GM-17 - What's New - Global_Mapper_18.2_GMutils v.1.0 by GeoX - GIS_OFERTA_KARTOGRAFIA_NAWIGACJA_GPS_LIDAR

Global_Mapper_18.2_GMutils v.1.0 by GeoX - GIS_OFERTA_KARTOGRAFIA_NAWIGACJA_GPS_LIDAR

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Global Mapper v. 17.1- What's New ?

Significant New Features

* Support for displaying perpendicular profiles to an original defined path and easily stepping through the series of paths perpendicular to the original path.  Users can right-click with the Path Profile Tool active to switch to perpendicular profile mode and set the length of the perpendicular profiles.

* [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] New Custom Feature Extraction Tool for extracting 3D area and line features by graphically selecting the associated location for each feature on the perpendicular profile display. This provides a very easy way to digitize highly accurate 3D features from Lidar or terrain data, such as road edge and curb lines, powerlines, and buildings.

* New Custom Feature Extraction Tool for extracting 3D area and line features by graphically selecting the associated location for each feature on the perpendicular profile display. This provides a very easy way to digitize highly accurate 3D features from Lidar or terrain data, such as road edge and curb lines, powerlines, and buildings.

* Added support for adding the path profile display to the multi-view layout.  Users can now choose to add a new view of type Profile and the Path Profile Tool will use that for displaying the active path profile. Users can also add any path profile dialog to the multi-view interface via a new button or pop a multi-view profile view to its own dialog through a right-click option. Item #16294

* Added support for loading and saving the multi-view layout. By default the multi-view layout is now saved to and restored from workspace (GMW) files. Item #16292

* Added support for filtering which layers are displayed in each 2D map view in the multi-view interface. Users can right-click on a 2D map view on the View Manager dialog and choose to select which layers are displayed in each view. Item #17089

* Added support for Geographic Calculator 2016. Item #17155

* Added support for Feature Templates.  This allows creation of predefined pick lists for faster attribute entry for field data collection. Item #17208

* Add support for custom paper sizes in Map Layout Editor. Item #16917

* Implemented Grid Frame (Graticule, etc.) on Map View Element.  This allows placement of grid line tick marks and labels to be placed outside the neat line of the Map View Element. Item #17148

* Can now export attribute search results to a CSV file

* Improved display for hi-resolution monitors

New Supported Formats

* Added support for loading text files with multiple coordinate pairs on a single line of the file, such as TINs in simple text and 2-point paths on a single line. Item #10827
* Added support for loading ASTER GED data (GDEM, emissivity, temperature, etc.) from HDF5 files. Item #16742
* Added support for GlobeLand30 land cover data via a built-in palette (with classification names) and roughness tables for calculating roughness based on land cover. Item #16780

Map Layout Editor Changes

* Fixed the ruler bar so that the numbers go the full length of the bar, and made the ruler bar line up better with the page. Item #16482
* When a new item is added to the layout, it is now in "selected" mode. Item #16414
* Used a better initial size when inserting a new text or image element. Item #16483
* Added ability to select item even when it is on top of the currently selected item. Item #16512
* Can now use Delete key to delete selected features. Item #16531
* Fixed scaling used when printing map so that the point symbols are the right size. Item #16547
* Modified logic so that translucent area styles will be printed. Item #16538
* Removed the conflict between background color and frame style in legacy elements (elevation legend, map legend, scale bar) to allow for transparent background. Item #16452
* Added temporary pan functionality by having user click and drag the middle mouse button (or by clicking and dragging while pushing down on the mouse wheel). Item #16587
* Fixed problems when changing the group element buffer size. Item #16591
* Fixed bug in Map Layout Editor when attempting to display quiver plot data. Item #16595
* Added "ungroup" option for grouped map elements. Item #16599
* Added ability to export a map layout to a Geospatial PDF. Item #16477
* Allowed map view element to be drawn using fixed scale or fixed bounds. Item #16791
* Added support for custom paper sizes in Map Layout Editor. Item #16917
* Added option to combine all data and layout elements into a single PDF layer when exporting from the Map Layout Editor. Item #16966
* Added format tool to make selected elements the same size as another element. Item #16788
* Allow user to choose units used to display rulers, margins, element size and position, etc. Item #16786
* Fixed hang when displaying Map Layout Editor when the main Global Mapper view includes a text element. [Bug #17048]
* Added Undo/Redo functionality to Map Layout Editor. Item #17067
* Added option to maintain aspect ratio to the Position and Size tab on the Element Properties dialog. Item #17179
* Implemented Grid Frame (Graticule, etc.) on Map View Element.  This allows placement of grid line tick marks and labels to be placed outside the neat line of the Map View Element. Item #17148
* Implemented enhancements to Scale Bar element that allow user to control spacing and placement of labels. Item #17093
* Added ability to fine-tune element position using arrow keys. Item #17094
* Cleared item selection (instead of closing the editor) when user presses the Esc key. Item #17083
* Fixed crash when enabling margins for the workspace layout with a size of 0 for any margin. Item #17200
* Adjusted location when pasting so that all pasted elements will be visible. Item #17196
* Made sure that the grid marks on the map view element frame get written to the output PDF file during export. Item #17237
* "Print" the map layout to an image file instead of the printer. Item #16682


Lidar Changes (Includes Lidar Module v17.1 Features)


*  [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added button to Lidar toolbar to allow quickly marking points as a ground point (class 2). Item #16524
*  [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added support for editing which classification groups a Lidar class belongs to. Right-click on a class on the Lidar filter configuration dialog and choose to Set Class Group(s) to choose if a class is a surface point (i.e. ground, water, road), vegetation, structure, etc. This makes it easier to use a classification system that differs from the standard ASPRS classifications. Item #16561
* Made Lidar point clouds render before line features by default so that line features are more visible on top of dense Lidar point clouds even when zoomed out. Item #16716
* Improved load of Lidar point clouds from generic ASCII text files. Additional column layouts are recognized, including XYZI, XYZRGB, and XYZIRGB. In addition, if the file has named columns, any column layout works as long as it  has recognized column names, like RED, GREEN, BLUE, INTENSITY, NIR, etc. Item #16811
* When selecting with a left click in the Feature Info and Digitizer Tools, make normal line and point features be of higher precedence than Lidar point cloud points, making it easy to select normal features that are drawn with Lidar data. Item #16716
* Made Lidar Model Key Points be treated as surface/ground points so they can be used for calculating height-above-ground. Item #15370
* Reduced load time for Lidar point clouds, GMP files in particular. Item #16313
* Added display of 24-bit RGB color as RGB attribute in Feature Info dialog for Lidar points in clouds with 16-bit per band colors to make it easier to filter based on color. Item #16641
* When loading LAS/LAZ files that have points outside the bounding box specified in the header, give the user the option to keep or toss these points for all files in the current load operation rather than prompting for each one. Item #16813
* [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with the height above ground for some non-ground points being marked as 0 rather than the actual height above ground. Item #15370
* [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with per-vertex elevation values for extracted building and tree features being interpreted as feet rather than meters when the Elevation Display/Export Units setting set to Statute. Item #16593
* [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed color “fuzziness” selector on Lidar filter dialog. The selected value was previously ignored and a value of 16 always used. Item #16661.
* [LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with elevation modifications from Alter Elevation Values tab of Options dialog for Lidar point cloud layers (i.e. scale, offset, etc.) not saving to workspace files. Item #16872


