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GeoMapApp

GeoMapApp© Development History

GeoMapApp is a global topography database and stand-alone GUI application written in the Java™ programming language. Both the database and application are actively being developed. This page will be maintained to inform GeoMapApp users of changes to the software and underlying databases.

Map Code

M = Mercator
S = South Polar
N = North Polar

Software Updates

Database Activity


Version   3.6.6   3.6.4   3.6.3   3.6.2   3.6.0   3.5.2   3.5.1   3.5.0   3.4.1   3.4.0   3.3.9   3.3.8   3.3.6   3.3.4   3.3.2   3.3.0   3.2.1   3.2.0   3.1.6   3.1.4   3.1.2   3.1.0   3.0.0   2.8.0   2.6.0   2.4.4   2.4.2   2.4.0   2.3.0   2.2.3   2.2.0   2.1.0   2.0.2   2.0.0   1.7.8   1.7.0   1.6.6   1.6.4   1.6.2   1.6.0   1.5.8   1.5.6   1.5.2   1.5.0   1.4.6   1.4.4   1.4.2   1.3.9   1.3.5   1.2.0   1.1.0

Date
 Version 
 Map
Notes
07/20/2017
3.6.6
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.6.6

Bug Fixes:

  1. Profile tool lifts pen at data gaps.
  2. The default color palette is now applied to all loaded grids.
  3. The Info button has been fixed for tabular data sets.
  4. The Info button has been fixed for WMS layers.
  5. The Icon button has been fixed for WMS layers.
  6. Fixed issues with displaying WFS data sets in polar projections.
  7. In the Shapefile Manager window, fixed so that a polygon can be selected by clicking inside it.
  8. Profile tool can now handle multiple profiles with the same name.
  9. Attempting to save an imported session will display a warning message.
  10. The Save Session function has been improved to better handle layering options and symbol configurations.
  11. Elevation Data Sources credit dialog updates for Marine.
  12. Switching projections now correctly disposes any loaded data sets and tear-off menu windows before the new projection is displayed.
  13. Fixed so that Bathymetry portal can be loaded from the AT SEA disk.
  14. General tidying up of code base.

Enhancements:

  1. Major redesign of the Digitizer tool. The interface should now be more intuitive. Digitized points can now be interactively edited, re-ordered, dragged on the map and deleted, and digitized segments can be appended.
  2. Imported grids in netCDF format can now have Z values in float or double-precision format, corresponding to the GMT nd and nf formats.
  3. Mac version of GeoMapApp now comes bundled with Java 8. This allows for https WMS and WFS services to be accessed.
  4. Reorganization of GMRT SHA1 hash value storage means GMA can more easily handle GMRT releases.
  5. The option to color, scale or graph tabular data sets is now easier to use – only valid numerical columns are listed in the drop-down menus.
02/09/2017
3.6.4
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.6.4

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed log messages for Grid Import so that they display in the Import Grid text area.
  2. Fixed keyboard shortcuts for Macs.
  3. Fix to not display progress bar if we can't get the content-length when importing a URL.
  4. Fix bug preventing the removal of certain Overlays once loaded.
  5. Fix for bug in WFS XML parsing code that prevented the PRR core sample table from being displayed correctly.
  6. Fix for bug that was preventing units from being correctly displayed in the top bar.
  7. Fix for bug in WMS XML parsing code that prevented WMS Geolog maps from importing from a Saved Session.

Enhancements:

  1. Grid Imports
    • During Grid Import, made it clear that activity is ongoing with a "Please Wait" message and a series of "."s expanding every 2s.
    • Display an error message if the imported file is of an incorrect or obsolete format, with a link to the Importing Data FAQ page.
    • If the header information for a file contains values that indicate UTM projection (xmax > 360, ymax > 90), then open Projection Dialog with UTM already selected.
    • Color the Zone textfield in yellow until a valid input is entered (1-60).
    • Move the Hemisphere radio buttons to just below the Zone textfield and set all UTM fields to only be visible when UTM is selected.
    • Display Out Of Memory error message if import throws a Heap Memory exception.
    • Added preference option to generate logs when importing grids.
    • Automatically update min/max Z values for multiple grids if the values are changed using the Edit option. Also updated text to say "Select to Import All Grids At Once".
  2. Color Palettes
    • Addded a new color palette - "allen".
    • For the additional color palette buttons, stretched the palette image across the entire width of the button.
    • When changing palette, set the new range to be the same as the previous one.
  3. Added support for https:// URLs throughout.
  4. Profile Tool
    • If the drawn profile does not cross the active grid, display a message saying this in the Profile window.
    • Multiple Profile Plotting:
    • The Global and Contributed Grids dialog windows have been combined to a single Loaded Grids dialog. Clicking on the Profile Tool button on the main toolbar will display Plot Profile checkboxes on the bottom right of each grid Layer Panel in the Layer Manager. These are checked by default. Vertically stacked profiles will be drawn for up to 4 grids that have their Plot Profile checkboxes checked.
    • Profile tool activation has been consolidated into the single Profile Tool button in the toolbar.
  5. The Grid Toggle button has been redefined to only toggle the GMRT grid.
  6. Clicking Digitizer button will now disable zoom, pan and the profile tool.
  7. Save Sessions
    • Added support for saving Overlays
    • Saved sessions can now be restored with the order of the layers retained.
08/10/2016
3.6.3
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.6.3

Bug Fixes:

  1. Replaced JFileChoosers with FileDialogs in Digital Seismic portal as there were reports of the former causing application freezes.
  2. Fixed a bug that prevented global and contributed grid data sets froms loading in North and South Polar projections.
  3. Fixed two bugs related to setting the color or scale size of data points in tables that contain empty or partially filled columns.
  4. Fixed a bug to correctly reload color palettes if multiple grids are saved using the Save Session functionality

Enhancements:

  1. Added functionality to allow users to define Z value units and data type when importing a grid.
07/11/2016
3.6.2
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.6.2

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed a typo in the WMS error message.
  2. Fixed a bug that prevented the graph window for tabular data from resizing correctly.
  3. Fixed to only show the "Points Displayed" number for the currently selected tabular dataset.
  4. Fixed bug that affected the coloring of tabular data points if the data is resorted by column.
  5. Fixed bug that displayed a red square at (0,0) when any Bathymetry portal profile is scrolled to the right edge.
  6. Fixed Save Palette so that palette is only saved to file and/or added to Palette Menu if checkboxes are checked.
  7. Fixed the z-value displayed at the top of the window when a global grid is loaded to account for wrapping of the map bounds.
  8. Fixed Save Sessions so that the current projection only is saved in the XML file. When the session is imported, GMA will switch to the new projection if required. Also fixed it so that imported sessions will only be added once to the My Layer Sessions menu, no matter how many times you import them.
  9. Fixed issues with the Global Map Inset when a saved session is imported.
  10. Fixed so that the Zoom To Layer button appears in the Layer Manager for built-in WMS layers which include WESN values.
  11. Fixed code to display the correct legends for WMS data layers.
  12. Fixed to load correct GDEM content at high zoom levels (>2048x and >8195x).
  13. Fixed text entry problems with Grid Import UTM Zone text box.

Enhancements:

  1. Added functionality to flip the color scale for a colored tabular data set.
  2. Added a new Scale Legend Dialog for a scaled tabular data set. Also set both the scale and color legends to save as PNGs, rather than JPEGS, to improve resolution. Also improved rounding for both legends.
  3. Added line thickness and line type options (solid/dashed/dotted/dash-dotted) for track lines in the tabular data Configure dialog.
  4. Added a Plot column to tabular data that allows user to deselect individual data rows. Data points are removed from the map and graphs if deselected.
  5. Made cells editable for imported tables only. Update XY position of a data point if lat/lon changed and repaint the map. Also repaint the map after any other data changed, so no need to Plot Refresh to update colors/scale. All edits update the map automatically.
  6. For imported tables that have been set to editable, you can now drag data points to new locations on the map. The table will automatically update with new lat/lon values.
  7. Added Preferences option to switch longitude range to either -180 to +180, or 0 to 360. Set the former as default. This affects the longitudes returned to the table when dragging a data point across the map. Applied to Polar projections too.
  8. Added a Save Displayed Profile button to the Bathymetry/Grav/Mag portal. Added a legend explaining the meaning of yellow and red tracks.
  9. Added capability to import MGD77T files in Bathymetry portal.
  10. Improved the display of tracks in Bathymetry portal. If the width of the data set is less than the width of the viewport, stretch the x-axis to fit the width of the viewport. Set to only display portions of the profile that are visible in the map window. Added an autoscale option to automatically scale the displayed data to fill the viewport without scrolling. This is updated as you zoom or scroll the map. The scaling is based on the track currently visible on the map.
  11. Introduced a cross-hair cursor for drawing profile lines.
  12. Added more choices for GMA grid color palettes. Added a More Palettes option in the grid dialog that will open up a new window with all available palettes. Can click on any to use. Also added the extra color palettes to the Color dialog for tables.
  13. Improved Save Sessions functionality to store all the parameters needed to recreate a displayed data table (symbol colors, sizes, etc). Also applied to grids so that color palettes and other settings can be saved and restored.
  14. GMRT version number is now read from a file on the server or AT_SEA disk, allowing greater flexibility when updating GMRT.
  15. Removed cached GMRT tile images from GeoMapApp. Images are now always downloaded from the server, allowing changes to the GMRT grid without requiring an update to GeoMapApp.

New Functionality:

  1. Survey Planner Portal (Beta):
  2. A limited functionality Beta Survey Planner Waypoints Portal provides track line distances and sailing times. Multiple parallel survey tracks can be generated automatically.

Note:

  1. Java digital security certificate has been updated.
10/20/2015
3.6.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.6.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Mask for the South and North poles did not load properly or focus when the mask was turned on. This issue has been fixed.
  2. Loading of portals or tabluar menu items are now more uniform in the zooming actions and are less sporadic.

Enhancements:

  1. The new DataLayers menu consolidates the wide range of built-in global, regional, and local geoscience data sets that were originally listed under the Basemaps and Datasets menus in earlier versions of GeoMapApp. The consolidation allows the DataLayers menu to be structured more intuitively and managed more efficiently. The old-style menus are now frozen and no longer maintained but remain available for use with older versions of GeoMapApp.
  2. The Zoom Undo function has been expanded to capture the four most recent zoom actions.
  3. The Session Manager (Save Session) has been enhanced and offers a basic ability to store, share, and re-use an instance of a GeoMapApp session. Saving a session (File > Session Manager) captures limited features that include the loaded built-in data layers, layer transparency, map location, and zoom level. It also captures any loaded data portal. The captured information is stored as a small XML file that can be shared with colleagues and students. When a saved session file is imported, GeoMapApp automatically zooms to the geographical area and displays the data layers. A saved session could be shared with a class to allow every student to open GeoMapApp at exactly the same starting point with the same data layers loaded and the same area displayed. When using GeoMapApp to generate a figure for publication, storing the session could be useful for later re-use.
  4. New status bar when loading the Analog Seismic Reflection Profiles portal
  5. The GMA download for the new version pop up has changed behavior. Users are pointed to the download webpage to activate the download from the browser instead of a direct download from the application.
08/26/2015
3.5.2
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.5.2

Bug Fixes:

  1. File Import: Grid Import navigation window for Mac users is correctly displayed.
  2. Loading certain menu items the map will unexpectedly jump to another area. This is corrected.
  3. A broken WFS URL for EarthChem has been corrected.
  4. South Polar mask is displayed beyond zoom 1

Enhancements:

  1. Versign secutiry ticket updated for Windows executable, webstart and .jar executable.
  2. The Earthquake Focal Mechanisim Soultions Portal is updated with data from Jan 1976 to Apr 2015.
  3. The Earthquake Focal Mechanisim Soultions Portal GUI has more information displayed for the user.
  4. The information warning message about limitation of points displayed on the map for tabular datasets is made more clear.
05/19/2015
3.5.1
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.5.1

Bug Fixes:

  1. Excel: First column numerical-only values or mixed alpha-numerical values now import correctly for Excel .xlsx and .xls files.
  2. Excel .xlsx and .xls libraries packets updated.
  3. Excel: A blank first row last cell caused failure of display of last column. This is now fixed so the last column is correctly displayed.
  4. Spreadsheets and Data Tables: Placing a "#" symbol as the first character in the first column of any data row should trigger the omission of the row.
04/29/2015
3.5.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.5.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Profile tool will now always have two or more annotation labels in the y-axis
  2. XYZ values fixed in being displayed in profile tool window on different operating systems
  3. South Polar Radar Portal AGAP dataset fixed.
  4. Small changes to Save Session Menu Items
  5. Tabular Graph function now displays file name extension for saved image
  6. Clean up the GUI for various GeoMapApp Portals

