Spatial Manager Desktop™ Changelog

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January 23, 2015 - Release 1.0.5

  • The OpenStreetMap data provider can now also import PBF files
  • It can now load SHP files which include date fields
  • The SRID of a PRJ (a Shapefile companion file) is now also obtained by reading its parameters
  • You can now also search the catalog of CRSs using the "aliases" of the CRSs
    • Alias: Unofficial Coordinate System name but that is commonly used
  • The application now considers the displacement of the Origin of coordinates in all cases where needed
  • No more problems when reading an invalid date in the header of any SHP or DBF files
  • Now unnamed fields are supported in an ODBC connection
  • Spaces are also supported in the names of MIF / MID and TAB files when writing
  • When exporting to DXF the Polygons are now saved as Polylines, as well as Hatches
  • SDF files can be exported even when a Field name is "NAME"
  • SQLite files can also be exported even if the Table includes Key Fields
  • Improvements in the KML/KMZ data Provider:
    • Data can now be loaded data from HTML in the description
    • Support for OGC KML extensions added
    • A warning is displayed when trying to load a file without Features
    • Support for "Model" Features added
    • Now if there are null Features, the following Features will continue to be processed
    • Multiple nested geometries can now be loaded
    • Now existing folders are never ignored
    • The folders referenced within the links no longer cause problems
    • All badly constructed geometries are repaired
    • Loading a file now never goes to an infinite loop
    • Other small bugs solved:
      • The coordinates separated by tab are now supported
      • Links to KMZ without extension are now controlled
      • Now the column headers HTML "th" are also supported
      • The formats of coordinates X and Y are now validated before reading
      • The KMZ files are supported even if they have a KML extension and vice versa
      • It is also supported that the coordinates separator be ';' instead of ','
      • Analysis of whether any Polygon or Polyline are empty
      • It also examines whether any linked file has no extension
      • The links with empty name and relative URLs are checked
      • The links to websites instead of KML files are also reviewed
      • The KMZ files whose KML has a "byte order" character at the beginning, are supported
      • The links to nonexistent pages are also supported
      • The application now checks that none of the links have a link to itself and causes an infinite loop
      • Rejected requests to load links from the code are now checked
      • Invalid values of Z coordinates are not allowed
      • Also the links to KMZ files without extension are not allowed
  • The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.6
  • Solved some issues concerning to the limited size of DBF files (Shapefile companion)
  • Now you can to cancel any Spatial Query using the ESC key
  • You can open more than one Map from the Windows Explorer by double-clicking on the SPM files
  • A new possibility of using non-perpetual licenses has been included
  • The 32-bit and 64-bit setup applications are now consolidated into a single setup program which automatically selects the appropriate platform
    • The setup program also includes the ability to install the 32-bit application in Windows 64-bit using the single installer
  • Fixed some incorrect texts in the Welcome window of the User Data Sources (UDS) Wizard
  • The Trial version lets you now save more than 100 Features in a Map
  • A proper warning is displayed now when you cannot save data from the application in locations without the necessary permissions
  • Corrections of other minor bugs and other minor improvements

October 3, 2014 - Release 1.0.4

  • Twelve new background maps based on the information of OpenStreetMap were added
  • All background maps are now loaded without problems under any circumstances
  • A new possibility of using non-perpetual licenses has been included
  • Fixed bugs, errors and problems:
    • Trial version (when some Features are removed)
    • Application License (when executing Tasks in the command window)
    • Accessing new releases
    • Loading KML files with invalid name space
    • Loading SHP files which include date Fields
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

September 3, 2014 - Release 1.0.3

  • There are many new conversion systems for coordinate transformations. Among them, various grid-based interpolations (NADCON and NTv2)
  • Now more conversion information is displayed, allowing the user to select its parameters more accurately
  • Now the image of the background map is also printed when there are selected items
  • Fixed some general bugs regarding printing the image of the background map
  • The application can be executed now by logging in with a user other that the one installed
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 27, 2014 - Release 1.0.2