Multi-View Changes

* Added support for adding the path profile display to the multi-view layout. Users can now choose to add a new view of type Profile and the Path Profile Tool will use that for displaying the active path profile. Users can also add any path profile dialog to the multi-view interface via a new button or pop a multi-view profile view to its own dialog through a right-click option. Item #16294
* Added support for loading and saving the multi-view layout. By default the multi-view layout is now saved to and restored from workspace (GMW) files. There is an option on the Map View Manager dialog to disable the save and restore of the multi-view layout. There are also Load and Save buttons on the Map View Manager dialog. Item #16292
* Added support for filtering which layers are displayed in each 2D map view in the multi-view interface. Users can right-click on a 2D map view on the View Manager dialog and choose to select which layers are displayed in each view. Item #17089
* Added support for splitting containers of multiple map views. This allows adding a new map view that crosses multiple existing maps, like have 2 side-by-side maps, then adding a new view (like a path profile) above or below those and spanning both maps. Previously users could only insert a new view by splitting an existing single map view. Item #17281
* Added multi-view button on the 3D view toolbar to allow easily embedding the 3D view window in the main map view interface or popping it out to a floating dialog. Item #17328

* Added Close All Views button to Map View Manager dialog allowing users to quickly reset the multiple view interface to the default of a single 2D map view. Item #16292


3D Viewer Changes

* Selections for Lidar points are now rendered as cubes rather than squares. Item #16618
* When adding models in the Configure Features dialog, the units chosen by the user are now used to scale the models in the 3D viewer. Any units/scaling information in the model itself is ignored. Item #16455Fixed 3D display of Lidar point clouds when loaded with raster layers or from a map catalog when no gridded terrain data is loaded. The flat raster surface now draws at the height of the lowest Lidar point rather than at a height of 0. Item #16644
* Made Flythrough Path Edit dialog resizable. Item #16772
* Fixed display of model points added by creating a new feature type with a 3D model on the Edit Feature dialog. Item #16625
* Fixed crash generating fly-through path data when the fly-through line does not have known lat/lon coordinates. Item #16772
* Fixed handling of 3D point features that have height values that are interpreted as “Above elevation” in the Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab of the Vector Options dialog. Item #17005.
* Fixed scaling of 3D point models that have height of 0, and use a symbol scale that is a fixed distance in ground units. Item #17090
* Path profiles are now automatically added to the 3D view, and tracking of the profile in a path profile view is now reflected in the 3D view, similar to how its done in a 2D view. Item #17022
* Fixed issue with 3D view dialog not remembering its size and position. Item #17354


Path Profile/Line of Sight Function Changes

* Added support for extracting/digitizing 3D area and line features along linear paths using the path profile tool while displaying perpendicular profiles along the source path. This powerful new feature includes the following capabilities: Item #15950
* Support for displaying perpendicular profiles to an original defined path and easily stepping through the series of paths perpendicular to the original path. Users can right-click with the Path Profile Tool active to switch to perpendicular profile mode and set the length of the perpendicular profiles.
* Support for extracting 3D area and line features by graphically selecting the associated location for each feature on the perpendicular profile display. This provides a very easy way to digitize highly accurate 3D features from Lidar or terrain data, such as road edge and curb lines, powerlines, and buildings.
* Added support for adding the path profile display to the multi-view layout. Users can now choose to add a new view of type Profile and the Path Profile Tool will use that for displaying the active path profile. Users can also add any path profile dialog to the multi-view interface via a new button or pop a multi-view profile view to its own dialog through a right-click option. Item #16294
*Improved responsiveness of path profile dialog when dragging a path. Item #16669
* Fixed error in v17.0.0-v17.0.1 when a path profile is being displayed and user unloads all data or change the view projection. Item #16520

Analysis Function Changes

* Updated reported results for volume between surfaces to include information about the layers being compared, the time the analysis was performed, and the area features the volume was calculated within (if applicable). Item #15803
* Updated reported cut-and-fill volume results so that the net volume (cut minus fill) is now reported as a NET_VOLUME value and the TOTAL_VOLUME is the sum of the cut and fill volumes. Item #15812
* Added support for TRANSMITTER_HEIGHT_MS and RECEIVER_HEIGHT_MS as recognized attributes when creating view sheds from selected point features. They contain the transmitter and receiver heights relative to sea level (as compared to relative to ground for the non-MS versions). They respectively are the same as the OFFSETA_MS and OFFSETB_MS attributes. Item #16710
* Added option to copy the results of measurement (including volume) of one or more features to the clipboard as text, either from the Analysis menu or Digitizer Tool right-click menu. Item #17044
* Added new functions to the raster calculator: the trigonometric functions sin, cos, tan (sine, cosine and tangent, angle specified in radians), asin, acos, atan (arcsine, arccosine and arctangent, result specified in degrees), sin_deg, cos_deg, tan_deg (sine, cosine and tangent, angle specified in degrees), and sqrt (square root). Item #17184
* Updated Layer Statistics dialog to include ‘Check All’ button for quickly selecting all attributes as well as be resizable. Item #17364


Digitizer Tool Changes

* Improved display of selected area features using a solid fill style. Now rather than being completely transparent with a cross-hatch, they will be filled with a partially transparent background the same color as the fill style of the area. The same applies for the Feature Info Tool. Those selected areas will be filled with a partially transparent background as well. Item #17230
* Updated calculation of chainage (connecting selected points to nearest selected line) to include the name and layer of the connected point and line in the attribute list for the chainage line. Also renamed the right-click menu entry for this option to add CHAINAGE at the start to make it easier to find. Item #15867
* Added option when copying attributes from point features to area features they are included in to create cloned copies of the area features for each point if there are multiple points within an area. Item #15774
* Fixed placement of point features created at centroid of selected area features. Some centroids were not exactly where they needed to be. Item #16337
* Fixed issue with selection of vertices only in selected areas by holding down S when dragging a selection box. This operation was correctly updating the selection, but was not automatically redrawing so users couldnt see the results until user forced a redraw. Item #17036