Enhancements:

  1. The GMRT base map images now load faster in all projections allowing the map to be refreshed more quickly when zooming and panning. Additionally, the underlying GMRT grids are provided at greater precision.
  2. Updated GeoMapApp for Java 7.
  3. Code sign GeoMapApp with Trusted Apple Developer ID for Mac .dmg downloads.
  4. Clean up and improve Mac .dmg installer
  5. When importing tabular data files, GeoMapApp now treats lines that begin with a '#' symbol as a comment. Importing data tables GUI has been cleaned up further.
  6. Clean up WFS GUI interface
  7. Lock display area for contributed grid window

New Functionality:

  1. A new Undo Last Zoom action is now available in the application. The new feature can be found on the main map toolbar next to the zoom out icon. When you have zoomed anywhere on the map by mistake clicking this new Undo Last Zoom icon will undo your zoom history once. If you trigger an automatic zoom in the application by opening a menu item you can now go back to the last map view.
10/06/2014
3.4.1
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.4.1

Bug Fixes:

  1. Updated WFS connections.
10/02/2014
3.4.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.4.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. At the bottom of the window frame, Elevation Data Sources can be listed, with updated country flags showing the nations that have contributed data for the GMRT elevation model.
  2. The Ocean Drilling portal is now correctly released when closed.
  3. The importing of NetCDF grid in .grd or .nc format now imports multiple grid properly. Also lets users know the wesn range of entire import.
  4. The location of saved files now defaulting to a user's home directory
  5. When importing a ESRI formatted shapefile bug is corrected for user to change the color in the shapefile manager.
  6. ixes to correctly display the red-green-blue colours of an imported spreadsheet or data table.. Also format your cells for the RGB column as text.
  7. Some columns did not sort properly in the windows platform. This is fixed, now all columns in the datatable sort with either Windows/Mac platforms.
  8. Tool tip information was also updated

Enhancements:

  1. The GMRT base map Tiles load sequentially allowing the map to be refreshed more quickly when zooming and panning.
  2. Save Sessions/Import Sessions functionality allows users to store and re-use an instance of a GeoMapApp session. Saving a session captures the loaded data layers and the map display area. When a session is imported, the application automatically zooms to the pre-set area and loads the data layers.
  3. Improvements made to the loading/importing data sets and decimation of points allows better control of the number of points plotted on the map.
    1. If a data set contains more than 20,000 records, a user is given the choice to plot all points (potentially impacting graphics card performance) or to plot a geographically-decimated subset of the points (may not display all valid points).
    2. When importing ASCII data from a URL, the import function prompts the user if the data set has more than 100,000 points.
  4. The availability of Tear-Off Menus is highlighted at the top of each menu - when clicked, a separate menu navigation window helps users quickly navigate within the built-in data sets and functions.
  5. Progress bars and status messages for the Multibeam Swath Bathymetry portal have been updated. Once loaded, the Multibeam Swath Bathymetry portal is cached automatically, making subsequent loading times very fast.
02/10/2014
3.3.9
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.9

Bug Fixes:

  1. The new Projection Menu located between the 'Windows' and 'Help' menus now works properly. This menu allows users to switch between the Mercator, south polar or north polar projections without restarting the application.
  2. The importing of grids in grd98 format for big-endian files has been fixed. This option can be found on the File Menu> Import a 2-D Grid File> From Local File System Gird File. A drop-down list of different grid formats to import will appear, choose the GRD98 format.
  3. When importing a grid the information button on the top right provides header information to the user. It will now also alert users if an imported grid file has no readable header information.
  4. The Lasso Tool is fixed for all tabular data and for use within the PetDB portal.
  5. Ocean Drilling portal - selecting a drill site no longer causes errors or freezes the portal.
  6. The zoom-to-region functionality now works when selecting these menu items:
    1. Basemaps > Geological Maps
    2. Overlays > Watersheds (HydroSHEDS)
    3. Basemaps > Regional Maps > North Atlantic Ocean
    4. Basemaps > Regional Maps > North America
    5. Basemaps > Regional Maps > Pacific
    6. Basemaps > Regional Maps > Mediterranean and Black Seas
    7. Basemaps > NOAA Nautical Charts (not for navigation)

Enhancements:

  1. Improvements to the Multibeam Swath Bathymetry Portal: The portal now updates the cache automatically when there is a new version available. Users can still manually refresh, clear or disable caching via the File > Preferences > Cache Options menu.
  2. The Earthquake Focal Mechanism portal has been updated to include data from May 2012 to August 2013.
  3. User instructions for importing Shapefiles, 2-D Grids, Tables and Spreadsheets have been updated. See the Import Data Format Requirements page, located under File > file type.
  4. Changed terminology for the sun illumination section of the Global and Contributed Grids windows from Declination to Azimuth and Inclination to Altitude.
08/01/2013
3.3.8
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.8

Bug Fixes:

  1. The Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Anomaly Profiles Portal the USAP/Antarctic Tracks are now loading.
  2. Opening he "Digitize Latitude, Longitude and Depth" icon on the main map toolbar the Digitizer panel on the right is fixed to be in view on start up.
  3. The South Georgia Bathymetry (south polar projection) and Ross Sea Davey (south polar and mercator projections) grids are now available.
  4. Cleanup of unnecessary nested borders on the main map window of GeoMapApp.

Enhancements:

  1. Excel spreadsheets ( .xls/.xlsx ) with simple addition, subtraction, division and multiplication included in the cells can now be imported into GeoMapApp.
  2. Reduction of unnecessary dialog boxes and user clicks when importing Excel formatted file (.xls or .xlsx).
  3. The Excel import does not support importing Excel 5.0/95 (BIFF5) spreadsheets. An error dialog has been added to inform users of the error.
  4. Icons on the main tool bar in GeoMapApp have been updated.
  5. The WMS has been upgraded to handle version 1.3.0. If users want to use a certain version (1.1.1 or 1.3.0) they can indicate that in their WMS GetCapabilities URL otherwise it is up to the default setting of the WMS server they connect to.
  6. Profile Tool box has been enhanced with the following items:
    1. Changed the Help button to a menu item.
    2. Removed Vertical Exaggeration slider.
    3. Decreased the decimal place value from 3 to 1.
    4. North, East, South and West drop downs have been hidden on startup until the user chooses the Degrees & Decimal Minutes option.
  7. For the Contributed Grids dialog box, the default action has been set to lock the map view from zooming. Users must unlock the zooming feature to zoom in or out.

New Functionality:

  1. Projection Menu Item (Beta):
    1. A new Projection menu item has been added and can found before the Help Menu item on the main GeoMapApp window. This allows users to switch projection without restarting the application. If a user is on one projection they have the option to switch to one of the other two projections. For example if the user is on the Mercator projection they will have the option to switch to the North or South projections.

Note:

  1. Java digital security certificate has been updated from 07/2013 - 08/2015.
02/04/2013
3.3.6
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.6

Bug Fixes:

  1. Users who import their own custom Excel sheet can create a RGB column which specifies the comma separated rgb color code of a particular map point. This GeoMapApp functionality is now fixed.
02/01/2013
3.3.4
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.4

Bug Fixes:

  1. The location of certain save file features now defaults to the user's home directory.

Enhancements:

  1. Compatibility issues with .xls and .xlsx formats from Microsoft Excel 2011 have been addressed.
  2. GMRT Grid with version number to appear in the layer manager in place of Global Multi Resolution Topography (GMRT) layer name.
01/10/2013
3.3.2
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.2

Bug Fixes:

  1. For GeoMapApp application on a linux environment any buttons or links from the application to call on a internet browser window for opening a URL page would produce a error. This has been fixed.
  2. When 2 contributed grids are open if the user is zoomed into one grid for viewing and proceed to toggle to the other view, after enabling the lock icon the map will not zoom back out to the world view.
  3. The option for saving a high resolution image will appear only when the GMRT Grid is active otherwise this option is disabled.

Enhancements:

  1. Improved Caching of Menus: Validation of syntax to detect corruption of xmls in cache. Corruption might happen if a user clicks abort on startup of GMA. This is addressed, if there is a corruption in the cache the application switches to fetch xml on server. New cache options in the preference panel will give user control to clear the menus cache.
  2. Several look and feel changes to the PetDb Portal GUI for better user control. Corrected decimal place bug when displaying values on the data columns.
  3. Profile Tool Imporvements: Slider scales to current vertical exaggeration. Slider range is labeled. A drop down was added to select between decimal degrees and decimal minutes. Added return key functionality to the text boxes for the endpoints. Added dropdown boxes for North, South, East and West directions. New help button text for the Profile Tool.
  4. When loading any tabular data menu item a 2nd progress bar shows the loading of the file with the size.
  5. Added the ability to display a color legend for datasets. User can save the legend as a .jpeg.

New Functionality:

  1. Portals Cache for Multibeam Bathymetry Portal: In the File menu under Preferences menu in the Cache Options tab a user can enable the cache for the Multibeam Bathymetry Portal. The cache for this portal will work with all three projections of the map. New cache options in the preference panel will give user control to clear the portals cache.
08/03/2012
3.3.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.3.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. In the Digital Seismic Reflection portal, bounding boxes of expeditions that cross the international date line have been corrected. The ability to right click to select an expedition with a bounding box nested within other bounding boxes has been added.3. The ability to right click and select bounding boxes within another bounding box has been corrected.
  2. Within the Ocean Floor Drilling Portal, the Add Graph button can be activated again if the user chooses to not complete adding a graph. This is located in the section of viewing the core measurements for a selected hole. Also the width of the pop up menu in the Add Graph functionality has been expanded.

Enhancements:

  1. The PetDB portal now includes recent data samples through March 2012. The controls for data selection within the portal have been simplified and certain non-relevant categories were removed.
  2. The Focal Mechanism Solutions portal activated once again. The plotted Centroid Moment Tensors (beachballs) have been improved but the portal is still under construction.
  3. Under the Save Map as Grid menu selection we have added an option to save the grid with a higher resolution.
  4. Within the Distance/Profile tool user can specify the Lat/Lon positions of start and end points. A slider bar has replaced the text box to control the Vertical Exaggeration of the graph.
  5. Tabular Data symbols now include selections, circle, square, triangle and star. This can be found within the configuration section of a data table under the shapes drop down.

Note:

  1. Java digital security certificate has been updated.
06/19/2012
3.2.1
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.2.1

Enhancements:

  1. Enhance cache menus logic for those users who don't allow caching
06/13/2012
3.2.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.2.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed excel table imports for .xlsx
  2. Fixed table export issues on selected points.
  3. When the Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles portal is selected, the NGDC (default) track lines appear.
  4. Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Anomaly Profiles the download data button is functional. Will download to user desktop as a .a77 file.
  5. North or South polar projection, when any grid is loaded, the action of changing the color palette range in the Global/Contributed Grid window will now change colors on the map.
  6. Multibeam Swath Bathymetry portal selection from the cruise list dropdown now loads ping data for download.
  7. Save jpg or png of a graphed tabular data now prompts the user to have the proper file extensions before saving.

