Highlights of SuperGIS Desktop 10
Based on the whole new core engine, SuperGIS Desktop 10, the powerful desktop GIS software developed by Supergeo Technologies, will bring you a more enjoyable experience to process geospatial data.
First, SuperGIS Desktop 10 renews the interface and provides a brand new user experience. The upgraded version not only significantly enhances the performance of existing functions in geospatial data editing, displaying, visualizing, managing, analyzing, etc. but also further strengthens the support for geodatabase and the functions for customization to increase the performance and effectiveness.
Fig.1 The new Interface will bring you a more pleasant user experience.
SuperGIS Desktop 10 substantially improves the map display and let users design a map more easily. The scale-based renderer can show different visual effects based on different scales, respectively. Besides, the settings of the legend are redesigned to deliver a perfect map-making experience.
Fig.2 The scaled-based renderer lets you change the map display rapidly
SuperGIS Desktop 10 includes a new tool to display space-time data, called Temporal Slider. By utilizing this tool, users can import layers with time dimension and show the features at specific times or periods. It turns the spatial-temporal information into realistic visualizations, making users find hidden patterns from the dynamic display, thus helps decision makers to be well-informed.
Fig.3 Temporal Slider can dynamically display space-time data
In SuperGIS Desktop 10, there is a significant upgrade for Cache Generator, which it also supports vector tiles now. Vector tiles are chunked vector data allows browsers or other client applications to map geographic data faster. Although vector tiles are similar to raster tiles, yet instead of using map images, the data stored in each chunk are vector data, such as GeoJSON, GML, and so on. Unlike raster tiles, the way how vector tiles are rendered can be changed and defined by users. They are raw *.shp or *.geo files that are chunked into tiles. Therefore, users will be able to use them to design symbology and perform geographical analyses.
Fig.4 Create vector tiles from new Cache Generator
SuperGIS Toolkit & Process Designer
SuperGIS Toolkit is significantly enhanced and allows users to integrate GIS functions and form a complete workflow quickly. Meanwhile, more than 20 new functions are added to extend the capability for data analyzing and processing. Also, the improved interface of Process Designer is easy for sharing.
Fig.5 Integrating LiDAR technology into GIS
A cartographer might utilize map elements such as scale, compass, legend, etc. to help map users comprehend what the map conveys. To indicate the length of feature and the distance between features, SuperGIS Desktop 10 adds Dimension Tool and Dimension Class – an individual text layer for users to measure them more intuitively and precisely.
Fig.6 Measuring the distance between features with Dimension Tool
The text on maps will assist map readers to understand the name of different places. Furthermore, if we put these texts in the right position, we can even optimize the display of the map. Since notes are also important in mapping, SuperGIS Desktop 10 provides Mapnote Tool for enhancing the user experience of mapping.
Fig.7 Add and adjust notes directly on the map to optimize the map display
To simplify the manipulation, Image Analyzer integrates the most frequently used tools for raster data processing together. In that way, GIS users can reduce the time spending on searching suitable tools and doing repeated operation.
Fig.8 Processing raster data easily with the all-in-one Image Analyzer