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GeoMedia support for XLSX

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-27-2017 02:07 AM - last edited on ‎10-27-2017 05:57 AM by Technical Evangelist

 

As a GeoMedia user interested in accessing tabular information from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, I want GeoMedia to support XLSX files from more recent versions of Excel, so that I am not restricted to use of older-format Excel files.

 

An example of a recent problem with accessing older XLS files can be found here:

 

http://community.hexagongeospatial.com/t5/Support-GeoMedia/Windows-10-Update-leads-to-Unexpected-err...

 

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release via the new Excel data server.

Change the name of a warehouse connection

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-04-2017 06:44 AM - last edited on ‎10-06-2017 10:36 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user, I want to be able to change the name of a warehouse connection.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Drag-and-drop for creating warehouse connections

Status: Delivered
by on ‎12-13-2017 04:40 AM - last edited on ‎01-01-2018 07:15 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user, I want to be able to access the different file formats supported by GeoMedia via a drag-and-drop action without having to go through warehouse connection commands, so that data interaction and visualization are made simpler and faster.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Hide/Display Checkbox in Legend Entry Properties for Boundary

Status: Delivered
by on ‎08-21-2018 06:02 AM - last edited on ‎08-23-2018 09:11 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user, I want to have a checkbox on the Legend Entry Properties dialog for turning the display of the Boundary on and off, just as I have for turning the Fill and Point display on and off, so that I don't have to enter the Style Properties dialog to turn off my area boundaries.

 

Hide_Display Checkbox.PNG

 

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

GeoPackage Data Server

Status: Delivered
by Community Manager on ‎08-08-2017 07:48 AM - last edited on ‎08-31-2017 06:51 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user, I want a read-write data server to be provided for the OGC GeoPackage standard, so that I can make a warehouse connection to a GeoPackage dataset (.gpkg) and exercise all standard GeoMedia capabilities using that data source.

 

Anticipated capabilities would include at least:

 

  • New read-write data server with standard ability to connect, query, display in map window and data window, manage feature classes, capture and edit data, and bulk-load from other data sources
  • User interface in the New Connection and Connection Properties dialogs
  • Support within the Database Utilities utility
  • Support within the New Warehouse command (copying a delivered .gpkg warehouse template)
  • Support within the offline editing commands (Output to Offline, Post from Offline)

Please suggest other capabilities of specific interest.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with GeoMedia Desktop 2018 in March 2018.

Support GeoTagged photos

Status: Delivered
by on ‎03-12-2018 07:25 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2018 09:43 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of GeoMedia, I want to be able to create attributed point features from GeoTagged photos (like JPG or TIFF), so that they can be georeferenced, displayed, queried, and hyperlinked to the actual photo.

 

Additional details:

 

Since GeoTags got more and more popular over the last years and most camera devices have built-in GPS functionality to date, it seems indeed reasonable for a modern GIS to support this. As far as I know there was a tool called 'GeoTagPhotos' for GeoMedia 6.1...  maybe this tool offered a similar function.

 

A respective command or option, e.g. placed within the 'Raster' tab, should be able to read and process GeoTag information from image metadata (like EXIF) which could be GPS location information (latitude, longitude, altitude) and maybe also additional information (like timestamp or aspect/direction). This information could be used to create a point feature class for each photo in a folder with respective attributes and optional attach the photos to the point feature class (so that they are directly visible on the map).

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release via the new Insert Geotagged Images and Review Geotagged Images commands on the Raster ribbon tab.

Allow support for Display Data Window for thematic legend entries

Status: Delivered
by on ‎09-18-2018 05:22 AM - last edited on ‎09-18-2018 05:35 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of GeoMedia, I want the legend right-click command "Display Data Window" to work for top-level thematic legend entries as well as standard legend entries and thematic sub legend entries, so that I can easily access all features in my thematic display in a single data window.

 

Currently the command is dimmed when selecting the top level of the thematic legend entry.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Improve support for "numeric" number format in PostGIS through more precise type mapping

Status: Delivered
by on ‎05-08-2018 12:51 AM - last edited on ‎11-12-2018 01:46 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user of PostGIS databases, I want GeoMedia to support the "numeric" number format in PostGIS for decimals, so that wrong numbers are not shown in GeoMedia, when I query I do not have to wonder if they are correctly served, and I do not have to manually alter the data type of such fields.

 

Unfortunately the "numeric" data type is currently not supported by the PostGIS data server and wrong numbers (wrong information) are shown in GeoMedia. The user has to control all of its data to be sure that the right numbers are imported.

 

It is only possible to work in GeoMedia with this "numeric" number format of PostGIS without issues by transforming the according column into a "double precision" number format.  This workaround is not satisfying because it means to convert every column seperate and manually.

Unnecessary additional effort for the user arises.

Status: Delivered

Drag-and-drop to access images in GeoMedia without inserting to a warehouse

Status: Delivered
by on ‎11-30-2017 11:45 PM - last edited on ‎12-08-2017 12:10 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of imagery in GeoMedia, I would like to be able to drag-and-drop images directly from their locations on the file system into the GeoMedia user interface, so that I don't have to first insert those images into a warehouse.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Support for wider range of SVG symbol elements in GeoMedia Desktop map display

Status: Delivered
by on ‎11-07-2017 12:59 AM - last edited on ‎05-09-2019 01:32 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of GeoMedia who wishes to create SVG symbols for map display through 3rd-party applications such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, I want broader support for the SVG specification so that, for example, the curve "C" path attribute type and "d" attributes of a path in SVG are supported and it is less difficult for users to create SVG symbols for use in GeoMedia.

