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  • 18.02.2019 A series of lessons in English for independent study of geo-information systems of KB "Panorama" is supplemented with new materials
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" prepared a video lesson "Creation of 3D objects on a map". It is intended for the English-speaking users who independently study the possibilities of GIS "Panorama". In this lesson the work with three-dimensional objects is considered. From it you will learn how to create a 3D-object, edit its properties and place on the map.

    The video lesson shows a phased adjustment of the three-dimensional view of an object using the "Classifier Editor" panel. To create a new or edit an existing object, use the "Templates" bookmark. After saving all the settings, the creation of a three-dimensional model is demonstrated. The operation is started using the corresponding button on the main program panel. Moving around and controlling a 3D object is done with the mouse.

    Previously other video tutorials of this series were published: "Tools for creating objects", "Operations on points", "Map classifier". Earlier other video lessons of this series have been published: "Object creation tools", "Operations over points", "The map Classifier".

    You can get acquainted with the educational materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 14.02.2019 GIS Server enhances information security of resources for distributed storage and processing the data of large volume
    In KB "Panorama" the program GIS Server version 8.4 is developed. The new version improves the reliability of working with large lists of maps, rasters and matrixes when they are intensively processed by various services and user groups. Algorithm for sorting maps on the server is clarified. Algorithm for monitoring server status from desktop applications is improved. Diagnostic printing is expanded.

    Ability is added for publishing the packed pyramids of tiles in BIR, MBTILES formats based on a SQLite database. Pyramids of tiles can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and the terrain objects. When publishing tiles, on the client’s computer those tiles that were accessed are automatically cached, similar to working through a web browser. Viewing the pyramids of tiles from the server is supported in the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7 and higher. At connecting the databases there is added a processing of parameters of the user coordinate systems by extended codes from the crslist.xml file.

    GIS Server is designed to provide remote access to spatial data for users of programs GIS "Panorama", GIS "Operator", GIS WebService SE and others. The software product is certified in the information security system. GIS Server is used in various federal, regional and corporate projects for managing spatial databases, for organizing the interaction between web clients, desktop and mobile clients and various service departments.

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 11.02.2019 GIS WebServer SE allows to form three-dimensional models of objects from the formats Collada, TLS, OC3
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.5 is developed. In the new version of the program the "3D map" is updated. The base of three-dimensional models of the Noginsk project is supplemented by models of several more historical buildings of the city. For loading and editing of three-dimensional models the Professional GIS "Panorama" is used. Loading of models from formats Collada, TLS, OC3 is supported. When displaying three-dimensional symbols through the map classifier, the "Power lines" template is added. Loading the models of support for the template is performed from the Collada format. Possibilities of geocoding on a database are expanded. The updated component "Geocoding" can create map layers with clustering of point objects and supports the getting of data from MS SQL Server DBMS.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.
    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.

  • 08.02.2019 GIS "Panorama" x64 uses the spatial data of public web services when building a dynamic three-dimensional model
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS "Panorama" version 12.7 is developed for the x64 platform. In the new version in the "Navigator 3D" task, support has been added for displaying data in a volumetric form from geoportals for monitoring vehicle movement, weather changes or other dynamic phenomena. Data acquisition is performed by connecting web-services using the WFS protocol. In this case, you can find out the current information about a moving object: exact coordinates, current speed, height (depth) of movement, workload, remaining amount of fuel and other data that an object can give about itself. All this is placed into its metric and semantic characteristics and is given to the operator in a dialog when selecting the object of interest. The period of updating information depends on the frequency with which the object displays information, and on the settings of the Update period specified in the Options menu. For example, from the Flightradar24 geoportal, you can track the position of an aircraft if it is equipped with an ADS-B type transponder, which every second generates and broadcasts a radio message that contains exact coordinates, speed, altitude and other information about the aircraft. The service uses ADS-B receivers installed all over the world, which receive information from airplanes and send it to the Flightradar24 server. There are improved the tools of importing models of formats Collada, TLS, OC3 to the database of three-dimensional tiles tiles DB3D in the mode of adding and updating models in the database.

