Atlanta, USA, 8 May 2006 – TerraGo Technologies announced that the latest version of its software includes features that allow Adobe Reader users to export data from GeoPDF files to GIS via the ESRI Shapefile format (.shp). Utilizing the new GeoPDF Toolbar, Adobe Reader users can add comments, redlines, and markups to geospatially enabled GeoPDF files and then export the information back into the original GIS system.
TerraGo’s flagship product line, MAP2PDF which is available for major GIS systems, is used to export data from geospatial information applications to a georegistered PDF with layers and object feature attributes, allowing users to share spatially-enabled files among colleagues and applications. GeoPDF files can be easily distributed and used in connected or disconnected modes with Adobe Reader and TerraGo’s free GeoPDF Toolbar, which replaces MAP2PDF for Reader. The GeoPDF Toolbar recognizes geo-enabled files and lets users view maps, turn layers on and off, query attributes, display coordinates, GPS track and create redlines, markups and Geonotes.
Utilizing the export to Shapefile functionality, GIS professionals can integrate those redlines, markups and GeoNotes back into the enterprise’s work flow and update geospatial data with the latest information available. Since users are not changing the underlying GIS data files, but adding markups to the GeoPDF map document, the integrity of the original data is maintained. This latest version of TerraGo’s software is in use with selected customers now and will be available very soon for all users.