was paid to educational programs for young scientists in the ranks of the Russian Army. The location of the technopole in the city of Anapa creates comfortable conditions for work and life.

  • 18.10.2019 "Workstation of the urban planner" provides accounting of premises and complex real estate objects
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of urban-planner" version 12.7.4 is developed. In the new version of the program, the register of premises and objects of a single immovable complex is implemented. A single immovable complex is a combination of buildings, structures, and other things united by a single purpose, inextricably linked physically or technologically, including linear objects (railways, power lines, pipelines), or located on one land plot.

    The register of objects of a single immovable complex provides storage of the accounting and technical characteristics of the complex and all cadastral objects included into its composition. Due to the spatial and logical connections, there is ensured an integration with the registers of land, buildings and structures. The composition of the stored data includes various cadastral documentation, schemes, plans, drawings, images, accounting and technical characteristics and information about the copyright holders. The location of a single immovable complex on the map is provided.

    Within the framework of maintaining registers of urban development objects, the “Premises” mode has been developed. It makes it possible to take into account information about real estate located inside a building, structure or other real estate object. The storage of information on residential and non-residential premises, apartments, rooms and parking spaces is provided. There is the possibility of flexible grouping of premises, taking into account the classification by cadastral belonging, and by other characteristics, for example, production and administrative premises. The premises accounting is directly related to the building or structure in which it is located and contains various attributes, a list of which may be customized by the user. When viewing information in the register of real estate objects, the "Premises" element is added, containing a list of all apartments, rooms, parking spaces and other premises located within the real estate.

    The updated mode "Application of a document for real estate objects" allows you to use one document for several land plots, real estate and premises. The “What the subject owns” mode is supplemented with information about the property of the copyright holder, which includes data on land plots, real estate and premises. A new protected resource has been added when delimiting user access rights for creating and deleting the real estate registers.

  • 17.10.2019 Maps of the regions of the Central Federal District were updated on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data"
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of regions of the Central federal district, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. The composition of the maps includes Lipetsk, Oryol, Ryazan, Smolensk, Tambov, Tver, Tula and other areas. The source data was obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 16.10.2019 At the scientific-practical conference in Kazan, geoinformation technologies of KB Panorama were presented for solving the problems of the forest industry
    Representatives of KB "Panorama" took part in the scientific-practical conference "Forest inventory and forest regulation for forest management and business". The event was held in Kazan from October 9 to 12, 2019, the event was organized by the Federal Forestry Agency with the support of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.

    Within the limits of the seminar "Topical issues of cadastral activities. Ensuring the establishment of borders of forest districts" the report and presentation" Technology of an establishment of borders of forest districts and forest parks" have been presented. During the presentation, software technology was considered for designing and establishing the borders of forestries and forest parks, implemented in the GIS "Panorama". The technology was developed with the close cooperation of specialists of KB "Panorama" and "Roslesinforg". It is created in accordance with the provisions of existing regulatory legal acts. In addition, the meeting's participants were genuinely interested in the capabilities of the server software the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, which can be used for maintaining a fund of materials from the state forest registry.

    In the software products of KB "Panorama" (GIS "Panorama", "Workstation of cadastral engineer" and others), new modes are added that are used in the designing the forest areas, forest parks, the establishment of their borders, the division of forestries, forest parks into local forestries, determining the quarter network. Forest quarter - a part of the forest, delimited by cuttings or natural boundaries (for example, rivers). Each quarter has a permanent number. By current standards, the numbering of blocks in a forest goes from west to east, in rows, from north to south. The mode "Numbering of objects, in rows" provides the formation of an object’s registration number in accordance with its location on the map and is intended to fill numbers of forest blocks in rows. To automate the process of merging the forest quarters into district forestries, the mode "Union of objects" is intended. The mode provides stream processing of map objects that have adjacent borders and the same attribute values. The program collects statistics on semantics, selects unique values, automatically creates samples of objects with the same values of semantics and performs their merge. The result of the execution is a multipolygon, including merged and isolated contours for each unique combination of semantic values, for example, the name of forestry and the number of the area.

    The conference became one of the largest specialized platforms for forest accounting. The event allowed representatives of ministries, business and experts to discuss topical issues of forest exploitation and forest management. Participants of the meeting were more than 300 specialists from 40 subjects of the Russian Federation.

  • 14.10.2019 In GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE the technologies of creating a realistic three-dimensional terrain model were improved
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE version 12.6.1 is developed for operating system Astra Linux SE (Release "Smolensk"). In the new version into a graphic component of displaying a three-dimensional terrain model, a support of 3D-tiles of spatial data in DB3D format is added. This will allow you to display accurate and realistic three-dimensional models of unlimited large size. DB3D format is intended for storing and displaying pyramids of three-dimensional tiles packed together with metadata tables in SQLite format. It provides the fast issuance of spatial information in accordance with the requested scale and territory: by tiles, by models or by objects. The level of scale data granularity and coverage area is not limited. Range of scales recommended for work is from 10-12 to 22 levels of the tile pyramid. The volume of one 3D tile of scale 12 with a pyramid up to level 22 can be about 20-30 GB. Vector 3D-tiles can be used for building a three-dimensional terrain model together with other sources of data: vector maps, space and aerial photographs, geoportals,point clouds, matrixes of heights.

    The mechanism for displaying dynamic objects on the map has been improved. Now the typical problem of displaying a trajectory of object movement on a map can be solved by simply changing the coordinates of the object and the angle of rotation in its characteristics. Functions of processing the raster spatial data (a binding, scaling, turn) were improved. Support of filenames of spatial data for names in the national coding (Unicode) is improved.

    In the "Map print" dialog, the convenience of choosing different areas of the map (by print page, by window size, by object, by inclined and rectangular areas) is improved. In the dialog "Map contents", there is improved a displaying the composition of objects for a particular map from the set of open and all maps with the same classifier, taking into account their visibility.

    GIS Constructor is a set of geoinformation components for use in the visual programming environment of Qt Designer, which allows you to develop your own GIS applications. The visualization of the contents of digital maps is made in conventional symbols adopted for topographic, geographical and various special maps. Geoinformation system has ample opportunities for performing calculations, for providing display of spatial data on various graphic devices in standard and user systems of conventional symbols. The main functions can be executed in multithreaded mode. It supports automatic optimization of used memory for processing large amounts of data (tens of gigabytes) on limited resources (hundreds of megabytes).

    The toolkit is adapted to work on a wide range of platforms and supports operating systems such as Astra Linux SE, MSVS, CRTOS "Neutrino", "Elbrus", "Zarya", Ubuntu, Alt Linux, QNX, CentOS and others. It can be used in computer complexes with processors of architectures ARMv7, Elbrus, PowerPC, Intel x86, Intel x64 and others.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 11.10.2019 GIS Panorama Mini provides access to SQLite 3 geospatial databases according to the international GeoPackage standard
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Panorama Mini version 12.7.3 for the x64 platform is developed. In the new version of the program a support of the international format OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (*.gpkg) is added. This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles of various formats, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions, and metadata. GeoPackage format is used in applications for providing access to spatial information: maps, images, matrixes of elevations. The format can be used in cloud storages and for simplifying the exchange of information, since all data is stored in one file.

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically arrange the signatures of settlements, which may contain the name, number of inhabitants and a code of administrative value. Previously, these signatures were performed by three separate signatures that at increasing the image of a map led to integrity violation of signatures complex of the one settlement. New complex signatures preserve the relative position of all the signatures of the complex when scaling the map image, and also allow you to specify the position of the complex with a single operation. New symbols have been added to the classifiers 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc, which are used to create maps of scales from 1: 50,000 to 1: 1 000 000.

    There is added a support for service semantics the UTC BEGINNING DATE (DAYS PASSED), code 32859. Semantics automatically counts the number of days that have passed since a given date. It can be used to control the type of symbol, depending on the number of passed days. An example of a symbol is included in the shape\shape.sitx demo map.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are implemented the modes for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

    Into the "Preservation metadata in XML" dialog, the option "Save overview image" has been added, which allows you to create a map overview image in PNG format (filename.preview.png). The image of the map is built on the base scale of a map measuring 768 by 768 pixels. The "Data list" task has been improved. In item the "Metadata of matrixes, rasters", while saving metadata in XML, there is added the ability to form an overview image of matrixes, rasters in PNG format.


    Modes are improved for adding maps, matrixes or rasters into the work region. If the parameters of the coordinate system/projection of the added data and the open area do not match, a request is issued to convert the coordinate system/projection with the ability to select one or all files. Depending on the response of the operator, data with a mismatching coordinate system will be transformed to the coordinate system of the document and added to it or opened without change with the conversion of the coordinate system "on the fly".

    As a part of data examples the map of Noginsk generated according to OpenStreetMap was updated. The map was led to a modernized classifier of large-scale plans of a scale 1: 5 000 map5000m.rsc. The classifier is designed to create topographic plans of cities or city plans in the local coordinate system of scales of 1: 5000, which can be used in territorial planning, maintaining the land and property cadastre, in architecture and urban planning. The codes of the Information Cartographic Support approved by the Head of the VTU General Staff of the Russian Federation in 2007 are taken as the basis of object codes. The map is formed within the boundaries of the Bogorodsky urban district. Map signatures are generated using the task the "Automatic labels alignment". A library of 3D-models of terrain's objects map5000m.p3d has been added to the classifier. In library there are created about three hundred kinds of templates for objects of layers: "Constructions, buildings", "Industrial objects", "Municipal and social objects", "Public objects", "Communications", "Borders and fences", "Road net, road constructions", "Vegetation", "Hydrography". To the two-dimensional types of objects there are assigned the templates of types: near, detailed, and far, less detailed. In the complete set with a map there are delivered: a database example in DBF and PostgreSQL format, a road graph, a relief elevation matrix, a database of three-dimensional models of historic city buildings in DB3D format. Into the map project the documents in Word format, raster documents and a map of borders of the Moscow Region were added.

    The new version of the program is available on the site in the Download section.

  • 10.10.2019 Maps of Kursk and Kaluga regions were updated on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data"
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of of Kursk and Kaluga regions, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 08.10.2019 Digital classifier was developed for the preparation of cartographic information in the field of civil defense in accordance with the standard GOST R 42.0.03-2016
    In KB "Panorama" the digital classifier of conventional symbols has been developed for the preparation of cartographic information in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergencies by governing bodies, civil defense forces and the unified state system for the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations (RSChS). The classifier is created in accordance with the requirements of GOST R 42.0.03-2016 "Civil defense. Rules for mapping the predicted and current situation in the conduct of military conflicts and emergency situations of a natural and man-made nature. Conventional symbols". GOST R 42.0.03-2016 was approved and entered into force by order of the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of June 29, 2016 № 728-st instead of GOST R 22.0.10-96.

    In the classifier there is implemented a general list of layers, objects and attributive characteristics of objects that provide solutions to problems in the field of civil defense (CD), prevention and response to emergency situations (ES) of natural and man-made nature and contains information:
    - about territories, zones, objects, forces and means affecting the problems of organization, planning and conduct of measures for civil defense and the protection of the population and territories;
    - about the forecast and operational situation arising in the course of military conflicts or as a result of these conflicts, as well as during emergencies of a natural and man-made nature;
    - about planning and conducting activities on civil defense, prevention and liquidation of consequences of emergencies of a natural and man-made character.

    The digital classifier is included into the GIS "Panorama" software package and is available for download in the "Classifiers" section.

  • 07.10.2019 Maps of the Yaroslavl and Kostroma regions were updated on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data"
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of the Yaroslavl and Kostroma regions, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 03.10.2019 GIS technologies of KB Panorama were presented at a scientific-practical conference in the "Patriot" Park
    On October, 2nd, 2019 in the Congress and Exhibition Center of park "Patriot" the IV scientific and practical conference the "Prospects of development and use of complexes with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" was held. The event was organized by the Directorate (construction and development of the system of using the unmanned aerial vehicles) of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces and the Center (research, combat use and military tests of unmanned aircraft) 924 of the State Center for Unmanned Aviation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense.

    The conference was attended by representatives of research, production and educational organizations. Active attention to the topics of the conference on the development of domestic systems with UAVs was shown by representatives of the central command and control bodies of the armed forces, of all types and branches of the armed forces.

    Specialists of KB "Panorama" presented technologies for creating and updating digital topographic maps and photoplans based on data from unmanned aerial vehicles using the GIS "Operator" and other software products of KB. The report "From the image to the map" was recognized as the best and awarded with a diploma signed by the head of the Directorate (construction and development of the system of using the unmanned aerial vehicles) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Major General A. Novikov.
    The conference worked in the mode of meetings of four specialized sections, at which the issues of development, testing and application of complexes with UAVs were considered. After the conference, its participants visited the exhibition-exposition of complexes with unmanned aerial vehicles.

  • 02.10.2019 Maps of the Bryansk and Ivanovo regions on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" were updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of the Bryansk and Ivanovo regions, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 30.09.2019 Presentation materials on the automated generalization of Digital Topographic Maps in the GIS "Panorama" are prepared
    In KB "Panorama" the new version of GIS "Panorama" is developed in which the software module of the automated generalization and updating of digital topographic maps (DTM) is implemented. The presentation "Automated generalization of digital topographic maps in GIS"Panorama" illustrates the possibilities of the software product for cartographic generalization.
    In the software module a processing of large regions of maps is accelerated. On a computer with average performance the automatic conversion of 36 sheets of a map of scale 1: 100 000 into 9 sheets of a map of scale 1: 200 000 takes less than two hours (up to 15 minutes per sheet). And with it there are performed a filtering and generalizing the contours of objects, transformation of the narrow areal rivers into linear ones, an assigning the thickness of the rivers (with thickening from source to mouth), a restricting the boundaries of visibility of rivers and roads of low significance, selecting buildings in compact planning, a leveling the buildings along roads, a creating the objects of the mathematical basis, a signing the objects with new types of symbols according to the semantics of objects.
    The processing of small reservoirs has been accelerated, during the processing of which the search for adjacent cover objects (forests, meadows) and the uniting the removed small reservoirs with adjacent cover objects are performed. The uniting is performed if there is the presence of a significant area (contour) of adjacency of the analyzed objects.
    Customizing filters of the objects processed at formation of an output map is simplified. The new method allows to perform faster and more flexible customization of the objects types copied onto the output map. The quality of signing the names of settlements has been improved: a new algorithm for selecting a place for signing perform a search for the most free place from the contours. New signatures are implemented in the form of vector symbols containing complex signatures that are used to sign characteristics of bridges, dams, locks, ferries, fords, forests, settlements and other objects. Complex signatures allow you to automatically adapt the type of signature taking into account the presence or absence of objects characteristics. It is enough to add, delete or change the semantics of such symbol and the type of signature automatically changes. This approach allows you to completely replace obsolete types of characters with the localization of "Mixed" with vector symbols.
    You can familiarize yourself with the presentation materials on the automated generalization of digital topographic maps in the GIS "Panorama" on the website in the "Presentation" section.

  • 26.09.2019 Maps of Belgorod and Voronezh regions on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" were updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of Belgorod and Voronezh regions, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap data, were updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc). Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 26.09.2019 Professional vectorizer "Panorama-Editor" has increased the performance of automated generalization and updating of digital topographic maps
    In KB "Panorama" the professional vectorizer "Panorama-Editor" version 12.7.3 for the x64 platform is developed. In the new version, automated generalization of maps has been improved. Processing of large regions of maps is accelerated. On a computer with average performance the conversion of 36 sheets of a map of scale 1: 100 000 into 9 sheets of a map of scale 1: 200 000 takes about two hours. And with it there are performed a filtering and generalizing the contours of objects, transformation of the narrow areal rivers into linear ones, an assigning the thickness of the rivers (thickening from source to mouth), a restricting the boundaries of visibility of rivers and roads of low significance, selecting buildings in compact planning, a leveling the buildings along roads, a creating the objects of the mathematical basis, a signing the objects with new types of symbols according to the semantics of objects. The processing of small reservoirs has been accelerated, during the processing of which the search for adjacent cover objects (forests, meadows) and the uniting the removed small reservoirs with adjacent cover objects are performed. The uniting is performed if there is the presence of a significant area (contour) of adjacency of the analyzed objects.

    Customizing filters of the objects processed at formation of an output map is simplified. The new method allows to perform faster and more flexible customization of the objects types copied onto the output map. The quality of signing the names of settlements has been improved: a new algorithm for selecting a place for signing perform a search for the most free place from the contours. New signatures are implemented in the form of vector symbols containing complex signatures that are used to sign characteristics of bridges, dams, locks, dams, ferries, fords, forests, settlements and other objects. Complex signatures allow you to automatically adapt the type of signature taking into account the presence or absence of objects characteristics. It is enough to add, delete or change the semantics of such symbol and the type of signature automatically changes. This approach allows you to completely replace obsolete types of characters with the localization of "Mixed" with vector symbols.


    Classifiers 25t05gm.rsc, 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc are updated, and also there are added the files of parameters of maps generalization of scales from 1: 25 000 to 1: 1 000 000 that correspond to the specified classifiers. Parameter files for composite processes of maps generalization have been prepared.

    Display of vector symbols in the program is improved. New symbols automatically arrange the signatures of settlements, which may contain the name, number of inhabitants and a code of administrative value. Previously, these signatures were performed by three separate signatures that at increasing the image of a map led to integrity violation of signatures complex of the one settlement. New complex signatures preserve the relative position of all the signatures of the complex when scaling the map image, and also allow you to specify the position of the complex with a single operation. New symbols have been added to the classifiers 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc, which are used to create maps of scales from 1: 50,000 to 1: 1 000 000.

    There is added a support for service semantics the UTC BEGINNING DATE (DAYS PASSED), code 32859. Semantics automatically counts the number of days that have passed since a given date. It can be used to control the type of symbol, depending on the number of passed days. An example of a symbol is included in the shape\shape.sitx demo map.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are added the modes for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

    The task "View passport" has been improved. Into the "Preservation metadata in XML" dialog, the option "Save overview image" has been added, which allows you to create a map overview image in PNG format (filename.preview.png). The image of the map is built on the base scale of a map measuring 768 by 768 pixels. The "Data list" task has been improved. In item the Metadata of matrixes, rasters, while saving metadata in XML, there is added the ability to form an overview image of matrixes, rasters in PNG format.

    Support of the international format OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (*.gpkg) is added. This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles of various formats, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions, and metadata. GeoPackage format is used in applications for providing access to spatial information: maps, images, matrixes of elevations. The format can be used in cloud storages and for simplifying the exchange of information, since all data is stored in one file.

    Task of check of vector map quality is improved. When improving, the protocol for generating error messages was unified in the GIS Panorama of versions 11 and 12, as well as in the program Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Support is provided for control schemes prepared in the version the GIS "Panorama" 11 (CXM). Reports by results of execution of checking the vector maps are formed on the basis of standard HTML-templates. Ready-made reports can be opened in any web browser and printed on A4 sheets. Replacing the DOC report format onto HTML allows you to ensure the independence of the program from the availability of MS Word on your computer, as well as increase the speed and reliability of reports formation.

    Modes are improved for adding maps, matrixes or rasters into the work region. If the parameters of the coordinate system/projection of the added data and the open area do not match, a request is issued to convert the coordinate system/projection with the ability to select one or all files. Depending on the response of the operator, data with a mismatching coordinate system will be transformed to the coordinate system of the document and added to it or opened without change with the conversion of the coordinate system "on the fly".

    As part of data examples included in the installation of the GIS, the map of Noginsk generated according to OpenStreetMap data, has been updated. The map was led to a modernized classifier of large-scale plans of a scale 1: 5 000 map5000m.rsc. The classifier is designed to create topographic plans of cities or city plans in the local coordinate system of scales of 1: 5000, which can be used in territorial planning, maintaining the land and property cadastre, in architecture and urban planning. The codes of the Information Cartographic Support (IKO) approved by the Head of the VTU General Staff of the Russian Federation in 2007 are taken as the basis of object codes. The map is formed within the boundaries of the Bogorodsky urban district. Map signatures are generated using the task of Automatic labels alignment. A library of 3D-models of terrain's objects map5000m.p3d has been added to the classifier. In library there are created about three hundred kinds of templates for objects of layers: "Constructions, buildings", "Industrial objects", "Municipal and social objects", "Public objects", "Communications", "Borders and fences", "Road net, road constructions", "Vegetation", "Hydrography". To the two-dimensional types of objects there are assigned the templates of types: near, detailed, and far, less detailed. In the complete set with a map there are delivered: a database example in DBF and PostgreSQL format, a road graph, a relief elevation matrix, a database of three-dimensional models of historic city buildings in DB3D format. Into the map project the documents in Word format, raster documents and a map of borders of the Moscow Region were added.