Enhancements:

  1. Start up map images are bundled with the application.
  2. Tiles of zoom level 1, level 2 and level 4 are bundled with the application. Level 8 only for mercator.
  3. Excel files as .xls can now read in Date formatted cells. Will show proper 24hr time versus the 12 hr time along with the date.
  4. Additional data progress bars for interaction within the portal is added to the portals, Earthquake Locations, Epicenter Depths and Magnitudes, Analog Seismic Reflection Profile and Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles
  5. Added high resolution jpeg images to ntarctica's Gamburtsev Province Project (AGAP).
  6. Made download options restricted/ grayed out to available data in Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles portal and Radar Profiles of Antarctic Ice Thickness portal,. (Bug reported, tested by DP)
  7. Allowed for the downloading of mat and nc files in the Radar Profiles of Antarctic Ice Thickness portal
  8. Redirected Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles portal SEGY downloads to the website.
  9. Redirected Radar Portal data downloads to the website.
  10. Added SCAR Seismic Data Library System (SDLS) lines to the Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles

New Functionality:

  1. A new portal, Search Expedition Data, provides a searchable map-based cruise track interface. A range of search parameters allows the user to filter the cruise tracks on display. Users can choose from the type of data collected, ship name, cruise ID, date range, funding source, and the name of chief scientist or other member of the science party. Simple boolean logic permits multiple search parameters to refine the results, and linked web pages provide additional information and downloadable cruise data.
  2. We've added Menus Caching, a new optimization feature to reduce the start up time of the application. GeoMapApp will detect if the user has the latest set of menus and will proceed to load and cache them. After the initial caching GeoMapApp will start noticeably more quickly until it detects a new set of menu items. We've also bundled tiles of zoom level one, level two and level four with the application on all three projections and added level eight for the Mercator projection.
11/29/2011
3.1.6
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.1.6

Bug Fixes:

  1. Fix PetDB Portal was not functional. The bug was introduced in version 3.1.4

Enhancements:

  1. Update splash image for South Polar and North Polar projections on startup
11/28/2011
3.1.4
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.1.4

Bug Fixes:

  1. Includes an important bug fix for proper loading of the global GMRT grid at the zoom levels 1 and 2
  2. The map window digitizer tool has been updated to load the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) elevation grid on start up as the default grid.
  3. Within the Save Map Window, fixed the 'No' button to preform the close action instead of continuing to save.
  4. A bug associated with switching between the Zoom and Digitize a Reflector tools has been fixed.
  5. In the Earthquake Locations and Epicenters portal 'Get More Info' button is no longer hidden behind the Legend box in the right side panel

Enhancements:

  1. Update NETCDF library to 4.2
  2. Updated the Import a 2D Grid file feature to accept .nc format and can import NetCDF-4 grids and NetCDF-3 grids.
  3. when importing a grid, a More Info button displays the file details of your .nc (.grd file extension also accepted) grid.
  4. The Radar portal (for South Polar projection), Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles portal and Analog Seismic Reflection Profiles portal have been updated with a new feature to enable users to load files of previously digitized horizons from a radar or seismic line.
  5. A major new radar dataset from the US-British AGAP survey of Antarctica has been added to the South Polar Radar portal.
  6. Update splash image for Mercator, South Polar and North Polar projections on startup

New Functionality:

  1. One added feature is the ability to import a Excel file (.xlsx) even with formulas in the cells. This was not possible in the previous versions of GMA
08/16/2011
3.1.2
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.1.2

Bug Fixes:

  1. Remove USGS Industry section in the Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles portal.
  2. Fix PetDB Compiled Chemistry section was not displaying results. The bug was introduced in version 3.1.0
08/11/2011
3.1.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.1.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Improved loading of the global GMRT grid at resolutions higher than the global view.

Enhancements:

  1. The 'Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Profiles' Portal has been renamed to 'Digital Seismic Reflection Profiles' and the 'Single-Channel Seismic Reflection Profiles' Portal to 'Analog Seismic Reflection Profiles'
  2. Updated the'Locations and Timing of Seafloor Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions' portal to reflect the most current seismicity catalogs provided by the PMEL hydroacoustic database. We've also /included a new menu option to view local seismicity episodes as provided by the PMEL database.
  3. Updated the 'Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Profiles'portal to /include new options to access seismic data (both multi channel and single channel) from the USGS. The portal has also been updated with the most recently released stacked and migrated profiles within the holdings of the UTIG and LDEO Academic Seismic Portal.
01/15/2011
3.0.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 3.0.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. An option to apply a scaling factor upon grid import.
  2. An option to import a grid in ESRI acsii format.
  3. Profiling tool for contributed grids can deselect when the main tool bar items are selected

Enhancements:

  1. This release represents a major upgrade to the base topography dataset accessible through GeoMapApp to /include the GMRT 2.0, with greatly expanded coverage in the oceans, and the ASTER and NED topography datasets for the global land masses.
  2. Removal of the two fingers zoom on the Mac 'track pad'.
10/01/2010
2.8.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.8.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Zoom Icon:
    1. When zoom button option is selected the zoom by drag black rectangle outline is restored.
  2. North and South Polar Projections:
    1. Show/Hide grid dialog loading is restored.
    2. Color bar is updating properly when different grids are opened.
  3. Gravity Magnetics Portal:
    1. When users select a track line and zoom or pan the highlighted track line no longer disappears.

Enhancements:

  1. GMA Tools: Zoom function
    1. In addition to zoom by click of mouse after selecting the zoom icons the default zoom with mouse scroll wheel is enabled.
    2. On the Mac 'track pad' we can zoom with the 2 fingers in a top to bottom motion. Fingers toward the screen moves you in for zoom. Fingers away from the screen moves you out for zoom.
    3. Speed of zooming with scrollwheel or track pad adjusts with variable speed.
  2. WFS and WMS:
    1. Interface has been updated. No longer freezes or crashes GMA when a service cannot be reached. User can continue using GMA while thread is executing. More message prompts for the user.
  3. WMS:
    1. Info and zoom to icons on layers are enabled if it is available in the WMS. Info buttons will  link back to either the DataURL tag or the MetaDataURL tag of the loaded layer. Zoom to icons appear for those layers with a specified LatLonBoundingBox tag.
  4. Graphics:
    1. Flags graphics has been updated.
  5. Grid Dialog:
    1. Interface has been updated. Slight changes in placement.
  6. Help Menu:
    1. How to Cite GMA section has been added to help users of GMA have the correct citation.

New Functionality:

  1. Windows Menu:
    1. Dynamic Windows menu helps manage all currently opened child windows. Its displays a list and upon selecting will help bring to front the hidden window. This /includes those which are minimized and docked.
  2. Color Palette:
    1. Delete a custom color palette: Users are now able to delete those custom color palettes from GMA.
    2. Export a custom color palette: Users are able to export the .lut file to their desktop or file directory of choice.
    3. Import a custom color palette: Users are able to import a .lut file into GMA.
  3. Lock and Unlock Icon:
    1. Lock a color palette with ranges in place.When a palette is imported it automatically default to lock for the user. Zooming or panning will keep the same color palette with specified ranges locked. Click on the icon for locking or unlocking.
08/02/2010
2.6.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.6.0

Bug Fixes:

  1. Single Channel Reflection Profile Portal cruise name changed C0707-C2117 to be RC0707-RC2117.

Enhancements:

  1. GMA Tools: Zoom function
    1. In addition to zoom by click of mouse after selecting the zoom icons the default zoom with mouse scroll wheel is enabled.
    2. On the Mac 'track pad' we can zoom with the 2 fingers in a top to bottom motion. Fingers toward the screen moves you in for zoom. Fingers away from the screen moves you out for zoom.
    3. Speed of zooming with scrollwheel or track pad adjusts with variable speed.
  2. GMA Tools: Pan function
    1. New pan grab hand is /included.
    2. In addition to pan by click of mouse after selecting the pan icon the default pan with right mouse click is enabled.
    3. Pan is also enabled if the user holds down the space bar and moves the mouse or Mac 'track pad'.
    4. On the Mac 'track pad' if your model has the Secondary Click option you can substitute this for the space bar.
  3. Layer Manager:
    1. On each layer within the layer manage the opacity slider indicates dynamic opacity values within the tool tip
  4. Disclaimer:
    1. A disclaimer is added to the 'Choose a Base Map Projection' window before entering the GeoMapApp program. Users must agree the displayed maps, images, and data tables are not to be used for navigation purposes.
  5. File Import: Grids
    1. Functionality to edit the min and max on certain types of grids before importing into GMA. Currently enabled for .grd and .G98 formats.
    2. Portals: Multi-Channel Seismic Reflection Profiles
    3. The is a new section with USGS data
    4. After choosing a expedition will the option to choose a line appear.

New Functionality:

  1. File Import: Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
    1. 2007 and 2010 (.xlsx) format can now import in GMA.
    2. Can save entire data table from GMA in .xlsx format.
    3. Can save selected row entries in GMA in .xlsx format.
    4. Microsoft 2007 and 2010 .xlsx spreadsheets differ from 2000 and earlier spreadsheets because of the xml format used in the .xlsx file type.
06/02/2010
2.4.4
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.4.4

Bug Fixes:

  1. NOAA PMEL Earthquake Animation portal layout is reorganized. Reset functionality is working. Behavior of histogram time window and play button behavior is fixed on MAC OS platform.
    Location: Portals -> Locations and Timing of Seafloor Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions
  2. Bathymetry Data Credits item can be set visible / nonvisible.
    Location: Overlays -> Bathymetry Data Credits
  3. Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Anomaly Profiles portal is functional for GeoMapApp At Sea.
    Location: Portals -> Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Anomaly Profiles
  4. Removal of NASA Aster DEM Grid button on GeoMapApp Polar Projection views
    Location: Startup Select a Base Map Projection -> South or North Polar
  5. Vertical Exaggeration function is now working on global and contributed grids other then GMRT and NASA grids.
    Location: On any Grid Dialog box for global or contributed grids panel -> V.E. text label
  6. Alboran Sea grid item is currently working.
    Location: Basemaps ->Regional Grids -> Bathymetry -> Mediterranean, Marmara, Black and Caspian Seas -> Mediterranean -> Alboran Sea
  7. PetDB portal layout is reorganized. Portal now correctly draws wrapped data points.
    Location: Portals -> PetDB (Composition of the Oceanic Volcano Crust)

Enhancements:

  1. Scrollbar added to right panel which appears on the main map, such as a Data Table Tool Box
    Location: Datasets or Portals
  2. Data Tables with a RGB column to color map points now extends to the graph function. A scatter plot will display the color points of the rgb values.
    Location: File -> Import Table or Spreadsheet, after loading in the Tool Box -> Graph (Lat vs Lon).
  3. Radar Demo restored to South Polar View
    Location: Startup Select a Base Map Projection -> South Ploar -> Portals -> Radar Profiles of Antartic Ice Thickness
  4. Info button to layers manager added to Human Settlements Night Lights overlay
    Location: Overlays -> Human Settlements Night Lights
  5. 'GMRT grid' renamed to 'Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT)' can now be accessed as a menu item.
    Location: Basemaps -> Global Grids -> Bathymetry and Topography -> Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT)
  6. The Grid Dialog for Global Grids list is now alphabetized
    Location: Show/Hide Grid dialog toggle button (12th icon) -> Drop down list
  7. Global/Contributed dialog box, has a tool tip to describe l.o.t.Area, Elevation, Slope box layout has moved. Add one decimal value to the Mean Slope
  8. Grid Dialog Continuous/ Discrete function, upon opening of Global/contributed Grids Dialog box the Continuous and Ocean toggles are always defaulted as selected.
    1. A 'Continuous:' label added next to the set coloring interval text box.
    2. Interval text box is now changed to say 0 upon opening.
    3. With the Continuous button selected if a user wants to change the value to anything above 0, for example 800, upon pressing return the toggle button will automatically change to select the discrete button. The label will also automatically change to discrete. The map will update and the histogram scale will update.
    4. As the user interacts with the text box for any value above 0, pressing return will update the map and histogram scale.
    5. If a user enters the value 0 or below while the discrete toggle is selected and presses return the continuous label will automatically be selected, the label will change to 'Continuous:' and the value in the text box will change to 0. The map and histogram scaler will update.
    6. If there is only interaction with the Continuous toggle button the default is always 0, the label will change to 'Continuous:' and the map and histogram scale will update.
    7. If there is only interaction with the Discrete toggle button the default is a dynamic interval according to range of histogram instead of the current static 1000 value, the label will change to 'Discrete:' and the map and histogram scale will update.
  9. Control certain WFS servers on our list to disable our GMA Select Bounding Box List and default to the LatLongBoundingBox tag indicated in the get capabilities of that WFS server.
  10. Check sums for SHA-1 and MD5 are now /included on our GeoMappApp Download links pages.
03/16/2010
2.4.2
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.4.2

Bug Fixes:

  1. Quitting GeoMapApp from the Mac menu bar is now enabled.
  2. Menu items in USGS-NEIC Eathquake Locations are now plotting
02/20/2010
2.4.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.4.0

New Functionality:

  1. Added a NASA Worldwind DEM grid which is a merged DEM of the SRTM, ASTER, and the NED.
    Location: The new NASA icon is located on the main toolbar in GeoMapApp
  2. Imported tables may now contain a column labeled polyline, which consists of a sequence of comma separated longitudes and latitudes that define a line (i.e., ship tracks or seismic profiles). A polyline will now show on a map window. Selecting the line will bring you to the row in the table.
  3. The Grid dialog now shows the area of the viewports (ocean, land, and both), the mean elevation of the viewports (ocean, land, and both) and the mean slope of the viewports ocean, land, and both
  4. The Global Grids and Contributed Grids dialog boxes now /include an Elevation and Slope (E/S) toggle button to show the distribution of the slope of the viewports (ocean, land, or both).
  5. New warning icon in the Layer Manager for those layers with a warning message.
12/04/2009
2.3.0
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.3.0
Summary:

WFS now implements a filter type and value if the selected feature has one (must scroll down selected feature to see). If the select feature has no filter type a grayed out box will appear. The ability to organize bookmarks has been extended to allow a user to save and load a bookmark. Add image overlay to GeoMapApp allows users to import an image and specify a image projection. and location

New Functionality:

  1. WFS now implements a filter type and value if the selected feature has one (must scroll down selected feature to see). If the select feature has no filter type a grayed out box shows
    Location: File -> Import Dataset from Web Feature Service (WFS)

Enhancements:

  1. Tool tips adjusted on tool bar
  2. Tool tips adjusted on Global and Contributed Grids.
  3. Layer Manager panel snaps back into screen view when pressing Layer Manager Icon.
  4. Layer Manager panel has Minimize, Maximize, Close window.
  5. Reposition Grid dialog box to open lower right of the screen and also bring window to front of view of GMA window.
  6. Reposition Contributed Grid dialog box to open lower right of the screen and also bring window to front of view of GMA window.
  7. Gray color scheme is hard to tell whether a tool icon on the GMA main map is selected. Enhanced the selected color. Also is enhanced when we first load GMA to select a projection.
  8. Contributed Grids window changed behavior where the 'X' button on the frame does nothing. User can still minimize and maximize the frame. To close user must press the close button next to reload button which will remove the layer from the layer panel and also close the Contributed Grids frame. Similar to the Grids dialog behavior.
  9. WMS:
    1. Clean up overall look of window.
    2. Add Default messages.
    3. Behavior change. Does not connect on select but need to push connect.
    4. Gives User messages on connecting and connected.
    5. Load Layer gives Layer Manager the actual name of the loaded layer.
  10. Layer Manager font size decrease.
  11. Units and Data Type changes as users load a contributed grid.
    1. Units display in 3 places and data type display in one place. On main map, after using the profile tool the Y-axis, and the color bar.
    2. If a contributed grid and a global grid is open at the same time the units change on the main map. To plot with the profile tool: If both layers are visible the top most layer gets plotted. Otherwise selected one to be hidden from view.