Scripting Changes

* Added support for exporting ADRG or ASRP format files using the EXPORT_RASTER script command. Item #17109
* Added EXPORT_PDF3D command to export to 3D PDF file from a script. Item #17116
* Added PDF_USE_ADOBE_EXT parameter to EXPORT_PDF and EXPORT_PDF3D commands to specify Adobe ISO 32000 Extensions for georeference. Item #17116
* Added support for changing area and distance measurement units using the SET_OPT script command via new AREA_UNITS and DISTANCE_UNITS parameters. Item #16816
* Added support for changing whether base, large, or a mix of measure units are used for measure attributes using the new MEASURE_UNIT_TYPE parameter for the SET_OPT script command. Item #17209
* Added support for all measure options from the SET_OPT script command when using the ADD_MEASURE_ATTRS script command. Item #17209
* Added support for specifying the COVERAGE_SMOOTHING_FACTOR when using the GENERATE_LAYER_BOUNDS command to create polygonal coverages rather than prompting the user for the smoothing to use. Item #16586
* Added new parameter, USE_EXACT_BOUNDS, to be used when defining the bounds in a script command so that the command uses the specified bounds instead of the intersection between the specified bounds and the full data bounds. Item #16827
* Added progress reporting when exporting multiple tiles from a single EXPORT_ELEVATION/EXPORT_RASTER/EXPORT_VECTOR script command. Item #17031
* Added option to DEFINE_SHADER script command to control whether or not the shader is saved between runs to the custom_shaders.txt file. Enabled by default, add SAVE_SHADER=NO to cause defined shader to NOT be saved between runs. Item #17150
* Allow loading workspace (.gmw) or script (.gms) files using the IMPORT script command. Just provide a workspace or script in the FILENAME parameter and it will now act like EMBED_SCRIPT was used. Item #17188
* Fixed bug with specified SAMPLING_METHOD not being obeyed when exporting from the EXPORT_RASTER or EXPORT_ELEVATION script command. Item #16903
* Fixed bug causing extra pixel to be added to right and bottom of EXPORT_RASTER results in some cases. Item #16997
* Fixed crash using LAYER_LOOP_START…LAYER_LOOP_END with a script command that unloads some layers that were loaded when the loop started, like SPLIT_LAYER. Item #17168


Online Source Changes

* Added support for loading data from additional WCS online sources and improved error reporting when we try to load too much data. Item #16627
* No longer export an HTML file for OSM/TMS tiled export of GMG tiles as web browsers cant display those. Item #16659
* Added support for adding online source definitions directly from MapInfo tile server XML files. Item #16257
* Fixed issue with slow display of some tiled online sources. Item #16575]
* Fixed issue with exporting high resolution terrain to OSM web tiles for display as a streaming source. Now the full elevation units will be maintained for all zoom levels that can handle that much detail and not just the most detailed layer. The default elevation units selection is now also much better based on the loaded data. Item #16575
* Fixed issue with initial display of elevation legend range when loading streaming online sources. Item #16659

Projection/Datum Changes

* Changed priority to prefer projections from .aux.xml and .prj files when loading raster/image files that have known position information but not known projections (i.e. ECW). Item #16768
* Added support for ground-to-grid scale factor in load-time coordinate transformations via a .gm_xform file in the same folder as the projected vector file being loaded. Item #17001
* Fixed reprojected display of some images when converting between orthogonal projections (i.e. Mercator and Geographic). At some zoom levels the display would look striped. Item #16869
* Fixed issues using a custom datum based on a control point file when transforming coordinates outside the control point convex hull. Item #16976
* Fixed displayed lat/lon locations on the status bar when the option is checked to always display using WGS84. Item #17207

Format Specific Changes

* Added support for batch converting data to ADRG and ASRP format files. Item #17109
* Allow high bit depth JPEG2000 files to be exported from the 64-bit version of Global Mapper. Item #16528
* Significantly sped up display of NITF images with embedded JPEG2000 data, especially when zoomed out. Item #16838
* Added code page (language) support to GMP files. Any exported GMP files retain the code page of the layers being exported. If the GMP files includes multiple layers with varying code pages in a single GMP layer, all text is converted to UTF-8 so all text can be properly maintained. Item #16744
* Added option to generate PRJ (projection) files when exporting BIL/BIP/BSQ files. Item #16727
* Updated import of 3D model formats to show the import options dialog at least once for each group of 3D models loaded. The Use for All button on that dialog now applies just to the current load operation, so the options dialog is no longer gone forever. Item #16740
* No longer show prompt to confirm load of file when a layer based on the same filename is already loaded for file types that provide a list of layers to the user to select from, like HDF5 or NetCDF format files. Item #16742
* Improved export to multi-band image files with 32-bit float samples to support filling gaps by interpolating nearby values. Item #16760
* Updated the load of NITF images with RPC geolocation information. Now if both RPC and corner positions are known, the user is prompted for which to use as RPC is not always the desired choice. If RPC is used, the coordinate conversions are now done at the elevation for each location rather than a height of 0. If terrain data is loaded that is used to get the elevation, otherwise the mid-point elevation for the entire file scene is used from the header. Item #16782
* Updated Control Center right-click option to add selected layers to a new map catalog to allow adding to an existing map catalog file rather than always creating a new one. Item #17153
* Added option to Advanced section of General tab of Configuration dialog to allow the use of an alternate PDF rendering engine when loading PDF files. This option can be useful if the default rendering engine is not providing the desired results. Item #16859
* Made 3D text imported from DGN files keep the elevation. Item #16987
* Updated GeoJSON export to keep per-vertex elevations. Item #17051
* Updated addition of style attributes when exporting to Shapefile to update existing 10-character Shapefile style attributes rather than creating duplicates for style attributes over 10-characters if style attributes had previously been added. Item #17003
* Updated MapInfo import to use font information for text point features so imported data looks more like it did when saved from MapInfo. Item #17201
* Added support for additional projections when exporting to GeoTIFF. Now projections that cant be directly encoded will store their WKT projection string in the PCS citation key. For example this now allows storing Mollewide projections. Item #17266
* Added support for reading and writing DPI values for PNG files. Now a PNG file with a DPI set will display that in the metadata. Exports to PNG via a script also now support the DPI parameter. Item #17351

