Editor / Viewer Features

KEY PRODUCT FEATURES Editor Viewer
Licensing: Per user + Free lic.
     
Support with license purchase    
12 months product upgrades/updates +  
12 months email technical support +  
     
Operating Systems
Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8, Windows 10 and Server 2003, 2008, 2012 & 2016. System requirements same as for the Windows operating system.
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Platforms    
32-bit (runs also on 64-bit versions of Windows) + +
64-bit + +
     
Visualization    
Directly open/render (without import) 75+ vector, raster, and database layer formats + +
Streaming WMS, WFS, TMS, WMTS, ECWP layers from a remote source (such as via the web) + +
Open, create, edit, save multi-layer map projects (also open projects from some 3rd party products) + +
Layers of multiple formats (layer types) and coordinate systems together in same project + +
Legend control (panel) to organize layers and layer priority, hierarchical layers, layer grouping, sub-projects + +
Visual layer property control for all aspects of the map appearance (colors, styles, polygon fills, outlines, symbols, labels, transparency, coordinate system, etc.) + +
Built-in line style editor providing unlimited line style possibilities + +
Render map geometry, styles, labels, symbols, etc. based on scale + +
R-tree spatial indexing for best performance with huge vector files + +
Antialiased output for enhanced map rendering quality + +
GPU rendering and high resolution 4K monitor support + +
Progressive background rendering vector/raster basemap layer(s) + +
TatukGIS hosted worldwide OpenStreetMap tiles (use as background layer) + +
     
Labels and Symbols    
Advanced labeling (dynamic label placement, overlap avoidance, multi-field, formatted) + +
HTML style labels + +
Unicode support for all foreign language characters + +
CGM and TrueType symbols for points, lines, and fills + +
700+ item SVG symbols library, S57 nautical symbols library + +
     
Printing, Presentation Tools, & Misc. Features    
Printing to PDF (for high resolution of any map view) + +
Standard printing from HTML image with limited resolution + +
Template based printing with ability to add new print layouts +  
Measurement tools for distance, area, perimeter + +
Flexible program user interface language options + +
Advanced attribute presentation table + +
Pie and bar charts + +
Scale control + +
North arrow control + +
Mini map window + +
Map hints (displays information about any map feature under the cursor) + +
URL hotlink feature (links map object via URL to any web site, document, or mailto) + +
Multiple hotlinks to a single map object + +
Thematic mapping using color value themes, ramps, etc. + +
View data exported from GPS device as GPX layer + +
Create/edit and export GPX layer to GPS device +  
Real time GPS device and emulator connectivity using NMEA standard +  
GPS tracking on projected map, automatic map rotation option +  
     
Coordinate Systems    
5,000 geographic & projected coordinate systems predefined (incl. all U.S. State Planes) + +
Custom (user-defined) coordinate systems from 150+ projections & 900+ datums + +
EPSG codes and OpenGIS WKT definitions + +
Layer coordinate system recognition (with PRJ file support) + +
Reprojection of vector/raster layers, on-the-fly + +
Rotation of vector/raster layers, on-the-fly + +
Layer export to new coordinate system (with PRJ file) +  
 
Layer rectification    
Rectify & georeference vector/image layers to a coordinate system +  
Rectified output generated on-the-fly and instantaneously visible +  
1st, 2nd, and 3rd order polynomial transformation methods based on GCP points +  
Reference layer support with second map window +  
Merge/mosaic multiple aerial images into a single image file +  
Rectification process can be driven with scripts +  
 
Vector Operations & Data Editing    
Geometry creation, editing, and saving +  
Attribute creation, editing, and saving +  
Visual editing +  
Export vector layer geometry and attributes to supported formats, with PRJ file generation +  
Export geometry based on extent, spatial selection or buffer, attribute query, and/or shape type +  
Export/import attribute data to/from spread sheet, database, or text file based on spatial or attribute query +  
Import x.y points data from CSV file as vector points layer with attributes +  
Spatial query by point, line, circle, rectangle, polygon, buffer, & custom clipboard layer, using DE-9IM model +  
Attribute query with SQL Query Builder tool +  
Translate vector layers between data formats +  
Merge multiple vector layers into a single vector file +  
User-defined layers to read/write data from almost any source +  
Special shape drawing tools: rectangle, rotated rectangle, quadrilateral, circle, right angle, freehand drawing +  
Create/update vector shapes by importing x,y coordinates from text file, spreadsheet, or WKT representation +  
Simplification and smoothing +  
Triangulation +  
Voronoi/Delaunay charts +  
Unions and splitting polygon, line, and multi-point shapes +  
Topological operations: buffers, intersections, unions, etc. +  
Topology builder/corrector to systematically clear geometry errors from vector map layers, e.g. overlapping polygons, holes between polygons, missed line intersections, dangling nodes +  
Editing vector geometry using COGO distance/bearing measurements +  
 
Pixel Operations, Raster Analysis    
API framework for advanced pixel operation & raster analysis feature implementation +  
Vector-to-grid interpolation for Kriging, IDW, Splines, and heatmaps +  
Viewshed and above ground level (AGL) analysis, with OpenCL enhanced computation (a script) +  
Fresnel zone analysis, with OpenCL enhanced computation (a script) +  
Slope analysis (a script) +  
Contour line generation and saving from grid layer (a script) +  
TIN-to-grid conversion +  
Terrain profile +  
Raster dataset creation and editing +  
Spatial querying +  
Pixel layer manipulation (brightness, transparency, histograms, etc.) + +
Export layer or map view to image file: GeoTIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, or PixelStore with PRJ, World File, and TAB registration file generation +  
     