Bug Fixes:

  1. Color scale now changes colors when user adjusts palettes.
    Location: Overlays -> Color Scale or Any Basemaps which opens Global Grids/Contributed Grids -> Palettes
  2. Change from email gma@marine-geo.org to email info@geomapapp.org
    Location: Help menu -> Comments and Suggestions
  3. When choosing a station hitting 'Open PetDB web page for first selection'Root path has changed from http://www.petdb.org/petdbWeb/search/statn_info.jsp? to http://www.petdb.org/appsearch/statn_info.jsp?
    Location: Portals Menu -> PetDB
  4. Broken link on 'Contribute your educational materials.
    Location: Education -> Contribute Your Educational Materials
  5. Colorscale bar units changes for contributed grids. Location: Basemaps -> Global Grids -> Magnetic Anomalies ->EMAG2: Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid (2-arc-minute resolution)
  6. Colorscale bar units change for global grids
    Location: Show/Hide Grid Dialog Icon -> Drop down bar
10/01/2009
2.2.3
M+N+S
GeoMapApp 2.2.3

New Functions and Improvements:

    1. Bookmarks improvement:
      1. Loads a bookmark for a first time user who never saved any bookmarks
      2. When user saves bookmarks will update immediately into My Places folder
      3. Tool tips for Bookmarks buttons added in Organize Your Bookmarks Section
      4. .My Places' folder became 'My Saved Places'.
      5. Browse/Organize Bookmarks has /includes a 'Show Bookmarked Places' checkbox which is synced with checkbox in the Main XML Menu Bar.
    2. GMA -> File -> Preferences on changing Map Border Size or font and pressing ok no longer gives message "Please restart GeoMapApp for server settings to take effect"
    3. GMA lat and longitude label density improved.
    4. Under Datasets, within xls Link column that has url to data. Can now insert comments into the beginning of the data page (see example here and will still graph data. Comment must follow standards and be between regular expression /* */
    5. GMA Change Overlay Menu 'Color Scale' to 'GMRT Color Scale'
    6. Place info button on GMRT Image in Layers Panel and GMRT Grid Panel
    7. Layer manager Startup width enlarged. If a user just clicks the Layers Manager Icon when the app first loads.
    8. Tables GMA Screen 'Import Data Tables' change to 'Data Tables Tool Box' and 'Lasso Tools' change to 'Lasso Data'
    9. All layers which uses the Data Tables will display "Data Table:" + Layer Name in the layer panel

Bug Fixes:

When loading a data table from a menu for the first time, the layer in the Layer Manage on a Mac OS 10.5+ no longer disappears

07/29/09
2.2.0
M+S+N
GeoMapApp 2.2.0

Datasets:

The LDEO core descriptions have been parsed for the Munsell color code of the topmost sediment unit. This code has been transformed to red, green, blue triplets that allow the actual sediment color to be rendered in the map window at the core location. This provides a view of the true color of the seabed. Three preliminary datasets have been added: one for the LDEO Core Repository data, a second for USGS samples along the US East Coast continental shelf from Maine to Florida and a third for global the dbSEABED collection. Sediment colors have been added in the Ocean Drilling Portal for the DSDP cores for Legs 1-96.

Additional geologic maps have been tiled and listed in the menus.

Summary:

Displays clickable bounding-box overlays in the map window indicating the location of all available datasets when using tear-off menus. The Layer Manager has an additional button to zoom to the region enclosing the data of that layer. Provides links to selected datasets residing at the World Data Center and at the Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data (PANGAEA®). Plots symbols on the map using colors represented by comma-separated rgb triplets in any data table column labeled rgb

New Functions:

The ability to display symbols with colors extracted from red, green, blue triplets in a dataset column whose heading is required to be rgb.

The West, East, South, North bounds of all datasets can be displayed as bounding boxes in a map overlay when using tear-off menus. Only the locations of the data on that menu and all daughter menus are shown. Any layer can be invoked by clicking in the region of its bounding box.

A Zoom Button has been added to each layer in the Layer Manager. When pressed this button causes the map window to resize its content so as to just encompass the data pertaining to that layer.

When invoked, the Layer Manager opens in a location on the screen so that at least a part of the Layer Manger extends outside of the main Map Window.

Bug Fixes:

A fix has been made to now display selectable markers for all core photographs in the Ocean Drilling portal and not jut a single marker for the first core.

Sea-Going Version:

The sea-going version of GeoMapApp can now open all datasets residing in the shipboard database by replacing the path root of the URL with the ship's data server path.

07/17/09 2.1.0 M+S+N
GeoMapApp 2.1.0
07/05/09
2.1.0
M

Datasets

A selection of Geologic Maps (global) and Nautical Charts (US Coast) have been tiled and added to the database. They are listed in the Basemaps menu. The Geologic Maps and Nautical Charts are only viewable in GeoMapApp version 2.1.0 and later.

Summary:

Provides cascading and tear-off menus to facilitate selection from a large assortment of terrestrial and ocean datasets. GeoMapApp now has a Layer Manager that lists the currently selected layers for viewing, re-ordering and individual rendering with variable transparency. Each layer has its own Info Button that displays relevant dataset source and citation information to a browser window as well as a Zoom Button to scale the dataset to the map window.
Offers the ability to display images in separate layers either from menu choices or by opening image files in the user's file system, /including kmz files. If you are unable to view Geologic Maps or Nautical Charts it is likely that your installed Java Runtime Environment is not sufficiently current.
Allows users to run GeoMapApp through a Proxy Server.

Menus

Moved the Menus for the Macintosh operating system from the previous fixed location at the top of the Main (default) computer screen (Mac OSX convention) to the top of the GeoMapApp map window so that the menus are always visible and travel with the application when the map window is moved to a second screen. This solves the disappearing menus complaint of many Mac users when other GeoMapApp secondary windows are open and selected.

Layer Manager

The layer manager has legend (when appropriate) and zoom-to buttons.

Proxy Server

Added functionality to automatically detect if the GeoMapApp application is being blocked by a local proxy server as it tries to open. If GeoMpapApp detects an opening issue, it presents a Dialog Box to permit the user to enter the IP address of the Proxy Server, the Port Number used by the server, and optionally (if needed) a user name and password. This information is saved in the GMA directory (folder) in the user's home directory to facilitate subsequent openings of the application.

Imagery

Imagery is obtained automatically from a Web Mapping Service or from pre-computed tiles just by selecting the item from a menu list. Images (geologic maps, nautical charts) appear as overlays with transparent borders and can be manipulated in the Layer Manager.

Add Image Overlay...

Functionality is providedin the File menu for a user to add their own image (jpeg, gif, png, bmp) (tiff not allowed) from the local file system as an overlay in the map window by providing the corrdinates of the image's west, east, south, north bounds and by checking an appropriate box to indicate whether the image is in Mercator of Geographic (latitude, longitude) projection. A user can also add an image from a local kmz file where the bounds are provided in the contained kml file. The kmz functionality is new and may present some problems with large and complex files.We recommend that you be patient as the image is loaded and processed and scaled to it proper location. Add Image Overlay is not available for the North and South Polar Projections.

Go To...

A "Go To" function has been added to the Bookmarks Menu. When selected the user is presented with a option box for entry of west, east, south, north bounds for the desired region. The "Go To" function is not available for the North and South Polar Projections.

 

07/02/09
2.0.2
M+S+N
GeoMapApp 2.0.2

Menus

Fixed issue with Menus being hidden when using resent veresions of MAC OSX Leopard 10.5.6 and 10.5.7

Stand-Alone Version

GeoMapApp has been coded so that the application can go to sea with all of its necessary data on a portable hardrive (500 GB). This fuctionality was successfully tested on the JOIDES RESOLUTION.

   
GeoMapApp 2.0.0
06/20/09
2.0.0
M+S+N

New Server

All datasets have been moved or copied to a new server (new.geomapapp.org). All new datasets are being added to this server.

Datasets for GeoMapApp version 1.7.8 are frozen. We encourage you to update to GeoMapApp Version 2.x.x at your convenience.

Added bathymetry tiles to the North Polar projection from IBCAO and Smith & Sandwell v10 predicted bathymetry gridded datasets. Added available multibeam bathymetry from Healy Arctic cruises. Added extensive CTD datasets for the Arctic Ocean..

Added WOCE datasets as CTD stations, bottle stations, maps at various depth intervals and cross-section profiles.

Projections

Added North Polar Sterographic Projection option.


Changed the menu design

The main menu items now consists of: File Basemaps Portals Datasets Focus_Sites Overlays Bookmarks Education and Help.

Basemaps: The Basemaps menu presents a cascading list of grids and images at both global and regional scales.This menu can also be torn off and parked elsewhere on the terminal screen. Available images /include geologic maps, nautical charts, ocean & land temperatures.

Portals: The Portals menu presents a list of special visualization interfaces.

Datasets: The Datasets menu lists primarily tabular datasets. This menu can also be torn off and parked separately from the main map nwindow.

Focus Sites: The Focus Sites menu organizes datasets according tio the National Science Foundation MARGIN and RIDGE2000 Programs. This menu can also be torn off and parked separately from the main map nwindow.

Overlays: The Overlays menu list datasets consisting of polylines and unfilled polygons, such as coastlines, lakes and rivers, country boundaries, watersheds, etc.

Bookmarks: The Bookmarks menu allows an user to save the coordinates of the current map window either for the session or permanently in a file. This functionality allows one to return to a saved area. The saved bookmarks can be opened from a tear-off menu.

Education: The Education menu presents a choice of a few related educational web sites.

Help: The Help menu allows selection of a help "cookbook" and a link to tutorial movies. We are in the progress of updating the tutorials to GeoMapApp version 2.x.x.

Note: The menus are implimented from a set of xml files. This method allows us to continuallyb add new grids, imagery, tabular data, and overlays without the need to re-compiled the program.


Layer Manager

There is now a separate Layer Manager window that can be opened with the rightmost button on the toolbar or from the Overlays menu. Layers can be shuffled up and down in this window and their transparency changed with a slider bar. The layers can be turned on and off individually or removed. Each opened layer contains an info button to view the souce and citation information of the dataset using a separate browser window.