* Added ability for user to specify that a base be added to the generated STL mesh when exporting DEM. A new script option, “ADD_BASE” is also provided for the export script command. Item #17340
* Fixed crash displaying some TIFF files in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16503
* Fixed issue with transparency not working for TIFF files in v17.0.0 at some zoom levels. Item #16492
* Fixed load of KMZ raster files in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16497
* Fixed export of Lidar point clouds to point Shapefiles. Attributes were not coming through. Item #16459
* Fixed error drawing ECW, JPEG2000, Erdas IMG, and MrSID layers with contrast adjustment (i.e. high bit depth layers) in v17.0.0-v17.0.1.Item #16528
* Fixed error exporting Float/Grid file in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #12429
* Fixed display of palette-based TIFF files with an alpha channel for transparency in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16572
* Fixed zoomed in display and export of TIFF files with a resampling method other than nearest neighbor in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16632
* Fixed problem with very slow export from map catalogs in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16624
* Fixed problem with lockup exporting to ECW in v17.0.0-v17.0.1. Item #16650
* Fixed error loading some TIFF files with overview layers. Item #16652
* Fixed issue with leading or trailing double quotes being removed from GNIS file fields when the pairing quote was not at the opposite end.Item #16667
* Fixed issue with exporting projection information to PDF in ISO 32000 format when in GeoCalc mode and data crosses antimerdian. Item #16680
* Fixed problem with maximum elevation value being set to just about zero for GeoTIFF elevation exports with all negative values. Item #16746
* Fixed crash exporting to any multi-band image format with 32-bit float samples for each band. Item #16760
* Fixed issue where area borders would have incorrect elevation in exports to U3D or 3D PDF. [Item# 16793]
* Fixed issue with the ELEVATION value for some line/area features coming in incorrectly as 0 when loading DWG/DXF files. Item #16810
* Fixed error loading Ozi .map files for raster data. Item #16820
* Fixed crash exporting from MrSID/JPEG2000 files in some cases. Item #16875
* Fixed bug with all Shapefile attributes exporting as type String by default if Users go to the Attribute Setup tab of Shapefile export dialog in v17.0.1-v17.0.2. Item #16873
* Fixed zoomed out display of TIFF files with overview layers when an image uses control points to set the location. Item #16913
* Fixed problem with Elevation Units selection for JPEG2000 elevation grid export being ignored and meters always being written out. Item #17007
* Fixed problem with blank output exporting online sources to ECW or JPEG2000 files. Item #17064
* Fixed error loading some Vertical Mapper GRC (clutter) files. Item #17027
* Fixed slow performance creating elevation grid from 3D vector data when specifying that the heights are relative to ground and the ground heights come from terrain data in a map catalog with a large number of layers. Item #17154
* Fixed a problem with SketchUp imports, where the model geolocation information was not being determined correctly. Item #16692
* Fixed error doing reprojected multi-band exports from some formats (i.e. TIFF). Item #17198
* Fixed issues loading text with embedded quotes from MapInfo MIF/MID files. Item #17201
* Fixed errors loading TIFF files with 12-bits per band. Item #17283


GPS Tracking Changes


* Added support for getting GPS heading from $GPHDG messages (only $GPHDT was supported before). Item #17270
* Updated GPS tracking when a heading (direction vessel is pointed) is available but not course/track (i.e. direction vessel is travelling). In this case the heading will now be used for the course/track so that we can still display the vessel rotated in the correct direction. Item #17270
* Updated GPS Information dialog to display both the GPS heading and course/track if both are available. If they are both available and different, the value will show the course and then the heading in parentheses. Item #17270
* Fixed crash trying to use the GPS->Send Raster Maps to Connected Garmin Device menu command. Item #16589
* Fixed display of available COM ports on GPS setup dialog. We were showing COM3 for any port with a friendly name rather than the actual COM port number. Item #15583
* Fixed GPS location display in the current projection on GPS status dialog when the current projection is not based on WGS84. Item #17207
* Fixed insertion of pad sites in the Digitizer Tool using the current GPS location when the current projection is not based on WGS84. Item #17207


Rendering/Style Changes

* Made application display properly on high-DPI displays. For now the application just scales up. Eventually we will provide the option of displaying at the full device resolution. Item #13483
* (Updated default font character set to be based on the system locale (code page) set for non-Unicode applications. If set to Polish (for example), the default character set will be Eastern European. Users can change the setting from Default to a specific character set if users don’t want it based on the current system locale. Item #16739
* Added built-in Band Setup presets for Worldview 2/3 DigitalGlobe images for easy selection of Natural Color and Color Infrared (CIR) bands from those 8-band products. Item #16838
* Made point/text features with rotated text keep the text rotated the same angle relative to the map features when map view rotation is also used.Item #16987
* Fixed issue with changes to the Band Setup not being correctly reflected in images using shared automatic contrast adjustment settings. Item #16838
* Fixed issue with right-click options on elevation legend and scale bar to hide the items or change their styles not updating them until user zooms or pans the map. Item #16633
* Fixed error rendering lines with some styles when they are small enough to be a single pixel on the screen. Item #16639
* Fixed slope display and hill shading for layers using a distorted projection (i.e. Geographic, Mercator, etc.) covering a large area and using native elevation units other than meters. The calculated slope and applied shadow would be off by the elevation unit conversion factor to meters. Item #16453
* Fixed issue with display of area features using some complex border styles (i.e. offset line styles). Item #16852
* Allow map layout elements (scale bar, legend, grid lines) to be included when exporting selected layers from the Control Center to a raster image format (i.e. JPG, GeoTIFF, etc.). Before the export of selected layers would only include the layer even if user selected to include map layout items on the export options dialog. Item #16541
* Improved image rectification and vector layer transformations based on control points in many cases where the results were not ideal. Item #16976
* Made files loaded by dragging and dropping from Windows Explorer be added to the recently opened files list and used to update the Recently Used File Types filter. Item #16815
* Added option to Restore Original Elevation Range on the Alter Elevations tab of the Configuration dialog to allow easily showing all elevation values in a layer. Item #16904
* Added option to save selected result items to a CSV / Excel file on the Search dialog. Item #17026
* When generating polygonal coverage areas from vector/Lidar layers from the Control Center only show a single dialog prompting the user for the smoothing factor to use rather than a separate dialog for each layer. Item #16586
* Assign feature description from recognized attributes (i.e. LAYER, DESC, etc.) when loading vector formats. Item #16530
* Updated export option to keep an input pixel if any part of the pixel is inside the export crop area to also work for non-polygonal crops. This means that if the option is checked in the Advanced section of the General tab of the Configuration dialog, any source pixels that at least partially overlap an output pixel bounds will be used and not just those that include the output pixel center. Item #17193
? When cropping to area features for export or loading Lidar LAS/LAZ files and area features are selected both in the Feature Info Tool and Digitizer Tool, prefer the Digitizer Tool selection over the Feature Info selection. Previously the reverse order of preference was used, making it impossible to crop to a selected polygon while loading a Lidar file referenced in attributes of an area selected with the Feature Info Tool. Item #17370

* Fixed issue with image rectification with 2 points using the automatic mode if the points result in negative X or Y scales. The rectifier was switching to Helmert in some situations that didnt provide good results. Item #16502
* Fixed crash with large amounts of data loaded (several hundred layers) with some operations, like view shed. Item #16713
* Fixed bug exporting to raster format (i.e. JPG, GeoTIFF, etc.) when all that is loaded is vector data in the User Created Features layer. No data was exported in that case. Item #17006
* Fixed a bug in the Feature Types/Labels/Elevations tab on the Vector Options dialog: the height attribute value and height above/below elevation setting value were not handled correctly, so that the settings did not affect Global Mapper operations, particularly 3D display. Item #17054
* Fixed a bug where the Export model as Y-up setting in the 3D File Export Options tab was ignored. Item #17101
* Fixed join of attributes to a vector layer from a text file encoded using UTF-8 when non-ASCII characters are present. Item #17220

