Munich, Germany — November 2, 2010 — softelec’s VPmap Series software products are released in a new version 4. Both products, VPmap and VPmap pro, provide a unique set of functions for capturing spatial data from scanned maps with cost-saving efficiency. VPmap Series V4 now runs on Windows 7, XP, and Vista in full 64bit mode. For use inside AutoCAD/AutoCAD Map 3D all versions from 2004 to 2011 are supported making use of expanded memory and performance, especially for large image data. The new VPmap Series versions also support AutoCAD/AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 and 2011 in 64bit mode.
VPmap and VPmap pro offer a flexible and independent platform for capturing spatial data from scanned maps for floor plans, cadastral projects, land development, land survey, geology, and many more. New functions in Version 4 include an enhanced assignment and handling of meta data (attributes). Attributes can be converted to text labels and vice versa. All attribute functions are now also available inside AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D.
VPmap and VPmap pro contain specialized functions for extracting spatial data from black and white or colored scanned maps. Literally with a click of the mouse area objects can be captured as closed polylines or filled polygons with a matching of overlapping borders. Assigning attribute information to objects is just as convenient and simple, as some can even be calculated automatically. Altogether, VPmap Series contributes to reducing costs immensely when feeding a GIS or Facility Management upon existing paper maps.
Features in both VPmap Series products also include seamless assembly of several raster maps, color separation, mosaicing as well as high-speed and accurate multi-point rubber-sheeting and geo-referencing. An individual set-up for different coordinate systems and map projections provides maximum flexibility for import and export. Major supported file formats for import and export are GeoTIFF, DWG (Autodesk), SHP (ESRI), MIF (MapInfo), and DGN (Bentley).
In addition to VPmap’s standard features VPmap pro comes with a module for fast automatic vectorization and symbol recognition. Automatic vector conversion options can also be applied on color maps. With its built-in scanner interface VPmap pro thus provides a complete and unique “Scan-to-GIS“ Desktop.
Since 1990 softelec is a world leading software supplier for intelligent raster technology in CAD and GIS. VPHybridCAD and VPmap Series are softelec’s leading brands for scan editing and vector conversion products. From the Munich, Germany, headquarters softelec products are distributed worldwide through international specialist resellers. A great variety of industrial and governmental organizations rely on VP software in the fields of mechanical design, plant engineering, building construction, civil engineering, energy supplies, oil and mining and many more. An extensive list of user references and more company and product information is available at www.softelec.com.
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