 

08/20/08 1.7.8 M+S
GeoMapApp 1.7.8

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****


Importing Grids

- When importing multiple grids the z-scales for each grid are now applied to that grid only


Other Changes

File Menu

Save As

- Added "Save grid (Fledermaus SD format)" option that can be used with GMRT basemap and contributed grids


Available Data Menu

Custom Data Viewers


Drilling - DSDP/ODP/BRG


- Added three buttons to the age depth model graph window in the "DSDP" interface

- Save button to save the age-depth model for the selected hole

- "CHRONOS ADP PORTAL" button which opens a browser displaying the chronos age-depth page

- Normalize button which takes the user back to the original graph size

- Added "CHRONOS ARC" button to top of faunal range chart window in "DSDP" interface, links to chronos age range chart page

- Added three links to bottom of faunal range chart window in "DSDP" interface

- "See Chronos" link to bottom of faunal age chart window, links to Chronos page for selected fossil type

- "See iSpecies" link to bottom of faunal range chart window, opens search for selected fossil on iSpecies page

- "See Paleo-bio" link to bottom of faunal range chart window, opens Paleo-bio page for selected fossil

- Added toggle button to bring up stratigraphic range chart

- Stratigraphic range chart window opens at 50% zoom and can be zoomed to 100% (50% and 100% are only allowed zoom levels)

- Moving line in stratigraphic range chart "communicates" with other DSDP windows, displays at appropriate age

- Stratigraphic range chart window contains link to Wikipedia page

- Changed "CHRONOS LOC" button to "CHRONOS ADP PORTAL"

 

Custom Data Viewers


Layers

- Fixed URL display issue, when clicking info button underscores were previously replaced with "%255f"


Toolbar


- Added contributed grid buttons, displays areas, right-click to load grids in selected area

06/18/08 1.7.0 M+S
GeoMapApp 1.7.0

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****


- A North Polar stereographic projection view is now available using the 2 km grid node IBCAO v2 compilation as the primary basemap

- ASCII grids can now be imported into both South and North Polar projections (from main menu File >Import Grids)

- A new "Earthquake Focal Mechanism Solutions" data viewer is available via "Custom Data Viewers" in the "Available Data" menu. This viewer displays focal mechanism solutions of the Global CMT Catalog

- The Scripps Institution of Oceanography ("SIOExplorer") collection is now available from the "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles" section in the "Available Data>Custom Data Viewers" menu


Other Changes

Setting GeoMapApp Home Folder

- Added warning to cancel button that encourages setting home directory
(home directory critical for important GeoMapApp functionality)


GeoMapApp in Mac MenuBar

- Name in MenuBar for Macs set to GeoMapApp


File Menu

Connect to WFS

- Replace all valid XML escape characters in URL strings within data fields when loading data from a WFS

- Added "Load for Current View" button to WFS window that will load data from the current layer for the current view area of the map, also added "Current view" option to the bounding box options which, when selected and the "Load Feature" button is clicked, performs the same function

- Connect to WMS (Web Map Service) now functional from Polar stereographic map views

Imported Data (Tables)

- Data points for imported data tables ("Imported Data (Tables)" area) are now displayed based on their proximity to other data points (the closer the data point to other data points, the lower its display priority), ensuring a better distribution of displayed data points

- Added graphing tool for URLs that link to valid ASCII table, user must Ctrl Shift-Click on URL to bring up table

Import Grid

- Added option in "Confirm Projection & Bounds" window to add custom offset to the grid z values

- Offset and scale factor from files no longer automatically applied to grid, they are now sent to the "Confirm Projection & Bounds" window so the user can review them before they are applied

- If the grid file header contains min/max z values, these are displayed in the "Confirm Projection & Bounds" window

Save Menu

- Images can now be saved as .bmp for best resolution

- User can now remove map inset, map scale and color bar (and any other insets) when saving images, user prompted if any of these are visible

 


Available Data Menu

- In "Available Data", add different layers depending on map view (North Polar, South Polar, Mercator), do not load focus sites (NSF Focus Sites) unless in Mercator view


Custom Data Viewers


Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetics Profiles

- Access to the entire Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) collection of underway trackline gravity, magnetics, and bathymetry is now available by selecting "SIOExplorer". Access to the ADGRAV gravity trackline data is now available through the U.S. Antarctic Program ("USAP") collection

Multi-Channel Seismics

- Added digitizer to MCS interface, records longitude, latitude, two-way travel time (in seconds), and CMP#

Single Channel Seismics

- Replaced "time" with "cruise time (Unix seconds)" in output for SCS digitizer

- Imported grids no longer disappear when viewing a profile in SCS

DSDP Interface

- Added sediment display to DSDP interface, displays available sediment data for selected hole. It interacts with other DSDP interfaces (displays depth line and zooms and scrolls with other DSDP interfaces)

 


Places Menu


- In polar projections removed High-Res grids and focus sites from "Places" menu

 


New Data


Many Antarctic and Southern Ocean datasets now accessible through General Viewers> Layers interface:

- British Antarctic Survey BEDMAP grids of Bed Elevation, Ice Thickness, Surface Elevation, Grounded Ice Sheet Bed Elevation, Bathymetry

- Amundsen Sea Bathymetry Grid of Nitsche et al., 2007

- Ross Sea Bathymetry of Davey et al.

- South Georgia Sea bathymetry from British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

- AGASEA Sub Ice topography (Holt and Blankenship)

- Multibeam bathymetry tracks from select cruise from BAS

- Multibeam bathymetry tracks from Palmer cruises under proprietary hold (<2 years)

- Gravity and magnetic grids from the SOAR aerogeophysics campaigns

- Global grids /including most recent Smith and Sandwell topography and gravity, Seafloor age (Muller et al., 2008), Sediment thickness (NGDC, Divens et al., 2006) and Magnetic Anomaly Map (Maus et al., 2007)

- LIMA Imagery: USGS Web Map Service for LIMA imagery accessible from main menu View>Basemaps

The North Polar Stereographic Projection view is now available using the IBCAO v2 - 2 km grid as the primary basemap. Higher resolution multibeam bathymetry datasets will be added as obtained.  Currently you can access the AAGRUUK Alaska Margin data compilation from Edwards and colleagues.

A number of other Arctic region datasets are accessible through General Viewers> Layers interface:

- CCOM Law of the Sea Mapping Project bathymetric data sets for Gulf of Alaska Slope off Mantague and Kayak Islands, Bowers Ridge Bering Sea, Alaska Gulf, and Alaska Margin Bering Sea

- DNAG Magnetic Anomaly Map of North America and Arctic

- Navigation tracks for expeditions of the USCG Healy from 2001 to 2007

 




 

GeoMapApp 1.6.6


03/17/08
1.6.6
M+S

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****


Choose a Base Map Projection

- Changed icon for GeoMapAppVG in "Choose a Base Map Projection" window


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Grid

- Option added to import GEODAS GRD98 formatted (.g98) files

- In "Get Projection & Bounds" window, options added for UTM projection to select appropriate hemisphere (could not previously do Southern hemisphere)

- "Get Projection & Bounds" window rearranged for more efficient layout


Available Data Menu

Custom Data Viewers


Mutli-Channel Reflection Profiles


- Use alternate display method to show position of cursor on map for Macs

Single Channel Reflection Profiles


- Use alternate display method to show position of cursor on map for Macs

Radar DEMO

- Use alternate display method to show position of cursor on map for Macs

General Data Viewers/NSF Focus Sites

Grid Layer Dialog

- In "Grid Layer Dialog" window, replaced "Color Options" and "3D-View" icons with text "2-D" and "3-D", respectively

- In "Grid Layer Dialog" window, adjusted the formatting and layout of the Sun tool

- In "Grid Layer Dialog" window, Labels on x-axis changed to only show on every other tick-mark


View Menu


Color Scale

- The "Color Scale" tool now adjusts colors and labels based on the currently loaded grid.  Currently selected imported grid takes highest precedence, currently selected background grid is next, and last is the base map


Toolbar

Grid Options

- In "Grid Options" window, replaced "Color Options" and "3D-View" icons with text "2-D" and "3-D", respectively

- In "Grid Options" window, adjusted the formatting and layout of the Sun tool

- In "Grid Options" window, Labels on x-axis changed to only show on every other tick-mark

- Changed background grid names




 

GeoMapApp 1.6.4


02/11/08
1.6.4
M+S

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****


Choose a Base Map Projection

- The Mercator map is always the default selected base map projection

Main Map

- Double-click will center map view on the spot that is double-clicked


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Grid

- GMT-4 format grids can now be imported.  Additionally, all GMT grids can now be saved in GMT-4 format.  "Version 3 GMT grd files" is now "GMT grid ( .grd )"

- "Confirm Projection & Bounds" window now appears when loading GRD files, allowing the user to scale the z-values when importing these files

Import Data Tables

- In the "Custom Graph" window accessible from "Import Data (Tables)" via the "Graph" button, the selected value in the "XPlot Column: " combo box is no longer the last on the list.

- The limit on the number of data points displayed on the map while in the "Import Data (Tables)" section has been /increased from 5000 to 10000.

- "Custom Databases" window no longer displayed

- "Scale Symbols" button changed to "Scale by Value" to better indicate functionality

- "Color Symbols" button changed to "Color by Value" to better indicate functionality

- "Color" button in "Config" window (accessible via "Configure" button) changed to "Color All" to better indicate functionality

Save As...

- For "Save As...", instead of an option to save as a "GRD" file, the user now has the option to save as either a "GMT-4 GRD" file or a "GMT-3 GRD" file

Places Menu

world

- Added key command "Ctrl-w" on PC and "Command-w" on Mac to select "world" from "Places" menu.


Available Data Menu

Custom Data Viewers


Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles

- Shift-click now copies digitize info to clipboard on Mac (still
right-click on PC)

- "View Profile" no longer de-selects the cruise in the list

Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths

- In "Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths", the "Download selected ping file" button now opens a URL that retrieves the selected ping file using the file UID and data set UID.

- Changed "Cruise Info/Download ping files" in "Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths" to "Cruise Info" to better indicate its functionality


Mutli-Channel Reflection Profiles


- Shift-click now copies digitize info to clipboard on Mac (still right-click on PC)

- Cursor button and digitize button added to "Multi-Channel Reflection Profiles"

- CDP# now recorded as integer when digitizing


Single Channel Reflection Profiles


- Shift-click now copies digitize info to clipboard on Mac (still
right-click on PC)

General Data Viewers/NSF Focus Sites

Grid Layer Dialog

- Color adjustment tools now accessible via "Palettes -> make custom palette"

- "Palettes -> save palette" is now "Palettes -> save custom palette"

- Map colors automatically adjusted when the color palette is adjusted

- Profile button added to do profile for that particular grid

- Grids can now be saved and read in both "GMT-3" and "GMT-4" GRD format

- The save button in the "Grid Options/Grid Layer Dialog" window now brings up the same save options as the "Save As..." button in the main toolbar


Toolbar

Pan

- "Pan" button added to main toolbar, selecting "Pan" allows user to drag map in the direction they want to move the map

Save

- For the "Save As..." button, instead of an option to save as a "GRD" file, the user now has the option to save as either a "GMT-4 GRD" file or a "GMT-3 GRD" file

Zoom In/Zoom Out

- Added tool-tip-text to the zoom buttons in the main toolbar to indicate their function and the corresponding key command

Grid Options

- Color adjustment tools now accessible via "Palettes -> make custom palette"

- "Palettes -> save palette" is now "Palettes -> save custom palette"

- Map colors automatically adjusted when the color palette is adjusted

- Profile button added to do profile for that particular grid

- Grids can now be saved and read in both "GMT-3" and "GMT-4" GRD format

- The save button in the "Grid Options/Grid Layer Dialog" window now brings up the same save options as the "Save As..." button in the main toolbar




 

GeoMapApp 1.6.2


10/10/07
1.6.2
M+S

***** IMPORTANT NOTE *****


- To use the new digitizing functionality in "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles", "Multi-Channel Reflection Profiles", and "Single Channel Reflection Profiles", a PC user must right-click in the graph area and a Mac user must Control-click in the graph area to bring up a "Copy Information to Clipboard" menu, where the user may then click to copy the information to the clipboard.  The information copied is recorded at the moment of the right-click/Control-click.  Please refer to the relevant sections of the version comments to see what information is copied.