    The new version of the program is available on the site in the Download section.

  • 23.09.2019 GIS WebService SE publishes data according to the international standard OGC GeoPackage and the BIR format
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebService SE version 12.5.1 is developed. In the new version a support of the international format OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (*.gpkg) is added. This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles of various formats, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions, and metadata. GeoPackage format is used in applications for providing access to spatial information: maps, images, matrixes of elevations. The format can be used in cloud storages and for simplifying the exchange of information, since all data is stored in one file.

    In the new version a support of the packed pyramids of tiles in BIR format is added, that are stored in a database under the control of SQLite DBMS. This format is an array of SQLite databases in which tiles are stored. Tiles are stored in png, jpg, png8 or bmp formats. The bmp format represents tiles by the size 65х65 pixels containing data about elevations (digital matrixes of elevations). By dividing the entire Earth's surface into several databases, it is possible to carry out a faster search for tiles.

    Pyramids of tiles, according to these formats, can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of elevations of relief and terrain objects.

    In the new version of the service, there are expanded the possibilities for working with the transaction log and various types of requests: obtaining 3D terrain models, obtaining vector tiles, obtaining metadata by the classifier. New formats are added for output of the spatial data - SXF/TXF.

    GIS WebService SE supports all international standards (OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS), with the help of which the transmission and display of spatial data is carried out. The program has the ability to issue tiles by any user or local coordinate system. The application is implemented on Windows and Linux platforms, is compatible with Apache, IIS and nginx web servers.
    The new version of the program and documentation are available on the website in the Download section.

  • 20.09.2019 Workstation of Agronomist is integrated with a storage of large volumes of data for monitoring the status of agricultural land
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of Agronomist" version 12.7.3 is developed. In the new version the interface is optimised and technologies are improved for storing information about monitoring the fields. Information on agricultural land, posted in the database of agricultural enterprises, includes information on soil composition, weather conditions, crop rotation, the condition of crops and crop cultivation technologies. Modern technologies provide monitoring of crops using satellite-based materials of fields monitoring. To do this, it is necessary to process and analyze large volumes of images hosted on various servers in the data cloud of a particular operator of space data. This task is performed by the Geosys geoservice, the requests to which are formed by the "Workstation of agronomist".

    By results of requests execution the matrixes of vegetation indices NDVI, CVI, EVI and GNDVI and zoning maps are formed. The data are loaded into branch base of agrarian GIS and are stored both in the special matrixes characterising value of an index in each cell of the established size, and in the form of time series of averaged values for each contour of the arable land. GIS "Panorama AGRO" together with the GIS Server implements structured storage of large amounts of data, sorted by category and time. "Workstation of Agronomist" provides the possibility of remote, multi-user, authorized access to current state data and fields monitoring.

    Sorting data according to measurement time allows you to build a slice of information about crop growth on a specific date or on the removal of nutrients from the soil in different years, taking into account crop rotation. Using visualization tools, you can view matrixes of various indicators and graphs of their changes. Graphs are constructed on averaged values for the entire contour of the work area or for a given point. The storage and processing of matrixes and time series for agrochemical indicators, vegetation indices, crop yields, phytosanitary indicators, meteorological data and other monitoring indicators is supported.

    Displaying the values of the matrixes at the point under the cursor allows you to visually analyze the changes of the indicator when moving the mouse cursor over the map of agricultural land. To build graphs of changes of the selected indicators, several matrixes are used that correspond to different points in time.

    New analysis tools, integrated with the big data warehouse, make it possible to identify local areas of arable land that differ in the level of plant development and provide the ability to quickly make decisions aimed at increasing productivity and preventing plant death.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 16.09.2019 In "Rosgeolfond" the technologies of KB "Panorama" for formation of Unified Fund of Geological Information were shown
    By the invitation of the "Rosgeolfond", specialists of KB "Panorama" took part in the seminar "Issues of forming the Unified Fund of Geological Information (UFGI)". The meeting discussed the regulatory and methodological foundations and topical issues of creating the federal state information system the "Unified Fund of geological information on subsoils" (FSIS "UFGI"). One of the important discussed issues was the formation of a single information space in terms of geological information and the organization of information exchange between the funds and systems of Rosnedra, subsoil users and consumers of geological information.

    The presentation "Scientific and technical aspects of integration of funds of the spatial data" emphasizes that the formation and development of a single information space of the Russian Federation is the inter-branch and inter-regional problem. In the report the current state of automation of conducting funds and databanks in various departments is reflected.

    The formation of a single information space is associated with the implementation of the spatial data infrastructure, geoservices and geoportals for request and reception of the spatial data from suppliers - holders of funds. The use of OGC web services, such as the WMS and WMTS web map service, the WCS web coverage service and the WFS web function service, allows various information systems to receive and use spatial data in a unified form for further analysis, visualization and planning.

    The databank of digital maps and remote sensing data developed by KB Panorama, fully complies with modern requirements and is intended for loading, storing and issuing various types of spatial data and materials. The complex is already used for conducting the state fund of digital cartographical products in FSBI "Center for Geodesy of Cartography and SDI". The functionality of the complex is constantly expanding, in addition to digital maps, a conducting the database of engineering surveys and technical reports with a high level of automation of technological processes is maintained.

  • 13.09.2019 "Workstation of cadastral engineer" forms electronic documents for cadastral registration of car-spaces according to the XML-scheme of the technical plan version 06
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of cadastral engineer" version 12.7.3 is developed. The new version implements support for creating an XML file for car spaces. XML-scheme of the technical plan of version 06 allows you to create an electronic document for the state cadastral registration and accounting for changes in car spaces. The program changes the preparation of an electronic technical plan document for a building, construction, object under construction and premises. Into the XML-file there are added the elements "Cadastral number of another real estate object (objects) within which the real estate object is located" and "Type (s) of permitted use" for a building, construction and premises. Ability is added to create an XML file for state cadastral registration of a building, an apartment building and a construction along with premises and (or) car spaces. For premises located in the construction, a list of types of residential premises of a specialized housing stock has been added.

    In the form of data input for the preparation of the technical plan, changes have been implemented that implement the input of new attributes of objects taking into account the type of real estate object. For example, for the premises, you can specify only the cadastral number of the building or a construction in which the premises is located or the cadastral number of the apartment in which the room is located. There are updated the input tools for describing the plans of all floors or, in the absence of floors, plans of building. Software algorithms are implemented for reading the metrics of objects for writing into the report and into the XML file the information about the depth and height of the real estate object, as well as the intersection points of structural elements. Support is provided for multi-contours parts of a building, construction and premises. Digital classifier survey.v5.rsc is updated. New semantics and objects are added. A series of objects has been developed to display various conventional symbols of the ground, underground and overground contours of the object of real estate in combination with the line color: black for existing objects, red for the created ones.

    In the dialogs "Technical plan", "Land Survey Plan", "Map (plan)", "Reading CPT and updating the map”, "Editing the object of cadastral works", the input and editing information for the address (location) of the real estate object is brought to a single view, in accordance with the requirements for the preparation of an electronic document of the technical plan according to XML-scheme version 06. The obtaining the address in a structured form from the federal information address system has been added.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 12.09.2019 The map of the Vladimir region on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" was updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the map of the Vladimir region, which was formed according to OpenStreetMap data, was updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the map it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The map was led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 10.09.2019 GIS WebServer SE is supplemented with examples of using an interactive map in applications in Python and C#
    In KB "Panorama" the examples of applications in Python and C# are prepared with use of GIS WebToolKit SE - the map component of Web-applications development toolkit. Display of a map and management of it are performed in 2D and 3D modes. Layers of spatial data of cartographical service the GIS WebService SE are used. Objects editing, various kinds of map objects search, construction of passages routes, creation of thematic maps by attributes of objects and other operations are carried out. To initialize the map, the configuration files of the parameters of GIS WebServer SE version 4.6 are used.

    Applications work under control of IIS server in the Python 3 interpreter environment and Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5. The GIS WebToolKit SE web-applications development toolkit can be built into various information systems with cartography use. The GIS WebToolKit SE programmer's guide has been prepared in English and is available for review on the Documentation page. For access to the data (images, vector maps and terrain information) the Web-services are used. Cartographical service GIS WebService SE provides spatial information in the form of graphic images of the area, vector description of spatial objects. As a digital elevation model, the various types of elevation data are used: matrixes (in SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW formats), TIN-models, point cloud, and others. At requests the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client. GIS WebServer SE runs in the PHP interpreter environment on Linux and Windows operating systems.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of various information systems, as well as of closed corporate systems with ensuring the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. The program is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE.

    You can get acquainted with the examples of the application's work using the links: Python and C#. The source codes of the applications are available for download on the website in the Download section.

  • 04.09.2019 GIS "Panorama" 12 has developed a high-performance industrial software module of automated generalization and updating of Digital Topographic Maps
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7.3 is developed. In the program the new version of the software module of automated generalization of maps is prepared. Processing of large regions of maps is accelerated. On a computer with average performance the automatic conversion of 36 sheets of a map of scale 1: 100 000 into 9 sheets of a map of scale 1: 200 000 takes about two hours. And with it there are performed a filtering and generalizing the contours of objects, transformation of the narrow areal rivers into linear ones, an assigning the thickness of the rivers (thickening from source to mouth), a restricting the boundaries of visibility of rivers and roads of low significance, selecting buildings in compact planning, a leveling the buildings along roads, a creating the objects of the mathematical basis, a signing the objects with new types of symbols according to the semantics of objects. The processing of small reservoirs has been accelerated, during the processing of which the search for adjacent cover objects (forests, meadows) and the uniting the removed small reservoirs with adjacent cover objects are performed. The uniting is performed if there is the presence of a significant area (contour) of adjacency of the analyzed objects.

    Customizing filters of the objects processed at formation of an output map is simplified. The new method allows to perform faster and more flexible customization of the objects types copied onto the output map.

    The quality of signing the names of settlements has been improved: a new algorithm for selecting a place for signing perform a search for the most free place from the contours.

    New signatures are implemented in the form of vector symbols containing complex signatures that are used to sign characteristics of bridges, dams, locks, dams, ferries, fords, forests, settlements and other objects. Complex signatures allow you to automatically adapt the type of signature taking into account the presence or absence of objects characteristics. It is enough to add, delete or change the semantics of such symbol and the type of signature automatically changes. This approach allows you to completely replace obsolete types of characters with the localization of "Mixed" with vector symbols.

    Classifiers 25t05gm.rsc, 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc are updated, and also there are added the files of parameters of maps generalization of scales from 1: 25 000 to 1: 1 000 000 that correspond to the specified classifiers. Files of parameters for the following processes of map generalization are prepared: - formation of nomenclature of map sheets of a destination scale; - recoding map objects of the source classifier into a classifier of a destination scale; - isolines generalization; - generalization of polygonal objects of hydrography; - setting the boundaries of river visibility; - setting the bounds of roads visibility; - generalisation of objects of small length or area; - map processing according to the scenario (creation of a mathematical basis, a clarifying the position of buildings, orientation of vector symbols and automatic creation of signatures).

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically arrange the signatures of settlements, which may contain the name, number of inhabitants and a code of administrative value. Previously, these signatures were performed by three separate signatures that at increasing the image of a map led to integrity violation of signatures complex of the one settlement. New complex signatures preserve the relative position of all the signatures of the complex when scaling the map image, and also allow you to specify the position of the complex with a single operation. New symbols have been added to the classifiers 50t05gm.rsc, 100t05gm.rsc, 200t05gm.rsc, 500t05gm.rsc, 1m05gm.rsc, which are used to create maps of scales from 1: 50,000 to 1: 1 000 000.

    Application "Adjustment of isolines and linear hydrography objects" is improved. Adjustment of isolines with the rivers in places with meandering stream beds is improved.


    Support of the international format OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (*.gpkg) is added. This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles of various formats, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions, and metadata. GeoPackage format is used in applications for providing access to spatial information: maps, images, matrixes of elevations. The format can be used in cloud storages and for simplifying the exchange of information, since all data is stored in one file.

    In the "Navigator 3D" task, the display of a three-dimensional object by semantics is added. In any object of a map it is possible to add a service semantics the "Link to 3D-view file". The value of semantics implies the choice of a database file (DB) of the DB3D format containing a three-dimensional model of the object, tied to the terrain. If an object has models with various detailing for different display scales, then they can all be placed in the same database file. If the database file contains models for several map objects, then the value of semantics the "Link to 3D-view file" for these objects will be the same. When displaying a three-dimensional map model, the 3D view of an object specified by semantics is priority over the view specified in the map classifier. This approach allows you to detail, diversify and make more recognizable the three-dimensional view of any map.

    There is added a support for service semantics the UTC BEGINNING DATE (DAYS PASSED), code 32859. Semantics automatically counts the number of days that have passed since a given date. It can be used to control the type of symbol, depending on the number of passed days. An example of a symbol is included in the shape\shape.sitx demo map.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are added the modes for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

    The task "View passport" has been improved. Into the "Preservation metadata in XML" dialog, the option "Save overview image" has been added, which allows you to create a map overview image in PNG format (filename.preview.png). The image of the map is built on the base scale of a map measuring 768 by 768 pixels. The "Data list" task has been improved. In item the Metadata of matrixes, rasters, while saving metadata in XML, there is added the ability to form an overview image of matrixes, rasters in PNG format.

    Task of check of vector map quality is improved. When improving, the protocol for generating error messages was unified in the GIS Panorama of versions 11 and 12, as well as in the program Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data. Support is provided for control schemes prepared in the version the GIS "Panorama" 11 (CXM). Reports by results of execution of checking the vector maps are formed on the basis of standard HTML-templates. Ready-made reports can be opened in any web browser and printed on A4 sheets. Replacing the DOC report format onto HTML allows you to ensure the independence of the program from the availability of MS Word on your computer, as well as increase the speed and reliability of reports formation.

    The task "Select Object" has been improved. On the bookmark "Metric" there is added the ability to select, copy and paste an array of coordinates through the clipboard. The copied coordinates can be used for pasting into Word, Excel, Notepad and other applications.

    Modes are improved for adding maps, matrixes or rasters into the work region. If the parameters of the coordinate system/projection of the added data and the open area do not match, a request is issued to convert the coordinate system/projection with the ability to select one or all files. Depending on the response of the operator, data with a mismatching coordinate system will be transformed to the coordinate system of the document and added to it or opened without change with the conversion of the coordinate system "on the fly".


    As part of data examples included in the installation of the GIS "Panorama", the map of Noginsk generated according to OpenStreetMap data, has been updated. The map was led to a modernized classifier of large-scale plans of a scale 1: 5 000 map5000m.rsc. The classifier is designed to create topographic plans of cities or city plans in the local coordinate system of scales of 1: 5000, which can be used in territorial planning, maintaining the land and property cadastre, in architecture and urban planning. The codes of the Information Cartographic Support (IKO) approved by the Head of the VTU General Staff of the Russian Federation in 2007 are taken as the basis of object codes. The map is formed within the boundaries of the Bogorodsky urban district. Map signatures are generated using the task of Automatic labels alignment. A library of 3D-models of terrain's objects map5000m.p3d has been added to the classifier. In library there are created about three hundred kinds of templates for objects of layers: "Constructions, buildings", "Industrial objects", "Municipal and social objects", "Public objects", "Communications", "Borders and fences", "Road net, road constructions", "Vegetation", "Hydrography". To the two-dimensional types of objects there are assigned the templates of types: near, detailed, and far, less detailed. In the complete set with a map there are delivered: a database example in DBF and PostgreSQL format, a road graph, a relief elevation matrix, a database of three-dimensional models of historic city buildings in DB3D format. Into the map project the documents in Word format, raster documents and a map of borders of the Moscow Region were added.

    The new version of the program is available on the site in the Download section.

  • 02.09.2019 Section of video lessons in English for independent study of geographic information systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with materials about tools of searching for map objects
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared the video lesson "Search and mark parameters." (Part 1, Part 2). Material is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". The first part describes working with tools for searching and marking objects on the map. There is demonstrated the object search by name, by selected area, by semantic characteristics and other attributes. Search modes (by query, by area, by name and others) are available for starting from the main panel of the program or from the "Search" menu item.

    The second part of the video lesson shows to users the work with a group of modes for selecting objects on the map. These modes include: "Highlight any area", "Highlight inside the object", "Manual marking of object", "Marking of objects for equivalent image". They will help users in selecting map objects for the purpose of their further processing and analysis. The buttons for starting the considered modes are located on the main panel of the program and in the "Search" menu.

    Previously the video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis" and others.

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 29.08.2019 In the GIS Server, the tools of support for automated systems of providing the geospatial information are expanded
    En la oficina de dise?o "Panorama" se ha elaborado el GIS Server de la versi?n 8.7 para los sistemas operacionales Windows, CentOS 7, Astra Linux SE 1.6 y otros. En nueva versi?n se ha acabado la conexi?n de bases grandes de los datos espaciales visualizados y editados como mapas vectoriales en los signos convencionales. Se ha acelerado la descarga de las bases de datos que contienen decenas de millones de anotaciones. Se ha aumentado la seguridad de actualizaci?n de anotaciones en el cliente al editar objetos. Se han precisado mensajes de la impresi?n diagn?stica. Se ha elaborado la recuperaci?n de las copias de reserva de los juegos de datos en caso de la falla en los dispositivos de almacenamiento.

    Se han actualizado medios de descarga en el Banco de datos de mapas digitales y teledetecci?n de los pir?mides de tiles de los formatos BIR y GPKG. Se ha agregado el soporte de descarga de en el Banco de datos de pir?mites de los tiles del modelo 3D del formato DB3D almacenados en la base de datos SQLite. El GIS Server lee autom?ticamente los metadatos de la base de datos para determinar dimensiones, el c?digo EPSG y otros atributos del modelo.

    Al descargar en el Banco de datos los juegos de datos de teledetecci?n se procesan adicionalmente los campos de metadatos "SunElevation" - altura del sol en los grados en el momento de levantamiento y "StandardDeviation" - error medio cuadrado de vinculaci?n geoespacial de datos en metros in situ. Se ha agregado el procesamiento de metadatos en los archivos con ampliaci?n ".json" o ".geojson" que contiene coordenadas de las zonas de levantamiento de la localidad y otros datos sobre los datos de teledetecci?n. Los metadatos en el archivo "geojson" prevalecen ante los metadatos grabados de otra manera - en el archivo ".meta.xml" o en el juego de datos. El operador al descargar juegos de datos en el Banco de datos podr? precisar algunos atributos de metadatos directamente en la solicitud de descarga de datos.

    El GIS Server es el elemento b?sico en la construcci?n de sistemas de informaci?n que aplican y procesan datos espaciales. El banco de datos de los mapas digitales y datos de teledetecci?n junto con el GIS Server realizan las funciones principales de sistemas automatizados perspectivos de mantenimiento de la informaci?n geoespacial (EASO GPI y otros). Todos los productos program?ticos est?n certificados en el sistema de certificado en los asuntos de seguridad de informaci?n por el 2 nivel de ausencia de las posibilidades no declaradas y tienen la letra O1.

    Nuevas versiones de los programas est?n disponibles para descargar en la p?gina Descargar.

