Atlanta, USA, 13 November 2006 – TerraGo Technologies has announced that MAP2PDF for GeoTIFF is now available, allowing TerraGo customers to create GeoPDF files directly from GeoTIFF files. These GeoPDF files are then viewable with the free Adobe Reader and include enhanced mapping functionality via the free GeoPDF toolbar.
GeoTIFF is a standard image file format used by GIS professionals to store and publish high-resolution maps and imagery. GeoTIFF is based on the standard TIFF file and allows for embedded georeferencing information. It is commonly used as an interchange format for aerial photography and scanned maps. MAP2PDF for GeoTIFF allows users to convert GeoTIFF files to the more functional and flexible GeoPDF format.
GeoPDF is the TerraGo Technologies adaptation of the Adobe PDF format that lets users view maps, measure distances and areas, query attributes, display coordinates and create redlines and notes with Adobe Reader that can be incorporated back into GIS databases via .shp files.
In addition to its advanced cartographic functionality, MAP2PDF for GeoTIFF optimizes the GeoPDF by tiling and compressing the imagery inside the PDF. This optimization allows users to work with large image files in Adobe Reader efficiently, including panning and zooming. Raw images are compressed to a fraction of the original file size allowing for easier distribution to end users.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) uses MAP2PDF for GeoTIFF to help manage the more than 55,000 maps that cover the entire U.S. in minute detail.
– About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies is the provider of mapping solutions that leverage the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). For more information, visit www.terragotech.com.