Other Changes

File Menu

Connect to WFS

- All study/focus site bounding boxes now work correctly

- Example URL fixed

Import Grid

- Changed "Import Grid" to "Import Grids"

Import Data Tables

- The axes labels for the graphing tool now display enough digits to indicate what the graph intervals are

- The "Lasso Tool" button interacts correctly with the zoom buttons in the main toolbar (when one of the zoom buttons are selected, the lasso button is deselected, and vice versa)

Preferences

- Titled Preferences window "Preferences"

- Added "Server Options" to the "Preferences" window.  An alternate server can be selected from a drop-down list, a password must be entered to use http://dev.geomapapp.org/.  The proxy options are under development and are currently disabled


Available Data Menu


Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles

- Added tool tip text to inform the user that right-clicking allows them to digitize the current point

- Changed the titles of the data type radio buttons in "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles" to more clearly convey the data type being selected

- The latitude, longitude, and z value of the selected data type for the current point (the point where the cursor is in the graph) on the selected track is now displayed in the main toolbar

- A right-click brings up the option to copy to the clipboard the cruise name, distance along the track (in km), longitude, latitude (degrees-minutes and decimal), and z value (in that order) of the current point on the selected track.  The user must click on the option that the right-click brings up to actually copy the information.  On a Mac, the user must hold down the "Control" button and then click to bring up the "Copy Information to Clipboard" menu


PETDB Bedrock Chemistry


- Changed "PETDB Bedrock Chemistry" to "PetDB Bedrock Chemistry"


- Renamed "Open PETDB web page for first selection" button to "Open PetDB web page for first selection"


- The "Lasso Tool" button interacts correctly with the zoom buttons in the main toolbar (when one of the zoom buttons are selected the lasso button is deselected and vice versa)


- "Open PetDB web page for first selection" now brings up the new, correct PetDB URL


Mutli-Channel Reflection Profiles


- Added tool tip text to inform the user that right-clicking allows them to digitize the current point


- The longitude and latitude of the current point for the selected MCS cruise line are now displayed in the main toolbar along with the CMP# and the two-way travel time (in seconds)


- Label for x-axis of profile changed from "Shot#" to "CMP#"


- Changed the default split of the view area to make the view windows more visible


- Cursor changes to wait cursor while loading a profile


- Added tool-tip texts to the buttons in the view area


- Changed the appearance of the "Negative/Positive Image" toggle button to better reflect its functionality


- Added zoom buttons to the view image area


- A right-click brings up the option to copy to the clipboard the cruise name, distance along the line (in km), CMP#, two-way travel time (in seconds), longitude, and latitude (in that order, with both degrees-minutes and decimal) for the current point on the selected cruise line.  The user must click on the option that the right-click brings up to actually copy the information.  On a Mac, the user must hold down the "Control" button and then click to bring up the "Copy Information to Clipboard" menu


- "Save segy" in the "Save what?" window accessible from the view area changed to "Download segy from UTIG".  This option is now separate from the other save options (cannot be selected with the other save options) and will now open a browser window to the UTIG site for the selected cruise


Single Channel Reflection Profiles


- Added tool tip text to inform the user that right-clicking allows them to digitize the current point


- "btz" in the bottom data display changed to "backtrackz" to more clearly convey what is being displayed


- Longitude and latitude in the bottom data display now have "WESN" labels


- Current distance along the selected leg is now displayed in the data label at the bottom of the GeoMapApp window


- A right-click brings up the option to copy to the clipboard the information contained in the data label for the current point on the selected leg.  The information contained in this label varies depending on where the cursor is, please look at the data label to determine what is being copied (the information being copied is in the exact same order as the data label).  The user must click on the option that the right-click brings up to actually copy the information.  On a Mac, the user must hold down the "Control" button and then click to bring up the "Copy Information to Clipboard" menu


Toolbar

Profile Button


- Units are now correct for the currently loaded grid in the graph area
of the Profile tool




 

GeoMapApp 1.6.0


07/19/07
1.6.0
M+S

***** IMPORTANT CHANGES *****


- Alternative Base Maps: (Web Mapping Service capabilities)
   - GeoMapApp now supports loading maps from a Web Mapping Service
   - Menu: File --> Connect to WMS
      - Browse Web Mapping Service Capabilities
      - Load a Map as a full base map or and overlay
   - Menu: Views --> Base Maps
      - Easy access to set the current base map
      - Bookmarked layers show up here

- Removed "discuss-list", only "announce-list" is used.


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Data Tables

- Export data to Google Earth (KMZ Files) Access through save ComboBox

- Exported data can be scaled by color

- Exported data can be scaled by size

- Added Lasso selection tool to Scatter Plots

- Added Lasso selection tool to Base Map

- Added Lasso Cursor Icon

- Data in table can now be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the column header


Available Data Menu


Earthquake Locations and Epicenters

- Made the yellow in "Earthquake Locations and Epicenters" darker so that it is easier to read.


PETDB Bedrock Chemistry


- Table data can now be graphed against itself


- Graphs are concurrent with the Map and other Graphs, selected points appear throughout


- Data in graphs can be selected with a Lasso Tool


- Plotted points on the Map and on Graphs can be color scaled by table data


- Stations on map can now be lasso selected with the lasso tool


- Table data can now be sorted by clicking on a table column header


- Table data or selections can now be saved to a ASCII or XLS files.


- Selections can be copied to clipboard


Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths


- In "Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths" the file associated with the selected part of a particular trackline is now displayed to the right of the the cruise name.


- A "Download selected ping file" button has been added to the bottom right hand corner of the display that brings up a web page allowing the user to download the selected ping file.


Mutli-Channel Reflection Profiles


- Cruises can be loaded by clicking on the box surronding the cruise


- Multi Channel Reflection Profiles are now avaliable for cruises V3618, ul9905, EM-83, EW9101, and EW9602


- User can now save Nav files, Segy files, and a Full Scale JPG of the profile.


- Cruises can be viewed from both Mercator and South Polar maps.  Currently the only South Polar cruise is EW9101


- More cruises to come


Drilling-DSDP/ODP/BRG


- The correct rows are selected when a column is sorted.


- "Open BRG Page" button now brings up correct page.


Toolbar

Profile Button


- Added unit labels to Elevation and Distance column headers for the "Copy to clipboard" and "Save ASCII table" options in the "Save" menu.


- File extensions are now added automatically to files saved through the "Save" menu.




 

GeoMapApp 1.5.8


05/15/07
1.5.8
M+S

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****


- Grid images now load correctly for the "gravity" and "geoid" grids.

- GeoMapApp now correctly replaces "&amp;" with "&" when retrieving URLs from a WFS.




 

GeoMapApp 1.5.6


05/21/07
1.5.6
M+S

***** WEB FEATURE SERVICES HOSTED *****

PetDB
BOREHOLE
IRIS
MGDS
NGDC
UNAVCO


***** IMPORTANT CHANGES *****


- To access a feature in "Connect to WFS" the "Load Feature" button must be clicked.

- Hosted Web Feature Services are now listed by name instead of by URL.


***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****


- Added check to "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles" to ensure that when the download button is clicked for a selected cruise it is that specific cruise that is downloaded and not a different cruise.

- Sun on/off tool now works for land and ocean palettes.

- Browser windows/tabs now open properly on Macs when clicking on URLs in the "Imported Data (Tables)" interface.


Other Changes

File Menu

Connect to WFS

- Modified "Connect to WFS" interface to work with a wider variety of Web Feature Services.

- Added "Load Feature" button, this button must now be clicked to load a feature.  Added label informing users of non-GeoMapApp related loading issues, also added an image to indicate what area of the globe each grid in the bounding box drop down list corresponds to.

- "World" only shows up as an option in the bounding box dropdown list in "Connect to WFS" if the URL is hosted and has a flag set to allow the world to be added as an option.

- Hosted Web Feature Services are now listed by name instead of by URL.

Import Data Tables

- "Configure Table" window accessible via the "Import Data (Tables)" interface now closes properly.

- Browser windows/tabs now open properly on Macs when clicking on URLs in the "Imported Data (Tables)" interface.

Save As

- The "Save As..." option in the main "File" menu now automatically adds the appropriate extension to the saved file.


View Menu


Map Scale

- Adjusted the "Map Scale" (accessible under "View" menu in main menu bar) so that it can be moved by pressing anywhere on the scale and then dragging.


Available Data Menu


Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetics Profiles

- Added check to "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles" to ensure that when the download button is clicked for a selected cruise it is that specific cruise that is downloaded and not a different cruise.

Earthquake Locations and Epicenters

- Added a color key that denotes which colors correspond to which depth ranges to "Earthquake Locations and Epicenters".

Layers

- Added on-off radio buttons to switch between sun-illuminated and true-color.

- The normalize and de-normalize buttons are now toggle buttons.  If de-normalized is selected the grid will not auto-normalize when zooming or panning, allowing the user to keep the color range they have set.  If normalize is selected it will.

- Added two new color palettes, "rainbow" and "rainbowinvert".


Toolbar

Profile Button

- Added lon/lat display to the "Profile" tool, it appears to the right of the set of options at the top of the "profile" window.

- While dragging the mouse cursor to do a profile, lat/lon is displayed in addition to distance.

Grid Button

- Added on-off radio buttons to switch between sun-illuminated and true-color.

- The normalize and de-normalize buttons are now toggle buttons.  If de-normalized is selected the grid will not auto-normalize when zooming or panning, allowing the user to keep the color range they have set.  If normalize is selected it will.

- Added two new color palettes, "rainbow" and "rainbowinvert".

- When the main DEM grid is loaded (the default grid when clicking on the Grid toggle button in the toolbar) the selected palette is maintained when zooming.

Lat/Lon Display

- The lon/lat display to the right of the toolbar now displays two fraction digits for the decimal degree readout at zoom levels less than four.




 

GeoMapApp 1.5.2


04/02/07
1.5.2
M+S

***** IMPORTANT CHANGES *****


- Added "Available Data" to the main menu bar.  This gives access to all hosted data via a searchable tree menu accessible from "Open Searchable List" or via a cascading menu from "Select Data From Menu".  It /includes a new section for NSF focus sites and currently has Ridge 2000 and MARGINS data.

- The "Database" menu has been removed.  It has been replaced with the option "Custom Data Viewers" accessible via either of the data interface options in "Available Data" from the main menu bar.

- "Open Hosted Datatables" and "Open Hosted Background or Layers" have been removed, this data is now accessible via "General Data Viewers -> Tables" and "General Data Viewers -> Layers", accessible "Open Searchable List" or "Select Data From Menu" in "Available Data" in the main menu bar.

- The WFS interface has been fixed to work correctly with additional Web Feature Services.  An area to enter bounding box parameters has been added to allow users to download parts of features that contain too much data to be loaded in their entirety.

- Now display z value for loaded grids in the display to the right of the main menu bar.  To display the z value for the background layer make the foreground layer invisible by toggling the visible checkbox for that layer in the "Layers" window.

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****


- Contours now load automatically again when the view is shifted or zoomed.

- Numerous fixes made to the "Grid Layer Dialog" window and the layers interface in general.  Users should play around with this part of GeoMapApp to find any additional bugs.  What is meant by this comment is that the layers interface should now work relatively smoothly and that any additional serious problems that arise should be noted.

- Fixed cursor problem with reloading grids, for the three main grids and any other loaded grids the cursor now reverts to its original state without having to move the cursor in and out of the main GeoMapApp window.


Other Changes

File Menu

Open Hosted Datatable

- "Open Hosted Datatable" has been removed from the main "File" menu, with the data interface tools accessible from "Available Data" these options are no longer necessary.

Open Hosted Background or Layer

- "Open Hosted Background or Layer" has been removed from the main "File" menu, with the data interface tools accessible from "Available Data" these options are no longer necessary.

Connect to WFS

- In the "Connect to WFS" window from the main "File" menu users can now input the STDSCALE parameter desired for a particular layer via a textbox to the right of the layer selection combobox.

- The WFS interface has been fixed to work correctly with additional Web Feature Services.  An area to enter bounding box parameters has been added to allow users to download parts of features that contain too much data to be loaded in their entirety.


Database Menu
  

- The "Database" menu has been removed, with the options in "Available Data" itis no longer necessary.


Toolbar

Profile Button

- Made the profile line thicker and added a dot in the center of the line so that the location of the cursor can be seen on a Mac (the Java graphics XOR function did not work on a Mac).  For a Mac user only the dot will appear, for a PC user both the circle that was present previously and the dot will appear.  The "Fit" toggle buttons in the "profile" window have been replaced by checkboxes labeled "Auto-fit".

Layers

- Numerous fixes made to the "Grid Layer Dialog" window and the layers interface in general.  Users should play around with this part of GeoMapApp to find any additional bugs.

- Added tool tip text for the lightbulb button in the "Layers" window, the text is "Open Object", indicating that the lightbulb button opens a layer.

- Fixed cursor problem with reloading grids, for the three main grids and any other loaded grids the cursor now reverts to its original state without having to move the cursor in and out of the main GeoMapApp window.

Grid Button

- Fixed cursor problem with reloading grids, for the three main grids and any other loaded grids the cursor now reverts to its original state without having to move the cursor in and out of the main GeoMapApp window.

Lat/Lon Display

- Lat/Lon display to the right of the toolbar is now formatted so that at each zoom level the same number of digits are displayed no matter where the cursor is.  This prevents the  display from shifting back and forth while the cursor is moving.

- Now display z value for loaded grids in the display to the right of the main menu bar.  To display the z value for the background layer make the foreground layer invisible by toggling the visible checkbox for that layer in the "Layers" window.


Available Data Menu


Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetics Profiles

- Made the line for a loaded track thicker and added a dot in the center of the line so that the location of the cursor can be seen on a Mac (the Java graphics XOR function did not work on a Mac).  For a Mac user only the dot will appear, for a PC user both the circle that was present previously and the dot will appear.