  • 27.08.2019 In GIS WebServer SE the display of spatial data from web-services is accelerated
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.8 is developed. In the new version of the program, the speed of map visualization has been increased, the dynamic composition of layers images allows you to create map drawings directly in the browser. Interface of the map user and the administrator is updated. In the administration module, the default map project setting has been added; the user authentication module has been updated. When updating applications that use the GIS WebServer SE 4.8, it is necessary to connect the file of cascading tables gwtkse.css.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by web-services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 26.08.2019 Map of the Republic of Tajikistan on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" was updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the map of the Republic of Tajikistan, which was formed according to OpenStreetMap data, was updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the map it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The map was led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 22.08.2019 Map of the Moscow region on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" was updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the map of the Moscow region, which was formed according to OpenStreetMap data, was updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the map it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The map was led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 19.08.2019 Specialists of KB Panorama gave a course of lectures for SUEK employees at a seminar in the Kaliningrad region
    On August 8, 2019, a seminar "Land Management, surveying, GIS - European legislation and technologies" was held in the city of Yantarny in the Kaliningrad region. The event was organized by the private educational institution of additional professional education "International institute of East-West cooperation".

    At the seminar, the specialists of KB Panorama gave lectures on the topics "Basic legislative initiatives in the field of geodesy and cartography in European countries", "Instruments used in the performance of geodetic works, methods of work, including using UAVs, coordinate systems", "Geoinformation systems used in land use and in geodetic work." The course participants were employees of the Siberian Coal Energy Company. They noted the high effectiveness of the event, during which they learned for themselves a lot of new one.

    You can familiarize yourself with the presentation and report presented at the seminar on the website in the Presentation section.

  • 16.08.2019 Map of the Astrakhan region on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" was updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the map of the Astrakhan region, which was formed according to OpenStreetMap data, was updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the map it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The map was led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 14.08.2019 GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE was developed for the real-time operating system QNX Neutrino 6.5.0
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE version 12.6.0 was developed for the real-time operating system (RTOS) QNX Neutrino 6.5.0. The program implements the development functionality of GIS applications supplied for OS Astra Linux, Ubuntu and other Linux systems. Due to the cross-platform interface of working with digital maps MAPAPI and Qt framework libraries, GIS applications can be developed in a desktop Linux-system. After implementing the necessary functionality, an assemblage of GIS application for a target QNX-platform will require a minimum of changes in the source code of the program.


    GIS Constructor is a set of geoinformation components for use in the visual programming environment of Qt Designer, which allows you to develop your own GIS applications. The visualization of the contents of digital maps is made in conventional symbols adopted for topographic, geographical and various special maps. Geoinformation system has ample opportunities for performing calculations, for providing display of spatial data on various graphic devices in standard and user systems of conventional symbols. The main functions can be executed in multithreaded mode. It supports automatic optimization of the used RAM for processing large amounts of data (tens of gigabytes) on limited resources (hundreds of megabytes).

    The toolkit is adapted to work on a wide range of platforms and supports operating systems such as Astra Linux SE, MSVS, CRTOS "Neutrino", "Elbrus", "Zarya", Ubuntu, Alt Linux, QNX, CentOS and others. It can be used in computer complexes with processors of architectures ARMv7, Elbrus, PowerPC, Intel x86, Intel x64 and others.

    The microkernel architecture of the RTOS QNX Neutrino allows you to scale the program code in accordance with the requirements of very compact embedded systems with minimal resources, and at the same time the RTOS QNX Neutrino is powerful enough to work as a desktop OS. From the point of view of developers, system administrators, users, the valuable qualities of QNX Neutrino RTOS are also that it is based on the POSIX standard, provides high real-time response speed (due to the possibility of limiting the maximum amount of non-reentrant code) and has a fault-tolerant microkernel.

  • 12.08.2019 Series of video lessons in English is supplemented with materials about tools of creating models of surfaces and solving problems of the spatial analysis
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared the video lesson "Creation of the elevation matrix". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson you will learn how to build an elevation matrix on the given territory, how to modify matrix projection. Users will learn how to form a three-dimensional model of a given terrain.

    The training material acquaints users with the task "Check of absolute elevations" intended for control of objects elevations and values of the isobaths depths of a sheet of a vector map. For the analysis of results of working the task of control the program "View error" is used, which is available for launching from the "Map Editor" panel. The dialog "Matrix builder" is called from auxiliary panel the "Calculation and building by matrix of heights" of the task "Map Computer". For a more visual display of the terrain, a three-dimensional model is built in the "Navigator 3D" task. This will allow you to visually assess the topography and conduct a preliminary analysis of a specified territory. The task "Modify matrix projection" is available from the section "Processing of elevation matrixes" of the panel "Run applications". With its help it is possible to change a type of projection, parameters of a projection, spheroid and a datum.

    Previously the video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis" and others.

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 08.08.2019 In GIS Panorama Mini, the displaying a digital model of the terrain and raster data in the geoinformation project is accelerated
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Panorama Mini version 12.7.2 for the x64 platform is developed. In the new version of the program, the transformation of the coordinate system of raster and matrix data is accelerated by 10-15 times due to the use of multi-threaded processing for multi-core processors and new tile processing algorithms. In the "Select Object" dialog, new modes have been developed: "Select object on a map" and "Object autosave". The mode "Select object on a map" allows you to mark the selected object on the map. The mode "Object autosave" is intended for automatic saving the attributes and metrics of object with possibility of step-by-step restoration.

    For semantics of type the link to a file there is added the ability to select a folder. When referring to the semantics value, the dialog for selecting a file from this folder for viewing will be called. For files of zip type, a list of files compressed in the archive is displayed with automatic decompression and display of the selected file.

    To simplify the preparation of reports in the "View Passport" dialog, there is added the ability of a map creation by a format of standard printed page with mapping of a frame of the print area in the form of graphic object. The frame of the print area is formed in accordance with the specified indents for the print area. To form a map by page format, select the menu item New\Plan and in the dialog enable property the "Frame by page size". When generating a report, the insets, documents, labels and other elements can be put to the created plan.
    In the "Map Print" dialog box, the automatic setting of the parameters of the current printer has been added with the setting of the paper size and the printable area corresponding to the created plan.

    There is added the ability to display insets under the vector maps, which simplifies the preparation of reports against the background of map fragments, images and other types of data that are connected as insets. The mode "Create object" of the task "Map Editor" has been improved. When creating an object using the "Arbitrary contour" mode for linear, polygonal and vector objects, the ability of dynamic entering the length of a segment is added. In the menu Options\Coordinate System\Geodetic (World WGS 1984 spheroid) the item "Degrees, Minutes" has been added to display the coordinate view, as in a number of applications for smartphones.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are added the buttons for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 06.08.2019 GIS "Operator" SE for Linux with a new architecture provides accelerated processing of spatial data of large volumes
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Operator" SE is developed for power structures, version 12 for OS Astra Linux SE (release "Smolensk"). The work of the GIS in various applications was optimized in terms of the amount of RAM used when opening the vector maps and remote sensing data of large volume. For example, building a road net and the search for the shortest routes on OpenStreetMap maps containing tens of millions of objects with a volume of more than 10 GB have been optimized. Use of all available RAM allows to accelerate the work with maps of large volume in tasks of displaying the spatial data, search and selection of map objects on the user-selected conditions, at editing of large files of objects, at building the graph of a network and performing calculations by the graph. There is supported the work with databases of unlimited volume, and also with rasters of great volumes and the data of geoportals which can be displayed together with a vector map.

    Due to multi-threaded processing on a multi-core processor, the execution time of operations on lists of objects is reduced by 6-8 times - a search for intersections, occurrences, location at a given distance, and so on. There is added the accounting of multipolygons at searching for objects by the specified area, taking into account the occurrence, intersection, location at a preset distance. The speed of building the list of found objects is increased by 2-3 times due to multithreaded processing on multi-core processors.

    The sorting of multi-sheet maps (MAP) is accelerated by 3-4 times due to multi-threaded processing on multi-core processors. When sorting map objects, the order of displaying objects in the layer is taken into account. Sorting the maps of SITX format with encryption of stored data by the user password is accelerated.

    There is changed the algorithm for calculating the area of the objects having extent on a longitude more than 5 degrees. Extended objects are cut by strips in UTM projection, no more than 5 degrees on a longitude. The total area of objects is calculated by conventional zones and summed. Accuracy of calculations is about 1/10 000 from the object area. To ensure the correctness of calculating a contour of objects (subobjects) they should not have self-crossings.
    There is added a display of rasters and matrixes with recalculation of coordinate systems (transformation) and/or turning on the fly. This allows you to display images and matrixes of elevations together with geoportals and vector maps with different coordinate systems and rotate these images at an arbitrary angle (for example, in a navigation task). The display speed of rasters and matrixes with transformation and rotation roughly corresponds to the usual display of rasters due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new data caching algorithms (display processes are accelerated 10 or more times).

    Speed of building the reduced copies of raster images after import of graphic files or procedures of compression of the data is improved. Time of building a pyramid of reduced images within the RSW file is reduced by 10-15 times. Display of rasters with cut-off of images by a frame is improved. There is improved the accuracy of the image cut-off for different scales of display. It allows to display more precisely a mosaic of rasters without discrepancies and imposing of images of the adjacent rasters at scaling. New implementation of forming the images of the reduced copies of a raster allows to improve detailed elaboration of the general image. Possibility is added for opening of rasters from GIS Server which are generated from GeoTIFF format without copying the image into RSW file (multispectral multichannel rasters displayed through the GDAL library).

    New possibilities are added for processing rasters that open directly without conversion to RSW (when open, the mode "Do not copy the source image to the RSW file" is selected). There is added joint discovery and display of Landsat, Kompsat and GeoEye images supplied as a set of single-channel TIF rasters. Single-channel TIF rasters are interpreted as different channels of the same image. For acceleration of displaying the raster data the choice of arbitrary scheme of created survey images is added: 1:4, 1:16, 1:64 etc. If the original snapshot contains survey images, then they are used directly at creation of derivative survey images and displaying. Now you can create compressed survey images. The restriction on the maximum size of survey images of 4 GB is removed, which allows processing images of any size.

    Displaying of rasters (imagery) of RSW format is accelerated in 3-5 times at the expense of multi-threading on multi-core processors. In 3-4 times there is accelerated displaying the matrixes of heights of MTW format and matrixes of qualities of MTQ format at the expense of multi-threading on multi-core processors. Assessment is made on the Intel i7 processor (four real and four virtual cores).

    The task of importing data from SHP format is improved. Polygons, which were obtained as a result of the conversion and have sub-objects outside the boundaries of the main object is automatically assigned the sign of multipolygon.

    Speed of importing SHP files is increased at processing multipolygons with thousands of external subobjects (the island states and similar objects).

    To speed up work with large regions (MAP maps containing more than 1000 sheets), when you import sheet lists into DIR, folders for every 1000 sheets are automatically created starting with the second one. The folders are named sheets_1000 (for sheets from 1000 to 1999), sheets_2000 (for sheets from 2000 to 2999), etc. The first thousand sheets are written in a folder together with the passport of the region map.
    For every 1000 sheets, 4-5 thousand files are created. Earlier versions of programs open such regions in the usual way, if they are from the same OS (MS Windows or Linux) with the program that created the large region.

    Projection support is added: Stereographic, Double Stereographic EPSG:9809, pseudoconical equal-area Bonne projection (EPSG:9827). New projection can be selected for Geographical map-type.

    Into the titles text there is included a support for keywords #date, #.date and #time, which at displaying text are automatically replaced with the current date (DD/MM/YYYY or DD.MM.YYYY) and time (HH: MM: SS). Titles with the specified key words can be used, in particular, when printing maps to fix the date and time of image formation. For example, the title with the text "Current date: #date #time" can be displayed as text "Current date: 25/08/2016 19:00:15", and the title with the text "Current date: #.date #time - as the text "Current date: 25.08.2016 19:00:15".

    There is added a support for service semantics 31013 POLYGON COLOR for changing the background color of polygons without changing the color of other symbols elements. Support of local database SQLite is added for display of the raster data in the form of tiles.

    There is added a restriction of the displayed area of the geoportal, set by the user in the settings file wmslist_ru.xml.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 01.08.2019 Imagery Creator generates tiles according to the international standard OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 and the BIR standard
    In KB "Panorama" the Imagery Creator version 9.7 is developed. The new version of the program adds support for the formation of tiles according to the international standard OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1 (* .gpkg). This format is a SQLite 3 database that stores tiles, their coordinate system, matrixes of descriptions , and metadata. The GeoPackage format is used in mobile applications to provide access to spatial information (maps, pictures) in offline mode. It is suitable for quick sharing in cloud storage, transferring information using USB drives, since all data is stored in one file.

    The new version of Imagery Creator allows you to create tiles according to the BIR standard. It is an array of SQLite databases where tiles in the formats png, jpg, png8 or bmp are stored. This format allows you to store not only spatial information in the form of tiles, but also digital information containing altitude data (Digital Elevation Matrixes). The advantage of BIR is a quick search of information due to the matrix division of the entire Earth's surface into several databases. In addition, this format allows access to spatial data Big data on the territory of the north and south poles. This is achieved by storing information in the projection EPSG:4326 of international matrix OGC GoogleCRS84Quad.

    In addition to creating tiles from ready-made data, Imagery Creator allows you to recreate tiles from previously generated tiles, using built-in algorithms for scaling pixel graphics for raster data and interpolation methods for matrix data. For example, having 16 levels of scaling, the program can form tiles by building the reduced copies for all levels 0-15.

    The program allows you to create tiles in the formats JPEG, PNG, PNG8, Mbtiles, BIR and GeoPackage according to the international standard OGC WMTS 07-057r7 version 1.0.0, the standard TMS and OGC 12-128r15 GeoPackage version 1.2.1. The tile data generated by the Imagery Creator program is used by the GIS WebServer SE, GIS WebService SE software to provide high-speed execution of requests for displaying spatial data to large territories with the simultaneous access of a large number of users.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 31.07.2019 Map of the Kaliningrad region on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" was updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the map of the Kaliningrad region, which was formed according to OpenStreetMap, was updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the map it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    The map was led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 26.07.2019 In GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE the technologies of joint processing of spatial data in various projections are improved
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Constructor for Qt Designer SE version 12.6.0 is developed for OS Astra Linux SE (release "Smolensk"). The new version adds a mechanism for converting projections of raster and matrix data on the fly. The user can combine an arbitrary set of spatial data without additional actions. The projection parameters will be automatically converted to the projection of the first open map. In this case, all the necessary changes will be made in RAM, which allows you to keep the original cartographic material unchanged. The obtained data set can be used for updating, calculating, and building a three-dimensional model.

    The interface of standard dialogs: "Search and mark", "Creating map object", "Map contents", "Information about object" has been improved. In the "Data list" dialog, the functionality of geoportals connecting is expanded. In the new version of the GIS-applications core, the efficiency of data display is enhanced by improving the object selection mechanism. Support for multilanguage filenames of digital maps is improved. There is added the ability to select a large number of objects on the map by means of visual components of the GIS Constructor.

    GIS Constructor is a set of geoinformation components for use in the visual programming environment of Qt Designer, which allows you to develop your own GIS applications. The visualization of the contents of digital maps is made in conventional symbols adopted for topographic, geographical and various special maps. Geoinformation system has ample opportunities for performing calculations, for providing display of spatial data on various graphic devices in standard and user systems of conventional symbols. The main functions can be executed in multithreaded mode. It supports automatic optimization of used memory for processing large amounts of data (tens of gigabytes) on limited resources (hundreds of megabytes).

    The toolkit is adapted to work on a wide range of platforms and supports operating systems such as Astra Linux SE, MSVS, CRTOS "Neutrino", "Elbrus", "Zarya", Ubuntu, Alt Linux, QNX, CentOS and others. It can be used in computer complexes with processors of architectures ARMv7, Elbrus, PowerPC, Intel x86, Intel x64 and others.

    The new versions of programs are available for download in the Download section.

  • 24.07.2019 "Workstation of cadastral engineer" provides the forming an XML-document of the technical plan according to version TP_v06
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of cadastral engineer" version 12.7.2 is developed. The new version provides formation of an electronic document - a technical plan of a building (including an apartment house), a construction, an object under construction, premises in which the property information necessary for state cadastral registration is indicated. The XML file of the electronic document conforms to the XML-schema TP_v06.xsd and is made in accordance with the requirements for the preparation of the technical plan. To support the formation of an electronic document of a technical plan, a number of regimes of the "Geodesy editor" have been modified implementing the introduction of new attributes of real estate objects. The content of the address information (location) of the property has been updated. In accordance with the requirements for the preparation of an electronic document of a technical plan under the scheme TP-v06, the address of the property, as well as the location of the property, in the absence of an address assigned in the prescribed manner, must be presented in a structured form in accordance with the federal information address system (FIAS ). The program has built-in means of obtaining the address (location) in a structured form with a choice of values from FIAS.

    Tools of entering descriptions of plans for all floors or, in the absence of floors, building plans have been updated. Sequential input of information on one or several plans is provided, indicating for each plan a file name with an image and a scale. When recording into an XML document, there is indicated the relative path to the directory with the image and the filename with the image, for example, "pictures\description 2.jpg", in accordance with the restriction on the line type "sName500JPG".

    A new algorithm for obtaining information about the contours of the property, which is a combination of individual contours, has been implemented. A multi-polygon is used to describe a multi-contour property. Creating a multipolygon can be performed using the special mode "Creating a multipolygon", which is part of the "Geodesy editor". If the property has a multipolygon attribute, the program decides that the property (a part of the property) has more than one external contour. In this case in the XML-file the branch "Contours" is formed. Each external contour is described in the "Contour" element, the serial number of the external contour is recorded into the attribute "NumberRecord" (for a previously registered property) or "Definition" (for the formed property).

    The new version of the program takes into account the suggestions and comments of users in the order of entering and editing data in the modes "Editing the object of cadastral works", "Land Survey Plan" and "Technical plan". In the mode “Loading of cadastral data from file XML” there is implemented a creation of multipolygons for parts of the plot with several external contours.

    New modes were added that are applied at designing forestries, forest parks, an establishment of their borders, division of territories of forestries, forest parks into district forestries, definition of a quarter network. The forest quarter is a part of the forest delimited by glades or natural boundaries (for example, rivers). Each quarter has a permanent number. By current standards, the numbering of blocks in the forest massif goes from west to east, in rows, from north to south. The "Numbering of objects, in rows" mode provides for the formation of the accounting number of the object in accordance with its location on the map and is intended to fill the numbers of forest quarters in rows. To automate the process of merging the forest quarters into district forestries, the mode "Union of objects" is intended. The mode provides stream processing of map objects that have adjacent borders and the same attribute values. The program collects statistics on semantics, selects unique values, automatically creates samples of objects with the same values of semantics and performs their merge. The result of the execution is a multipolygon, including merged and isolated contours for each unique combination of semantic values, for example, the name of forestry and the number of the area.

  • 24.07.2019 The section of video lessons in English for self-study of geographic information systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with materials on vectorization tools
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Semi-automatic vectorization". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson, users will be shown the tool for creating objects using semi-automatic vectorization in the "Map Editor" task.

    The method presented in the educational material simplifies the process of vectorization of the raster image. This allows you to speed up the creation of vector maps compared to the manual method. Working with dialogs the "Raster Palette", "Map Editor Options" and "Object Creation" will be shown to users. The lesson will consider the process of semi-automatic vectorization, its application, as well as various settings for the vectorization parameters.

    Previously the video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis" and others.

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 22.07.2019 In the professional vectorizer "Panorama-editor" the technologies of generalisation and updating topographical and navigation maps are improved
    In KB "Panorama" the professional vectorizer "Panorama-editor" version 12.7.2 for x64 platform was developed.