    Possibility of obtaining and displaying the packed pyramids of tiles from the GIS Server is added. Data can be in BIR, Mbtiles formats, stored in a database managed by SQLite DBMS. Pyramids of tiles can be created in the Imagery Creator program, including in the environment of the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data, using vector maps, remote sensing data and matrixes of heights of relief and terrain objects. Access to tiles pyramids can be offline without the use of server applications, as well as in client-server mode through GIS WebService SE via the OGC WMTS protocol or through the GIS Server version 8.3 and higher. When accessing client-server mode, the tiles that were accessed are automatically cached on the client's computer, similar to working through a web browser.

    Import of a set of files of format S57 (000, 030, 031) from the folder containing the subfolders with the sea map files is implemented. The processing of the S57 format has been accelerated in several times due to the multi-threaded processing of data sets on multi-core processors. The output map can be created in the MAP format (multi-sheet map) or as a set of maps of the formats SIT, SITX as part of the MPT project.

    Ability is added for calculating the absolute height at a given point, taking into account the data of nautical charts of IHO S57/S52 standards. When calculating the height, the data of isobaths, depth marks, coastlines and height-level objects are used. There are used the values of semantic characteristics the ISOBATH VALUE, HEIGHT ABOVE SEA LEVEL, and also the values from 3D metrics of depth marks. The function of calculating the absolute height according to data of the vector map is used in the "Map Computer" task, as well as in the Complex of hydrological tasks and the Complex of 3D analysis.

    In dialog of search and mark of map objects into the Measurement bookmark the possibility is added to set a condition of selecting objects by number of points in the main contour of object. For example, if you need to mark polygons having the shape of a rectangle (4 corners), you can search for a metric of 5 points (the first and the last are the same).

    The task of connecting geoportals is improved. Ability is added for displaying geoportals beyond 180 and -180 degrees in longitude for all supported standards. It allows you to display more visually the data on territory of Chukotski Peninsula and Alaska, and also to carry out editing of objects in these territories. Setting sizes of displaying is done via the Configure geoportals menu item. By default, the display area of geoportals is set from -225 to 225 degrees.

    The task "Isolines generalization", which is a part of the "Automated generalization of topographical maps" software, and intended for transforming the relief of map of the original scale into a map of a smaller (derived) scale, has been improved. In order to reduce the losses of the relief's shape, the processing of closed contours of a small area has been added. Previously, such isolines were removed, now closely spaced small isolines are merged together, and then the result of the merging is checked by the area threshold.

    The list of tasks for automated processing of vector maps is expanded in the task "Processing of map by scenario". A new task "Correction of object metrics" has been developed. The task removes outliers and double points at the specified tolerance; removal of initial and final coinciding segments of linear objects; cutting the contours of linear objects at points of junction; cutting the contours of polygon objects at the points of junction and self-intersection; conversion of multi-lines into simple lines; conversion of multipolygons into simple polygon objects with internal sub-objects.

    The task "To locate photos of JPEG on map by GPS-coordinates" is improved. Loading the project of data of shooting from the UAV in the "preliminary compilation" is added.
    The project of shooting's data is a list of JPEG photos and GPS-coordinates of points of photographing that correspond to them. The "preliminary compilation" mode carries out an automatic binding and turn of the photo image by coordinates of the shooting point and the direction angle of the image.

    A call of the "Transparent color" mode has been added to the "Data list" dialog. The mode is designed to disable the display of both one and a group of colors from a palette of 16, 256-color rasters. For 24 bit rasters, a disabling of displaying one color is carried out.

    In the dialogs of recalculating and displaying the coordinates of the current point on the map, the replacement of the coordinate system PZ-90.02 by PZ-90.11 is performed.


    The new version of the program is available for download in the Download section.

  • 06.02.2019 GIS Toolkit offers developers of GIS-applications the enhanced possibilities of working with geoportals
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS ToolKit of version 12.6.4 is developed for creation of GIS-applications in the environment of C ++ Builder, Delphi Embarcadero. In the new version, settings were added to the GIS-core, which provide the ability to set the coordinates offset for various geoportals. This is necessary to establish an exact match of the data displayed in the TMapView component and the geoportal, if artificial offsets are entered on it. Support of Flightradar24 resource is included into the list of available geoportals for implementing the monitoring of aircraft movement. The geoportal of the Moscow Region Regional Geographic Information System (RGIS) has been added. Information about spatial objects is placed in the system by the responsible state authorities and local self-government bodies of the Moscow Region and is the official state information resource of the Moscow Region. Support for geoportals with an arbitrary tile size is added. The settings are put into the user file crsregister.xml, which contains the description of user matrixes, their projections, scale factors and tile sizes. Speed of displaying geoportals is increased.