Layers

- Numerous fixes made to the "Grid Layer Dialog" window and the layers interface in general.  Users should play around with this part of GeoMapApp to find any additional bugs.

- Added tool tip text for the lightbulb button in the "Layers" window, the text is "Open Object", indicating that the lightbulb button opens a layer.

- Fixed cursor problem with reloading grids, for the three main grids and any other loaded grids the cursor now reverts to its original state without having to move the cursor in and out of the main GeoMapApp window.




 

GeoMapApp 1.5.0


02/05/07
1.5.0
M+S

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****

- Issue with disposing grids in South Polar map view resolved.

- Tickmarks are now displayed at a resolution of 3 seconds per tick.  Seconds are now displayed in the tickmark labels.

- Major tick marks for map scale now adjusted to go down to higher resolutions.  Labels for the map scale now appear at higher resolutions.


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Data

- In Import Data Tables from the main File menu a "Save" combo box has been /incorporated into interface on the righthand side of the application.  It provides the same save options as right-clicking in the datatable area.    

- In Import Data Tables from the main File menu the "Plot" checkbox can now be used to bring a dataset in front of any loaded grids by unchecking and then rechecking the "Plot" checkbox when the grid is loaded.   

- In Import Data Tables from the main File menu the "Close Data" button has been renamed to "Dispose".   

- Import Data Tables from the main File menu now expands to display menu items to view the data format requirements and load different types of data.   

- The "Custom Databases" window has been renamed to "Imported Data Tables".   

- The File menu has been removed from the "Imported Data Tables" window, those options are now selectable from the main File menu via the Imported Data Tables menu.   

- The "History" option has been removed from the File menu in "Imported Data Tables" (which has itself been removed), and will be moved somewhere else in an upcoming release.   

- When loading data via the "Imported Data Tables" window, GeoMapApp now should automatically detect whether the data is tab-delimited or not.   

Open Hosted Datatable

- "Open Hosted Datatable" added to the main File menu.  This performs the same function as selecting "Other Hosted Datasets" in the Database menu.     

Open Hosted Background or Layer

- "Open Hosted Background or Layer" added to the main File menu.  This brings up the "Layers" and "Select Layers" window, which can also be accomplished by clicking the folder icon in the "Layers" window.     

Connect to WFS

- "Connect to WFS" option added to the main File menu.  This brings up the "Connect to WFS" window.  Selecting an option from the combo box in this window will put the contents into the text box.  Simply enter a GetCapabilities URL for WFS into the text box and press enter or click "Connect".  This will bring up a list of layers to select from.  Selecting a layer will bring up the data from that layer in the "Imported Data Tables" window (in the same way as pasting from the clipboard).     

Import Shape Files

- "Import Shape Files" added to the main File menu.  This brings up three options, "Data Format Requirements", "From Local Disk", and "From URL".  The first option brings up a web page that explains how to format the data, the second brings up a file chooser to load a shape file from the local machine (it performs the same function as "Open Shape File" did in the "Import Layers" Window), and the third option brings up a window with a text box to enter the URL of a shape file into (it performs the same function as "Open Shape URL" did in the "Import Layers" Window).  This window /includes an example URL.     

Import Grid

- "Import Grid" added to the main File menu.  This brings up two options, "Data Format Requirements", which brings up the same web page as the equivalent option in "Import Shape Files", and "Browse Your Disk", which brings up a file chooser to load a grid from the local disk (this performs the same function as "Import Grid" did in the "Import Layers" window).


Database Menu

Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles

- When in Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles from the Database menu, clearing all the tracklines and then selecting individual tracklines will result in only the currently selected trackline being displayed.

- The All and None buttons in Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles from the Database menu have been moved next to the data type check boxes to better indicate the functionality of the buttons to the user.     

DSDP

- DSDP from the Database menu now has a "Bring to Front" button that brings the DSDP points on the map to the front.   

- In DSDP the correct row for a particular point is now selected when zoomed in.

Other Datasets (Hosted)
  
- "Other Datasets (Hosted)" in the Database menu has been renamed to "Other Hosted Datasets".    - Bookmark button disabled for hosted datasets (doesn't work for hosted datasets).    - When loading data via the "Other Hosted Datasets" option in the Database menu, GeoMapApp should automatically detect whether the data is tab-delimited or not.


Toolbar

Grid Button

- The "Loading Grid..." window is now displayed when loading the Topography, gravity or geoid grids.

Layers Button

- Imported shape files should no longer draw lines the wrong way across the map to connect two points that are close together.   

- "Import Layers" window accessed via "Layers" window has been renamed "Select Layers", the four different radio button options have been removed.  That functionality has been moved to options accessible from the main File menu.  The "OK" button has been renamed "Add" to better indicate its functionality to the user.

- The "Layers" window now automatically comes to the front when a layer is loaded.

- The question mark button in the "Layers" menu has been relabeled "Help" to better indicate its functionality to the user.

- The "Layers" window is now minimizable.

- All grids loaded via the "Select Layers" and "Layers" window now appear in the same "Grid Layer Dialog" window.  When a grid is loaded it is automatically zoomed to.  The "Grid Layer Dialog" window is now minimizable.

Lat/Lon Display

- Lat/Lon display to the right of the toolbar now has a minutes reading.  It also now gives higher precision at higher resolutions.

 




 

GeoMapApp 1.4.6


10/31/06
1.4.6
M+S

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****

- None for this version.


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Data

- "Import Data" in the "File" menu changed to "Import Data Tables".

- In "File->Import Data" the text that appears in the "Custom Databases" window has been changed to clearly indicate that comma-separated tabular data can only be loaded if the appropriate option is selected in the "separated" pull-down menu.

- For "Import Data" from the "File" menu the options in the "File" menu of the "Custom Databases" window have been changed slightly; "Import from ASCII file" is now "Import from ASCII (text) file" to indicate to beginner users what the general file type should be.  Also, "Import from Excel file" has been changed to "Import from Excel spreadsheet" to more accurately describe what should (and can) be imported via that option.


Database Menu

Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles

- Button text changed and tool tip text added to the "Import" button in the "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles" option of the "Database" menu to indicate that only MGD77 data files can be imported.

Earthquake Locations and Epicenters

- For "Earthquake Locations and Epicenters" from the "Database" menu the labels for the main dataset options on the right have been adjusted.  Units have been added to the label for depth and tool tip text has been added to the "Years" text boxes to indicate that the minimum year is 1964 and the maximum year in 1995.

Seafloor Ages (Selected Isochrons)

- In "Seafloor Ages (Selected Isochrons)" from "Database" menu, "Age = " that appears at the bottom of the GeoMapApp window when an isochron is selected now reads "Age (millions of years) = " to more clearly indicate the units.

Other Datasets (Hosted)

- For "Database->Other Datasets (Hosted)" put back in options to import data.  These changed appear in the "File" menu in the "Custom Databases" window.

- For "Other Datasets (hosted)" from the "Database" menu the options in the "File" menu of the "Custom Databases" window have been changed slightly; "Import from ASCII file" is now "Import from ASCII (text) file" to indicate to beginner users what the general file type should be.  Also, "Import from Excel file" has been changed to "Import from Excel spreadsheet" to more accurately describe what should (and can) be imported via that option.


Toolbar

Save As Button

- Tool tip text for "Save" button in the main toolbar changed from "Save grid" to "Save As" because it performs exactly the same functions as the "Save As..." option from the "File" menu.

Grid Button

- In "3D View" in the "Grid Options" window changed default window size for rendered image of 3D View so that it would fit on a typical laptop-sized screen.

Layers Button


- For the "Layers" window accessed via the "Import Layers" button the "Question mark" button now links to the correct help page.

 




 

GeoMapApp 1.4.4


10/20/06
1.4.4
M+S

***** IMPORTANT TO NOTE *****

- When using Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles MAKE SURE TO CLOSE THIS IF YOU ARE GOING TO LOAD MORE THAN 2 OR THREE THINGS FROM THE DATABASE MENU!  The new control files are big, and though they have been reduced from their original size loading more than 2 or three things will cause GeoMapApp to run out of memory.

- In Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles:  When using the "Download Data" button make sure NOT to change the name of the files in the "Save As" window that pops up. The files need to have the same name as the files on the remote site where the data is located.


Other Changes

Database Menu

Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles

- Modified to load control files from new locations: user-created control files in the local directory "mgg_control_files" and the new control files in the remote directory MGG.  Also modified to completely clear tracks when "Close" button is clicked to account for the large size of the new control files.

- In Bathymetry, Magnetics and Gravity the data for the selected leg is now loaded from an MGD77 data file located in the new MGG data folders.

- In Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles added button to the right side called "Import Leg from MGD77 File" and added radio buttons.  The "Import" button provides functionality to create mgg control files from MGD77 data files.  Creating an mgg control file with this button will immediately load the selected legs into the list and onto the map.  This creates a directory in the default user directory called "mgg_control_files". NOTE: The legs will only be added to the new control file if they have data in their Bathymetry Corrected Depth, Free Air Anomaly or Magnetics Residual Field columns.

- The radio buttons switch between various already-created control files.  Any user control files will always remain loaded (so long as they are located in the proper directory, which is mgg_control_files in the default user directory).

- The "load" button has been renamed "View Profile", and double-clicking on a leg in the list is equivalent to clicking on the "View Profile" button.

- Added "Download Data" button below the "View Profile" button which allows the user to download the MGD77 data files for the currently selected leg(s).  Multiple cruises can now be selected for downloading using the "Download Data" button.


Help Menu

Show Help

- Fixed the help page URL; now accesses current help pages.


Toolbar

Grid Button

- Added "Pixels" to indicate what "Width" and "Height" refer to when in "3D view".

Layers Button

- For the "Import Grid" option from the "Layers" buttons, imported files are now imported correctly (previously were named based on the directory the original file was in, now named based on the original file itself).

 




 

GeoMapApp 1.4.2


8/08/06
1.4.2
M+S

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****

-Fixed file transfer code so that new versions of GMA download correctly.


Other Changes

Database Menu

Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths

-"Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths" in the Database menu now automatically loads and displays the tracks.

-Added wait icon to "Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths" in Database menu when loading.

-In the process of replacing combo box in "Multibeam Bathymetry Swathes" in Database menu with a scroll pane.

Drilling-DSDP/ODP/BRG

-Added functionality that selects the fauna most recently sorted (defaults to "DIATOMS") as the fauna to display in the Faunal Range Chart window.  Sorting a different fauna with the Faunal Range Chart window open will display that fauna for the row currently selected (unless there is only one datapoint that has that fauna, in which case that datapoint will be selected and the fauna will be displayed for that datapoint).

-Both the Age-Depth Model and Faunal Range Chart windows in DSDP now display the depth, age and back-track depth of the current cursor location (where applicable) at the bottom of those windows.

Drilling-DSDP/ODP/BRG-Age-Depth Model Window

-Age-Depth Model window in DSDP now has default x-axis length set to the age of the oldest "tie" (datapoint).

-Clicking in the Age-Depth Model window no longer resets the x-axis.  To reset the x-axis to its default length selecte the "default" option from the combo box at the top of the window.

-There is now a line in the Age-Depth Model window that indicates the depth at the current cursor location.   The depth (in mbsf: meters below sea floor), age (in Ma: millions years, and back-track depth (BTD, in mbss: meters below sea surface) for the current cursor location (if applicable) are now displayed at the bottom of the Age-Depth Model window.

-The Age-Depth Model window is now "synchronized" with the Faunal Range Chart window; depth, age and back-track depth for the current cursor location are displayed at the bottom of both windows (where applicable), both windows have a line indicating the current depth at the cursor location, with the lines moving simultaneously in both windows.

Drilling-DSDP/ODP/BRG-Faunal Range Chart Window

-Added functionality that selects the fauna most recently sorted (defaults to "DIATOMS") as the fauna to display in the Faunal Range Chart window.  Sorting a different fauna with the Faunal Range Chart window open will display that fauna for the row currently selected (unless there is only one datapoint that has that fauna, in which case that datapoint will be selected and the fauna will be displayed for that datapoint).

-Added functionality to AgeDisplay (one of the three displays in the Faunal Range Chart window in DSDP) to draw a line.

-Added functionality to CoreDisplay (one of the three displays in the Faunal Range Chart window in DSDP) to draw a line.

-Added functionality to FossilDisplay (one of the three displays in the Faunal Range Chart window in DSDP) to draw a line.

-The Faunal Range Chart window is now "synchronized" with the Age-Depth Model window; depth, age and back-track depth for the current cursor location are displayed at the bottom of both windows (where applicable), both windows have a line indicating the current depth at the cursor location, with the lines moving simultaneously in both windows.


View Menu

Grids

-Now displays busy icon when drawing contours.