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WHAT'S NEW IN Global Mapper Lidar Module v17.0
Dramatically sped up nearly all Lidar operations, including load, display, gridding, and automatic classification. [Item #15811]
 [LIDAR MODULE ONLY]
Added support for automatically classifying powerline points from a Lidar point cloud. The new powerline classification options are available on the non-ground Lidar classification dialog and via the LIDAR_CLASSIFY script command. [Item #15370]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY]
Added support for automatically extracting powerline line features from a Lidar point cloud with Lidar points classified as a powerline type. The new powerline extraction options are available on the Lidar extraction dialog and via the LIDAR_EXTRACT script command. [Item #16554]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY]
Added support for automatically identifying high and low noise points from a Lidar point cloud. There is a new button on the Lidar toolbar providing this option as well as support in the LIDAR_CLASSIFY script command. [Item #14309]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added support for editing which classification groups a Lidar class belongs to. Right-click on a class on the Lidar filter configuration dialog and choose to
Set Class Group(s) to choose if a class is a surface point (i.e. ground, water, road), vegetation, structure, etc. This makes it easier to use a classification system that differs from the standard ASPRS classifications. [Item #16561]
Made Lidar Model Key Points be treated as surface/ground points so they can be used for calculating height-above-ground. [Item #15370]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with the height above ground for some non-ground points being marked as 0 rather than the actual height above ground. [Item #15370]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with per-vertex elevation values for extracted building and tree features being interpreted as feet rather than meters when the Elevation Display/Export Units setting set to Statute. [Item #16593]

WHAT'S NEW IN Global Mapper v17.0
Significant New Features
New Cartographic Map Publishing tool including:
A paper scale interface that actually lets you see the layout in the paper proportions.
Easier addition of overlays for graphics, text, legend, scale bar, north arrows, etc. and positioning these elements through click and drag
Template creation and template library
Added new Multi-View interface, allowing the embedding of multiple resizable 2D and 3D map views inside the main map view. The new Add/Remove Map Views toolbar and menu option allows adding any number of additional map views to the main map window. The maps fit together like a puzzle and can be dragged to resize within the main map view as desired. The views are independently zoomed and panned, allowing you to visualize your data in new and exciting ways! [Item #12170]
Dramatically sped up nearly all Lidar operations, including load, display, gridding, and automatic classification. [Item #15811]
Support 3D Models as Custom Symbols for Point Types. The Configure Point Styles dialog allows the user to add 3D models to be used for rendering point features in the 3D viewer.
Models can be attached to point styles or to individual features. Models can be sized automatically or by attribute. [Item #14378]
Added several built-in online sources, including US National Map sources (w/ 1 foot color imagery source), World Navigation Charts (1:1M Scale ONC Charts), and Australian water sources. [Item #15927] [Item #15838] [Item #15868]
New Supported Formats
Added support for loading Lidar PLY files. [Item #11666]
Added support for reading EXIF information from PNG files. Any PNG images with embedded EXIF information will load as picture points. Selecting them will display the image. [Item #15843]
Added support for using CPT palette files, both for layer color palettes and for initializing elevation shaders. [Item #15892]
Added support for new USGS EarthExplorer coverage CSV files with comma delimiters. [Item #15992]
Added support for loading NetCDF4 SPEI (Standardized Precipitation-Evapotranspiration Index) files. [Item #16272]


Lidar Changes
Dramatically sped up nearly all Lidar operations, including load and display. In some cases operations will be 10 times faster or even more.[Item #15811]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Updated the filter dialog for Lidar to allow filtering by intensity, height-above-ground, NDVI and NDWI (when available), and return type in addition to the filter settings that were already there. [Item #16034]
Added support for loading Lidar PLY files. [Item #11666]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Improved the speed of calculation and display of filled gaps when doing a binned grid of Lidar points. [Item #15811]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Added option to treat the intensity values as a NIR (near infrared) channel for Lidar point clouds. Some Lidar point clouds store the NIR value in intensity as NIR wasn
t available in older LAS/LAZ versions. In other cases the intensity value can act as an approximation for the NIR channel. [Item #15781]
Added support for setting the GUID field in exported LAS/LAZ files when using the EXPORT_VECTOR script command. [Item #15875]
Made Lidar filter dialog modeless so you can modify the map while the filter dialog is visible. [Item #15881]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Updated the Powerline button on the Lidar toolbar (both main view and on Path Profile dialog) set change selected points to ASPRS class 14 (Wire Conductor) rather than class 15 (Transmission Tower). [Item #15370]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed problem with points classified as type 10 (ASPRS Railroad) being used to determine height-above-ground when the points are actually Overlap or something similar. [Item #15879]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed crash after automatically classifying Lidar points when zoomed out on the data. [Item #15918]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with option to
Reset Existing Points to Unclassified not being remembered classify operations when automatically classifying Lidar points. [Item #15919]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with calculating height-above-ground grid for point clouds with elevations in feet rather than meters. [Item #15955]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with elevation legend colors initially being incorrect when changing draw mode to height above ground or return height delta. [Item #15968]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed automatic classification and extraction when the view projection is different than the native projection of the Lidar layers. [Item #16070]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed bug when extracting separate roof pieces from Lidar data that caused very high or low spikes in some vertices of the roof. [Item #16350]
Fixed bug with the flight date in LAS/LAZ files. The reported flight date for loaded files was one day earlier than the stored date. In addition, when exporting to LAS/LAZ, the date exported was actually one day before the requested date. [Item #16101]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with extraction of separate roof pieces from classified Lidar point clouds. It would not work if the point cloud used linear units other than meters. [Item #16380]

3D Viewer Changes
Support 3D Models as Custom Symbols for Point Types. The Configure Point Styles dialog allows the user to add 3D models to be used for rendering point features in the 3D viewer. Models can be attached to point styles or to individual features. Models can be sized automatically or by attribute. [Item #14378]
Behavior of 3D Viewer Zoom and Arrow toolbar button change. The Zoom In and Zoom Out toolbar buttons in the 3D Viewer move behave the same as the mouse scrollwheel. The Left, Right, Up, and Down toolbar buttons now behave the same as their respective arrow keys on the keyboard. They no longer cause redraws in the 2D view, nor do they affect the bounds of the 3D view scene. [Item# 15805]
Allow cancelling a draw of 3D Lidar that is taking a while by pressing the Escape key, an arrow key, or clicking with the mouse. [Item #15811]
Made 3D progress bar display progress while rendering Lidar point data. [Item #15811]
Fixed an issue where, if the 3D viewer had point features visible, and the layer containing the points was closed, the points were not removed from the 3D view. [Item #15798]
Fixed a problem with the 3D Viewer where selected features were not displayed as unselected when their selection status changed. [Item #15791]
3D Viewer window now remembers its last position when reopening. [Item #15805]
When selecting Lidar points, the point selection box is not drawn at the correct altitude if z-level units are not meters. [Item #15971]
Line selection was not working in some cases where multiple overlays were loaded. [Item #16054]
Title Bar does not immediately appear when launching 3d Viewer using a Windows 7 basic theme [Item #16047]
Added a new mode to the 3D viewer where mesh features are displayed without their textures, similar to wireframe. User can toggle this mode using the
T shortcut key. [Item #16093]
Added ability to save fly-through frames as a series of BMP, JPG, or PNG files. [Item #15970]
Fixed issue where fly-through would not maintain height above terrain surface between key frames. Regenerate path data using “Relative
altitude mode to enable. [Item #15253]
Fixed issue where fly-through view would not be correct if path layer is not in global projection. [Item #16125]
Fixed issue where toolbar buttons would not show correct option enabled state when clicked during fly-through. [Item #16371]
Support 3D Models as Custom Symbols for Point Types. The Configure Point Styles dialog allows the user to add 3D models to be used for rendering point features in the 3D viewer. Models can be attached to point styles or to individual features. Models can be sized automatically or by attribute. [Item #14378]
Speed up performance of texture-based point symbols in the 3D viewer. For point features that use a standard bitmap-based rendering in the 2D viewer, panning and zooming is greatly enhanced in the 3D viewer. In general, texture handling for point symbols and meshes has been improved in the 3D viewer, and some standard symbols (e.g. the dot symbols) are now implemented using a non-texture based approach. [Item #16312][Item #14896]

