Able Software has released a new version for its automated raster to vector conversion software, R2V. This new release has added support to conversions between the UTM, latitude/longitude and the State Plane coordinate systems. Control points can be transformed between the projection systems and applied to convert vector data layers to a new map projection system. The 3D VRML export for DEM (digital terrain model) has been improved to include image draping and colour texture information for 3D visualization through the Internet and physical model creation using a 3D printer.
R2V is an automated raster to vector conversion software developed by Able Software for mapping and GIS applications. R2V converts images stored in TIFF, GeoTIFF, BMP, JPEG, GIF and RLC image formats to a vector file format, such as Arc/Info generate, ArcView Shape file, MapInfo MIF/MID file, AutoCAD DXF, IGES, MapGuide SDL and others. Raster images can be registered to another image to correct geometric distortions and geo-referenced to a real world coordinate system. Raw uncompressed image formats, such as formats used by satellite imagery, can be opened using R2V’s new raw image import function. Image regions of interest (ROI) in any shape are used for cropping and automatic vectorization. Colour image classification function separates colours into vector data layers for easy editing and management. 3D DEM (digital terrain model) is created from labelled contour lines for 3D visualization and analysis.