TerraGo Product Releases

TerraGo Publisher: What’s New in version 7.2

  • Compatibility: TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS and TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS Server version 7.2 includes support for the latest release of Esri® ArcGIS® version 10.5, and helps you take advantage of the newest features and capabilities of the industry’s leading GIS platform, while sharing it all with non-GIS users.
  • Bug fixes to significantly improve performance and address any customer-reported issues.

Note: This release requires a Publisher version 7.0+ license key. If you are not yet on version 7, request your new license keys here.

For a complete list of updates, view the “What defects were fixed in this release?” section of the TerraGo Publisher Release notes.

TerraGo Edge 4.0 Release Notes

Improved Mobile App User Experience

  • Re-imagined User Experience: We have completely rebuilt the Edge mobile user interface incorporating both years of user feedback from the field and interactive design cycles with live users.
  • Responsive Split Screen View: When holding your tablet or larger mobile device in landscape mode, new split screens will automatically allow you to view lists/maps or lists/details all on one screen.
  • Detailed List View: The new detailed list view shows more of your important note data making it easier than ever to find the notes you’re looking for and enables one-tap actions directly from the list.

New Field Data Collection and Data Management Features

  • Tabbed App Navigation: With the new, easier to reach tabbed navigation, it’s easier than ever to collect data in the field. You are always one tap away from the data or feature you need to do your job.
  • Quick Capture Button: Allows you to create notes, complete forms, take photos, drop points and draw lines/polygons from virtually anywhere in the app, with only one tap.
  • One-Tap Forms and Maps Lists: Now you can view all your form templates, and instantly create notes using them, or view all your offline maps and directly access them, from one master list.
  • Unlimited Attachments: Now you can attach as many forms, photos or videos as you would like to a single note. No more having to choose between multiple forms, documents or media attachments.

Enhanced Mapping Options

  • Google® and Apple® maps: Standard, satellite and hybrid maps are available for data collection and are paired with new precise location pin icons for a cutting edge data collection experience.
  • Precise Location: Capture a more accurate location when creating notes by using the center crosshair target and coordinate level accuracy for dropping points and drawing lines/polygons.
  • Filter by Map Extent: This new feature keeps the notes on your map and in your list dynamically in sync, just one more way to make it easier to navigate an area of interest and find the notes you need.
  • Quick Basemap Preview: Preview your online and offline basemaps in real-time from the selection screen to easily choose the map you’re looking for with one tap and no toggling back & forth.

New Tool for Esri ArcGIS Integration

  • New Arc2Edge ArcGIS Desktop Plug-in: Enable ArcGIS Desktop users to share maps and GIS features with TerraGo Edge mobile users to access in the field, and roundtrip feature data updates back to ArcGIS.

Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements

For a full release history, please see the TerraGo Edge Release Notes.

Note: The new version is available on the app stores as TerraGo Edge 4. If you are currently running TerraGo Edge 3.9.8 or earlier, learn more about important upgrade instructions and FAQs in this KB Article.

TerraGo Publisher: What’s New in version 7.1

Publisher Version 7.1 introduces the Arc2Edge integration with TerraGo Edge workflows by connecting directly to TerraGo Edge servers

  • New TerraGo Arc2Edge Extension: Version 7.1.0 introduces the Arc2Edge integration with TerraGo Edge workflows by connecting directly to TerraGo Edge servers. TerraGo Arc2Edge is an extension to Esri ArcGIS® that allows you to exchange map and feature information with TerraGo Edge workflows by interacting directly with TerraGo Edge servers. TerraGo Arc2Edge is included with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS, but requires a TerraGo Edge subscription for full functionality.
  • Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

Note: This release requires a Publisher version 7.0+ license key. If you are not yet on version 7, request your new license keys here.

For a complete list of updates, view the “What defects were fixed in this release?” section of the TerraGo Publisher Release notes.

TerraGo Edge 3.9.8 Release Notes

TerraGo Edge ArcGIS® Direct Connect

  • Connect TerraGo Edge server seamlessly to Esri® ArcGIS Online® or ArcGIS Server®;
  • Once you entered valid user credentials for ArcGIS Online or Server and have successfully connected, there will be an additional ArcGIS Connect import and export option available from your TerraGo Edge server;
  • Directly import ArcGIS feature layers with custom attributes from ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Server into TerraGo Edge to update attributes and add new features in the field with the TerraGo Edge app;
  • Utilize ArcGIS Online basemaps and map tile layers with TerraGo Edge notebooks, workflows and mobile users;
  • Seamlessly export attribute updates and newly added features from TerraGo Edge to ArcGIS Online or Server.

Learn how to utilize this feature in this KB Article.

Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

For a full release history, please see the TerraGo Edge Release Notes.