    A new mode of displaying rasters and matrixes with recalculation of coordinate systems (transformation) and/or turning on the fly has been added into the GIS core. This allows you to display images and matrixes of elevations together with geoportals and vector maps with different coordinate systems and rotate these images at an arbitrary angle (for example, in a navigation task). The display speed of rasters and matrixes with transformation and rotation roughly corresponds to the usual display of rasters due to the use of multi-thread processing for multi-core processors and new data caching algorithms (display processes are accelerated 10 or more times).

    In the new version the system of search for map objects using the TMapFind and TMapObj components is improved. To work with the map object, a new dialog is available that displays the attributes of object, its coordinates, object scheme, and scale of visibility. In the presence of permissions the dialog allows to edit object parameters.

    GIS ToolKit is a tool for the developer of geographic information systems that allows you to process spatial databases. The toolkit consists of a set of visual components (supplied in the source code) and the API functions of GIS core for direct access to the geodatabase. The base of geodata can be located both at the workplace (direct access to the data), and in the local network or the Internet (the components of the GIS Server access or the exchange of data under the international protocols are used).

    The new version of the program is available for download on the Download page.

  • 04.02.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented by map of Mongolia
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of Mongolia. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 01.02.2019 KB "Panorama" will take part in the jubilee conference to the 100th anniversary of the industry of Geodesy and Cartography
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" will take part in the 10th international scientific-practical conference "Geodesy. Mining survey. Aerial survey. At the turn of the centuries". The event will be held from 14 to 15 February 2019 in Moscow in the conference hall of the "Novotel" hotel. Representatives of the company will make a presentation on the topic “Automated conducting a databank of digital maps and remote sensing data” and will hold a master class. During the meeting, application of geo-information technologies of KB "Panorama" will be considered for creating geoportals by using the software products: GIS "Panorama", GIS Server, GIS WebServer SE, GIS WebService SE, Imagery Creator.

    On the basis of server software, geoportals of various purposes, such as the GIS "Rosseti", "Agroportal", "Geoportal of open data of the Emergencies Ministry of Russia" and others, are implemented.

    GIS "Rosseti" increases the reliability and efficiency of the management of the electro-network complex, distributed over the territory of 77 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. The main task of the GIS "Rosseti" is to provide information support in carrying out work for reducing the likelihood of accidents, technological failures and other abnormal situations, as well as to mitigate their negative consequences.

    "Agroportal" allows agricultural producers to get access to an agricultural GIS enterprise from anywhere in the world. Geoportal is designed for management of agriculture, provides for the creating a digital map of the contours of the farm, a conducting the base of soil fertility and electronic corded book of field history.

    "Geoportal of open data of the Emergencies Ministry of Russia" was developed by the company's specialists in preparation for the VIII International Salon "Integrated safety 2015". The web application provides systematized information on the resources of the Unified State System for the Prevention and Response to Emergencies and on economic and infrastructure facilities in the territory of the Russian Federation.

    The purpose of the scientific conference is the creation of an inter-branch testing ground for the exchange of experience and information. The event will allow to unite the market's leaders for the demonstration of domestic and foreign innovative scientific and industrial developments in the field of geodesy, mine survey and aerial survey. Participants of the meeting will be able to discuss market development prospects, learn about training and retraining programs for industry specialists, and visit the master classes from leading companies.

  • 29.01.2019 The demonstration geoportal "Electric control center" based on GIS WebServer SE is updated
    In KB "Panorama" the example of implementation of the "Electric control center", built on the basis of GIS WebServer SE, has been updated. The new version adds the ability to build routes for vehicles on an arbitrary date. Routes are built in the form of linear and point objects, during construction you can choose the color of the object. Displaying several routes are available at once for different dates, each waypoint contains time information. The constructed routes can be saved on the local computer in GeoJSON format for further processing and analysis.