Path Profile/Line of Sight Function Changes
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Allow undeleting deleted Lidar points on the Lidar path profile. If deleted features are displayed and some deleted Lidar points are selected, the user will be prompted whether to undelete the deleted points or to delete the selected normal points. [Item #16018]
Fixed display of path profile for a multi-point line when changing the sampling to only show the heights at vertices/endpoints. [Item #15817]
Save N/A in saved CSV when no surface elevations are present rather than -999999.0 meters (or feet version). [Item #15846]
[LIDAR MODULE ONLY] Fixed issue with deleted Lidar points still being used for selection on the Lidar path profile when deleted features aren
t being displayed. [Item #16018]

Analysis Function Changes
When creating/modifying attributes via formula, either in the Attribute Calculation Setup dialog or by script, the formula is now persisted, along with the associated attribute, into the layer(s) being modified. The Attribute Calculation Setup dialog can now reference and display the previous formula for the new attribute, if one exists, so that a user can have an idea of what changes a previous formula made to an attribute. [Item #15322]
The Attribute Calculator and Raster Formula Calculator have new Excel-like AND() and OR() logical functions, which function similarly to equivalent infix operations. That is, the formula “AND( A, B, C )
is equivalent to the formula “A AND B AND C; likewise for the new OR() function. [Item #15322]
Updated Watershed analysis tracing flow to or from selected area, line, or point features to include a TRACE_FLOW_DIR attribute in each generated area with the traced flow with a value of
FLOW_FROM or FLOW_TO to indicate what direction the flow in the area is indicating. This can be useful for modifying styling based on the type of flow watershed. [Item #16289]

Digitizer Tool Changes
Added a new right-click option on the Feature Vertex dialog so you can easily duplicate vertices for an area feature. This allows you to use the “Pen Up
draw mode option to turn off the drawing of some segments of the area border. [Item #15997]
When creating a regular grid of features with the cell count or size calculated from a rectangle, make the rectangle bounds option of all loaded data actually use all loaded data and not the screen bounds. [Item #16108]
Fixed crash when adding point/line count in area attributes to a large number of selected area features. [Item #16108]
Now highlight selected vertex when using fly-through path edit dialog. [Item #15419]
Fixed crop of lines to areas while keeping the portion of the line outside the area. This was adding duplicate vertices at all interior vertices of the cropped result. [Item #16134]
Added a toolbar button to Video Playback dialog to control whether or not the main display centers on the current playback location and automatically rotates to keep the heading towards the top of the display. [Item # 16160]
When playing back a video associated with a line feature, left clicking on the line while the Digitizer Tool is active and in the default select mode will move the video to the associated time in the video. [Item #16443]

Scripting Changes
Support writing any script messages to the command prompt when running a script on the command line. Add LOG_TO_COMMAND_PROMPT=YES to the GLOBAL_MAPPER_SCRIPT command at the start of the script to enable this. [Item #16023]
Support using parts of the filename for each grid cell in the parameters for an EXPORT command that grids the operation in to multiple pieces. You can use one of %TILE_DIR%, %TILE_FNAME_W_DIR%, %TILE_FNAME%, and %TILE_FNAME_WO_EXT% in the parameter list for the gridded command to have the corresponding part of the grid cell filename replaced in the parameter value. [Item #16247]
Support sending LOG_MESSAGE text to a different file than default script messages by using SET_LOG_FILE with a USER_FILENAME parameter specifying the file to send explicit LOG_MESSAGE text to. [Item #15940]
Fixed issue with LOG_MESSAGE command adding extra blank line. [Item #16259]
Updated LOG_MESSAGE command to support adding your own line breaks with \n and tabs with \t. [Item #16259]
Added SNAP_BOUNDS_TO_SPACING and SNAP_BOUNDS_TO_MULTIPLE parameters for EXPORT script commands to allow snapping the operation bounds either to the nearest sample spacing (for raster/elevation operations) as well as to the nearest multiple of a provided number. If SNAP_BOUNDS_TO_SPACING is not provided, the snapping for spacing will obey the option to snap export bounds to the nearest sample spacing bounds found in the Advanced section of the General tab of the Configuration dialog and set-able using the SET_OPT command with MISC_OPT=EXPORT_BOUNDS_SNAP_SPACING. [Item #16228]
Added pre-defined variables for using the script folder (%SCRIPT_FOLDER%) and Global Mapper version (%GM_MAJOR_VER%, %GM_FULL_VER_W_DATE%, %GM_FULL_VER_NO_DATE%) in a script. [Item #16285]
Added Global Mapper version (GM_VERSION) and saved time (TIMESTAMP) to the GLOBAL_MAPPER_SCRIPT command at the start of a saved workspace. [Item #15864]
Removed requirement that a VERSION parameter be included with the GLOBAL_MAPPER_SCRIPT command at the start of a script. If the parameter is there, it must have a value of 1.00. [Item #15864]
Allow providing number of sample points for CREATE_POINTS_ALONG_FEATURES, RESAMPLE_FEATURES, and CREATE_PERP_LINES_ALONG_FEATURES options for EDIT_VECTOR script command. Use a negative number for those values to specify a sample count rather than sample distance in meters.[Item #16059]
Allow selecting a file that doesnt exist yet (i.e. filename to save) with the DEFINE_VAR script command with PROMPT=FILE. Just add FILE_MUST_EXIST=NO to the command to allow entering any filename. [item #15875]
Added support for specifying the attribute to use for the layer name in DWG/DXF exports using the LAYER_NAME parameter for the EXPORT_VECTOR script command. [Item #15935]
Added support for specifying the version of DWG to export using the VERSION parameter for the EXPORT_VECTOR script command. [Item #15935]
Added support for disabling automatic simplification of custom crop polygon for raster layers by adding CLIP_COLLAR_POLY_SIMPLIFY=NO to IMPORT command. [Item #15932]
Updated EXPORT_WEB format to use a default MAX_ZOOM_LEVEL value appropriate for the loaded data if none provided. Also automatically make the specified FILENAME have a full path if just a filename is provided. [Item #16069]
Suppress unneeded message when exiting Global Mapper after running script from command line. [Item #15873]
Allow variable replacement for lines in a DEFINE_PROJ section. [Item #16001]
Added support for extruding the edges of the generated mesh when exporting elevation data to STL format when using the EXPORT_ELEVATION command. Just add EXTRUDE_EDGES=YES to the command to enable extrusions, and optionally, add, for example, BASE_ELEVATION=50 to extrude to an elevation of 50 (the default is 0). When extrusion is enabled, any grid rectangle that has a corner that's invalid (i.e., is not present in the gridded data) or below the base elevation setting is excluded from the export. These options are also supported in the UI when exporting elevation data to STL. [Item #15914]
Added scripting control for exporting 3D models in “Z-up
and “Y-up orientations. When using the EXPORT_ELEVATION command to export elevation data to STL format, which exports to Y-up orientation by default, add Z_UP=YES to export to Z-up orientation instead. Conversely, when using the EXPORT-VECTOR command to export vector features to 3D model formats like OBJ, STL, DAE, etc. (but not SketchUp), add Y_UP=YES to the command to cause it to export to Y-up orientation instead. In addition, you can add NO_PROMPTING=YES to the EXPORT_VECTOR command to prevent the 3D export options dialog from popping up during your script. [Item #16045]
Made EXPORT_ELEVATION and EXPORT_RASTER script commands obey the option to snap export bounds to the nearest sample spacing bounds. [Item #16228]
Fixed issue with SAVE_WORKSPACE command not writing out all of the needed DEFINE_PROJ commands for layers using user-specified projections. [Item #16347]