    In the new version of the program on the basis of classifiers of digital topographic maps (DTM) of 1:50 000 and 1: 100 000 scales, modernized classifiers 50t05gm.rsc and 100t05gm.rsc were prepared, intended for the automated generalization and automation of the creating and updating DTM. The modernized DTM combines the basic properties of a topographic and navigation map. With the help of the task "Creating of passages in settlements" and prepared classifiers, streets and passages in settlements are automatically formed. Tools of automated control and correction of the quality of digital maps provide control of the topology according to the metrics of objects. By created streets and passages along with the road network objects when solving Navigation tasks a graph of roads is formed. A complete road and street network in settlements increases the degree of automation in the forming the maps of smaller scales (generalization). Significantly the composition of the layers is reduced by combining the data of the same type. The order of displaying objects in the classifier is set in accordance with the priority of the layers and the priority of objects in the layer, which makes it unnecessary to use additional layers. In the properties of some objects that are not used in practice when creating a DTM based on remote sensing data, the sign "Obsolete object" is set. Obsolete objects are not displayed in the objects list of the "Create object" dialog, unless the "Obsolete objects" field is enabled. This allows you to store in classifier the objects from the obsolete classifiers "05" and "09" for compatibility, but not display them when creating and updating the map to facilitate the selection of actual types of objects. For the automatic formation of labels using the task "Automatic labels alignment", the corresponding labels are customized according to the semantics of the objects.

    The task "Geodesy Editor" is improved. The modes "Union of objects" and "Numbering of objects, in rows" have been developed. New modes are included into the panel "Processing of attributes of objects". The mode "Union of objects" is intended for automatic processing of selected objects, taking into account the value of one or several semantics that uniquely identify the object of accounting. The "Numbering of objects, in rows" mode is intended to form a unique object number using the algorithm of numbering from west to east, by rows from north to south.

    The mode "Loading of cadastral data from file XML" is improved. The creation of multipolygons for parts of the section with several external contours is implemented. The mode "Land survey plan" is improved. When specifying the location of the border and/or area of a single land use, the rounding of the area value for information about the isolated land plot in its composition is performed up to two characters after the decimal point. Implementation is extremely important for land plots with a small area (less than one square meter). The mode "Technical building plan" is refined. The functions of editing location information have been changed to correctly record the names of the municipality and settlement for rural and urban settlements. Changes are made to the order of filling the area value in the XML file at the state cadastral registration of changes in the building - if the area has not changed (the value from the semantics coincides with that calculated on the map), then the Area element is not recorded.

    In the "Select Object" dialog, new modes have been developed: "Select object on a map" and "Object autosave". The mode "Select object on a map" allows you to mark the selected object on the map. The mode "Object autosave" is intended for automatic saving the attributes and metrics of object with possibility of step-by-step restoration. For semantics of type the link to a file there is added the ability to select a folder. When referring to the semantics value, the dialog for selecting a file from this folder for viewing will be called. For files of zip type, a list of files compressed in the archive is displayed with automatic decompression and display of the selected file.

    To simplify the preparation of reports in the "View Passport" dialog, there is added the ability of a map creation by a format of standard printed page with mapping of a frame of the print area in the form of graphic object. The frame of the print area is formed in accordance with the specified indents for the print area. To form a map by page format, select the menu item New\Plan and in the dialog enable property the "Frame by page size". When generating a report, the insets, documents, labels and other elements can be put to the created plan.
    In the "Map Print" dialog box, the automatic setting of the parameters of the current printer has been added with the setting of the paper size and the printable area corresponding to the created plan.

    There is added the ability to display insets under the vector maps, which simplifies the preparation of reports against the background of map fragments, images and other types of data that are connected as insets. The mode "Create object" of the task "Map Editor" has been improved. When creating an object using the "Arbitrary contour" mode for linear, polygonal and vector objects, the ability of dynamic entering the length of a segment is added.

    The task of creating a matrix of heights by a vector map is improved. Into the application directory there is added a filter of objects s57navy.imh used by default for creating a matrix of heights by sea maps with the s57navy.rsc classifier. When creating a matrix using sea maps, isobaths are used (semantics the "ISOBATH VALUE", code 174), depths marks (H coordinate from metric), as well as objects of the "OBSTACLE" layer, for example, "UNDERWATER DRYING ROCK", "SUNKEN SHIP" (semantics the "DEPTH VALUE", a code 179). To include the specified objects in the processing in the matrix creation dialog, you need to set the matrix type "Summary elevations" and enable the mode "Use elevations from 3D-metric of objects".

    In the menu Options\Coordinate System\Geodetic (World WGS 1984 spheroid) the item "Degrees, Minutes" has been added to display the coordinate view, as in a number of applications for smartphones.

    The transformation of the coordinate system of raster and matrix data is accelerated by 10-15 times due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new algorithms for tile processing.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are added the buttons for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

  • 18.07.2019 Panorama SpatialDB Service expands the possibilities of working with the system of classification and coding of objects
    In KB "Panorama" the Panorama SpatialDB Service version 3.3.4 for the x64 platform was developed. The new version adds the ability to process the type of an object when working by the XSD scheme. If type is specified directly in the XSD-scheme for objects, then there is allowed a repetition of the same code in different layers of the XSD-scheme on the assumption of different type. It provides storage of the objects having one classification code, but different type in different database tables. For example, the linear rivers are in one table, areal rivers with the same code - in another one, and the titles of rivers with the same code - in the third one. Previously, the presence of identical object codes was not allowed when working according to the XSD scheme.

    In the program, the process of reading and analysing the XSD-scheme is accelerated in dozens of times. This is implemented by preloading the scheme nodes into RAM. Execution of streaming operations is accelerated due to additional caching of frequently used parameters. There are added the additional checks and corrections of the processed information, which increases the reliability of the program with incorrect data in the database or on the map (incorrect number of metric points, erroneous signs of multipolygon contours, and more). Utility, that is a part of the Panorama SpatialDB Service, for obtaining a SQL-script for creating a database structure according to the XSD-scheme is updated.

    In Panorama SpatialDB Service, a separate process is allocated for working with each individual map. In case of failure and interruption of one process, the remaining processes will continue to work in normal mode. The program has the ability to automatically detect and restart the problem process.

    Panorama SpatialDB Service is a service program that works as a client of GIS Server. It provides the display of spatial databases in the form of vector maps in the adopted conventional symbols. The program performs updating of databases when editing a vector image, as well as updating the image when changing records of spatial databases. With the help of Panorama SpatialDB Service spatial databases in the form of vector maps can be published for multi-user access on the GIS Server. As a result, server clients get access to these databases and can make certain changes in accordance with their authority - create, edit or delete objects.

    Panorama SpatialDB Service tracks changes of the information in a database and actions of users on editing of cartographical representation of this database and carries out synchronization of these changes. Thus, Panorama SpatialDB Service supports in up-to-date state the cartographical representation on the GIS Server of the information of a relational database and provides possibility of viewing and changing this information in a database by the clients of the server. Thus, access to this cartographical representation of a spatial database can be provided both by means of desktop applications, and through web - by means of GIS WebService SE. GIS WebService SE provides access to the data from base under reports OGC WMS, OGC WMTS, OGC WFS, OGC WFS - T, OGC WCS. The cartographical data can be реплицированы on other servers.

  • 16.07.2019 A meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Thailand with Russian geoinformation companies took place
    A delegation from the Ministry of Defense of Thailand, led by Vice-Marshal Pibun Voravanpreh, visited Racurs. The meeting was held with the assistance of the MIIGAiK Development Fund for Geodetic Education and Science.

    Leading technology companies of the Russian geoinformation market: "Rakurs", "Finko" and KB "Panorama" presented their developments in the field of specialized software and aerial photography equipment to specialists of the Defense Ministry of Thailand.

    The diversity of the geographical conditions of the Kingdom of Thailand poses difficult tasks for the cartographic software necessary for the development of the country and the security of its borders.

    Thai specialists highly appreciated Russian technologies, including the SuperCam unmanned aerial surveying systems, PHOTOMOD photogrammetric solutions and geoinformation system "Panorama".

    News source: "Racurs"

  • 15.07.2019 A map of Sri Lanka has been added to a kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000
    In KB "Panorama" a digital geographical map of 1: 1 000 000 scale in the SXF format for the territory of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was prepared. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 11.07.2019 GIS WebService SE expands possibilities of transactions, overlay operations and construction of 3D-models
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebService SE version 12.4.2 is developed. In the new version of the service the request of forming a transaction log has been added with output in GeoJSON format. It allows you to display a list of modified, deleted and updated objects with the ability to limit the output in time. To increase server performance for all analytical and overlay operations, support for complex XML-RPC queries has been implemented, allowing you to perform several operations simultaneously.

    In order to accelerate the display of three-dimensional terrain models used in GIS WebServer SE, a request to build a reduced tile copy of the heights matrix has been added to the service. Tile copy allows you to save resources of the server and the user computer when working in 3D modeling of the Globe. The possibility of publishing spatial data, the names of which in their path contain the symbol "_" is implemented.

    GIS WebService SE supports all international standards (OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS), with the help of which the transmission and display of spatial data is carried out. The program has the ability to issue tiles by any user or local coordinate system. The application is implemented on Windows and Linux platforms, is compatible with Apache, IIS and nginx web servers.

    The new version of the program and documentation are available on the website in the Download section.

  • 08.07.2019 The English version of the GIS "Panorama" displays dynamic three-dimensional models according to the data of specialized geoportals
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7.2 with the interface in English is developed. In the new version in the "Navigator 3D" task, support has been added for displaying data in a volumetric form from geoportals for monitoring vehicle movement, weather changes or other dynamic phenomena. Data access is carried out via web services using the WFS protocol. For example, from the Flightradar24 geoportal it is possible to track position of an aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder. In the task “Navigator 3D”, there is complemented the mode of loading models from the formats Collada, TLS, OC3 into the database of three-dimensional tiles DB3D. For all formats of the original models, the editing the coordinates of the point of the model binding in height and latitude/longitude is supported. Into the main menu of the "Navigator 3D" task, the functionality of working with the database of 3D tiles (DB3D) has been added. Now you can close the database selected in the list, select the displayed databases and individual models. Now you can close the selected database in the list, select the displayed databases and individual models. Tools are added for deleting the selected model from the database of 3D tiles and disabling the display of the sky above the 3D-model. For the database of three-dimensional tiles DB3D a creation of a file of the overview image (preview.png) is added. Formation of the file of the overview image is carried out when creating or updating the database of three-dimensional DB3D tiles. The presence of the overview image facilitates the search and evaluation of the contents of 3D models for specified areas in the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    The task of connecting geoportals is improved. Ability is added for displaying geoportals beyond 180 and -180 degrees in longitude for all supported standards. It allows you to display more visually the data on territory of Chukotski Peninsula and Alaska, and also to carry out editing of objects in these territories. Setting sizes of displaying is done via the "Configure geoportals" menu item. By default, the display area of geoportals is set from -225 to 225 degrees. The ability to set the offset for different geoportals is added. This option is necessary to establish an exact match between the source data and the geoportal, which artificially introduces an offset.

    There is added a display of rasters and matrixes with recalculation of coordinate systems (transformation) and/or turning on the fly. This allows you to display images and matrixes of elevations together with geoportals and vector maps with different coordinate systems and rotate these images at an arbitrary angle (for example, in a navigation task). The display speed of rasters and matrixes with transformation and rotation roughly corresponds to the usual display of rasters due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new data caching algorithms (display processes are accelerated 10 or more times).

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically compose complex labels, which are used to indicate the characteristics of forests, bridges, dams, tunnels, rivers, canals, fords, ferries, passes and other objects on the map. The main feature of complex labels is the presence of a horizontal line - the separator of the upper and lower labels of the main characteristics. Each label can be formed from several characteristics of an object and contain fragments of permanent text between characteristics. For each digital characteristic, you can specify the number of digits after the decimal point, for symbolic characteristics - word splitting and replacement with abbreviated names. The abbreviation of words of symbolic characteristics (of the type “Name”) is carried out according to the semantics “List of abbreviations”, which contains the corresponding full and short names (abbreviations).

    In the "Select Object" dialog, new modes have been developed: "Select object on a map" and "Object autosave". The mode "Object autosave" is intended for automatic saving the attributes and metrics of object with possibility of step-by-step restoration. For semantics of type the "link to a file" there is added the ability to select a folder. When referring to the semantics value, the dialog for selecting a file from this folder for viewing will be called. For files of zip type, a list of files compressed in the archive is displayed with automatic decompression and display of the selected file.

    To simplify the preparation of reports in the "View Passport" dialog, there is added the ability of a map creation by a format of standard printed page with mapping of a frame of the print area in the form of graphic object. The frame of the print area is formed in accordance with the specified indents for the print area. To form a map by page format, select the menu item New\Plan and in the dialog enable property the "Frame by page size". When generating a report, the insets, documents, labels and other elements can be put to the created plan. In the "Map Print" dialog box, the automatic setting of the parameters of the current printer has been added with the setting of the paper size and the printable area corresponding to the created plan.

    There is added the ability to display insets under the vector maps, which simplifies the preparation of reports against the background of map fragments, images and other types of data that are connected as insets. The mode "Create object" of the task "Map Editor" has been improved. When creating an object using the "Arbitrary contour" mode for linear, polygonal and vector objects, the ability of dynamic entering the length of a segment is added.

    In the menu Options\Coordinate System\Geodetic (World WGS 1984 spheroid) the item "Degrees, Minutes" has been added to display the coordinate view, as in a number of applications for smartphones. The task "GPS\GLONASS Monitor" has been improved. Function is added for determining the location by data from the navigation receiver without setting up a virtual COM or USB port. The new mechanism of navigation's data exchange is implemented using the Sensor and Location platform technology and can operate under the control of the Windows 7 operating system and later.

    GIS help system is updated. The help system is located on the server http://help.gisserver.ru/en/ for quick obtaining the reference information about the program work. Help sections are organized in the form of HTML files that are displayed in a regular browser. The opening of help sections from the server has been added to the GIS. In case of lack of access to the Internet, it is possible to use the help system located in the local folder of the computer when installing the program. For selecting the used help system, the "Local help" item has been added to the "Help" section of the program’s main menu. The new menu item controls the opening of the program's help files from the local folder of the computer or from the server. By default, the help in the program opens from the server.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 05.07.2019 In the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Federal Scientific and Technical Center for Geodesy, Cartography and Spatial Data Infrastructure" the quality control of the DCP, incoming into the federal fund of spatial data has been automated
    In KB "Panorama" the "Software complex for quality control of digital cartographic products" was developed and transferred to the FSBI "Center for Geodesy, Cartography and SDI". It provides for the performing the examination of digital cartographic products (DCP), manufactured under state contracts concluded by the Rosreestr. The complex passed acceptance tests on real spatial data sets and was put into commercial operation. The program complex is designed to automate the quality control of the DCP with a view to its subsequent placement in the federal fund of spatial data (FFSD).

    During progress of works the analysis of existing technology of quality control of DCP was carried out. There are identified the processes requiring the development of tools for stream processing and automation. The use of finished software products previously tested in the technological process and the order of their integration into a single client-server architecture with the predominant use of a web browser at the workplaces of the complex operators has been substantiated. A set of programs including software, information and methodological support has been developed.

    The main functions of the complex are input control of materials and data, quality control of digital maps, control of the absence of non-public information on the maps of public use, control of coordination of adjacent maps sheets and automated placement of verified sheets of DCP in a bank of digital maps and remote sensing data. The complex successfully works with the following types of digital cartographic products of different scales: digital topographic maps, digital city plans, digital navigation maps, digital orthophotoplans.

    As a result of the performed work, the FSBI "Center for Cartography, Geodesy and SDI" received a product that performs streaming metadata reading, comprehensive automation of the DCP quality control, and a visual display of materials and data on the scheme. The server part of the complex is integrated with the software product, the Databank of digital maps and Remote Sensing Data, which ensures the automation of the placing the DCP in the FFSD. The complex provides scalability at a further increase in the types of DCP, through the inclusion of new metadata profiles, types and schemes of data control.

  • 03.07.2019 GIS-technologies of KB "Panorama" were presented at the scientific-practical seminar in Kyrgyzstan
    From 26 to 28 June 2019 in the Kyrgyz Republic was held a seminar "Best practices. Russian technologies of rapid creation of cartographic material according to remote sensing of the earth". The event was organized by the "State Project Institute for Land Management "Kyrgyzgiprozem" of the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK).

    The leading Russian companies working in the field of geodesy, cartography and aerial photography took part in the international seminar. The specialists of KB "Panorama" presented technologies for creating and updating digital topographic maps based on data from unmanned aerial vehicles using GIS "Panorama" and other software products of KB.

    Representatives of Russian companies demonstrated to Kyrgyz specialists the latest technologies for using remote sensing data obtained from unmanned aerial vehicles to create accurate cartographic materials. In the process of work the participants discussed the practical and economic aspects of operating unmanned aerial vehicles and processing the results of the survey.

    The seminar consisted of theoretical and practical parts. The theoretical part was held on the first day and included reports on the latest software developments for photogrammetric data processing, the creation of cartographic products and the construction of spatial data infrastructure.
    The second day was devoted to aerial photography. During the field part of the workshop, the participants got acquainted with the whole chain of aerial photography using the SuperCam unmanned system: from preparing a geodetic control to directly performing the flight task.

    On the third day of the workshop all stages of processing performed on the eve of aerial photography were demonstrated. They included the processing of navigation data, photogrammetric operations, the creation of digital cartographic products and placing it on the WEB-services. The technology and methods of processing orthophotomaps were presented when compiling digital topographic and cadastral maps and plans using the GIS "Panorama". The participants noted the high efficiency of the event, during which they familiarized themselves with the technological solutions and best practices of their Russian colleagues.

  • 02.07.2019 Modernized classifiers for digital topographic maps are prepared
    The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2019" completed its work. Specialists of KB "Panorama" took part in a number of events of the scientific and business program of the Forum. Within the scope of the round table "Organization of interagency information interaction in the context of transition to the domestic hardware and software platform. Problems and ways of their solving", organized by the National Defense Management Center of the Russian Federation, the report "Exchange of spatial data within the scope of interdepartmental interaction" was presented. The round table reviewed the achieved results and discussed the problematic issues of the transition to the Russian software and hardware platforms when organizing interdepartmental information interaction. It was noted that for effective informational interdepartmental interaction it is necessary to form a single regulatory and technological documents that are mandatory for all departments, including the introduction of a unified system of classification and coding of information. An important direction of import substitution is the formation of a single data transmission network for public authorities with high capacity and information protection.

    At conference "Ways to improve the efficiency of topogeodesic and navigation support for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation", organised by the Military Topographical Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, participants discussed the promising areas for improving the systems for creating, processing, analyzing and communicating spatial data to the troops. The topical tasks of the development of geo-information space in the framework of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" and proposals for creating a single geo-information space of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were considered. In the report "Opportunities of civil universities in training specialists for the purpose of geodetic and navigation support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation", presented by Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies, it was noted that the training is conducted using software products of KB "Panorama". The university management expressed its appreciation to KB "Panorama" for providing academic licenses for the training of topographers on preferential terms.

    The outcome of the conference and the round table were the proposals developed for the development of the effectiveness of topographic, geodetic and navigation support for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the organization of interdepartmental information interaction in the exchange of spatial data.

  • 01.07.2019 KB "Panorama" took part in the events of the scientific and business program of the forum "Army-2019"
    The International Military-Technical Forum "Army-2019" completed its work. Specialists of KB "Panorama" took part in a number of events of the scientific and business program of the Forum. Within the scope of the round table "Organization of interagency information interaction in the context of transition to the domestic hardware and software platform. Problems and ways of their solving", organized by the National Defense Management Center of the Russian Federation, the report "Exchange of spatial data within the scope of interdepartmental interaction" was presented. The round table reviewed the achieved results and discussed the problematic issues of the transition to the Russian software and hardware platforms when organizing interdepartmental information interaction. It was noted that for effective informational interdepartmental interaction it is necessary to form a single regulatory and technological documents that are mandatory for all departments, including the introduction of a unified system of classification and coding of information. An important direction of import substitution is the formation of a single data transmission network for public authorities with high capacity and information protection.

    At conference "Ways to improve the efficiency of topogeodesic and navigation support for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation", organised by the Military Topographical Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, participants discussed the promising areas for improving the systems for creating, processing, analyzing and communicating spatial data to the troops. The topical tasks of the development of geo-information space in the framework of the national program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" and proposals for creating a single geo-information space of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were considered. In the report "Opportunities of civil universities in training specialists for the purpose of geodetic and navigation support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation", presented by Siberian State University of Geosystems and Technologies, it was noted that the training is conducted using software products of KB "Panorama". The university management expressed its appreciation to KB "Panorama" for providing academic licenses for the training of topographers on preferential terms.

