Editor / Viewer Description
The TatukGIS Editor is a professional, general purpose desktop GIS mapping and data editing application with built-in scripting environment for customization and feature extensions. The free TatukGIS Viewer is the same product as the Editor except for certain omitted features.
Natively (without import or format conversion) opens and renders most vector, image, and grid file formats, SQL database layers, and advanced spatial databases. Streams WMS, WFS, WMTS, and TMS Webtile map services from the web. Attribute data grid table integrates advanced query and spatial selection tools.
Opens multiple-layer map projects with colors, line styles, polygon fills, labeling, symbols, and other visual aspects of the map presentation. Projects may contain layers in different data formats and coordinate systems, with on-the-fly layer reprojection to the project coordinate system. Comprehensive legend and visual layer property controls enable customizing the appearance of each layer, adding or removing layers, setting the project coordinate system, and saving the configuration as a TatukGIS project. The software also opens map projects generated by some third-party GIS products.
State-of-the-art support for coordinate systems with efficient on-the-fly layer reprojection between thousands of predefined geographic and projected coordinate systems or any coordinate system defined from any of 150+ projections and 900+ datums. Support reflects EPSG codes and OGC WKT definitions.
Data Editing (Editor only)
Create, edit, translate, export map layers to a number of vector, image, grid, and SQL database formats, including advanced spatial databases (Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, Microsoft SQL Spatial, ESRI ArcSDE, IBM DB2 Spatial Extender ...). Topology builder/corrector systematically clears geometry errors (overlapping polygons, holes between polygons, missed line intersections, dangling nodes) from vector line and polygon layers.
3D Visualization (Editor only)
3D vector rendering, DTM model presentation, raster and vector layer draping over DTM, flood simulation, light and shadow control, camera/scene control, volumetric line and points rendering, Z & M value settings, 3D objects texturing ...
Rectification (Editor only)
Rectify distortions from aerial images, old vector maps, or CAD drawings and/or georeference to a coordinate system. Rectification is on-the-fly with instantaneously visible result.
Scripting (Editor only)
Built-in scripting IDE for writing and debugging code can be used to modify (full menu redesign, custom dialog boxes ...) or extend the Editor with additional features. The scripting engine exposes, inside the Editor, the full power of the TatukGIS Developer Kernel object API to fulfill the requirements of almost any kind of GIS application. Scripted customizations and new or extended features can be deployed to other Editor users.
Supports most database engines (Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Interbase, Firebird, Sybase, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MSJET...) and compatible SQL and spatial database layer types, offering wide possibilities for enterprise-level data storage. Vector layers can be dynamically "joined" to external databases.
Supported data formats and features are presented under Features.
3D view with a DTM, 3D vectors, shading, and flood simulation.