    For storing the information about the coordinates of the vehicles the database PostgreSQL used. From GPS/GLONASS trackers the information about current position, time and a car condition is arrived. Data is transmitted via HTTP protocol using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) packet data transmission. The mechanism for receiving and analysing data is implemented in PHP. You can use any other methods of receiving data. The route is drawn in the client’s browser, which receives all the necessary data in GeoJSON format. The route is added into the "Map contents" panel tree as a separate layer. "Electric control center" is implemented as a plug-in of the GIS WebServer SE application.

    Access to cartographical data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Data about terrain is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. The program is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    You can get acquainted with examples of demonstration geoportals on the site gisserver.ru.

  • 16.01.2019 A kit of geographic maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 is supplemented by map of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    KB "Panorama" prepared a digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF onto the territory of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. VMap0 data obtained according to information from the website www.gis-lab.info has served as source for map's preparation.

    The map contains information about the quantity of inhabitants for cities and the names of settlements in Russian. As additional materials the World map of scale 1: 5 000 000 and data of OpenStreetMap were used. The map is led to the classifier of geographical maps of scale 1: 1 000 000 (1mogk13g.rsc). It can be used for the general estimation of the terrain and studying of an environment, an ensuring of educational process, as a basis for creation of geographical maps of smaller scale, thematic and special maps and solving other tasks.

    The map is distributed free according to the free licence. Digital geographical map of scale 1: 1 000 000 in format SXF is available for downloading on page the "Digital maps and images".

  • 11.01.2019 Training materials in English are prepared for independent study of geoinformation systems of KB "Panorama"
    Specialists of KB "Panorama" for English-speaking users prepared a series of video lessons for working with GIS "Panorama". The training course of twelve lessons will tell you about the system tools for creating and editing maps, checking the quality of vector maps, performing calculations and building 3D models. To date, three video lessons are prepared and published.

    From the first lesson, "Object creation tools", you will learn how to create and edit objects on a map. It will examine various ways to create new objects and fill in their characteristics.

    In the second lesson, "Operations above points", modes are shown that allow you to edit the turning points of map objects. Also you learn about some functions for changing the topology of objects.

    The third lesson "Classifier edition" is devoted to the creation and editing of a classification system of spatial objects and their attributes. The lesson shows you how to create layers of the classifier, objects of different types of localization and demonstrates the key possibilities for creating conventional symbols for map objects.

    You can get acquainted with the training materials in English in the section "Video lessons".

  • 03.01.2019 GIS WebServer SE expands the possibilities of creating thematic maps based on a spatial database
    In KB "Panorama" the GIS WebServer SE version 4.3.2 is developed. In the new version the possibility of creating maps by database tables is added. The "Geocoding" component connects to the database, reads the coordinates of objects and creates point objects on the map. The result can be saved on the user's computer in GeoJSON format. In addition, geocoding parameters can be saved for future use. The "Geocoding" component is implemented as a plug-in, whose code can be used as an example for developing your own components.

    In 3D map the possibility to select a route of motion in the "Free flying" mode is added. The route of movement can be pre-prepared or downloaded from a file from the user's computer.

    The toolkit of developing the Web-applications the GIS WebToolKit SE has been improved, which expands possibilities of GIS WebServer SE and can be integrated into other information systems. Access to data (images, vector maps and terrain information) is provided by Web services using common OGC protocols and ISO standards. Service of GIS WebService SE (OGC WMS/WMTS) provides spatial information in the form of graphic images. Various types of high-altitude data are used as a digital elevation model: matrixes (in the formats SRTM, GeoTIFF, IMG, MTW), TIN-models, point cloud and others. At request the most accurate data onto a specified terrain site with a given resolution is automatically sampled. To transfer data of the digital terrain model to the Web, the WCS protocol is used. The relief data is represented as tiles and cached on the client.

    As a source of spatial data, the Databank of digital maps and remote sensing data can be. It provides the collection, storage, search and delivery of spatial data in exchange formats, a displaying the state of the data bank in the form of maps-schemes, the automated formation and updating of geo-covers.

    GIS WebServer SE is used in the construction of closed corporate systems to ensure the protection of data having a security classification or a trade secret. GIS WebServer SE is certified for Level 2 of absence of undeclared capabilities. The new version of the program expands the application's capabilities in solving problems of analysis, management and long-term planning of the territories development. GIS WebServer SE is implemented using the toolkit of GIS WebToolKit SE, which can be used in development tools that use the JavaScript.

    The new version of the program is available on the website in the Download section.


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