  • Defining invalid destination files in the Task wizard it is no longer allowed
  • The options to rename files and folders in the Data Sources panel works properly now
  • ESC cancels the loading of a Map or multiple files when they are dragged from Windows Explorer
  • When multiple Features are selected, the different Properties appear as "Various"
  • When opening a Map including a background image the saved view is properly restored
  • When exporting to DXF the application does not display a warning about the file being overwritten if it does not exists
  • Fixed a bug that did not allow the generation of DXF files from any provider
  • The performance in Tasks executed from the Command window, using DXF files as target, has been improved
  • Fixed several issues on exporting to DXF
  • The Data grid restores its position correctly when closing and reopening the application
  • Shortcuts cannot be defined using a blank name referring to a physical drive
  • The Properties of a UDS appear using the right application language
  • The route of a saved Map is displayed in the Properties panel
  • Saving Maps using the tool in the context menu of its Tab works properly now
  • ESC closes the window to save Features
  • Undefined Coordinate Systems are displayed as "Unknown"
  • A bug has been fixed concerning the automatic assignment of the Map CRS when loading layers defined using different CRSs
  • Tables that include date Fields are loaded correctly using the application in any language
  • A bug has been fixed that happened when exporting to DGN files including Features in negative coordinates
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 6, 2014 - Release 1.0.1

  • The conversion for source tables OGR (DXF, DGN, etc.), when coordinate system transformations are applied, has been improved
  • Fixed an error when loading MIF files
  • The licensing system has been improved to keep the license active when the computer name is changed
  • The search of SQL Servers has been improved
  • Using tables including "Geography" data type has been improved
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 1, 2014 - Release 1.0.0

  • First commercial version. Includes a limited Trial version which allows you to select the application Edition to try
  • Size limitations when generating DBF files have been removed
  • Now, when a Layer is Separated, the new layers are shown even if a Base Map is active
  • Zoom extension now includes turned-off Layers
  • The value "SRID=0" can now be selected as the Map CRS
  • The SQLite provider, and saving SPM Maps, now works correctly under Windows XP and Windows 7
  • The EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to version 8.4
  • Improvements to read a PRJ file that cannot be recognized
  • New system of licensing and activation/deactivation of licenses
  • Changes in the application updates system depending on the support period
  • It is now possible to disable the repeated warning of a specific update
  • New function included in the application options to check for updates at any time
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

March 27, 2014 - Release 0.9.9 (beta)

  • The KML/KMZ provider now supports the height (absolute or relative) and vertical edge parameters for the features
  • A button to close the application has been included in all error windows
  • Projection on the fly of layers according to their coordinate system and the map coordinate system
  • Base maps (road, satellite, etc.) have been included as an option for the map background
  • C++ Redistributable has been included when installing the application
  • Types and sizes of the ribbon buttons have been improved
  • The period of beta testing is extended to May 31, 2014
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

January 28, 2014 - Release 0.9.8 (beta)

  • It is again allowed to install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit operating system
  • The period of beta testing is extended to March 31, 2014
  • It is now possible to re-load a Layer updating its data from the corresponding Source
  • The performance of some spatial queries has been improved
  • The providers perform queries on geometry types when connecting (ODBC, SQLite, SQL Server, PostGIS, FDO)
  • Improved speed for read and write in the PostGIS provider
  • The PostGIS provider now allows selection of the database to use in a dropdown
  • The application now checks if PotsGIS is installed over PostgreSQL
  • The PostGIS provider now supports more data types
  • The name of a Map is now displayed when asking the user to save the Map
  • Common values in a Field of a Selection are now shown in the Properties window
  • The performance of the Properties window has been improved when selecting a UDS by right-click
  • The "Enabled/Disabled" status of some buttons has been improved based on the state of the Layers
  • Checking updates has been improved
  • Header texts on wizards have been modified to better reflect their actual environment
  • Help button has been added (access to the Spatial Manager Desktop™ Wiki)
  • Options and inquiries to the user when overwriting Files or Tables have been improved
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

December 16, 2013 - Release 0.9.7 (beta)

  • The period of beta testing is extended to January 31, 2014
  • It prevents the user from installing the 32-bit version on a 64-bit operating system
  • The windows in the end of Tasks definition are improved
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

November 26, 2013 - Release 0.9.6 (beta )