Online Source Changes
Added built-in US National Map sources, including 1 foot color imagery source covering about half of the US. [Item #15927]
Added built-in World Navigation Charts (1:1M Scale ONC Charts) online source. [Item #15838]
Added built-in Australia Geoscience Water online sources (see Country Data->Australia). [Item #15868]
Added option to control the detail setting for streaming online sources. The Detail slider on the download online source dialog and the Options dialog for an online source (as well as the DETAIL_MULT parameter in a script) allows you to control what zoom level is pulled from the online source relative to the calculated display/export resolution. [Item #16048]
Make it easier to add ESRI RESTful services. The item to use was renamed from
Google Maps Tiles to ESRI RESTful/Google Maps Tiles to make it more obvious. In addition, common URL mistakes are automatically detected, including missing slashes at the end or incorrect tile sizes. The server will be checked to see which of several options creates a working source rather than depending on the user to get everything correct to start with. [Item #15838]
Added built-in Korean VWorld DEM streaming terrain source with high resolution terrain for part of the world. This source requires an API key from the data provider. You can script these sources with the IMPORT_OSM_TILE command and SOURCE_TYPE=
VWORLD_DEM provided. [Item #16103]
Fixed issue with newly added sources not showing up in the source list the next time you run Global Mapper due to an incorrect <MaxVersion> value being saved for the source in the user_online_sources.xml file. [Item #15836]
Fixed issue load data from some WFS sources (like FEMA Hazards) that expect the lat/lon bounding box in a different order than the standards would require. [Item #16004]
Fixed issue with default bounds for some WMS sources not being cropped to the max lat/lon bounds specified for the source. [Item #16184]
Fixed issue with custom TMS online sources with a custom tile URL not using the correct row numbering. [Item #16227]

Projection/Datum Changes
Improved projection names stored in PRJ files and GeoTIFF headers (PCSCitation and GTCitation). Now if you load a WKT PRJ file, the projection name will be remembered and used for export. If no name is known on export, a web service is queried to try and determine the projection name. A good default is used for common projections. There is also a new epsg_codes.txt file in the user settings folder that allows overriding EPSG code definitions and adding
name= parameters to the end to specify the friendly PROJCS name. [Item #13814]
Improved assignment of datums from WKT PRJ files when a TOWGS84 transformation is defined. If multiple datums match the name specified, the datum transformation closest to the specified TOWGS84 is used. [Item #16104]
Added Nova Scotia zones 4 and 5 to the MTM Eastern Canada projection. [Item #15844]
Improved accuracy of Minnesota County projection conversions. [Item #15819]
Added built-in EPSG codes for California State Plane NAD83(NSRS2007) and NAD83(NSRS2011) zones. [Item #16020]
[16.2.4] Improved name stored in WKT PRJ files for MGA projections. Previously the PROJCS name was stored as UTM as UTM and MGA are the same. [Item #16019]
Added Minnesota County zone
St. Louis TM for the new St. Louis County Transverse Mercator Coordinate System 96 that provides a single projection for all of St. Louis County. A new datum and ellipsoid for St. Louis county was also added. [Item #15951]
Updated Hotine Oblique Mercator B projection to save name in WKT PRJ files as
Hotine_Oblique_Mercator_Azimuth_Center rather than just Hotine_Oblique_Mercator which is also written out for the Hotine Oblique Mercator Azimuth Natural Origin projection. [Item #15888]
Made Hotine Oblique Mercator Two Point Natural Origin projections load from WKT PRJ files. [Item #16203]
Fixed initialization of lat/lon crop boundary on Cropping tab of Options dialog and actual crop to lat/lon bounds for UPS North/South and other projections that are highly non-orthogonal to the lat/lon grid. [Item #16017]