    The outcome of the conference and the round table were the proposals developed for the development of the effectiveness of topographic, geodetic and navigation support for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the organization of interdepartmental information interaction in the exchange of spatial data.

  • 28.06.2019 "Workstation of urban-planner" provides geocoding of documents by the address
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of urban-planner" version 12.7.2 is developed. The new version of the program is supplemented with functions of stream loading the documents for urban planning activities using the address. When preparing various permits, the address, for example, Sovetskaya 34, is most often used as the file name of the document. When automating the process of streaming the documents, this feature of document preparation is used. The program reads data from the folder corresponding to the type of urban-planning document, for example, "Building permit", and generates an address line by file name. To obtain the full address, the value specified by the operator from the directory of the administrative-territorial unit is used. In the process of loading, an account is created in the "Documents" registry in accordance with the type of the document and direct address geocoding is carried out. For geocoding, various sources can be used: the current address database from the "Workstation of urban-planner", the address database located on the website of KB "Panorama" and the address databases from open sources.

    In the "Documents" registry, the list and content of directories has been expanded and service modes have been added to ensure the group assignment of the same attribute values to different documents. When stream addition of records about the document into the registry, the value of attributes the "urban-planning document type" and "document code" are automatically filled, according to the specified values.

  • 26.06.2019 GIS WebServer SE extends possibilities of automatic publishing the spatial data from virtual folders
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.7 is developed. In the new version of the program the tools for working with virtual folders of service the GIS WebService SE are expanded. Virtual folder is a means of accessing to the map layers at the data folders level. Data layers from them are published automatically and can be added into the map. The new version allows you to use folders located on various services. The ability to control the saving of map objects and subsequent operations on the object has been added into the map editor. There are updated a search of objects in the map according to the semantics of the type "Date" and the operation of the map in 3D mode when displaying three-dimensional symbols using the classifier. Subsystem of authorisation and the module of administration of application's users are updated.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 24.06.2019 Series of video lessons in English is supplemented with materials on the technology of quality control of a vector map
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Quality control of a vector map". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson the work with tools of quality control of vector maps is considered. From the training material, users will learn how to quickly find errors on the map and to correct them manually or automatically.

    The video lesson shows how to work with the "Control of a vector map" task, which is available for calling from the “Check and correction of data” section of the "Run applications" panel. The considered application is intended for checking structural integrity of digital data, completeness and quality of the metric and semantic description of objects, execution of automatic correction of the found errors. During the video lesson, users will become familiar with the types of data controls and their parameters. In the final part of the lesson, the formation of a reporting document on the progress of executing the task of of control is demonstrated. The document is created in DOC or HTML format and saved in the directory next to the map.

    Previously the video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis" and others.

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 20.06.2019 Maps of the Transcaucasia countries on the geoportal "Bank of spatial data" were updated
    On the geoportal "Bank of spatial data", the maps of the countries of Transcaucasia, which were formed according to OpenStreetMap, were updated. Source data were obtained from the Geofabrik website. For work with the maps it is possible to use the program of GIS Panorama Mini or other software products of KB "Panorama".

    Maps were led to the modernised classifier of large-scale plans of scale 1: 5 000 (map5000m.rsc).

    Publishing of updates in bank of spatial data is made by using the program of Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    Publishing contents of bank of spatial data on the geoportal and data access for downloading are implemented by means of GIS WebServer SE.

    Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".

  • 17.06.2019 GIS "Panorama" increases the degree of automating processes of generalization of digital topographic and navigation maps
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7.2 is developed. In the new version of the program on the basis of classifiers of digital topographic maps (DTM) of 1:50 000 and 1: 100 000 scales, modernized classifiers 50t05gm.rsc and 100t05gm.rsc were prepared, intended for the automated generalization and automation of the creating and updating DTM. The modernized DTM combines the basic properties of a topographic and navigation map. With the help of the task "Creating of passages in settlements" and prepared classifiers, streets and passages in settlements are automatically formed. Tools of automated control and correction of the quality of digital maps provide control of the topology according to the metrics of objects. By created streets and passages along with the road network objects when solving Navigation tasks a graph of roads is formed. A complete road and street network in settlements increases the degree of automation in the forming the maps of smaller scales (generalization). Significantly the composition of the layers is reduced by combining the data of the same type. The order of displaying objects in the classifier is set in accordance with the priority of the layers and the priority of objects in the layer, which makes it unnecessary to use additional layers. In the properties of some objects that are not used in practice when creating a DTM based on remote sensing data, the sign Obsolete object is set. Obsolete objects are not displayed in the object list of the Create object dialog, unless the Obsolete objects field is enabled. This allows you to store in classifier the objects from the obsolete classifiers "05" and "09" for compatibility, but not display them when creating and updating the map to facilitate the selection of actual types of objects. For the automatic formation of labels using the task "Automatic labels alignment", the corresponding labels are configured according to the semantics of the objects.

    Into the main menu of the "Navigator 3D" task, the functionality of working with the database of 3D tiles (DB3D) has been added. Now you can close the database selected in the list, select the displayed databases and individual models. There is added the mode of deleting the selected model from the database of 3D tiles. Mode is added to disable the display of the sky above the 3D-model.

    The task "Geodesy Editor" is improved. The modes "Union of objects" and "Numbering of objects, in rows" have been developed. New modes are included into the panel "Processing of attributes of objects." The mode "Union of objects" is intended for automatic processing of selected objects, taking into account the value of one or several semantics that uniquely identify the object of accounting. The "Numbering of objects, in rows" mode is intended to form a unique object number using the algorithm of numbering from west to east, by rows from north to south.

    The mode "Loading of cadastral data from file XML" is improved. The creation of multipolygons for parts of the section with several external contours is implemented. The mode "Land survey plan" is improved. When specifying the location of the border and/or area of a single land use, the rounding of the area value for information about the isolated land plot in its composition is performed up to two characters after the decimal point. Implementation is extremely important for land plots with a small area (less than one square meter).

    The mode "Technical building plan" is refined. The functions of editing location information have been changed to correctly record the names of the municipality and settlement for rural and urban settlements. Changes are made to the order of filling the area value in the XML file at the state cadastral registration of changes in the building - if the area has not changed (the value from the semantics coincides with that calculated on the map), then the Area element is not recorded.

    In the "Select Object" dialog, new modes have been developed: "Select object on a map" and "Object autosave". The mode "Select object on a map" allows you to mark the selected object on the map. The mode "Object autosave" is intended for automatic saving the attributes and metrics of object with possibility of step-by-step restoration. For semantics of type the link to a file there is added the ability to select a folder When referring to the semantics value, the dialog for selecting a file from this folder for viewing will be called. For files of zip type, a list of files compressed in the archive is displayed with automatic decompression and display of the selected file.

    To simplify the preparation of reports in the "View Passport" dialog, there is added the ability of a map creation by a format of standard printed page with mapping of a frame of the print area in the form of graphic object. The frame of the print area is formed in accordance with the specified indents for the print area. To form a map by page format, select the menu item New\Plan and in the dialog enable property the "Frame by page size". When generating a report, the insets, documents, labels and other elements can be put to the created plan.

    In the "Map Print" dialog box, the automatic setting of the parameters of the current printer has been added with the setting of the paper size and the printable area corresponding to the created plan.

    There is added the ability to display insets under the vector maps, which simplifies the preparation of reports against the background of map fragments, images and other types of data that are connected as insets.The mode "Create object" of the task "Map Editor" has been improved. When creating an object using the "Arbitrary contour" mode for linear, polygonal and vector objects, the ability of dynamic entering the length of a segment is added.

    The task of creating a matrix of heights by a vector map is improved. Into the application directory there is added a filter of objects s57navy.imh used by default for creating a matrix of heights by sea maps with the s57navy.rsc classifier. When creating a matrix using sea maps, isobaths are used (semantics the "ISOBATH VALUE", code 174), depths marks (H coordinate from metric), as well as objects of the "OBSTACLE" layer, for example, "UNDERWATER DRYING ROCK", "SUNKEN SHIP" (semantics the "DEPTH VALUE", a code 179). To include the specified objects in the processing in the matrix creation dialog, you need to set the matrix type "Summary elevations" and enable the mode "Use elevations from 3D-metric of objects".

    In the menu Options\Coordinate System\Geodetic (World WGS 1984 spheroid) the item "Degrees, Minutes" has been added to display the coordinate view, as in a number of applications for smartphones. The transformation of the coordinate system of raster and matrix data is accelerated by 10-15 times due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new algorithms for tile processing.

    Dialogs for editing conventional symbols of objects are improved. There are added the buttons for copying from one object and inserting into another one of any conventional symbol through the clipboard. A new type of conventional symbol is added: shift line of type the "Color glass". For lines of the type "Set of elements", the ability is added to change the color of all line elements simultaneously and swap the elements. Into dialog of editing a vector symbol the additional marking with the center in a point of a binding is added, which allows you to speed up the process of creating and editing of images of vector symbols.

    In the task "Navigator 3D" there is added a creating a file of the overview image (preview.png) for the DB3D database of three-dimensional tiles during its creation and updating. The presence of the overview image facilitates the search and evaluation of the contents of 3D models for the specified territories in the Databank of Digital Maps and Remote Sensing Data. A metadata file can be generated with the file of overview image. All metadata about the base is formed and stored in a file of metadata in XML format. In the mode of saving a graphic file with the image of a three-dimensional model, the ability is added for selecting the format of the saved image: PNG, JPEG or BMP.

    In the classifier terrplan.v4.rsc there are changed the values of list for semantics 501, STATUS key for the Object status: code 2 - Planned to placing, a code 3 - Planned to reconstruction. To correctly display the color of the object on the scheme of territorial planning, it is necessary to update the classifier (it is included in the installation).

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 14.06.2019 GIS WebServer SE has been supplemented with an example of using an interactive map in Python applications
    In KB "Panorama" a sample application in Python was prepared with use of GIS WebToolKit SE - the map component of Web-applications development toolkit. Display of a map and management of it are performed in 2D and 3D modes. Layers of spatial data of cartographical service the GIS WebService SE are used. Objects editing, various kinds of map objects search, construction of passages routes, creation of thematic maps by attributes of objects and other operations are carried out. To initialize the map, the configuration files of the parameters of GIS WebServer SE version 4.6 are used.

    The application works under control of IIS server in the Python 3 interpreter environment. The GIS WebToolKit SE web-applications development toolkit can be built into various information systems with cartography use. For access to the data (images, vector maps and terrain information) the Web-services are used. Cartographical service GIS WebService SE provides spatial information in the form of graphic images of the area, vector description of spatial objects. As a digital elevation model, the various types of elevation data are used: matrixes (in SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW formats), TIN-models, point cloud, and others. At requests the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client. GIS WebServer SE runs in the PHP interpreter environment on Linux and Windows operating systems, has examples of using the map component on the Microsoft NET.Framework C # platform and in the Python interpreter environment managed by the IIS service.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of various information systems, as well as of closed corporate systems with ensuring the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. The program is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE.

    You can get acquainted with the example of the application's work by the reference. The source code of the application is available for download on the website in the Download section.

  • 11.06.2019 Agrarian GIS of KB "Panorama" make use of open data to support agricultural producers
    In KB "Panorama" agrarian GIS are developed: "Panorama AGRO", "Panorama-Editor FARMING" and "Panorama AUTO" version 5.1. New software versions work with updated demo data. To familiarize users with the capabilities of the software, agricultural geo-information systems include a set of demo data, including a database and digital maps.

    Test digital maps provide data on the boundaries of farmland of a conditional agricultural enterprise, information about the terrain, include various thematic cartograms, a graph of roads, maps of routes and geozones. A set of maps is included into software distribution kits. The company’s website in the "Digital maps and images" section contains free maps based on information from public sources. Maps are presented in SXF format and can be used as a topographic substrate. The attributive database includes a list of directories necessary for the functioning of the system, the registers of work sites, personnel, agricultural equipment, grown crops and others.

    To build a corporate geographic information system of agricultural producers, KB "Panorama" offers a number of desktop and web-based applications. These include "Panorama AGRO", "Panorama-Editor FARMING", "Panorama AUTO", "Workstation of agronomist", Panorama AGRO Service and GIS WebServer AGRO. Their combined use with GIS Server and professional GIS "Panorama" provides creation of a single information space of the agricultural enterprise.

  • 07.06.2019 Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data automates process of storing and processing pyramids of tiles and three-dimensional terrain models
    In KB "Panorama" the Databank of digital maps and Remote Sensing Data version 4.0.2 is developed. The new version adds support for loading pyramids of tiles of BIR format (MBTiles) and 3D models of DB3D format stored in SQLite database. The composition of the subdirectories included in the pyramid, the dimensions of models, the EPSG code and other attributes are automatically determined.

    Pyramids of tiles can be placed and downloaded as separate folders or from a common directory. The composition of the pyramid subdirectories is automatically determined by the metadata stored in the SQLite database. Processing of pyramids of three types is supported: remote sensing data, matrixes of elevation, images obtained from digital maps. Pyramids of tiles recorded in virtual folders of the GIS Server are automatically published for clients who have access rights to these folders.

    Composition of processed metadata is expanded. For remote sensing data sets, the sun's elevation at the time of the survey (SunElevation) and the mean square error of the geospatial data binding (StandardDeviation) are additionally processed. Files with the extension ".json" or ".geojson" containing the coordinates of the survey sites have priority over the metadata recorded in other ways - in the ".meta.xml" file or in the data set. The operator can clarify some attributes of the metadata immediately before loading the data.

    To increase the speed of receiving data from the repository, the ability to receive data sets through the exchange folder on the server has been added. The list of such folders is configured by the administrator of the complex. To ensure security, the actual location of the folders may be hidden from the user. If the size of downloaded data sets exceeds the established limit, then it is suggested to download them through the exchange folder.

    The way of getting datasets stored in the form of folders (3D models, tiles, data in BIR format) has been changed. Uploading such data is made only through the exchange folder. They are not placed into the archive as usual data sets, but copied into the directory with the archive, keeping their own hierarchy of folders.

    Ability is added of selecting the type of hierarchy in the archive when downloading data sets. It is possible to set the location of all files in archive at one level, or to leave hierarchy of folders by default.

    Within the framework of a single geoinformation space, the Data Bank of digital maps and remote sensing data realises gathering, storage, search and delivery of the spatial data in exchange formats. The spatial data selected by means of the program can be placed for the multiuser access on the GIS Server and be published according to the international standards OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS on application server the GIS WebService SE. Users can access data from both a thin client (by means of GIS WebServer SE) and from desktop applications (GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator"). The databank of digital maps and remote sensing data provides construction of cloud warehouse of spatial data, provision of access to these data, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers. The current state of spatial data is displayed by means of maps-schemes that are maintained for each type of stored data: vector maps, remote sensing data, elevation matrixes and terrain models. It provides remote placing the sets of spatial data into file warehouse, keeping versions of stored sets, updating maps-schemes of data availability, the automated collection and formation of metadata, and the formation and updating of geo-covers. Automated collection and formation of metadata is performed according to the standards of ISO 19115: 2003, Geographic information - Metadata and ISO/TS 19139, Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation. The reduced copies of data images are automatically formed, checksum of files and completeness of data sets are checked.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 06.06.2019 Section of video lessons in English for self-study of geoinformation systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with materials on automatic correction of digital maps
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Correction of objects metrics". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". This lesson describes ways of correction of errors in the coordinate description of objects. You will learn how to replace, check, delete and convert groups of objects on the map.

    The training material acquaints users with dialog "Correction of objects metrics", which is located in the "Run applications" section. It is necessary for processing digital maps imported from various sources. In addition, it can be used for preparing maps for the purpose of their subsequent conversion into other GIS. All tools of the "Correction of objects metrics" dialog are conditionally divided into groups, located in separate tabs. Video lesson shows the processing of pre-selected objects on the map: the names of settlements, coastlines, roads and others.

    Previously other video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming", "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis".

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 04.06.2019 GIS WebServer SE has been supplemented with an example of using an interactive map in C# applications
    In KB "Panorama" a sample application in C# was prepared with use of GIS WebToolKit SE - the map component of Web-applications development toolkit. Display of a map and management of it are performed in 2D and 3D modes. Layers of spatial data of cartographical service the GIS WebService SE are used. Objects editing, various kinds of map objects search, construction of passages routes, creation of thematic maps by attributes of objects and other operations are carried out. To initialize the map, the configuration files of the parameters of GIS WebServer SE version 4.6 are used.

    The application works under control of IIS server in the Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5 environment. The GIS WebToolKit SE web-applications development toolkit can be built into various information systems with cartography use. For access to the data (images, vector maps and terrain information) the Web-services are used. Cartographical service GIS WebService SE provides spatial information in the form of graphic images of the area, vector description of spatial objects. As a digital elevation model, the various types of elevation data are used: matrixes (in SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW formats), TIN-models, point cloud, and others. At requests the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of various information systems, as well as of closed corporate systems with ensuring the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. The program is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE.

    You can get acquainted with the example of the application's work by the reference.

  • 01.06.2019 GIS Server includes tools for automatic control of software integrity
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Server version 8.6.1 is developed. In the new version there are added the controls the integrity of the installation after installation. The program includes a file checkcontents.xml, containing a list of installation files with an indication of the size and checksum using the "CRC32" algorithm. At the start of the GIS Server, an automatic check of the integrity of the installation is performed and the result of the check is recorded into the program operation log. To increase the stability of the GIS Server to DDOS-attacks, the analysis of input messages is performed by content and compliance with the protocol of exchange with clients. If connections send messages that do not conform to the protocol, they are immediately closed.

    GIS Server provides remote access to vector maps, remote sensing data, matrixes, documents and spatial data bases. The program supports work with spatial databases managed by PostgreSQL and Oracle DBMS, which support the ability to access spatial data in accordance with the OGC 06-103r4 standard: "OpenGIS Implementation Standard for Geographic information - Simple feature access - Part 1: Common architecture".

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 30.05.2019 Geo-information technologies of KB "Panorama" are presented at events marking the 240th anniversary of the foundation of MIIGAiK
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" took part in events dedicated to the 240 anniversary of the founding the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK). At the plenary session of the International Scientific and Technical Conference "Spatial data - the basis of strategic planning, management and development", the report "Modern geoinformation technologies" was presented.

    The conference was attended by heads of the Federal Registration Service and the Military Topographic Department, representatives of Russian and foreign educational institutions, professional communities of survey engineers, designers and cadastral engineers, specialists in the field of photogrammetry, cartography and spatial data analysis, teaching staff and graduates of MIIGAiK.

    In parallel with the conference on the university site, on May 27 - 29, 2019, the exhibition of modern equipment, systems and technologies of "MIIGAiK-TEX" was working. At the stand of KB "Panorama" the software products that make up the domestic geoinformation platform were presented: GIS "Panorama", GIS Server, GIS WebService SE, GIS WebServer SE, GIS ToolKit. The conference participants, teachers and students familiarized themselves with the latest developments of the company for geodesy, cartography, cadastre, urban planning, ecology, geology, navigation, territorial planning and management.

    At a round table "State Funds of Spatial Data: Practices and Prospects of Interaction" to the specialists of the operator of federal fund of the spatial data - FSBI "Federal Science and Technology Center for Geodesy, Cartography and Spatial Data Infrastructure" and to representatives of subjects of the Russian Federation, responsible for conducting regional funds of the spatial data demonstrated the capabilities of the software product the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data.

    MIIGAiK is one of the most famous specialized higher educational institutions in Russia for the training of specialists in the field of geodesy, photogrammetry, cartography, aerospace surveys, geoinformation systems, optical instrumentation and other fields. As part of the 240th anniversary of the University, KB "Panorama" is updating existing and supplying new software products for inclusion in curricula for training young and ambitious specialists who will implement the national project to create the digital economy of the Russian Federation.