3D Visualization    
3D vectors +  
3D vector adjustment (False or Scale setting for Z & M values) +  
3D objects texturing +  
MultiPatch 3D Geometry Type +  
Digital Terrain Model (DTM) presentation +  
Draping vector/raster layers over DTM +  
Flood simulation +  
Light & shadow control +  
Camera/Scene control (zooming, rotation) +  
Flyover scene record and playback +  
Volumetric line and points rendering +  
Edit 3D shapes (Z and M coordinate values) +  
     
Database Support    
Vector layer storage in database +  
Raster layer storage in database +  
Engines: Oracle, MSSQL Server, PostgreSQL, DB2, Informix, Interbase, Firebird, MySQL, Sybase, Advantage, SAP DB, SQLite, MSJET/MDB (x32 only) +  
SQL and Spatial database layers: read/write geometry and attributes, create tables and import data, use spatial operators for server-side spatial queries, utilize server side spatial indexes +  
Joining vector map layer to database (ADO/ODBX/dbExpress) +  
SQL database layer Connection Wizard +  
 
Programming Support    
Fully scriptable (Pascal & Basic) IDE (exposing the full TatukGIS Developer Kernel API) to modify or extend the default functionality, including full menu redesign, custom dialog boxes, specialized features, custom routines, command line interface, etc. +  
Load and run deployed scripts +  
No third-party development environment required +  
Dozens of Pascal and Basic source code scripts providing ready-to-use custom functionality and advanced features. (Available under menu: Tools/Tools Manager.) +  
OpenCL (GPU) enhanced computation exposed in the API +  
 
Supported Vector File Formats Editor Viewer
read write read write
CSV (Comma separated values text file) + + +  
DGN (Microstation) +   +  
DLG (Digital Line Graphs) + + +  
DWG (AutoCad) +   +  
DXF – ASCII (AutoCad export format) + + +  
DXF – BINARY (AutoCad export format) + + +  
E00 - ASCII (ESRI ArcInfo export format) +   +  
E00 – Binary (ERSI ArcInfo export format) +   +  
FME +      
GDF 3.0 +   +  
GDAL/OGR +      
GML (OpenGIS Geography Markup Language) + + +  
GPX (GPS Exchange format) + + +  
GSHHS (Global Self-consistent Hierarchical High-resolution Shorelines) +   +  
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) + + +  
KML (OpenGIS/Google Earth Keyhole Markup Language) + + +  
LandXML +   +  
Lidar XYZ +   +  
MID/MIF (MapInfo import format) + + +  
OSM (OpenStreetMap) +   +  
PLY (Polygon File Format) +      
S-57 (Marine charting format) +   +  
SDTS (TVP - Topological Vector Profile) + + +  
SHP (ESRI ArcView Shape format) + + +  
STL (Stereolithography format) +      
TAB/MAP (MapInfo format) + + +  
TIGER 2000 (line) +   +  
UDF (User Defined Format) + +    
VPF 3.0 (Vector Product Format) +   +  
WFS (OpenGIS Web Feature Service) +   +  

SQL/Spatial Database Vector Layer Formats:
ESRI ArcSDE (spatial) +  +  +  
ESRI Personal Geodatabase + + +  
ESRI File Geodatabase +   +  
Geomedia Access Warehouse + + +  
Geomedia Oracle Object Model + + +  
Geomedia SQL Server Warehouse + + +  
Geomedia SQL Server Spatial + + +  
IBM DB2 Spatial Extender + + +  
IBM Informix Spatial DataBlade + + +  
MapInfo SpatialWare + + +  
Microsoft SQL Spatial Server (Katmai) + + +  
OpenGIS SQL Layer (BLOB) + + +  
OpenGIS SQL Layer (Normalized) + + +  
Oracle Spatial/Locator + + +  
Oracle Spatial Point Cloud and TIN + + +  
PostGIS (OpenGIS spatial) + + +  
Sybase SQL Anywhere Spatial + + +  
TatukGIS SQL Layer (native) + + +  
 
 
Supported Raster File Formats Editor Viewer
read write read write
ADF (ESRI ArcInfo Integer Grid) +   +  
BIL/SPOT +   +  
BMP + + +  
BT (Binary Terrain Grid) +   +  
CADRG (Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics) +   +  
DT0 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 0) +   +  
DT1 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 1) +   +  
DT2 (Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2) +   +  
ECW (file based) +   +  
ECWP (server based) +   +  
FLT (ESRI ArcInfo Float Binary Grid) + + +  
GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) +   +  
GRD (ERSI ASCII GRID) + + +  
GRD (Surfer ASCII Grid - DSAA) +   +  
GRD (Surfer Binary grid) +   +  
IMG (ERDAS IMAGINE) +   +  
JPEG + + +  
JPEG2000 +   +  
MrSID (Multiresolution seamless image database) +   +  
PNG + + +  
SDTS-RPE (Raster Profile & Extensions) +   +  
SRTM HGT (grid) +   +  
TIFF/GeoTIFF (packbits, group4, etc. compression) +   +  
TIFF/GeoTIFF (uncompressed, LZW) + + +  
UDF (User Defined Format) + +    
WMS (OpenGIS Web Map Service) +   +  
WMTS (OpenGIS Web Map Tile Service) +   +  

SQL Database Raster Layer Formats:
ERSI ArcSDE Raster +   +  
Oracle GeoRaster +   +  
TTKLS - TatukGIS PixelStore (Image) + + +  
TTKLS - TatukGIS PixelStore (Grid) + +  +   
         
 
Project Files Editor Viewer
read write read write
ESRI ArcExplorer +   +  
ESRI ArcGIS/ArcMap 9 & 10 (exported with free Arc2TatukGIS) +   +  
ESRI ArcView 3 +   +  
MapInfo Professional +   +  
QGIS +   +  
TTKGP - TatukGIS + + + +