Munich, Germany, 26 June 2006: Softelec’s Version 2 of their VPmap Series software products has now been released and contains a number of enhancements. Both products, VPmap and VPmap pro, provide a unique set of functions and features for capturing spatial data from scanned maps. VPmap Series V2 now comes with the new option for operation inside Autodesk Map 3D, while choosing to run the programs in “stand-alone” mode remains a standard. Thus, VPmap and VPmap pro offer a flexible and independent platform for building up digital spatial data collections from scanned maps in cadastral projects, land development, land survey, geology, and many more.
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, including accurate elimination 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 upon existing paper maps.
The extensive features in the VPmap Series products also include seamless assembly of several raster maps, color separation, mosaicing as well as high-speed and precise multi-point rubber-sheeting. 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 program 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.