  • 29.05.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented with a map of Ireland
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of Ireland. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 27.05.2019 Software solutions of KB "Panorama" are used in the control system of the space geodetic complex "GEO-IK-2"
    Specialists of JSC "Orion" on base of the GIS Constructor and components of free software Marble have developed a special modular graphic application. This software package, which includes the tools of GIS "Panorama", allows you to connect a digital thematic map of the World and visualize the motion of a spacecraft against the background of a map of the earth's surface or as a three-dimensional model of the Earth. The graphic application of JSC "SPA “Orion" is a part of the project for the creation of a ground-based special complex for the operation of the space geodetic system GEO-IK-2.

    GIS Constructor is a set of geoinformation components for use in the visual programming environment of Qt Designer, which allows you to develop your own GIS applications. The visualization of the contents of digital maps is made in conventional symbols adopted for topographic, geographical and various special maps. Geoinformation system has ample opportunities for performing calculations, for providing display of spatial data on various graphic devices in standard and user systems of conventional symbols. The main functions can be executed in multithreaded mode. It supports automatic optimization of used memory for processing large amounts of data (tens of gigabytes) on limited resources (hundreds of megabytes).

    The toolkit is adapted to work on a wide range of platforms and supports operating systems such as Astra Linux SE, MSVS, CRTOS "Neutrino", "Elbrus", "Zarya", Ubuntu, Alt Linux, QNX, CentOS and others. It can be used in computer complexes with processors of architectures ARMv7, Elbrus, PowerPC, Intel x86, Intel x64 and others.

  • 24.05.2019 "Workstation of agronomist" provides new opportunities for the implementing the concept of precision farming
    In KB "Panorama" the "Workstation of Agronomist" version 12.7.2 is developed. In the new version in the "Satellite monitoring" task, the possibilities are added for receiving and viewing maps of heterogeneity of soil of agricultural plots and maps of need for nitrogen. Heterogeneity maps consist of a set of objects representing a given number of zones with the same level of crop development and other similar characteristics based on calculations of the NDVI vegetation index. Mapping is performed by several automatically selected images with different weather conditions or by a specific image on the desired date. Maps of need for nitrogen reflect need for fertilizer by chosen NDVI image and on the basis of the entered, planned, minimum and maximum dose.

    The use of soil heterogeneity maps and nitrogen requirements in differential fertilization systems will reduce costs and increase yields due to an adaptive approach to the processing of zones within the working areas. For providing remote multi-user authorized access, maps are recorded into the "Panorama AGRO" database and on the GIS Server. The source of data is the external service of Geosys company.

    All modes of the "Satellite monitoring" task have been updated to the latest faster and more stable API version of Geosys company. This made it possible to add support for sub-objects in work areas, it became possible to receive and view average daily values of the EVI vegetation index. When viewing vegetation index matrixes, additional information about weather conditions at the time of shooting was added.

  • 22.05.2019 In GIS "Operator" the possibilities of 3D analysis of maps of the operational situation are expanded
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Operator" version 12.7.1 is developed for the x64 platform. In the new version of the program in the "Navigator 3D" task, there is improved the mode of loading models from the formats of Collada, TLS, OC3 into the DB3D database of three-dimensional tiles. For all formats of the original models, editing the coordinates of the model binding point is supported, not only in height, but also in latitude/longitude. When loading several different models into one database file, the specification of the general overall dimensions of all models in the database metadata has been added. Ability is added to select the size of the tile for the loaded model. In the case of an attempt to load models with different tile sizes into the database, a warning is issued, and the user can select another database file with the appropriate parameters.

    Sorting the maps of SITX format with encryption of stored data by the user password is accelerated.

    For finding the causes of repeated errors in the program's work the "Diagnostic log" is added. If some action with the program causes an error, then for its diagnosing, it is desirable to enable the "Diagnostics log" and to repeat the action causing an error. "Diagnostic log" is created in the folder \ProgramData (or \Users\All Users), which is usually located on the C: drive. The name of the log can be set in the menu \Options\Location data. Enabling the diagnostic log may be done in the menu \Options\Diagnostics log. The generated log file describing the error can be sent to the technical support of KB "Panorama".

  • 20.05.2019 GIS Server includes new procedures for the automated processing of spatial data
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Server version 8.6 is developed. The new version adds support for loading pyramids of tiles of format BIR (mbtiles) stored in a SQLite database into the Databank. Pyramids of tiles can be placed and downloaded as separate folders or from a common directory. GIS Server automatically determines the composition of the pyramid subdirectories by metadata stored in the SQLite database. Processing of pyramids of three types is supported: remote sensing data, matrixes of elevation, images obtained from digital maps. Pyramids of tiles recorded into virtual folders of the GIS Server are automatically published for clients who have access rights to these folders.

    Processing of command is added for performing the control of absence of the information forbidden for displaying on Public Digital Topographic Maps (PDTM) under the scheme of control which is customized in the Complex of control of absence of the closed information on the PDTM. By the command of an external application (by Data Bank operator), the GIS Server can monitor the list of SXF files placed in a virtual folder or stored in the Data Bank. The control protocol is generated in the form of an html file by a report template. The installation includes a checkopen.cxml scheme, prepared according to the classifier 25t05gopen.rsc. The scheme can be applied to the DTM of various scales corresponding to the information cartographical support.

    GIS-core libraries are updated. The transformation of the coordinate system of raster and matrix data during the formation of a geo-cover is accelerated by 10-15 times due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new algorithms for tile processing.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 14.05.2019 KB "Panorama" modernized technology for constructing predictive models of emergency situations
    The new technology allows you to use a single mathematical apparatus that allows you to simulate the consequences of emergency situations of natural and man-made nature. It is implemented for desktop and web-based applications in Windows and Linux operating systems.

    With the use of this technology, KB "Panorama" has developed a new version of the complex for predicting the consequences of emergency situations. The complex is an applied task, working as a part of GIS "Panorama" 12 and GIS "Operator". Models of emergency situations (ES) are implemented according to the following scenarios:

    - occurrence of an emergency at a chemically hazardous object;
    - occurrence of an emergency at a radiation-hazardous object;
    - occurrence of an emergency at a biologically hazardous object;
    - occurrence of emergency situations at an explosive object;
    - occurrence of emergency situations at a hydraulic structure.

    The complex allows you to build a zone of possible damage in the established conventional symbols and to perform the calculation of the parameters of the damaging factors on the situation map of the area of emergency. The resulting map is intended to further perform various analytical operations: determining buildings (personnel, population) that have fallen into the affected area, calculating the distance of objects from the accident zone, building evacuation routes or entering special equipment using the road graph, etc. The complex was developed on the basis of the guidelines adopted in the Russian Federation.

    The new presentation "Forecasting of natural and man-made emergencies using the technologies of KB "Panorama"" is available in the Download-Presentations section.

  • 13.05.2019 Toolset of developer the GIS ToolKit supports work with maps insets
    KB "Panorama" developed tools the GIS ToolKit version 12.7.2. The new version adds the ability to display vector maps, rasters and matrixes in the form of insert. Insert is a fragment of spatial data that is displayed as a rectangular area on top of the main map document. The data is displayed against the background of the main map in its projection, coordinate system and scale in the designated area. The size, position, background color, color and thickness of the frame, visibility borders of the inset can be changed.

    The new component TMapInset is responsible for working with the inserts in the toolbox. For the convenience of working with insets, the TMapManager map management component has been improved. It allows you to change properties of insert by means of the pop-up menu (background color, frame display, document type, location). The composition of the maps insets, their properties can be customized in the professional GIS "Panorama".

    Toolset the GIS ToolKit version 12 is intended to develop client-server and desktop 32-bit and 64-bit applications that require processing and visualization of spatial data. The toolkit is used for programming in the Embarcadero XE5-XE10 environment and requires minimal settings. GIS ToolKit consists of a set of visual components (supplied in source code) and API functions of the GIS-core for direct access to the database of geodata. The geodata database can be located both at the workplace (direct access to data) and in the local network or the Internet (the components of the GIS Server access or the exchange of data under the international protocols are used).

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 06.05.2019 KB "Panorama" will take part in events to the 240th anniversary of the founding of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
    May 2019 marks the 240th anniversary of the creation of the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK). The program of the anniversary year includes a large number of events. Specialists of KB "Panorama" will take part in the exhibition-review of modern equipment, systems and technologies "MIIGAIK-TEX" and the international scientific and technical conference "Spatial data - a basis of strategic planning, management and development". The events will be held on the territory of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography from May 27 to 29, 2019.

    At the exhibition and conference the new possibilities of technologies of GIS "Panorama" for automating the processes of creation, storage and publication of spatial information in the context of wide application of geoservices will be presented. The updated technology of automated generalization of topographic maps is adapted for application of the data placed on the GIS Server, including when rendering the object-oriented databases. The Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data supports the storage of various types of digital maps, remote sensing data of the Earth, catalogs of planning-height basis points, materials of engineering survey, including with the support of local coordinate systems. To maintain the base of three-dimensional models, tools for importing 3D data from PHOTOMOD, Geoscan and others programs have been developed.

    New possibilities of processing and analyzing three-dimensional terrain models are implemented in desktop and web-based applications. They interact with geoservices and geoportals that can be deployed using software products: GIS WebServer SE, GIS WebService SE, Imagery Creator and others.

    In the year of the 240th anniversary of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Higher Geodesic Administration (VSU) and the development of the cartographic and geodetic industry, which are closely related to the history of MIIGAiK, is celebrated. The conference will be attended by representatives of science, business and government from Russia, the CIS and other countries. The conference will be held with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia, the Military Topographical Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Federal Registration Service.

    Participants of the celebrations at MIIGAiK will be able to familiarize themselves with the software products of the domestic geo-information platform, the application of which solves the problems of limited performance of traditional methods of storing spatial data in the file system, automates the process of updating spatial data and allows you to organize cloud GIS technology.

    On the basis of the software of KB "Panorama", geoportals for various purposes have been implemented, such as GIS "Rosseti", GIS subsystem of the Federal State Information System of Territorial Planning, "Geoportal of open data of the EMERCOM of Russia", "Reference-information of the city of Simferopol" and others.

  • 02.05.2019 Series of video lessons in English is supplemented with materials on the formation of a mathematical basis for the terrain maps
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Map creation. Building a mathematical basis". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities a GIS "Panorama". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson a creation of two types of maps is considered. Formation of a mathematical basis for a multi-sheet map and building a coordinate grid for a large-scale map are demonstrated.

    From the training material, users will become familiar with the "Create map" dialog, which is started from the "File-New-Map" menu item. After filling all the required fields of the dialog box, you can save the map by giving it a name. To copy the map sheets, use the "View Passport" mode from the "Tools" panel. Creation of a mathematical basis of a map is carried out by means of the mode with the same name in the "Run applications" section. The final part of the video lesson demonstrates the creation of a simplified scale plan, the start of the mode is available from the menu item "File-New-Plan".

    Previously other video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples", "Raster data transforming".

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 29.04.2019 New versions of server software products for Astra Linux SE and "Zarya-Data Center" operating systems have been developed
    KB "Panorama" developed the server software products: GIS WebService SE version 12.2.1, Databank of Digital Maps and Remote Sensing Data version 3.9.1, GIS Server x64 version 8.4.5, Panorama SpatialDB Service SE version 3.3.3, Imagery Creator SE version 9.5.6, Imagery Service version 8.4, GIS WebServer SE version 4.5.1 for OS Astra Linux SE (release "Smolensk") and "Zarya-Data Center" 1.2. Server applications allow to work with an infrastructure of spatial data of any complexity. They provide access to geodatabase, collection, storage and search of spatial data, allow you to update vector data and tiles. User interface of applications is implemented in Russian, English, French, Spanish and other languages.

    On the basis of server software, geoportals of various purposes are deployed: GIS "Rosseti", "Agroportal", "Geoportal of open data of the EMERCOM of Russia" and others.

    GIS "Rosseti" increases the reliability and efficiency of management of the electric grid complex, distributed over the territory of 77 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main task of the GIS "Rosseti" is to provide information support in carrying out work to reduce the likelihood of accidents, technological failures and other abnormal situations, as well as to mitigate their negative consequences.

    "Agroportal" allows agricultural producers to get access to an agricultural GIS enterprise from anywhere in the world. Geoportal is designed to manage agriculture, provides for the creating an electronic map of the contours of the farm, maintaining a base of soil fertility and electronic corded book of field history.

    "Geoportal of open data of the EMERCOM of Russia" was developed by the company's specialists within the framework of preparation for the VIII International Salon "Integrated Security 2015". The web application provides systematized information about the resources of the Unified State System for the Prevention and Response to Emergencies (RSChS) and about the objects of the economy and infrastructure in the territory of the Russian Federation.

    Server solutions of KB "Panorama" provide users with the opportunity to use cloud technologies and provide access to spatial information from anywhere in the world from smartphones, tablets, personal computers. Applications are implemented on Windows and Linux platforms, are compatible with Apache, IIS and nginx web servers and support PHP versions 5, 6 and 7.

    New versions of programs are available for download on the website in the Download section.

  • 25.04.2019 GIS WebServer SE displays streets panoramas by using the Yandex technologies
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.6 is developed. In the new version of the program "the Panorama" component is added. It allows you to display panoramic images of Yandex.Maps together with the GIS WebServer SE map. With its help it is possible to arrange a virtual walk - to see the sights of cities and their suburbs, to get acquainted with road junctions and road signs. Panoramas are displayed in accordance with the terms of use of the Yandex.Maps API.

    In the 3D map, the volume of data exchange with the GIS WebService SE service is optimized when receiving tiles of elevations matrixes. In the mode "Viewing from the air" the ability to connect flight routes files is implemented. Users can select a route and start movement along the map on it. Support for PHP version 7 is added.

    In the administrator there are updated the user authorization module, application's localization. Tools of errors analysis are expanded - into the program log the information about version, an operating system, current PHP settings is recorded.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 23.04.2019 KB "Panorama" awarded the winners and prize-winners of the GeoSkills competition at MIIGAiK
    Within the framework of the events to the 240th anniversary of the founding of Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, a GeoSkills competition was held. The competition is aimed at attracting students to the practical application of knowledge on cartography, the development of the GIS "Panorama" profile software, geo-information technologies and interpretation methods of aerial photographs.

    The event was carried out in three stages, including: theoretical testing, error detection on a paper topographic map of 1: 50,000 scale and vectorization in the GIS "Panorama" program (version 12) of a fragment of the raster topographic plan of 1: 10,000 scale with observance of the rule of digital description.

    In order to conduct the evaluation of the GeoSkills competition for cartography, a competition commission was appointed, consisting of: Deputy General Director for Research at KB "Panorama", Candidate of Technical Sciences Demidenko Albert Gennadyevich; Kirill Andreevich Baranchuk, Head of the Department of Geodesy and Cartography of the Office of Rosreestr in the Moscow Region; chief specialist of the department of cartography and photogrammetry of the JSC "Roscartography" Savenkova Valentina Arnoldovna; Head of the Department of Cartography MIIGAiK, prof. Vereshchaka Tamara Vasilyevna.

    The competition was held from 01/04/2019 to 04/19/2019, 7 teams took part in the final part of the competition. Commission notes the high level of professional training and well-coordinated work of all participants in the competition. According to the results of the evaluation of the work, the competition committee decided to award: 1st place to the “Club Boys” team, 2nd place to the “Mr. Globe” team and 3rd place to the “Crjatography & maply” team. Winners and prize-winners were awarded licenses for the professional GIS "Panorama". The participants of the competition were awarded licenses for the professional vectorizer "Panorama-editor".

    Congratulations to the winners and we wish all participants further to improve the level of knowledge and practical skills in the development of important and necessary specialties: geodesy, cartography, geoinformatics, photogrammetry, land management, cadastre and land monitoring.

  • 22.04.2019 In "Panorama-editor" the tools of creating, updating and checking the quality of digital maps are expanded
    In KB "Panorama" the professional vectorizer "Panorama-editor" version 12.7.1 for the x64 platform is developed. In the new version of the program the checking the vector map is improved. Automatic correction of the metrics of polygon and linear objects is improved. In polygon objects, there are removed the outliers and vertex duplications, all types of self-crossings, crossings of contours and errors of locations of subjects are corrected. Adjacent contours of one object are combined, intersecting contours are divided into separate objects. In the objects having errors of locations of subjects, the description order is corrected: the subject having the maximum area becomes the main one, the subjects located inside other subjects are stored into separate objects. In linear objects, there are removed the outliers and vertexes duplications, coinciding segments, the self-joining is corrected (joining of non-consecutive segments of one contour). The contours having the self-joining, are divided into separate objects. To correct the metrics of objects, it is necessary to perform "Check of self-crossings and locations of subjects" in the "Edit" mode. The corrected objects have a topologically correct metric description, which provides the calculation of correct areas, simplifies the construction of road network graphs, and allows you to combine and cut areas of vector data according to specified conditions. Automatic correction of the metrics of map objects allows you to speed up the processing of vector maps obtained from any sources that do not have a strict standard for checking the metric information.

    In the task the "Checking the quality of a vector map" according to a control scheme, tools of checking the metadata of the map are added. Metadata is formed by the task the "Map passport" according the standards of ISO 19115:2003, Geographic information - Metadata and ISO/TS 19139, Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation. Metadata is saved in the XML format as a separate file onto each sheet of the map. Metadata allows you to enter additional information about the map (data on the manufacturer, data on the technology of creation) and use it in the conducting the automated banks of the spatial data.

    In the "Map Editor", the tools for viewing the results of checking the vector map are improved. To improve the quality of checking the metrics of objects of vector map, the checking program performs an excessive number of tests that can generate repeated error messages. The ability to filter repeated messages has been added into the program of viewing the checking results. To disable repeated messages, click the "Mark repeated messages" button and select the option "Hide marked messages". The mode of uniting (merge) selected polygon objects has been improved. There is implemented a formation of subobjects-multipolygons from those selected objects that are located from the objects to be merged at a distance that is greater than that specified in the parameters of the "Map Editor".

    Sorting the maps of SITX format with encryption of stored data by the user password is accelerated.

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically compose complex labels, which are used to indicate the characteristics of forests, bridges, dams, tunnels, rivers, canals, fords, ferries, passes and other objects on the map. The main feature of complex labels is the presence of a horizontal line - the separator of the upper and lower labels of the main characteristics. Each label can be formed from several characteristics of an object and contain fragments of permanent text between characteristics. For each digital characteristic, you can specify the number of digits after the decimal point, for symbolic characteristics - word splitting and replacement with abbreviated names. To automate the process of applying labels, the program "Automatic labels alignment" can be used, which is started in the "Run Applications - Automatic creation of objects" dialog.

    The task “Quarters generalisation” has been refined, designed for automatic uniting of closely located same-type quarters and adjustment of quarters with linear objects of the road network. In order to eliminate the contradictory overlap of the objects of the map of the derived scale, there are added the processes of adjustment of quarters and removing the buildings in the area of quarters with black filling.

    The mode "Formation of a common external border" of the Map Editor has been improved. This mode allows you to create a common external border for map objects that are at an admissible distance. The allowable distance between adjacent objects is set in the options of the "Map Editor" in the "Join tolerance" field.

    For finding the causes of repeated errors in the program's work the "Diagnostic log" is added. If some action with the program causes an error, then for its diagnosing, it is desirable to enable the "Diagnostics log" and to repeat the action causing an error. The diagnostic log is created in the folder \ProgramData (or \Users\All Users), which is usually located on the C: drive. Enabling the diagnostic log may be done in the menu \Options\Diagnostics log. Enabling the mode and displaying the name of the log file is also implemented in the "Placement of data" dialog - menu item \Options\Placement of data. The generated log file describing the error can be sent to the technical support of KB "Panorama".


    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 16.04.2019 Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data provides storage of sets of heterogeneous spatial data with a complex directory structure
    In KB "Panorama" the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data version 4.0 is developed. The new version of the program supports the loading of spatial data as a set of folders of a given structure. In this form, the results of engineering surveys, packaged pyramids of tiles, nautical charts, three-dimensional models of terrain and other data can be placed.

    The program provides viewing of data loading protocols, which contain information about data completeness, formats compliance, structural control, and compliance with the nomenclature of the international sheet division. Control parameters are specified in the file-scheme for each data group. Viewing of a common download protocol and protocol for a separate data set is supported. Tools for analysis of errors are expanded - information on the version, operating system, current PHP settings is recorded into the log of the complex. Support for PHP of version 7 is added.

