TerraGo Product Releases

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

TerraGo Edge 3.9.4 Release Notes

New Features:

Notebook Data Streaming

  • The new and improved Notebook download process includes new innovative synchronization methods and leverages new standard platform technologies for better resilience and reliability, as well as optimization of the data being transmitted for increased performance.

New Self-Service Knowledge Base

  • The new TerraGo knowledge base brings together all the helpful content you need to learn more about using TerraGo Edge. With the new mobile ready website, you get answers to getting started with Edge, frequently asked questions, on-demand video tutorials, and technical documentation, all in one easily searchable place with the ability to access from within the Edge mobile app or a web browser. Check out the TerraGo Knowledge Base to view these helpful resources here.

Bug fixes and performance improvements

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

TerraGo Publisher: What’s New in version 6.8.6

  • Compatibility: TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS and TerraGo Publisher for ArcServer version 6.8.6 includes support for the latest release of Esri® ArcGIS® version 10.4, 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.

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

TerraGo Edge 3.9.3 Release Notes

New Features:

GeoPackage (SQLite) Import and Export on Mobile

You can now easily import your standard OGC GeoPackage (SQLite) database directly on your iOS or Android device running TerraGo Edge. All you need to do is “open in” Edge with your GeoPackage from email, dropbox, hyperlink or however you access it from your mobile device. It will process in minutes and create Edge notebooks, notes and forms directly in your Edge database on your mobile device. If your GeoPackage is embedded in a GeoPDF, you will have the option to create an offline map as well as import the notes, at the same time. Once you have updated existing data and/or added new data collected in the field, you will be able to quickly and easily export this data back out to a standard OGC GeoPackage for a full “round trip” of this data back to the source GIS or other enterprise system. This combined GeoPDF and GeoPackage import simultaneous processing was also added to the Edge Server in this release.

EdgeMap Optimizer!

The new EdgeMap Optimizer feature makes it easy to create the best possible mapping experience for your mobile users in the field by automatically selecting the best resolution (DPI) for your offline maps. As an alternative, there will also be a manual selector for explicit control over the resolution (DPI) of your offline maps during the create and import processes. For users importing offline maps directly on their mobile devices the optimizer will be used by default. A new import map progress bar has been added to the Edge mobile apps in this release.

Form Template Selection Field Enhancements

A new search function has been added to single and multi selection fields on Edge Forms. This search which will allow field users to perform a simple and dynamic text search on all of the options they can choose from to in order to respond to a question or complete a data collection obligation. This new user productivity feature will decrease the time and lower the costs of field data collection while increasing the accuracy of critical data that’s collected. A default selection and a “none selected” option were also added to Edge Forms in this release.

Bug fixes and performance improvements

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

TerraGo Publisher: What’s New in version 6.8.5

  • PubPy: PubPy, Publisher's Python bindings, were updated to allow programmatic configuration of items on the Export Configuration Layer tab.
  • Defects fixed in version 6.8.510380 - Performance of GeoPackage feature attributes creation was significantly enhanced.

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 6.8.5

  • Composer dialogs dynamically resize for better compatibility with higher resolution monitors and a wider variety of fonts.

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 6.8.5

  • Toolbar dialogs dynamically resize for better compatibility with higher resolution monitors and a wider variety of fonts.

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