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GIS "Panorama" - the universal geographic information system having the tools of creating and editing the digital maps and plans of cities, processing of remote sensing data, execution of various measurements and calculations, the overlay operations, building 3D models, processing of the raster data, tools of preparing the graphic documents in a digital and printing form, and also tools for work with databases.
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In KB "Panorama" the GIS ToolKit Active version 13 toolkit has been developed for creating geographic information systems. The new version allows you to create 32x and 64-bit applications with a free license in any programming environment that supports ActiveX technology, for example, Visual Studio.
GIS ToolKit Active is delivered with source codes of components and the usage examples. The product provides the use of all types of spatial data (bases of geodata), prepared in the
GIS ToolKit Active contains a set of the visual and non-visual components allowing to use the spatial and attributive data for display and execution of special calculations. Using these components, geographic information systems of various levels are created (federal, regional, municipal, corporate). The toolkit supports the local, state and international coordinate systems (parameters of more than 4 000 different coordinate systems are included into the delivery complete set). For use of toolkit the extensive Bank of geospatial data is available.
The base of the geodata can be located both at the workplace (direct access to data) and on a local network or the Internet (access components to the
A set of components allows you to create monitoring systems for the moving objects that store the coordinate description in popular databases (Oracle, MS SQL Server, Postgre SQL). Use of special components of navigation and geodata management makes it easy to work with large areas.
In the new version, the dialog of information about the map object has been improved. There is added the ability to save object descriptions in file formats: SHP/DBF, OGC GML, GeoJSON. You can save the object through the menu item "Save Object" by right-clicking on the bookmark "Metric".
The installation package includes examples for Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2012. The examples demonstrate the possibilities of searching and highlighting map objects, scaling images, navigation, accessing data on GIS Servers using the TMapGISServer component, displaying the movement of an object by given coordinates using the TMapView and TMapWindow components and others. The version of the toolkit in the Free version allows you to create geographic information systems that can be freely distributed without requiring additional licensing of the toolkit supplier or installation of additional modules.
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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
Free maps on the basis of OpenStreetMap data are available for download on the page "Digital maps and images".
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In the "Preparing for printing" section of the list of applications, the "Report Designer" application has been added for quick creation of graphic documents using maps insets and image insets.
The wizard for creating a new project allows by "one-click" to form a template of graphic document with ready-made layout and footers (headers, corner stamps and other elements).
Modes for drawing maps insets and images inserts, editing content, positioning and scaling images inside the insets make it easy to create visual and informative graphic documents.
The creation of new and an editing of existing templates is supported for their further replication when creating new graphic documents.
The dimensions of the printed fields of created document are automatically transferred to the print dialog, which allows you to quickly print a document without selecting a printable area and setting indents.
New types of objects semantics are added: semantics the numerical formula and semantics the symbolical formula. New types complement the programmable semantics the formula, the value of which is calculated in the connected iml-libraries. For new types of computed semantics, mathematical or logical expressions are defined that are executed without programming. For the numerical formula in semantics description the mathematical expression (formula) is indicated that contains numbers, mathematical operations, links to the values of semantics of object, its area, perimetre, coordinates of the first point in meters or degrees, coordinates of the geometrical center of object and other properties. For example, the following operations can be used as mathematical operations: +, -, *, /, max, min, arm, sin, cos, tg, ctg, abs, sqrt2, sqrt3, pow2, pow3.
To insert the semantics value into the formula, the symbol # is indicated behind which there is a code of semantics and in brackets a value by default is contained. For example, # 1 (10) - take the value of semantics 1, if the object does not have semantics with code 1, take the value 10. For an approximate estimate of the timber stock in the forest, one can use the expression: S/(#61(1)*#61(1))*PI*#60(0.5)*#60(0.5)/4*#1(4). Divide the forest's area S by the area occupied by one tree - semantics 61 (Distance between trees) squared, and multiply by the volume of wood of the tree obtained by the semantics 60 (Thickness) and 1 (Relative height).