TerraGo Edge 3.9.7 Release Notes

New Features:

  • Trimble® GNSS Integration: TerraGo Edge now comes with direct, out-of-the-box support for Trimble’s industry-leading, high accuracy surveying solutions including the Trimble R10, R8, R2 and R1 GNSS receivers, providing a range of flexible options for achieving sub-meter to centimeter accuracies on smartphones and tablets. As an approved Trimble development partner, TerraGo has integrated Trimble’s GNSS Direct SDK on both iOS and Android for professionals who need to collect field data in a variety of precision applications. Learn how to pair a Trimble GNSS device with TerraGo Edge in this KB article.
  • GeoPackage Raster Data: TerraGo Edge further extends its support of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC®) GeoPackage by enabling the direct, on-mobile-device import of a raster map and vector features from a single OGC GeoPackage. Just access the GeoPackage on your mobile device running the TerraGo Edge mobile app, then “Open In” Edge and a notebook with notes, form templates and an offline map will be created automatically. GeoPackage is an open, standards-based, application-independent, portable, interoperable and self-describing geospatial data container that enables sharing across platforms and mobile devices. Learn how to import a Raster GeoPackage in this KB article.
  • Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements

For a full release history, please see the TerraGo Edge Release Notes.

TerraGo Edge 3.9.6 Release Notes

New Features:

  • Automate note names with custom form fields:
    Now you can configure the advanced one-click QuickNote! workflow feature, per notebook, to default the note name to the entry of a specific form template field so that the note is easily distinguishable based on your specific field data collection projects and requirements. Learn how in this KB Article.
  • Attach maps and forms to multiple notebooks simultaneously:
    Speed up your field project preparation efforts or your data management activities by using this new feature, which will allow you to select an individual offline map or form template, and easily and quickly attach them to many notebooks at the same time by simply selecting the desired notebooks from a list. Learn how in this KB Article.
  • Import multiple GeoPDF’s and GeoTIFF’s simultaneously:
    You have always able to support your offline map requirements for your field data collection projects by running the GeoPDF/GeoTIFF import process in parallel, but now you will be able to select from your file manager or drag & drop many GeoPDFs and/or GeoTIFFs at the same time for that same parallel processing. Learn how in this KB Article.
  • New media filenames to help associate media to projects:
    We have updated the media (pictures, videos and audio files) filename process to now include notebook name, note name, and a time and date stamp, so when you export your critical field data, you will now be able to easily identify and relate your media files to your organization's projects and features.
  • New tools to support ArcGIS and enterprise integration:
    ArcGIS® and enterprise integration is now easier than ever using the TerraGo Edge REST API with the addition of sample code for every Edge REST endpoint provided to you via the very popular Postman API utility, which will bring you a significant level of efficiency while integrating and maintaining your systems with Edge.
  • Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

For a full release history, please see our TerraGo Edge Release Notes

TerraGo Publisher: What’s New in version 7.0

  • GeoPackage Feature Attributes and Identify Tool: GeoPDF documents created with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS may optionally store feature attributes in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage attached as a PDF file attachment. As such, it may be saved separately from the PDF for use with other systems and workflows. TerraGo Toolbar provides an Identify Tool similar to that found in Esri ArcGIS ArcMap which can search, display, and edit the embedded feature attributes.
  • PubPy: ArcPy Python programming language extensions: PubPy is an extension of Esri’s ArcPy Python programming language interface which exposes various TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS functionality . PubPy functions enable the easy creation and deployment of Publisher-powered geoprocessing toolboxes to ArcGIS. PubPy is suitable for automating many Publisher tasks or implementing Web services for ArcGIS for Server applications. Version 7 further extends and expands the coverage of Publisher functionality.
  • Custom to-WGS84 datum shift embedding: Support for embedding custom to-WGS84 datum shifts using the seven-parameter Position Vector method (EPSG method 9606) for ISO style map frames in GeoPDF documents to display WGS84-based coordinate systems with TerraGo Toolbar.
  • Advanced layer configuration options: TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS provides superior configuration of how layers are presented in the layer pane of Adobe Reader, allowing simplification and rearrangement of layers without having to change the ArcMap Table of Contents. Version 7 has added user interface enhancements to make this job easier.
  • TerraGo Edge integration with Edge Notebooks and MBTiles Tile caches: TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS provides for the creation of Edge Notebooks and MBTiles tile caches from its new TerraGo Edge dialog. Edge Notebooks and MBTiles tile caches are used to provide base maps for applications delivered to TerraGo Edge mobile clients. Edge Notebooks are used to organize applications deployed on TerraGo Edge and use MBTiles tile caches to store the base map information. MBTiles tile caches are a popular, published file-based Web mapping standard used by a variety of applications including TerraGo Edge.
  • Remote desktop access to application: Version 7 provides application access via remote desktop by default.

Important Notice: This release requires a new version 7.0 license key to activate software upgrade. Request your new license keys here.

For a complete list of updates, view the “What defects were fixed in this release?” section of the TerraGo Publisher Release notes.