Format Specific Changes
Automatically load grid files with no extension in the same folder as a recognized .hdr file as grid files. [Item #15990]
Automatically create palettes for ENVI grid files with
class name and class value lists in the .hdr file. [Item #15990]
Added support for exporting GeoTIFF elevation grids with 32-bit integer samples and additional linear unit options (i.e. centimeter and millimeters). Those additional elevation units are also recognized when loading in GeoTIFF elevation grid files. [Item# 16263]
Updated SOSI import to automatically assign the proper character set for displaying the text from the file. [Item #15832]
Updated SOSI export to properly convert text to the character set being exported. In addition, more character sets are supported, including Nordic (ISO-8859-10). The best character set for the data being exported will be chosen automatically. [Item #15832]
Add progress reporting to SOSI export, including ability to cancel. [Item #15832]
Allow selecting land cover palettes (NLCD, GlobCover, CORINE) when exporting to palette-based raster formats, like GeoTIFF, PNG, etc. [Item #15859]
Fixed import of 3D Face entities from DXF and DWG files. Previously you would get both the 3D area and the duplicate border lines. Now you just correctly get the 3D TIN areas. [Item #15810]
Add support for BMP and TIFF texture files in 3D import and export, for the formats that support external textures. This includes DAE and OBJ, but not Sketchup, at this time. [Item #15802]
Greatly sped up DTED import. It is now twice as fast as 15.2 and nearly 5 times as fast as v16.2. [Item #15925]
Added support for lat/lon coordinates formatted as DDD.MMSSS in generic text file import. [Item #15862]
Fixed error exporting to PDF with Adobe ISO32000 extensions enabled when using an unusual export projection, like the
Natural Earth projection. [Item #15823]
Updated CADRG/CIB export dialog to include the file extension of the frame files that will be created in the
Chart Type field. [Item #16088]
Added
Originator Name field to the CADRG/CIB export dialog. If a value is provided, it is stored in the NITF header for the exported frame files. If no value is provided the Producer Name will be used (as before). You can also provider this via the AUTHOR parameter for the EXPORT_RASTER script command. [Item #16088]
Fixed error exporting CADRG/CIB with space at beginning or end of the Frame File Folder Name. [Item #15799]
Fixed issue in v16.2.0 loading Carlson Binary Grid Files. [Item #14882]
Added ability to import 3D models with left-handed orientation to Global Mapper
s right-handed orientation. This is now a choice on the new 3D import dialog that consolidates other options that were handled separately previously. [Item #15813]
Fixed error loading text file with single unknown non-coordinate attribute. [Item #15861]
Fixed issue loading some PDF files with the layer selection dialog show repeated groups even if the group name is the same. [Item #15865]
Fixed issue loading a workspace from Global Mapper v15 and earlier that references a PDF file with nested layers. In some cases any layers that were nested would not be loaded from the workspace. [Item #15864]
Fixed error about unexpected file size loading Geosoft Grid files. [Item #15866]
Fixed issue with projection not being automatically determined from some JP2 and MrSID files. Broken from 16.1.0-16.2.2. [Item #15890]
Fixed issue with empty DTED tiles being exported when cropping DTED export to an area that goes outside the loaded terrain data bounds. [Item #10049]
Fixed issue with some projections with known EPSG codes but no specific ECW projection code (like Austrian Grid / MGI) not saving in ECW files. [Item #15973]
Fixed crash displaying TIFF file with tile organization and separate bands. [Item #15991]
Fixed incorrect band formula calculations (i.e. NDVI), exports, and Feature Info display from TIFF files with strip organization and separate bands. [Item #16105]
Fixed error loading workspace referencing GMP files over 2GB in size. [Item #16009]
Fixed error loading 3D model files (OBJ, Collada, STL, etc.) via a workspace of script [Item #16012]
Fixed error about
Incorrect number of values read from tuple list for DEM when loading some Japanese XML DEM files (i.e. those with invalid samples at the bottom right of the terrain tile. [Item #16061]
Fixed crash exporting via a raster/elevation export plugin in v16.2.0. [Item #15828]
Fixed decode of central meridian for Albers Conic projections for ECW files. [Item #16166]
Fixed issue where some data would fail to load when GeoCalc mode enabled and Export Old Format PRJ advanced configuration options enabled. [Item #15947]
Fixed export of elevation legend to PDF files when also coloring elevation based on what elevations are in the current bounds. [Item #16128]
[16.2.5] Fixed issue with metadata for layers in a map catalog just flashing for a second and going away if that layer wasn
t already displayed. [Item #16124]
Improved performance of OTF feature load. [Item #16140]
Made OTF import as map catalog optional to permit splitting of features into separate layers. [Item #16153]
Fixed issue where GeoCalc transform information was not saved for all layers in a workspace, requiring user to pick transforms again when loaded. [Item #14051]
Updated DXF and DWG export when exporting feature labels as attributes to place the attribute at the appropriate Z (elevation) rather than at 0.0. [Item #16161]
Fixed display of Tobin BAS files with border segments turned off. [Item #16168]
Fixed case where incorrect bounds were being stored in MBTiles metadata. [Item #16207]
Fixed error about invalid size loading NrCAN .byn Geoid Grid files. [Item #16216]
Fixed warning loading GNIS text point files with CENSUS features. [Item #16286]

GPS Tracking Changes
Added support for tracking GPS devices using Glonass (Russian) or Baidu (Chinese) NMEA sentences. [Item #15984]
Added new GPS toolbar buttons to control whether or not the main display centers on the GPS vessel location and automatically rotates to keep the GPS heading towards the top of the display. [Item #16043]
Allow update of GPS location on display up to 10 times per second (vs. about 3 before). In addition, new GPS locations are drawn more immediately after they are received in most cases. This helps with high frequency GPS devices traveling at high speed, such as in an aircraft. [Item #15937]

Rendering/Style Changes
Made vertical lines and lines that are a single pixel at a zoom level draw as a single pixel on the screen rather than not drawing at all. [Item #16229]
Updated Feature Info Tool when selecting a sample/pixel from a loaded raster/elevation layer to display the full bounds of the sample when zoomed in and to also draw the circle at the center of the cell and not the clicked location. [Item #16426]
When not displaying all labels regardless of overlap and drawing each vector layer (and labels) separately based on the Vector Display Order During Draw setting, don
t draw labels further down in the layer list that would overlap an already drawn label. [Item #15913]
Allow symbol scale factor to work when applied to a custom shape symbol that is defined with a default size and color. [Item #16115]
Fixed issue with fixed screen position layers (including scale bar, legend, etc.) briefly jumping around when playing back video linked to a line feature. [Item #15897]
Fixed issue with partially see-through raster layers not updating automatically when the display of a terrain layer underneath changes. [Item #15792]
Fixed issue with display of text in a code page (language) other than the current system language on the map legend. This also allows UTF-8 encoded text to display on the map legend. [Item #15905]
Fixed a problem where dragging a rotated map using the middle mouse button didn
t re-center correctly [Item #15974]
Updated display of coordinates on the status bar. UTM projections now include the zone number. If there is a terrain value available and the Z units are not the same as the XY units, the XY and Z units will be display separately to avoid confusion. [Item #15853]
Added
LOAD TIME to metadata for all layers showing how long it took to load the layer. [Item #15928]
Fixed loading of layers with a faked position to use arc seconds rather than arc degrees for the ground units so the data doesn
t cover a huge part of the earth or become invalid. [Item #16069]
Automatically use the Helmert transformation for layer rectification when provided just 2 control points that result in the X and Y pixels being significantly different in size and/or inverted when a simple Linear transformation is used. [Item #16035]
Made changing of user settings file path on Help->About dialog copy over all files from the old settings path. Previously some settings, like the user online sources, were not being copied when changing to a new settings path. In addition you are now prompted to delete all files that were successfully moved over so you don
t end up with the old copy sticking around. [Item #15934]
Made resampling method box on many dialogs (watershed, water rise, raster/terrain export, etc.) reset X and Y sample spacing to defaults when changing from a box resampler to a normal one if the user hasn't changed the spacing manually. [Item #15972]
Fixed issue with attributes containing
ELE somewhere in the string being treated as elevation attributes when no other obvious elevation choices can be found. For example, a file with a PipeLength attribute was treating that attribute as elevation automatically. [Item #15840]
Fixed rare crash doing multi-threaded operations that also does reprojection, like roughness grid area finding, equal-area creation from rasters. [Item #15815]
Fixed issue with file associations not being correctly set on install for Global Mapper formats (.gmg, .gmp, etc.). [Item #14513]
Fixed issue with yellow border around exported image formats when drawing a box to specify the export bounds and including map layout elements (scale, legend, etc.). [Item #16204]

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