 

 

It is currently not possible to display SVG symbols in GeoMedia which contain ‘v’, ‘V’, ‘c’, ‘C’, 's', 'S', 'h', or ‘H’ characteristics in the 'd' attributes of a path element.  My SVG symbol, which was created with Adobe Illustrator, contains these unsupported characteristics and as a result, the symbols are not displayed correctly. In GeoMedia.  Only the ‘M’, ‘m’, ‘L’, ‘l’, ‘A’, ‘a’, and ‘z’ characteristics of 'd' attributes are supported.

Status: Delivered

Support the ECW opacity band for raster display

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-11-2017 08:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2017 08:52 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user of ECW files, I want raster display to support the ECW opacity band, so that I can avoid speckled edges or black collars and have sharp clean edges on my raster display

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release, by setting the transparent color to black (0,0,0) on the Style Propertes dialog.

Open Excel files directly rather than attaching them to an Access warehouse

Status: Delivered
by on ‎01-20-2018 08:40 PM - last edited on ‎01-21-2018 01:14 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of both GeoMedia and Microsoft Excel, I want GeoMedia to be able to directly connect to an Excel file via a data server rather than by attaching it to an Access warehouse, so that the extra step is not required and the means of integration is more obvious and direct.

 

If such a step is required by the software, it should be done automatically by the software.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Multi-column sort for a data window

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-04-2017 06:55 AM - last edited on ‎10-06-2017 10:50 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a data window user, I want to be able to sort the window content on the basis of multiple columns.

Status: Delivered

New and Improved GML and WFS Data Servers

Status: Delivered
by Community Manager on ‎08-08-2017 07:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-31-2017 07:19 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user of data servers for the OGC GML and WFS specifications, I want improved versions of those data servers to be provided, so that they are better able to handle GML and WFS variations being used around the world.

 

Known areas of need currently are:

 

  1. Improved flexibility in the handling of missing and invalid schemas.
  2. Improved discovery and handling of coordinate reference systems.
  3. Improved connection time.
  4. Improved handling of large datasets.
  5. Improved handling of authenticated services.
  6. Fixes to a variety of reported problems.

Please suggest other aspects that need improvement as well.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with GeoMedia Desktop 2018 in March 2018.

GeoMedia Ribbon Bar - Tooltip display time more than 4 seconds

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-17-2017 12:34 AM - last edited on ‎10-17-2017 05:29 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user, I want the duration of the display of a ribbon bar tooltip to be increased beyond the current 4 seconds or so, so that I have more time to read and understand the tooltip.  Making the display duration customizable, or simply leaving the tooltip displayed until the mouse moves again, would also be helpful approaches.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Remember tree node expansion state for GeoWorkspace Explorer

Status: Delivered
by on ‎06-28-2018 07:25 AM - last edited on ‎11-19-2018 03:15 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a GeoMedia user who has geoworkspaces with many connections, each one with dozens of feature classes, I want that the "Refresh All" command from Geoworkspace Explorer could remember the prior status of the tree list so I won't have to manually re-expand it after a refresh.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

Adjust error message when GeoWorkspace is already open

Status: Delivered
by on ‎05-07-2018 06:53 AM - last edited on ‎05-07-2018 07:16 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of GeoMedia, I want a better error message to be presented when a GeoWorkspace is already open by another user / process, so that I can discriminate between this condition and other errors in opening a GeoWorkspace.

 

Right now, the error message 'feature variable or with-block variable not defined' (German: Objektvariable oder With-Blockvariable nicht festgelegt) appears.  It would be much more intuitive for our customer if the error message would instead read 'GeoWorkspace is locked by another user' or something similar.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.

4K Monitors Supported

Status: Delivered
by Community Manager on ‎08-08-2017 07:49 AM - last edited on ‎08-31-2017 05:58 AM by Technical Evangelist

As the owner of a high-DPI monitor (e.g. 4K), I want GeoMedia to improve support for such monitors by ensuring that graphical user interface elements such as icons scale well, are appropriately sized for readability, and are consistent with the presentation of such icons on lower-resolution monitors.

 

Known areas of difficulty currently are:

 

  1. GPS Tracking command
  2. Add Legend Entries command
  3. LegendView control
  4. Spatial Filter dockable control

Please suggest other locations that need improvement as well.

Status: Delivered

Delivered with GeoMedia Desktop 2018 in March 2018.

Allow PostGIS warehouse connections via service names in addition to host/port/db

Status: Delivered
by on ‎11-01-2017 08:05 AM - last edited on ‎11-02-2017 12:21 PM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of PostGIS warehouses, I want to be able to connection to them via PostgreSQL service names as an alternative to the host/port/db combination, so that I can decouple connections from actual server names or IP addresses and have a more stable connection name should the server name change in the future.

 

 

See also https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/libpq-pgservice.html

 

The following 2 environment variables specify the location of PostgreSQL service definition files (typically named pg_service.conf):

 

PGSYSCONFDIR and/or PGSERVICEFILE

 

Status: Delivered
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Improve legend refresh for Reopen Connection command

Status: Delivered
by on ‎10-21-2018 06:46 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2018 06:18 AM by Technical Evangelist

As a user of the Warehouse Connections command, I want the reopen of multiple selected connections to only reload / refresh the map and data windows a single time at the end rather than doing it after each connection is individually reopened, so that performance is improved and error messages do not get displayed again and again when I am redocking and reestablishing database connections.

 

Status: Delivered

Delivered with the GeoMedia Desktop 2020 release.