TerraGo Composer: What’s New in version 7.0

  • GeoPackage Feature Attributes and Identify Tool: GeoPDF documents created with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS may optionally store feature attributes in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage attached as a PDF file attachment. As such, it may be saved separately from the PDF for use with other systems and workflows. TerraGo Toolbar provides an Identify Tool similar to that found in Esri ArcGIS ArcMap which can search, display, and edit the embedded feature attributes. Enhancements include searching selected layers and search performance optimizations.
  • More versatile 3D Models: The 3D GeoPDF Model Creator Tool has been extended to the creation of Universal 3D (U3D) models and georegistration metadata, which allows placement of 3D models created with the tool in arbitrary locations in PDF documents and reports with Adobe Acrobat and georegistration with TerraGo Composer to create advanced 3D GeoPDF documents.
  • Optimized 3D content: The 3D GeoPDF Model Creator Tool has been enhanced to support methods for reducing the size of imagery used to compose 3D GeoPDF scenes. These methods are:
    • Denoise, or reduce the entropy or random noise associated with an image to allow formore for more efficient compression, and
    • Downsampling, or reducing the total number of pixels in an image, by one of three different algorithms that trade of speed for quality:
      • Faster Processing (Cubic)
      • Balanced speed and quality (Lanczos)
      • Maximum quality (Blackman-Harris)
    • [Note: Downsampling is a form of denoising, and while not mutually exclusive, adding denoising to a downsampling operation is likely to increase processing time with no commensurate improvement in compression.]
  • Convert Measurements to GeoMarks: Measurements made with the Measure Tool can be converted to GeoMarks, which can be exported and shared as shapefiles or KML.
    User Interface Updates: Dialogs refactored to allow for better resizing.
  • Remote desktop access to application: Version 7 provides application access via remote desktop by default.

Important Notice: This release requires a new version 7.0 license key to activate software upgrade. Request your new license keys here.

For a complete list of updates, view the “What defects were fixed in this release?” section of the TerraGo Composer Release notes.

TerraGo Toolbar: What’s New in version 7.0

  • GeoPackage Feature Attributes and Identify Tool: GeoPDF documents created with TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS may optionally store feature attributes in an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GeoPackage attached as a PDF file attachment. As such, it may be saved separately from the PDF for use with other systems and workflows. TerraGo Toolbar provides an Identify Tool similar to that found in Esri ArcGIS ArcMap which can search, display, and edit the embedded feature attributes. Enhancements include searching selected layers and search performance optimizations.
  • Convert Measurements to GeoMarks: Measurements made with the Measure Tool can be converted to GeoMarks, which can be exported and shared as shapefiles or KML.
    User Interface Updates: Dialogs refactored to allow for better resizing.

For a complete list of updates, view the “What defects were fixed in this release?” section of the TerraGo Toolbar Release Notes.

TerraGo Edge 3.9.5 Release Notes

New Features:

Measurement Tool

This powerful new tool allows users to measure and save distances, perimeters and areas for all types of map features, including:

1. the distance of a single line segment,

2. each segment of a multi-line segment,

3. the total distance of a multi-line segment,

4. the perimeter of a polygon, and

5. the area of a polygon.

The measurement tool is fully configurable per user and per device. You can select:

1. to turn measurement display on and off,

2. which specific measurements to display,

3. the unit of measure for display, and

4. the measurement type - static or dynamic.

And it doesn’t end there; these measurements are permanently stored with each Edge Note. So, they are available for all users to view and export. The measurement tool is available on all Edge platforms including Web, iOS and Android.

Required Form Field Management
This new required field setting allows you select the treatment and user options for required fields. The setting is configurable per form and provides three enforcement options including:

1. No Warning or Restriction: Display a blue asterisk/required tag on each required field, but no action required by the user if the fields are not completed correctly;

2. Warning and Allowed to Save: Display a blue asterisk/required tag on each required field, plus an alert message pop-up when tapping “done” that warns the user and lists of all the required fields that are not completed, but permits the user to “go-back” to finish or “continue” to save;

3. Restriction and Not Allowed to Save: Display a blue asterisk/required tag on each required field, plus an alert message pop-up when tapping “done” that warns the user and lists of all the required fields that are not completed, but forces them to “go-back” to finish and will not allow them to save the Form until they have completed all of the required fields.

Also, whenever a user “goes back” to a form to complete the required fields, Edge will “zoom” them to the first required field that is incomplete.

GeoPackage Raster Data Support
The existing GeoPackage import capability in Edge Web, which currently imports the vector features as Edge Notes, has been expanded to also include the import of the raster layers from the GeoPackage. Importing creates an offline basemap in Edge, which in turn can be shared with any mobile Edge user to support offline data collection in the field.

Updated Online and Offline Maps
The default, free online basemap sources in Edge now include OpenStreetMap Standard, Cycle, Transport and Humanitarian; Stamen Terrain, Toner and Watercolor; CartoDB Positron and Dark Matter; and USGS Topo, ImageryOnly, ImageryTopo, Hydro-NHD and Hill Shade. Offline maps can be created from the Stamen, CartoDB and USGS map sources.

Minor enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements.

For a full release history, please see our TerraGo Edge Release Notes