  • Development of the SQLite provider
  • Development of the OGR provider
  • Some improvements made in the PostGIS provider
  • New own icon is set for the OSM provider
  • Suppressed 'Type' and 'Source' information in error windows
  • Now the user can set the timeout when connecting using the SQL Server Spatial provider
  • The format of the application Maps has been changed now using a SQLite database file
  • Improved providers table (order, names and extensions)
  • Further information of the selected Layer in the Properties window about its conditions in the Map
  • Improved functions that affect saving Layers
  • Now the content of the internal Layers is saved in the Map file
  • Added a new property to the providers to see if it is necessary to check its parameters
  • Now the number of rows of a PostGIS Table is shown inside its properties
  • Now the user is notified when the application is performing some preprocessing while loading Features
  • Improvement in the performance of the tree in the OSM provider parameter window
  • Read-only Fields optionally included for OSM information types
  • The names of Tables/Layers are set by default for OSM
  • Now the user can set the WFS store version
  • All the providers now return a default layer name
  • Now the rows starts numbering from '1' instead of '0' in the Data Grid
  • Improvements are introduced to speed up the application load
  • The FDO provider is normalized in terms of default names or types of icons
  • Now the user can send an e-mail to notify an error
  • The OGR provider is normalized in terms of the default names or types of icons
  • All buttons for confirmation/cancellation and affirmation/negation are modified to enhance the messages to the user
  • Format 'Arc/Info .E00 (ASCII) Coverage' has been added to the OGR provider
  • The name of the Field Geometry has been changed for SDF files
  • The name of the target Table has been set for all the file-type providers
  • Update data for all database-type providers has been improved
  • One area of transformation has been set by default to the Coordinate Transformation
  • Now it is possible to disconnect the data source for any or all Layers
  • Now a small set of spatial files for sample purposes is included when you install the application
  • Simplification of the application boot screens
  • The FDO provider is no longer considered in beta phase and is added to the other providers
  • The necessary functions to work with "Arrays" of points has been adapted
  • In the English version of the application the term "Split layer" is amended to "Separate layer"
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

September 13, 2013 - Release 0.9.5 (beta)

  • In the Layers tree the typography differs for internal and external layers and (*) is added before the name for changed and unsaved Layers
  • Now, when loading a KML/KMZ file, it can add a Field including information about the folder from each feature which is loaded
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

September 9, 2013 - Release 0.9.4 (beta)

  • New function to Separate a layer into others based on the Field value
  • New Provider for OpenStreetMap OSM files
  • The names of the Providers have been updated
  • Installation program has been modified and now it offers more additional possibilities
  • Now .NET 4.0 is installed in the case that it has not been installed
  • Updated the URL for downloading updates
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

July 30, 2013 - Release 0.9.3 (beta)

  • Now when removing a layer if the following layer is off, it automatically turns on
  • Backup files of the application settings are now generated
  • Improved warning messages when editing or deleting Shortcuts or User Data Sources affecting saved Tasks
  • Extension of the information provided when cannot connect to a PostGIS server
  • "About" window now includes access to the version upgrade news
  • Updated framework of the application to .NET 4.0
  • The name of the application is now "Spatial Manager Desktop"
  • Changed the version of the application to v.2014
  • Paths changed for default installation folder and application settings
  • Updated application icons and images of some information or load screens
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements

June 7, 2013 - Release 0.9.2 (beta)

  • New option to open the folder containing a file in the data source tree in Windows explorer
  • Sort position in data source tree by dragging
  • Data sources not available are grayed out in the data source tree
  • Loading SHP files even though cannot find associated DBF file
  • Copy selected features to clipboard
  • Improved source SRID choice when exporting selected features
  • Several improvements for consistency with the Map, performance and selection in the Data grid
  • Improved selection of visible/hidden columns in the Data grid
  • Layers including polygonal features apply default transparency when loaded
  • Display of Layer number and total Layers number when opening a map
  • Warning to the user when loading Layers without defined SRID is suppressed
  • Improved user information when running Tasks in the operating system Command window
  • Warning to the user when executing a Task that writes less features than read from the source
  • Properties of a source or target of Tasks when grouping by source or target
  • Better use of the available width in the Properties panel
  • Properties of a Layer includes information on its data source
  • Display of localized path names for system folders ("My Documents", etc.)
  • New options to create shortcuts for the root folder of drives and open this folder in Windows Explorer
  • Opening of Maps by dragging to the application from Windows Explorer
  • Loading of Layers and/or Maps from files (SPM, SHP, KML, etc.) by dragging to the application from Windows Explorer
  • Application *.SPM extension is associated over the installation and the Maps can be opened directly from Windows Explorer
  • Different default paths are stored when open or save information (maps, data export, etc.)
  • More information provided to the user when loading Layers including null Features
  • Resolved inconsistencies when saving new, modified or unmodified layers
  • PostGIS server provider is now included
  • Checking of the SQL Server version (2008 or 2012)
  • Corrections of some bugs and other minor improvements
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