-Closing the "Grid Options" window now disposes all contours.

-The Dispose button in the "Grid Options" window has become the Close button and now closes the window.

-Scrolling and zooming with contour loaded now automatically redraws the contours.

-Changed default contour intervals to better suit the current grid.


Toolbar

Grid Button

-Now displays busy icon when drawing contours.

-Closing the "Grid Options" window now disposes all contours.

-The Dispose button in the "Grid Options" window has become the Close button and now closes the window.

-Scrolling and zooming with contour loaded now automatically redraws the contours.

-Changed default contour intervals to better suit the current grid.




 

GeoMapApp 1.3.9


7/28/06
1.3.9
M+S

***** IMPORTANT FIXES *****

-Fixed a problem with database indexing that was causing issues with remote access.

-Fixed problems with the grid not loading properly when scrolling, etc. until a the grid dialog window had been opened.

-Fixed other grid issues as well.

-Nullified code in GTable that was causing GMA to crash by clicking inside the map area while DSDP was open in South Polar view.


Other Changes

File Menu

Import Data

-Fixed some pull-down menu issues when multiple datasets are loaded.

-Adjusted the layout of the "Custom Databases" window; added some helpful directions.

Save As

-Moved "Save As..." below "Preferences". 


Database Menu

underway MG&G

-Changed "underway MG&G" in Database menu to "Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetic Profiles".
  
Multibeam

-Changed "Multibeam" in Database menu to "Multibeam Bathymetry Swaths".  

RIDGE PetDB

-Changed "RIDGE PetDB" in Database menu to "PETDB Bedrock Chemistry".
  
Seismicity

-Changed "Seismicity" in Database menu to "Earthquake Locations and Epicenters".
  
Seismicity - from PMEL

-Changed "Seismicity - from PMEL" in Database menu to "Seafloor Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions".
  
MCS Demo

-Changed "MCS Demo" in Database menu to "Multi-Channel Reflection Profiles (Hosted)".

Multi-Channel

-Replaced "Multi-Channel" in Database menu with "Multi-Channel Reflection Profiles (Contributed)".
  
Single Channel Seismics

-Changed "Single Channel Seismics" in Database menu to "Single Channel Reflection Profiles".

-Added hour glass icon when loading SCS database.  

Isochrons

-Replaced "Isochrons" in Database menu with "Seafloor Ages (Selected Isochrons)".

Digitize

-Moved Digitize menu item from Database menu to Tools menu.

-Opening Digitizer now loads the grid automatically.

Drilling-DSDP/ODP/BRG

-Added tool-tip-text to AgeDepthModel in DSDP.

-Made the DSDP window minimizable.

-Closing the DSDP window now automatically repaints the map to get rid of the DSDP datapoint icons on the map.

-Added "Close" button to DSDP window as an alternative to the close-window icon.

-Expanded the size of the pull-down menu for the different datasets in DSDP.

-Nullified code in GTable that was causing GMA to crash by clicking inside the map area while DSDP was open in South Polar view.

Other Datasets

-Changed "Other Datasets" to "Other Datasets (Hosted)".

-Adjusted the layout of the "Custom Databases" window.

-Fixed some pull-down menu issues when multiple datasets are loaded.


Tools Menu

Digitizer:

-Moved Digitize menu item from Database menu to Tools menu.

-Opening Digitizer now loads the grid automatically.


View Menu

Grids

-Changed the default color scheme for the topography grid.

-Added function to Grid2DOverlay to assist in managing grid overlays.


Toolbar

Digitize Button

-Added the digitize button to the toolbar in MapTools which performs the same action as selecting the Digitize menu item from Tools; button is the one with diagonal "xyz".

-Opening Digitizer now loads the grid automatically.

-Added digitize icon to Icons in haxby.image (square with diagonal "xyz").

Grid Button

-Corrected a problem with loading the grids in MapTools.

-Changed the default color scheme for the topography grid.

-Added function to Grid2DOverlay to assist in managing grid overlays.


In the Elevation Data Sources Menu

More Info Button

-Closing the "Elevation Data Sources" window now disposes any location boxes drawn via that window.




 

GeoMapApp 1.3.5


7/28/05
1.3.5
M+S

Main Menu Changes

-The Under Development menu has been discarded and Drilling DSDP is now under the Database menu.    

-Import Data has been moved from the Database menu to the File menu.    

-Other Data has been added to the Database menu and is now the portal to the global datasets.    

-Preferences has been moved from the View menu to the File menu.    

-A Save As option has been added to the File menu which operates in exactly the same way as the save button.    

-The View menu now has a Grids menu which allows you to choose one of the three main grids.  Choosing an option will load the corresponding grid and display the grid dialog.    

-The Help menu has been moved to the left to be next to the other menus.     

 

Main Tool Bar Changes

-The Save button has been moved to the left.    

-The Profile button now loads a grid when selected s/ince this is necessary for its proper operation.  Deselecting the Profile button disposes the grid unless the Grid Dialog window is open.  In addition the Profile window now has radio buttons that allow switching between Great Circle and Straight Line instead of a drop down menu.    

-The Grid Dialog button now loads a grid when selected and disposes the grid when deselected.  The Grid Dialog window has been changed from a JDialog to a JFrame, making it minimizable.  The Reload button is simply the Load button renamed.  The drop down menu containing the grid types now loads whichever grid is selected automatically.  The Contour button in the Grid Dialog Window can now be accessed even if the interval in the text field is not changed.  The Contour window now obtains reasonable values for min, max and interval.  The redundant and non-functional no option has been removed from the Contour window.  Closing the Grid Dialog window now disposes the grid and gets rid of any contour lines.

 

Main Map Changes

-Correct units (i.e. meters/mgal) now displayed according to which grid is loaded.  Moving the cursor over the map no longer refocuses on the main app window.      Specific Database Menu Changes     

-Import Data is now in the file menu and browse databases can no longer be accessed from Import Data.    

-Other Data has been added to the Database menu and automatically brings up the selection window for the global datasets when selected.  The import options cannot be accessed through Other Data.    

-Single Channel Seismic now has a scroll pane on the right side of the main window containing all the tracks in alphabetical order. Clicking on a track in the scroll pane will highlight it on the map.  Double-clicking will display the profile in the window at the bottom of the main window.  The "Load Already Digitized ..." dialog window no longer appears when the View Profile button is clicked.  Instead there is a new Load Already Digitized button that performs the same actions as clicking yes in the Load Already Digitized dialog window.  The Load Already Digitized button will display the profile of the selected track no matter what options are selected.  Double-clicking on a track on the main map now displays the profile of that track.  Zoom buttons have been added to the toolbar for the profile window on the bottom left of the main window.    

-The Color Scale tool and Symbol Scale tool are now both JFrames, making them minimizable.  In addition, they display the data type     bieng colored/scaled and the database they belong to in their title.  Tabs have been added to the tab pane at the bottom of the main     window indicating which data type is coloerd and which is scaled.  The Color Scale tool now defaults to normalized.     

 

Other Changes

-I think that it was in Underway MG&G that the circle on the map that indicates the location of the part of the track your cursor is over was made thicker to be more visible.  It might have been in Single Channel Seismic.  Sorry for the confusion, if you can find it see if you want the circle thicker or larger.  Unfortunately the color cannot be made uniform as the circle is displayed using an XORing of the pixels     with the map, meaning that having a solid color would make the map pixels unrecoverable unless the map were repainted, which causes many problems.




 

GeoMapApp 1.2

7/28/05
1.2_08 M+S Lots of updates.  Check out the prototype Layers interface.  More later.
12/22/04
1.2_04
M
Maps and grids may now be saved in GeoTiff  format.  This format /includes a description of geographic coordinate system.  These grids and images may be imported into GIS applications such as ArcGIS.
9/24/04
1.2_02
M+S
I forgot to /include the Excel classes in the jar & exe files -- necessary for "Import Data".
 9/03/04
1.2_01
M+S
Fixed nasty bug in "Import Data"
9/03/04
1.2
M+S
"Import Data" has been added to the "Database" menu. 
This interface was developed primarily by Justin Coplan, whom I acknowledge with deep thanks.
"Import Data" allows users to load geographically-keyed data from a file or URL in several formats and:
  • plot locations on a map as points or a track
  • scale and color symbols based on the value for a column
  • view X-Y graphs of one column vs another.
9/03/04
1.2
M
A draggable map location inset appears in the upper right corner of the map when the zoom factor is greater than 2.  Show/hide this through "Options" menu.
9/03/04
1.2
M
Data sources for the DEM appear at the bottom of the main window.  Click the blue information button to get more details.  To remove the data sources from the bottom of the window, go the the "Options" menu.
9/03/04
1.2
M
In the Mercator map, users may load gravity and geoid grids developed by D. Sandwell and W. Smith.
9/03/04
1.2
M+S
The function of the "grid" button has changed.  It is now a toggle button which shows/hides a grid dialog.  Click the "Load Grid" button in the grid dialog to load a grid (same function as the old "grid" button in the tool bar) and the palette tool will appear.
9/03/04
1.2
M+S
A "profile" toggle button appears in the tool bar.  When selected, click-drag on map to draw great circle path on the map.  The length of the line is  shown to the right of the tools.  If a grid is loaded, a profile window will pop up showing elevation vs distance.



 

GeoMapApp 1.1


7/14/04
1.1_04
M+S
Buttons have been added to Databases "Seismicity", "Seismicity - from PMEL", and "Isochrons" that open a browser page for the source of these data.
7/14/04
1.1_04
S
Grids can now be loaded and rendered in the South Polar projection.
7/13/04
1.1_04
M+S
"Single Channel Seismics" database.  When a cruise is loaded,  GeoMapApp now reads crustal ages for points along the track, and displays the age, for the current cursor position, at the end of the text string below the image when the cursor is in the image window.  Ages are sampled from a global digital age model developed by Mueller, et al.
7/13/04
1.1_04
M+S
"Ridge PetDB" database.  A button has been added to open the PETDB web page for the selected station.  If multiple stations are selected, the button opens the first selected.
7/13/04
1.1_04
M+S
"Multibeam" database. The URL for downloading ping files has changed.  The "Download Ping Files" button now opens the web page for the selected cruise.
6/24/04 1.1_03 M
Problem with the GMT .grd grid files have been fixed.
6/24/04
1.1_03
M+S
A Web Browser should now pop up reliably.
5/11/04
1.1
M
Images and grids of SRTM topography for Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, and islands in the W. Indian Ocean have been added to the topography database. 
4/20/04
1.1_02
M
High resolution bathymetry grids on the northern and southern East Pacific Rise, with grid node spacing to ~2 meters (18S)  and ~4 meters (9N) have been added to the database.  They may be viewed by selecting an item under the "Hi_Res_Grids" sub-menu of the "Places" menu.  Selecting a grid will zoom to the area of the high-res grid, and automatically load the data.  A button in the rendering tools must be pressed to render the grid.
4/20/04
1.1_02
M
Modifcations to 3D Rendering tool:
  • Changes to VE are applied in a way that preserves the focal point (previously moved it up/down, sometimes out ot the viewport).
  • After adjusting the viewpoint (when mouse button is released), the current perspective geometry is always applied.
  • Clicking in the viewport will change focal point to clicked point whenver that point has an associated elevation.
Access to high resolution grids is implemented through a menu item in the "Places" menu.  See next item for details.
3/26/04 All
M+S
Single channel seismic reflection data are being steadily processed and added to the database as part of our data rescue effort. Look for more tracks every week or two.
3/26/04
1.1_01
M+S
The dialog that pops up when a new version is available now allows downloading either .jar or .exe executables (the .exe executable only works on Windows™ platforms), and the"view updates" button opens this page (instead of doing nothing).
3/24/04
1.1
M
SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) topography for N. and S. America and Eurasia is now loaded when a grid is loaded.  High-resolution land topography can therefore be rendered with the tools mentioned above. In versions before 1.1, only ocean bathymetry was loaded.
In the underlying topography database, the format for grid and mask tiles has been revised.  This means that pre-1.1 versions may not be accessing the up-to-date database.  Image tiles are unchanged.
3/24/04
1.1
M
GeoMapApp 1.1 (Mercator only) has added a rendering tools dialog for
  • customizing colors
  • 3D perspective viewing
once a topography grid has been loaded.  "Help" for these tools will be available soon.
Caution: Rendering performance may be very slow on lower-end machines.
We recommend testing these tools first on a small map (i.e. first resize map window to ½ - ¼).

3/24/04 1.1
M+S
On launching GeoMapApp 1.1, users will be asked to specify a directory which will be checked for saved map locations and color lookup tables.
A "Places" menu permits users to zoom/focus on selected map locations and to save locations they wish to return to.