    Within the framework of a single geoinformation space, the Data Bank of digital maps and remote sensing data realises gathering, storage, search and delivery of the spatial data in exchange formats. The spatial data selected by means of the program can be placed for the multiuser access on the GIS Server and be published according to the international standards OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS on application server the GIS WebService SE. Users can access data from both a thin client (by means of GIS WebServer SE) and from desktop applications (GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator"). The databank of digital maps and remote sensing data provides construction of cloud warehouse of spatial data, provision of access to these data, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers. The current state of spatial data is displayed by means of maps-schemes that are maintained for each type of stored data: vector maps, remote sensing data, elevation matrixes and terrain models. It provides remote placing the sets of spatial data into file warehouse, keeping versions of stored sets, updating maps-schemes of data availability, the automated collection and formation of metadata, and the formation and updating of geo-covers. Automated collection and formation of metadata is performed according to the standards of ISO 19115: 2003, Geographic information - Metadata and ISO/TS 19139, Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation. The reduced copies of data images are automatically formed, checksum of files and completeness of data sets are checked.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 15.04.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented with a map of Greenland
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of Greenland - an autonomous territory subordinate to the kingdom of Denmark. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 10.04.2019 GIS Server implements a platform for automating the processing of spatial data
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Server version 8.5 is developed. The new version expanded the set of automated procedures for processing spatial data on the server. They perform various types of quality control of digital vector terrain maps and the correction of errors. The program provides control of completeness and correctness of metadata, correspondence of geodetic and rectangular coordinates of a passport, correspondence of the nomenclature and coordinates of the sheet, the correctness of the projection parameters, checking a closing of polygons, vertex duplications, self-crossings, locations of the internal contours, duplication of objects, degeneracy, coordination of contours of adjacent and crossed objects, coordination of water levels and hydrography objects, a direction of the water course objects, completeness of mandatory characteristics, absence of non-valid characteristics, correctness of a format and values of characteristics and much more.

    The procedure for checking the quality of digital maps, as well as other procedures, can be called remotely from desktop or web applications. The developers of desktop applications can use the GIS ToolKit for Windows or the GIS Constructor for Linux by invoking commands for placing data into virtual folders, their subsequent processing and reading the results of the execution of procedures. For web applications, GIS WebToolKit SE is used, which provides access to REST-requests for processing to GIS WebService SE.

    The structure of the GIS Server includes a set of classifiers of the RSC format and control schemes for digital topographic maps of scales from 1:25 000 to 1: 1 000 000. The composition of classifiers and control schemes of xml format can be customized by means of GIS "Panorama" and other desktop applications.

    The checking results are recorded in the form of checking's tables in html format in accordance with the report templates and the composition of the control schemes. Customization of report templates can be done by various text editors.

    More detailed information on setting up control procedures is given in the documents "GIS Server. System programmer's guide" and "Complex of the automated quality control and correction of digital maps".

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 09.04.2019 Section of video lessons in English for self-study of geoinformation systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with materials on the transformation of raster images
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Transformation of raster data". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson, you will learn how to transform raster data. In a teaching material a transformation of rasters by a set of points and nomenclature sheet will be considered.

    Tools of transformation are in the section "Transforming rasters", which can be opened using the menu item "Run applications". In a video lesson a work with dialog "Transform raster map" is shown. Users will get acquainted with various types of transformations and interpolation methods. The actions shown in a video lesson will help to learn how to carry out a placing a raster or to transform the image.

    Previously other video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object", "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples".

    You can get acquainted with training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 05.04.2019 In GIS "Panorama" x64, the degree of automation of creating, updating and generalizing digital topographic maps is enhanced
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7.1 is developed for the x64 platform. In the new version, the task “Quarters generalisation” has been refined, designed for automatic uniting of closely located same-type quarters and adjustment of quarters with linear objects of the road network. In order to eliminate the contradictory overlap of the objects of the map of the derived scale, there are added the processes of adjustment of quarters and removing the buildings in the area of quarters with black filling.

    The automatic correction of the metrics of polygon and linear objects is improved. In polygon objects, there are removed the outliers and vertex duplications, all types of self-crossings, crossings of contours and errors of locations of subjects are corrected. Adjacent contours of one object are combined, intersecting contours are divided into separate objects. In the objects having errors of locations of subjects, the description order is corrected: the subject having the maximum area becomes the main one, the subjects located inside other subjects are stored into separate objects. In linear objects, there are removed the outliers and vertexes duplications, coinciding segments, the self-joining is corrected (joining of non-consecutive segments of one contour). The contours having the self-joining, are divided into separate objects. To correct the metrics of objects, it is necessary to perform "Check of self-crossings and locations of subjects" in the "Edit" mode. The corrected objects have a topologically correct metric description, which provides the calculation of correct areas, simplifies the construction of road network graphs, and allows you to combine and cut areas of vector data according to specified conditions. Automatic correction of the metrics of map objects allows you to speed up the processing of vector maps obtained from any sources that do not have a strict standard for checking the metric information.

    In the task the "Checking the quality of a vector map" according to a control scheme, tools of checking the metadata of the map are added. Metadata is formed by the task the "Map passport" according the standards of ISO 19115:2003, Geographic information - Metadata and ISO/TS 19139, Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation. Metadata is saved in the XML format as a separate file onto each sheet of the map. Metadata allows you to enter additional information about the map (data on the manufacturer, data on the technology of creation) and use it in the conducting the automated banks of the spatial data.

    In the "Map Editor", the tools for viewing the results of checking the vector map are improved. To improve the quality of checking the metrics of objects of vector map, the checking program performs an excessive number of tests that can generate repeated error messages. The ability to filter repeated messages has been added into the program of viewing the checking results. To disable repeated messages, click the "Mark repeated messages" button and select the option "Hide marked messages". The mode of uniting (merge) selected polygon objects has been improved. There is implemented a formation of subobjects-multipolygons from those selected objects that are located from the objects to be merged at a distance that is greater than that specified in the parameters of the "Map Editor".

    The mode "Formation of a common external border" of the Map Editor has been improved. This mode allows you to create a common external border for map objects that are at an admissible distance. The allowable distance between adjacent objects is set in the parameters of the Map Editor (join tolerance).

    Display of vector symbols is improved. New symbols automatically compose complex labels, which are used to indicate the characteristics of forests, bridges, dams, tunnels, rivers, canals, fords, ferries, passes and other objects on the map. The main feature of complex labels is the presence of a horizontal line - the separator of the upper and lower labels of the main characteristics. Each label can be formed from several characteristics of an object and contain fragments of permanent text between characteristics. For each digital characteristic, you can specify the number of digits after the decimal point, for symbolic characteristics - word splitting and replacement with abbreviated names. The abbreviation of words of symbolic characteristics (of the type “Name”) is carried out according to the semantics “List of abbreviations”, which contains the corresponding full and short names (abbreviations).

    Sorting the maps of SITX format with encryption of stored data by the user password is accelerated.

    The document "Description of technology of creating and updating digital topographic maps" has been updated. This document describes the technology for creating and updating digital topographic maps based on remote sensing of the Earth. The technology is based on the use of software the PHOTOMOD DFS and the GIS "Panorama" x64.

    In the “Navigator 3D” task, there is complemented the mode of loading models from formats of Collada, TLS, OC3 into the DB3D three-dimensional tile database. For all formats of the original models, editing the coordinates of the model binding point is supported.

    The task “Converting geodetic heights of WGS-84 to normal heights” has been improved. It is intended for transition to heights on a geoid (normal heights) from geodetic heights on a general ellipsoid WGS-84. For example, downloaded from the SRTM format (radar topographic survey) and others. The inverse transformation of matrixes from normal heights (mean sea level) to the system of geodetic heights WGS-84 has been implemented.

    For finding the causes of repeated errors in the program's work the "Diagnostic log" is added. If some action with the program causes an error, then for its diagnosing, it is desirable to enable the "Diagnostics log" and to repeat the action causing an error. The diagnostic log is created in the folder \ProgramData (or \Users\All Users), which is usually located on the C: drive. Enabling the diagnostic log may be done in the menu \Options\Diagnostics log. Enabling the mode and displaying the name of the log file is also implemented in the "Placement of data" dialog - menu item \Options\Placement of data. The generated log file describing the error can be sent to the technical support of KB "Panorama".

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 02.04.2019 Geoinformation technologies of KB "Panorama" are presented at a scientific-practical seminar in Tashkent
    From March 27 to March 29, 2019, in Tashkent a seminar was held "Russian technologies for the rapid creation of cartographic materials based on remote sensing data. Best practices". The event was organized by the State Land Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Moscow University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK).

    Representatives of the leading Russian companies working in the fields of geodesy and cartography took part in the international seminar. Specialists of KB "Panorama" made presentations and conducted master classes. Technologies for creating and updating digital topographic maps based on data from unmanned aerial vehicles using the GIS "Panorama" and other software products of the KB were presented. During the seminar, the advantages of using remote sensing data and automated mapping methods for solving problems of topographic and navigation monitoring were considered.

    Representatives of Russian companies demonstrated to Uzbek specialists the latest technologies for using remote sensing data obtained from unmanned aerial vehicles to create accurate cartographic materials. During the dialogue, participants discussed the practical and economic aspects of the operation of UAVs and the processing of survey results.

    The practical part of the seminar was held in Okhangaron District of Tashkent region, where UAV flights were carried out and aerial photography was performed. Photogrammetric processing of the obtained materials was carried out with the help of "Racurs" software. The sequence and methods of processing orthophotomaps when compiling digital topographic and cadastral maps and plans using the GIS "Panorama" were presented on the final day of the seminar.

  • 01.04.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented with a map of the Republic of Korea
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of the Republic of Korea. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 27.03.2019 Technologies of KB "Panorama" for automating the processes of collecting, storing and publishing geospatial information are presented at the conference in Moscow
    A scientific-practical conference "Geodesy, Cartography and Digital Reality" was held in Moscow, timed to coincide with the centenary of the establishment of the State Cartographic and Geodetic Services Agency of the country. The conference, organized by Roscartography JSC, was attended by heads and specialists of Russian and foreign companies, representatives of scientific organizations, universities, as well as state and local authorities.

    The report of the Deputy General Director of KB "Panorama" Demidenko Albert Gennadievich presents the possibilities of software technologies for automating the processes of collecting, storing and publishing spatial information in the context of the wide use of geoservices. The updated technology of automated generalization of topographic maps is adapted for application of the data placed on the GIS Server, including at rendering the object-oriented databases. The technology of automatic creation of titles, implements the algorithms for smart placement of labels on the map. For example, the optimal arrangement of several titles for closely located neighboring objects, without conflicts with existing signs and titles, or the creation of repetitions of name title along a curved extended linear object.

    Bank of digital maps and remote sensing data has expanded the list of types of spatial data, supports the storage of a catalog of points of a planned high-altitude basis, supports local coordinate systems for geo-covers. Using the mechanism of virtual folders allows you to automatically publish geo-covers for remote access to a wide range of consumers, including by tools of GIS WebService SE under unified OGC protocols.

    Possibilities of processing and the analysis of three-dimensional terrain models are expanded. To maintain the base of three-dimensional models, tools for importing 3D data from PHOTOMOD, Geoscan and others programs have been developed. Visualisation of three-dimensional views in the GIS "Panorama" and on geoportals with use of the GIS WebServer SE is accelerated.

    Placing digital maps, materials of remote sensing the Earth, elevation matrixes, spatial objects and three-dimensional models in the Databank is an effective tool of providing geodata for territorial administration, designing and building planning. The use of a geo-cover base solves the problems of limited performance of traditional methods of storing spatial data in a file system, automates the process of updating spatial data and allows you to organize cloud GIS technology.

  • 25.03.2019 The video lessons section in English is supplemented with materials for creating and updating terrain maps
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Subobject creation. Work with objects samples". It is intended for the English-speaking users independently studying possibilities of the GIS "Panorama". In this lesson you will learn how to work with subobjects and objects samples. In a material there are shown the ways of subobjects creation, a correct mutual positioning of various types of objects.

    For work with subobjects the the "Map Editor" panel is used. A subobject can be created for a polygon or line object. Information on subobjects is presented in the "Metric" bookmark. Using the tools of the "Paste & Cut" and "Delete" panels you can perform the operations of copying and deleting the selected subobject or group of subobjects. Demonstrated actions will help you learn how to “cut” certain areas on the polygon objects, for example, islands on a river or a lake, glades in a forest and others.


    Previously other video lessons of this series were published: "Object creation tools", "Operations above points", "Classifier edition", "Building of a 3D object".

    You can get acquainted with the educational materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 21.03.2019 Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data provides a visual assessment of the spatial position of stored data
    In KB "Panorama" the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data version 3.9.1 is developed. In the new version there is added the mode of synchronisation of materials displayed on a map with the data that are filtered in the table. When using this mode, only the data selected by the filter (images, maps and matrixes) are displayed on the map-scheme. This makes it possible not to load the map with unnecessary information and facilitates the assessment of the spatial position of the data sets stored in the bank. The new mode allows users to form visual reports.

    Within the framework of a single geoinformation space, the Data Bank of digital maps and remote sensing data realises gathering, storage, search and delivery of the spatial data in exchange formats. The spatial data selected by means of the program can be placed for the multiuser access on the GIS Server and be published according to the international standards OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS on application server the GIS WebService SE. Users can access data from both a thin client (by means of GIS WebServer SE) and from desktop applications (GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator"). The databank of digital maps and remote sensing data provides construction of cloud warehouse of spatial data, provision of access to these data, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers. The current state of spatial data is displayed by means of maps-schemes that are maintained for each type of stored data: vector maps, remote sensing data, elevation matrixes and terrain models. It provides remote placing the sets of spatial data into file warehouse, keeping versions of stored sets, updating maps-schemes of data availability, the automated collection and formation of metadata, and the formation and updating of geo-covers. Automated collection and formation of metadata is performed according to the standards of ISO 19115: 2003, Geographic information - Metadata and ISO/TS 19139, Geographic information - Metadata - XML schema implementation. The reduced copies of data images are automatically formed, checksum of files and completeness of data sets are checked.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 15.03.2019 GIS WebService SE increased the speed of transactions and search requests when working with large amounts of spatial data
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebService SE version 12.2 is developed. In the new version of the service the protocol of accelerated data exchange with the GIS Server is added. With continuous streaming of information into the database, the server in real time transfers transactions to the service. Thus, service allows to display the received information dynamically.

    The speed of performing the search operations by area and crossing objects is increased due to the use of trees. There are accelerated the operations of obtaining the area, perimeter, building zones, overlay operations and others. Increasing the speed is achieved through the formation of temporary maps, necessary for calculations, in RAM. Ability is added for displaying information in an arbitrary projection in GML/JSON files.

    GIS WebService SE supports all international standards (OGC WFS, WFS-T, WMS, WMTS, WCS), with the help of which the transmission and display of spatial data is carried out. The program has the ability to issue tiles by any user or local coordinate system. The application is implemented on Windows and Linux platforms, is compatible with Apache, IIS and nginx web servers.

    A new version of the program and documentation are available on the website in the Download section.

  • 11.03.2019 GIS-technologies of KB "Panorama" will be presented at a scientific and practical seminar in Uzbekistan
    KB " Panorama "will take part in the scientific and practical seminar "Russian technologies of operational creation of cartographic materials according to remote sensing data", which will be held in Tashkent (Republic of Uzbekistan) from 27 to 29 March 2019. The event is organized by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on land resources, geodesy, cartography and state cadastre.

    Specialists of KB "Panorama" will make presentations and conduct master classes. It is planned to talk about the technology of creating and updating digital topographic maps based on UAV data using the GIS "Panorama" and other software products of KB "Panorama". During a seminar the advantages of using the remote sensing data for solving the problems of topographical and navigation monitoring will be considered.

    The scientific and practical seminar will be held in three stages, including an introductory theoretical part, practical works and master classes of leading specialists of the industry. The participants of the meeting will get acquainted with the "best practices" of each company. The experience of application of unmanned aerial photo-geodesic complexes in various fields of activity will be considered. Professionals will tell their colleagues about the technologies of topographic, special, industry (air navigation, forestry, urban planning, agriculture) and thematic maps.

  • 07.03.2019 In the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data a maintains of a register of points of the planimetric-high-altitude base is implemented
    In KB "Panorama" the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data version 3.9 is developed. The new version adds the ability to store a new type of data - points of planimetric-high-altitude base, including: points of the state geodetic network, points of survey network, leveling points, elevation marks, astronomical points and stations ITRF.

    Each point is described by a set of mandatory metadata: its own name, coordinates, point type, and has a number of additional metadata for each point type: epoch for ITRF stations, type of center and a sign for GGS points, bench mark type for the leveling network points, and others. All points placed in the Databank, are displayed on a map-scheme, and in order to more quickly assess the state of the planimetric-high-altitude base each type of a point has its own conventional symbol.

    A new bookmark "Sketches" has been added to the window for viewing metadata of points of the planimetric-high-altitude base, where for each point you can save an unlimited number of schematic terrain plans for different periods of time.

    For the convenience of search for metadata, all data types are divided into two large groups: "Surfaces" and "Data". The "Surfaces" group includes maps, remote sensing data, matrixes, and geocovers, the "Data" group - classifiers and points of planimetric-high-altitude base.

    In the new version, the functions of viewing and editing are combined in a single window, which reduces the number of operations performed by the operator when editing metadata for all kinds of data sets. It is possible to try all the updates in action right now: the new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 06.03.2019 GIS Panorama Mini accelerates the visualization of geospatial data onto large areas through the use of multi-level pyramid tiles
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS Panorama Mini version 12.7 for x64 platform is developed. The new version of the program adds the ability to receive and display packed pyramids of tiles from GIS Server. Pyramids of tiles can be in BIR, Mbtiles formats, stored in a database managed by SQLite DBMS. Pyramids of tiles can be prepared in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and terrain objects. Access to tiles pyramids can be offline without the use of server applications, as well as in client-server mode through GIS WebService SE via the OGC WMTS protocol or through the GIS Server version 8.3 and higher. When accessing client-server mode, the tiles that were accessed are automatically cached on the client's computer, similar to working through a web browser.

    Import of a set of files of format S57 (000, 030, 031) from the folder containing the subfolders with the sea map files is implemented. The processing of the S57 format has been accelerated in several times due to the multi-threaded processing of data sets on multi-core processors. The output map can be created in the MAP format (multi-sheet map) or as a set of maps of the formats SIT, SITX as part of the MPT project.

    Into dialog of search and mark of map objects into the "Measurement" bookmark the possibility is added to set a condition of selecting objects by number of points in the main contour of object. For example, if you need to mark polygons having the shape of a rectangle (4 corners), you can search for a metric of 5 points (the first and the last are the same).

    The task of connecting geoportals is improved. Ability is added for displaying geoportals beyond 180 and -180 degrees in longitude for all supported standards. It allows you to display more visually the data on territory of Chukotski Peninsula and Alaska, and also to carry out editing of objects in these territories. Setting sizes of displaying is done via the "Configure geoportals" menu item. By default, the display area of geoportals is set from -225 to 225 degrees.

    A call of the "Transparent color" mode has been added to the "Data list" dialog. The mode is designed to disable the display of both one and a group of colors from a palette of 16, 256-color rasters. For 24 bit rasters, a disabling of displaying one color is carried out. The new mode is called on the "Rasters" bookmark by the item of the contextual menu "Transparent color".

    In the dialogs of recalculating and displaying the coordinates of the current point on the map, the replacement of the coordinate system PZ-90.02 by PZ-90.11 is performed.


    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 28.02.2019 Tools of GIS ToolKit expands the possibilities of managing the displaying of spatial data
    KB "Panorama" has developed the GIS ToolKit version 12.7 for creating GIS-applications in the environment of C ++ Builder, Delphi Embarcadero. In the new version, the component of map management has been added - TMapManager. The component significantly increases the efficiency of developing a GIS application by implementing actions with a map image, such as discrete scaling using the keyboard, smooth scaling by rotating the mouse wheel, moving the map image by pressing the mouse button and keyboard, and displaying the entire map in the window. When you move the cursor over the map, the managing component allows you to get the current scale values of the map displaying, a map name, the coordinates in various systems (CS-42, CS-95, WGS 84) and units of measurement (degrees, degrees with fractions, radians).

