DAP Server 10.0

March 15, 2007

Release Notes

About This Release
New Capabilities
Supported Data

About this Release

Geosoft DAP 10.0 is a major release that includes the DAP Server, DAP Administrator, and Geosoft Metadata Editor.

New Capabilities

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Server

  • Geosoft DAP Server now includes Active Directory security.
    You can control access to data in the DAP security model by integrating with Microsoft Active Directory, allowing you to maintain users and groups in Active directory. The Geosoft DAP Data Administrator can assign rights and privileges to DAP data based on these users and groups.
  • Added support for Hyper map extraction.
  • Added support for Hyper map on-the-fly re-projection.
  • Numerous bug fixes.

Administrator

  • The user interface is improved and includes enhanced workflow and standardization of menu items, new icons, and shortcut keys.
  • Added ability to create HyperGrid, HyperGrid Mosaic, HyperXYZ and HyperMap inside of the DAP Administrator.
  • Added ability to catalog voxel data.
  • New batch task options:
    • Restore
    • List files in catalog
    • Include folders
    • Remove metadata template associations
  • Improved workflow with the Geodatabse and ArcSDE connectors.
  • Enhanced security: users must be logged in to delete configurations. A new confirmation dialog exists to verify deletion of file systems and virtual folders.
  • Added Preview image option for all file types.
  • Added support for Active Directory and the ability to select multiple items in the Users/Groups dialog.
  • Added ability to delete a catalog.
  • Added ability to View the catalog as it appears in DAP clients.
  • Added ability to use Delete key when deleting Templates.
  • Numerous bug fixes.

Geosoft Metadata Editor

The Geosoft Metadata Editor Tools allow you to manage metadata, modify the metadata schema, and control access to enter metadata.

The easy-to-use Geosoft Metadata Editor Tools support two levels of access: User and Administrator. Users can enter Metadata and submit data with metadata to the Data Administrator. Administrators can enter Metadata, as well as review submitted data and metadata, and upload the approved data and metadata to the DAP Server and Metadata database.

Three metadata models are available from Geosoft Global Services Group or we can help you integrate existing metadata models.

What data does Geosoft DAP Server support?

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ArcView File Sets

.SHP, .SHX, .DBF will be catalogued as spatially registered documents.  DAP will deliver selected documents to an Oasis client that will then display the data in a Geosoft map, or to an ArcGIS DAP client that can displays the SHP files directly.

MapInfo File Sets

.TAB,.MAP,.ID,.DAT will be catalogued as spatially registered documents.  DAP will deliver selected document files to an Oasis client that will then display the data in a Geosoft map, or to an MapInfo DAP client that can displays the TAB files directly.

acQuire databases

Data stored in a corporate acQuire database can be cataloged and distributed to acQuire enabled client applications.

Geosoft Grid Files

All supported Geosoft grid types on a project basis.  Each grid file must be spatially located within a geographic or projected coordinate system.

Image Files

All Geosoft supported image file formats.  Each image must be spatially located within a geographic or projected coordinate system.

Geosoft Maps

Geosoft maps will be supported as spatially referenced documents.

Geosoft databases

Geosoft GDB files will be support full windowing to selected area of interest.  GDB files must contain a designated X, Y coordinate channel pair in a defined projected to geographic coordinate system.

Geosoft HyperGrids

Very large regional grids can be converted to Geosoft HyperMaps for more efficient windowing and delivery by DAP.  Administrator tools are provided to support the creation of HyperGrids.

Geosoft HyperXYZ

Very large point attribute data (X, Y, attributes…) can be converted to Geosoft HyperXYZ format for efficient windowing and data delivery by DAP.  Administrator tools are provided to support the creation of HyperXYZ data from Geosoft GDB files.  .

Geosoft HyperMaps

Specific large point and line GIS themes, such as drainage, political boundaries, claim boundaries can be converted to Geosoft HyperMaps for efficient windowing and distribution by DAP.  Administrator tools are provided for the creation of HyperMaps from a selected Geosoft map group.

Documents

All document types can be catalogued with spatial references for delivery of the document files to DAP clients.

AutoCAD drawings

AutoCAD drawings will not be directly supported. AutoCAD drawings can be converted to Geosoft MAP files or to GIS themes and distributed in these formats.

MS Access Databases

MS Access databases will not be directly supported except as spatially located documents.  Data contained in an MS Access database can be imported into a Geosoft GDB file and converted to Geosoft HyperXYZ file for distribution.

 

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