Canvas 15 with the optional GIS module offers a powerful set of GIS-based features and commands that support a range of GIS formats, define complex map projections, and perform advanced property operations. It's an indispensable tool for GIS professionals in the oil & gas and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, and government.
Canvas 15 + GIS can handle all your GIS data needs. Import the following GIS specialized file formats:
Canvas 15 with GIS also supports export to these GIS specialized formats:
TIFF, SHP, KML, KMZ, ECW, Geo JPEG, Geo JPEG 2000, Geo BMP, Geo PNG, Geo GIF, Geospatial PDF, and GIS Text.
Within Canvas' GIS Manager you can choose settings to define geo-referencing information for a new document, or re-set the projection of an open document. GIS Manager options include Projection, Geo CS, Angular Units, Linear Units, Axis Orientation, and the Auto Define Document Coordinate system dialog.
Strategically move or position objects according to their latitude and longitude coordinates while displaying the Length and Forward Azimuth when measuring between two points, and the percentage of error. Measure distance in world coordinates by drawing and selecting a line between two points.
Create object replicates and precisely place them according to latitude and longitude.
Create a grid of lines that displays meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude, while precisely controlling its units of measure, precision decimal levels, longitude, latitude, start/end points, spacing/divisions, latitude degree rotation, horizontal and vertical offsets, and even the label format settings.
Define a geographic coordinate system for a projection, and modify it with options such as Geo CS name, Ellipsoid, Prime Meridian, and Datum Transformation.
Georegister a GIS drawing to the geographic location of a “known good” reference image.
Set your GIS drawing scale and reference point, and define a reference rectangle. Based on the selected point or defined bounding box, Canvas then automatically sets up the projected coordinate system for that file.
The Select by Property interface lets you create a project-specific customized query based upon unique properties, values, or other related criteria. Edit your query to meet new project needs, save for ongoing use, or share with colleagues.
View, numerically edit, and reapply map attributes that have been assigned to map objects via the Object Properties Table View command.
Create buffers for objects that are tagged Point, Line, or Area for greater visualization and map utilization.
Perform a query and assign text labels to map objects with defined settings such as text format, location, and rotation angle. You can also apply or adjust collision detection settings.
Access many of the very detailed fill, stroke, ink, and GIS-specialized augmentation options required by GIS data visualization. Modify the appearance of map objects according to a selected property or a query to create thematic and choropleth maps.
View complete information regarding the total number of map objects on a layer or within a selection.
Enhance map symbols to increase visual appeal and dynamically replace them at any time to ensure project consistency through the Symbol Library palette and Visualize Data command.
Quickly, yet precisely, warp GIS illustrations with the Image Warp command. Or use the Coordinates command to place control points within a selected image and warp it according to these points.
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