    GIS ToolKit is a tool for the developer of geographic information systems that allows you to process spatial databases. The toolkit consists of a set of visual components (supplied in the source code) and the API functions of GIS core for direct access to the geodatabase. The base of geodata can be located both at the workplace (direct access to the data), and in the local network or the Internet (the components of the GIS Server access or the exchange of data under the international protocols are used).

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 27.02.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented with a map of the Republic of Finland
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of the Republic of Finland. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 22.02.2019 Complex of preparing documents of aeronautical information automates processing the markings of the aerodrome ground elements
    In KB "Panorama" the Complex of preparing documents of the aeronautical information version 7.1 for the GIS "Panorama" x64 is developed. The new version adds a dialog for maintaining a database of markings of artificial airfield pavements and ground elements of the aerodrome. The interface of input and output of obstacles is improved. There are implemented the possibility of group operations with obstacles, calculation of relative height when applying, import of individual attributes from MS Excel. The built-in converter ARINC added the ability to load obstacles in the ARNAD format. The functions of the AIXM converter have been expanded when importing the aerodrome infrastructure elements and ground zones of various types. Aeronautical classifier is improved.

    Complex of preparing documents of the aeronautical information is intended for the creation and maintenance of a database of aeronautical information, the formation of aeronautical charts, the designing of flight routes for aircraft and the exchange of data with other information systems. Information exchange is carried out in ARINC and AIXM 5.1 formats. The main source of aeronautical information is the aeronautical data base created on the basis of the Aeronautical Information Conceptual Model (AICM), with additions for storing the planned information and the results of the route designing. The model is recommended by the international organization for planning and coordination of air traffic "Eurocontrol".
    The new version of the program, examples of documents of aeronautical information, the operational documentation, video lessons and presentations are available for download on the Download page.

  • 20.02.2019 GIS "Operator" provides monitoring of mobile objects in a three-dimensional model according to data of satellite navigation systems GLONASS and GPS
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Operator" version 12.7 is developed for the x64 platform. In the new version in the "Navigator 3D" task, support has been added for displaying data in a volumetric form from geoportals for monitoring vehicle movement, weather changes or other dynamic phenomena. Data acquisition is performed by connecting web-services using the WFS protocol. In this case, you can find out the current information about a moving object: exact coordinates, current speed, height (depth) of movement, workload, remaining amount of fuel and other data that an object can give about itself. All this is placed into its metric and semantic characteristics and is given to the operator in a dialog when selecting the object of interest. The period of updating information depends on the frequency with which the object displays information, and on the settings of the Update period specified in the Options menu. For example, from the Flightradar24 geoportal, you can track the position of an aircraft if it is equipped with an ADS-B type transponder, which every second generates and broadcasts a radio message that contains exact coordinates, speed, altitude and other information about the aircraft. The service uses ADS-B receivers installed all over the world, which receive information from airplanes and send it to the Flightradar24 server. There are improved the tools of importing models of formats Collada, TLS, OC3 to the database of three-dimensional DB3D tiles in the mode of adding and updating models in the database.

    The task "To locate photos of JPEG on map by GPS-coordinates", designed to automatically link JPEG photos to the map, has been improved. The list of formats of processed source data in the "preliminary compilation" mode has been expanded. Loading the project of data of shooting from the UAV is added. The project of shooting's data is a set of JPEG files plus a text file — a list of JPEG photos and GPS-coordinates of points of photographing that correspond to them. The "preliminary compilation" mode allows you to process shooting materials obtained from the UAV. An automatic binding and turn of the photo image by coordinates of the shooting point and the direction angle of the image is carried out.

    Possibility of obtaining and displaying the packed pyramids of tiles from the GIS Server is added. Data can be in BIR, Mbtiles formats, stored in a database managed by SQLite DBMS. Pyramids of tiles can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and terrain objects. Access to tiles pyramids can be offline without the use of server applications, as well as in client-server mode through GIS WebService SE via the OGC WMTS protocol or through the GIS Server version 8.3 and higher. When accessing client-server mode, the tiles that were accessed are automatically cached on the client's computer, similar to working through a web browser.

    Import of a set of files of format S57 (000, 030, 031) from the folder containing the subfolders with the sea map files is implemented. The processing of the S57 format has been accelerated in several times due to the multi-threaded processing of data sets on multi-core processors. The output map can be created in the MAP format (multi-sheet map) or as a set of maps of the formats SIT, SITX as part of the MPT project.

    Ability is added for calculating the absolute height at a given point, taking into account the data of nautical charts of IHO S57/S52 standards. When calculating the height, the data of isobaths, depth marks, coastlines and height-level objects are used. There are used the values of semantic characteristics the "Isobath value", "Height above sea level", and also the values from 3D metrics of depth marks. The function of calculating the absolute height according to data of the vector map is used in the "Map Computer" task, as well as in the Complex of hydrological tasks and the Complex of 3D analysis.

    Into dialog of search and mark of map objects into the "Measurement" bookmark the possibility is added to set a condition of selecting objects by number of points in the main contour of object. For example, if you need to mark polygons having the shape of a rectangle (4 corners), you can search for a metric of 5 points (the first and the last are the same).

    The task of connecting geoportals is improved. Ability is added for displaying geoportals beyond 180 and -180 degrees in longitude for all supported standards. It allows you to display more visually the data on territory of Chukotski Peninsula and Alaska, and also to carry out editing of objects in these territories. Setting sizes of displaying is done via the "Configure geoportals" menu item. By default, the display area of geoportals is set from -225 to 225 degrees.

    A call of the "Transparent color" mode has been added to the "Data list" dialog. The mode is designed to disable the display of both one and a group of colors from a palette of 16, 256-color rasters. For 24 bit rasters, a disabling of displaying one color is carried out. The new mode is called on the "Rasters" bookmark by the item of the contextual menu "Transparent color".

    In the dialogs of recalculating and displaying the coordinates of the current point on the map, the replacement of the coordinate system PZ-90.02 by PZ-90.11 is performed.

    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 18.02.2019 A series of lessons in English for independent study of geo-information systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with new materials
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Creation of 3D objects on a map". It is intended for the English-speaking users who independently study the possibilities of GIS "Panorama". In this lesson the work with three-dimensional objects is considered. From it you will learn how to create a 3D-object, edit its properties and place on the map.

    The video lesson shows a phased adjustment of the three-dimensional view of an object using the "Classifier Editor" panel. To create a new or edit an existing object, use the "Templates" bookmark. After saving all the settings, the creation of a three-dimensional model is demonstrated. The operation is started using the corresponding button on the main program panel. Moving around and controlling a 3D object is done with the mouse.

    Previously other video tutorials of this series were published: "Tools for creating objects", "Operations on points", "Map classifier". Earlier other video lessons of this series have been published: "Object creation tools", "Operations over points", "The map Classifier".

    You can get acquainted with the educational materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 14.02.2019 GIS Server enhances information security of resources for distributed storage and processing the data of large volume
    In KB "Panorama" the program GIS Server version 8.4 is developed. The new version improves the reliability of working with large lists of maps, rasters and matrixes when they are intensively processed by various services and user groups. Algorithm for sorting maps on the server is clarified. Algorithm for monitoring server status from desktop applications is improved. Diagnostic printing is expanded.

    Ability is added for publishing the packed pyramids of tiles in BIR, MBTILES formats based on a SQLite database. Pyramids of tiles can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and the terrain objects. When publishing tiles, on the client’s computer those tiles that were accessed are automatically cached, similar to working through a web browser. Viewing the pyramids of tiles from the server is supported in the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7 and higher. At connecting the databases there is added a processing of parameters of the user coordinate systems by extended codes from the crslist.xml file.

    GIS Server is designed to provide remote access to spatial data for users of programs GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator", GIS WebService SE and others. The software product is certified in the information security system. GIS Server is used in various federal, regional and corporate projects for managing spatial databases, for organizing the interaction between web clients, desktop and mobile clients and various service departments.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 11.02.2019 GIS WebServer SE allows to form three-dimensional models of objects from the formats Collada, TLS, OC3
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.5 is developed. In the new version of the program the "3D map" is updated. The base of three-dimensional models of the Noginsk project is supplemented by models of several more historical buildings of the city. For loading and editing of three-dimensional models the Professional GIS "Panorama" is used. Loading of models from formats Collada, TLS, OC3 is supported. When displaying three-dimensional symbols through the map classifier, the "Power lines" template is added. Loading the models of support for the template is performed from the Collada format. Possibilities of geocoding on a database are expanded. The updated component "Geocoding" can create map layers with clustering of point objects and supports the getting of data from MS SQL Server DBMS.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.
    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 08.02.2019 GIS "Panorama" x64 uses the spatial data of public web services when building a dynamic three-dimensional model
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7 is developed for the x64 platform. In the new version in the "Navigator 3D" task, support has been added for displaying data in a volumetric form from geoportals for monitoring vehicle movement, weather changes or other dynamic phenomena. Data acquisition is performed by connecting web-services using the WFS protocol. In this case, you can find out the current information about a moving object: exact coordinates, current speed, height (depth) of movement, workload, remaining amount of fuel and other data that an object can give about itself. All this is placed into its metric and semantic characteristics and is given to the operator in a dialog when selecting the object of interest. The period of updating information depends on the frequency with which the object displays information, and on the settings of the Update period specified in the Options menu. For example, from the Flightradar24 geoportal, you can track the position of an aircraft if it is equipped with an ADS-B type transponder, which every second generates and broadcasts a radio message that contains exact coordinates, speed, altitude and other information about the aircraft. The service uses ADS-B receivers installed all over the world, which receive information from airplanes and send it to the Flightradar24 server. There are improved the tools of importing models of formats Collada, TLS, OC3 to the database of three-dimensional tiles tiles DB3D in the mode of adding and updating models in the database.

    Possibility of obtaining and displaying the packed pyramids of tiles from the GIS Server is added. Data can be in BIR, Mbtiles formats, stored in a database managed by SQLite DBMS. Pyramids of tiles can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and terrain objects. Access to tiles pyramids can be offline without the use of server applications, as well as in client-server mode through GIS WebService SE via the OGC WMTS protocol or through the GIS Server version 8.3 and higher. When accessing client-server mode, the tiles that were accessed are automatically cached on the client's computer, similar to working through a web browser.

    Import of a set of files of format S57 (000, 030, 031) from the folder containing the subfolders with the sea map files is implemented. The processing of the S57 format has been accelerated in several times due to the multi-threaded processing of data sets on multi-core processors. The output map can be created in the MAP format (multi-sheet map) or as a set of maps of the formats SIT, SITX as part of the MPT project.

    Ability is added for calculating the absolute height at a given point, taking into account the data of nautical charts of IHO S57/S52 standards. When calculating the height, the data of isobaths, depth marks, coastlines and height-level objects are used. There are used the values of semantic characteristics the ISOBATH VALUE, HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL, and also the values from 3D metrics of depth marks. The function of calculating the absolute height according to data of the vector map is used in the "Map Computer" task, as well as in the Complex of hydrological tasks and the Complex of 3D analysis.

    In dialog of search and mark of map objects into the Measurement bookmark the possibility is added to set a condition of selecting objects by number of points in the main contour of object. For example, if you need to mark polygons having the shape of a rectangle (4 corners), you can search for a metric of 5 points (the first and the last are the same).

    The task of connecting geoportals is improved. Ability is added for displaying geoportals beyond 180 and -180 degrees in longitude for all supported standards. It allows you to display more visually the data on territory of Chukotski Peninsula and Alaska, and also to carry out editing of objects in these territories. Setting sizes of displaying is done via the Configure geoportals menu item. By default, the display area of geoportals is set from -225 to 225 degrees.

    The task "Isolines generalization", which is a part of the "Automated generalization of topographical maps" software, and intended for transforming the relief of map of the original scale into a map of a smaller (derived) scale, has been improved. In order to reduce the losses of the relief's shape, the processing of closed contours of a small area has been added. Previously, such isolines were removed, now closely spaced small isolines are merged together, and then the result of the merging is checked by the area threshold.

    The list of tasks for automated processing of vector maps is expanded in the task "Processing of map by scenario". A new task "Correction of object metrics" has been developed. The task removes outliers and double points at the specified tolerance; removal of initial and final coinciding segments of linear objects; cutting the contours of linear objects at points of junction; cutting the contours of polygon objects at the points of junction and self-intersection; conversion of multi-lines into simple lines; conversion of multipolygons into simple polygon objects with internal sub-objects.

    The task "To locate photos of JPEG on map by GPS-coordinates" is improved. Loading the project of data of shooting from the UAV in the "preliminary compilation" is added.
    The project of shooting's data is a list of JPEG photos and GPS-coordinates of points of photographing that correspond to them. The "preliminary compilation" mode carries out an automatic binding and turn of the photo image by coordinates of the shooting point and the direction angle of the image.

    A call of the "Transparent color" mode has been added to the "Data list" dialog. The mode is designed to disable the display of both one and a group of colors from a palette of 16, 256-color rasters. For 24 bit rasters, a disabling of displaying one color is carried out.

    In the dialogs of recalculating and displaying the coordinates of the current point on the map, the replacement of the coordinate system PZ-90.02 by PZ-90.11 is performed.


    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 06.02.2019 GIS Toolkit offers developers of GIS-applications the enhanced possibilities of working with geoportals
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS ToolKit of version 12.6.4 is developed for creation of GIS-applications in the environment of C ++ Builder, Delphi Embarcadero. In the new version, settings were added to the GIS-core, which provide the ability to set the coordinates offset for various geoportals. This is necessary to establish an exact match of the data displayed in the TMapView component and the geoportal, if artificial offsets are entered on it. Support of Flightradar24 resource is included into the list of available geoportals for implementing the monitoring of aircraft movement. The geoportal of the Moscow Region Regional Geographic Information System (RGIS) has been added. Information about spatial objects is placed in the system by the responsible state authorities and local self-government bodies of the Moscow Region and is the official state information resource of the Moscow Region. Support for geoportals with an arbitrary tile size is added. The settings are put into the user file crsregister.xml, which contains the description of user matrixes, their projections, scale factors and tile sizes. Speed of displaying geoportals is increased.

    A new mode of displaying rasters and matrixes with recalculation of coordinate systems (transformation) and/or turning on the fly has been added into the GIS core. This allows you to display images and matrixes of elevations together with geoportals and vector maps with different coordinate systems and rotate these images at an arbitrary angle (for example, in a navigation task). The display speed of rasters and matrixes with transformation and rotation roughly corresponds to the usual display of rasters due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new data caching algorithms (display processes are accelerated 10 or more times).

    In the new version the system of search for map objects using the TMapFind and TMapObj components is improved. To work with the map object, a new dialog is available that displays the attributes of object, its coordinates, object scheme, and scale of visibility. In the presence of permissions the dialog allows to edit object parameters.

    GIS ToolKit is a tool for the developer of geographic information systems that allows you to process spatial databases. The toolkit consists of a set of visual components (supplied in the source code) and the API functions of GIS core for direct access to the geodatabase. The base of geodata can be located both at the workplace (direct access to the data), and in the local network or the Internet (the components of the GIS Server access or the exchange of data under the international protocols are used).

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 04.02.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented by map of Mongolia
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of Mongolia. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 01.02.2019 KB "Panorama" will take part in the jubilee conference to the 100th anniversary of the industry of Geodesy and Cartography
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" will take part in the 10th international scientific-practical conference "Geodesy. Mining survey. Aerial survey. At the turn of the centuries". The event will be held from 14 to 15 February 2019 in Moscow in the conference hall of the "Novotel" hotel. Representatives of the company will make a presentation on the topic “Automated conducting a databank of digital maps and remote sensing data” and will hold a master class. During the meeting, application of geo-information technologies of KB "Panorama" will be considered for creating geoportals by using the software products: GIS "Panorama", GIS Server, GIS WebServer SE, GIS WebService SE, Imagery Creator.

    On the basis of server software, geoportals of various purposes, such as the GIS "Rosseti", "Agroportal", "Geoportal of open data of the Emergencies Ministry of Russia" and others, are implemented.

    GIS "Rosseti" increases the reliability and efficiency of the management of the electro-network complex, distributed over the territory of 77 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main task of the GIS "Rosseti" is to provide information support in carrying out work for reducing the likelihood of accidents, technological failures and other abnormal situations, as well as to mitigate their negative consequences.

    "Agroportal" allows agricultural producers to get access to an agricultural GIS enterprise from anywhere in the world. Geoportal is designed for management of agriculture, provides for the creating a digital map of the contours of the farm, a conducting the base of soil fertility and electronic corded book of field history.

    "Geoportal of open data of the Emergencies Ministry of Russia" was developed by the company's specialists in preparation for the VIII International Salon "Integrated safety 2015". The web application provides systematized information on the resources of the Unified State System for the Prevention and Response to Emergencies and on economic and infrastructure facilities in the territory of the Russian Federation.

    The purpose of the scientific conference is the creation of an inter-branch testing ground for the exchange of experience and information. The event will allow to unite the market's leaders for the demonstration of domestic and foreign innovative scientific and industrial developments in the field of geodesy, mine survey and aerial survey. Participants of the meeting will be able to discuss market development prospects, learn about training and retraining programs for industry specialists, and visit the master classes from leading companies.

  • 29.01.2019 The demonstration geoportal "Electric control center" based on GIS WebServer SE is updated
    In KB "Panorama" the example of implementation of the "Electric control center", built on the basis of GIS WebServer SE, has been updated. The new version adds the ability to build routes for vehicles on an arbitrary date. Routes are built in the form of linear and point objects, during construction you can choose the color of the object. Displaying several routes are available at once for different dates, each waypoint contains time information. The constructed routes can be saved on the local computer in GeoJSON format for further processing and analysis.

    For storing the information about the coordinates of the vehicles the database PostgreSQL used. From GPS/GLONASS trackers the information about current position, time and a car condition is arrived. Data is transmitted via HTTP protocol using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) packet data transmission. The mechanism for receiving and analysing data is implemented in PHP. You can use any other methods of receiving data. The route is drawn in the client’s browser, which receives all the necessary data in GeoJSON format. The route is added into the "Map contents" panel tree as a separate layer. "Electric control center" is implemented as a plug-in of the GIS WebServer SE application.

    Access to cartographical data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Data about terrain is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. The program is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    You can get acquainted with examples of demonstration geoportals on the site gisserver.ru.

  • 16.01.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented by map of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 11.01.2019 Training materials in English are prepared for independent study of geoinformation systems of KB "Panorama"
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" for English-speaking users prepared a series of video lessons for working with GIS "Panorama". The training course of twelve lessons will tell you about the system tools for creating and editing maps, checking the quality of vector maps, performing calculations and building 3D models. To date, three video lessons are prepared and published.

    From the first lesson, "Object creation tools", you will learn how to create and edit objects on a map. It will examine various ways to create new objects and fill in their characteristics.

    In the second lesson, "Operations above points", modes are shown that allow you to edit the turning points of map objects. Also you learn about some functions for changing the topology of objects.

    The third lesson "Classifier edition" is devoted to the creation and editing of a classification system of spatial objects and their attributes. The lesson shows you how to create layers of the classifier, objects of different types of localization and demonstrates the key possibilities for creating conventional symbols for map objects.

    You can get acquainted with the training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 03.01.2019 GIS WebServer SE expands the possibilities of creating thematic maps based on a spatial database
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.3.2 is developed. In the new version the possibility of creating maps by database tables is added. The "Geocoding" component connects to the database, reads the coordinates of objects and creates point objects on the map. The result can be saved on the user's computer in GeoJSON format. In addition, geocoding parameters can be saved for future use. The "Geocoding" component is implemented as a plug-in, whose code can be used as an example for developing your own components.

    In 3D map the possibility to select a route of motion in the "Free flying" mode is added. The route of movement can be pre-prepared or downloaded from a file from the user's computer.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.


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