September 15, 2016
By George Demmy
TerraGo released version 6 of its GeoPDF software suite in the summer of 2011, making the recently released version 7.0 the first nominally “major” release in half a decade. Of course, over the years, we’ve added a bunch of new features both on the production and consumption side, often the two working in concert. The most significant of these, in my opinion, is GeoPackage feature attributes, which has been further extended in 7.0, but there are other compelling features as well, including our ability to configure GeoPDF layers independent of ArcMap’s table of contents, giving the ability to place any ArcMap item on any layer of the author’s choosing, including layers that don’t exist in the ArcMap TOC. We’ve overhauled the UI making it much easier to configure and manage these custom layer configurations in 7.0, and indeed, this is one of the killer features that completely differentiate a rote export process and a serious tool for publishing geospatial information like TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS. Likewise, PubPy – TerraGo’s ArcPy-compatible Python programming language extensions – have been rounded out and coverage deepened.