For a symbolic formula, in the semantics description, a string template is specified containing one or more links to semantics of an object of the form #XX (YY), where XX is the semantics code, YY is the value of the semantic characteristic if it is absent. For example: #101(5)storey building\#3(RESIDENTIAL) - take from the object the value of semantics with code 101, if not, the value 5 will be assigned, add the symbols "storey building" and the following semantics with code 3, the default value is RESIDENTIAL.
The symbolical formula supports special characters for code recording of values, the same as for the formation of the title text. For example, #XX.*(Z^P), where #XX is the digital code of semantics (from 1 to 65535), * is an indication of accuracy (from 0 to 9), reduction of the value (s) or line break (w), Z is the default value, P is the string formatting options (^P1^P2^P3...). For example: X=#32205.3 Y=#32206.3 H=#32207.3(0) - form a coordinate line with an accuracy of the 3rd sign from the service semantics; #46!1()(#11!1())#55.s() - form a reference designation for the road, including the width of the coating, the total width, the designation of the coating material. When editing the coordinates or semantics of an object, the values of semantic formulas are automatically recalculated. The choice of type of semantics and entering of formulas is carried out in the task the Classifier Editor.
The mode "Recalculation of coordinates in text files" from the Map Computer task is improved. As the initial data the text files with coordinates in arbitrary coordinate system are used. Text files with coordinates can be loaded from XLS tables, databases and other sources. The description of a format of the used text file is presented in the electronic help for the mode. The choice of parameters of the input and output coordinate systems of a list of points is carried out in the following ways: by entering numerical values in the dialog; by using the EPSG code; from the list of coordinate systems of the XML file (for example, "LCS of the Subjects of the Russian Federation.xml").
All types of maps, projections and ellipsoids supported in the GIS Panorama system are available for recalculation of coordinates. The transformation of coordinates from the input user projection to the output projection is performed through geodetic coordinates on the common earth ellipsoid WGS84.
The dialog "Select Object" has been improved. On the bookmark "Metrics" the possibility of updating of object from files of formats: SHP/DBF, OGC GML, GeoJSON is added. You can update an object or only its metric through the items in the context menu "Update object metric" or "Update object". In the Map Editor, a mode for copying metric data of one map object into another object was added. The task is intended to perform actions on copying the coordinates from a specified object or group of selected objects.
A new way of a choice of square objects on a map - only on the object contour is added. The main mode of the object choice is the mouse-click inside the object or along its contour. This mode complicates the enumeration of objects if in one point there is a large number of areal objects. For example, areal objects of territories are displayed in the following order: City - District - Region. The choice of objects is performed in the reverse order: Region - District - City. With the main mode of a choice the city territory will be chosen only from the third time. At a choice of the areal object on the contour the city territory can be chosen from the first time. Customizing the mode of a choosing the areal objects is carried out through the main menu of the program:Options\Square objects choice on the contour.
The task "Search by name" has been improved. Possibility of line-by-line search or text marking by full (partial) coincidence is added. Multiline text can be loaded from a text file, pasted from a buffer, or entered in the appropriate field. For example, the mode allows you to select on the map all objects containing in the semantics of "Name" one of the lines of a multi-line list.
The restriction on the size of a multi-line title on the map is excluded. When a line longer than 126 characters is entered in the "Label editing" dialog, an service record with code 32860 with the entered text is created in the semantics of the object, and the link "# 32860" is saved in the label text. When editing text, an automatic updating the text of label and semantics is carried out. If the text becomes shorter than 126 characters, the service semantics will be deleted.
The task "Calculation of semantics by entering objects" is improved. The process of transferring the established semantic characteristics from entering objects into selected polygons is accelerated. The acceleration was achieved by improving the search algorithm for objects included in the polygon by determining their belonging by the calculated center of coordinates. When exporting a vector map to DXF and MIF\MID formats, the title text of the form #XXX is replaced with the value of the corresponding semantics.
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Panorama Imagery Service is a service designed to create and update tile pyramids in PNG, PNG8 or JPEG formats using spatial data managed by the
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