Boeing released SoftPlotter Version 4.1 digital map production software. SoftPlotter 4.1 runs on Windows XP and 2000 operating systems. The new version provides JPEG 2000 support that allows imagery compression with fewer artifacts than JPEG. Digital Globe QuickBird sensor support for panchromatic and multispectral imagery offers SoftPlotter users full, rigorous sensor model and triangulation support, while digital aerial camera support for the Intergraph Z/I DMC, Vexcel UltraCAM and Airborne Data Systems digital cameras allow users to process imagery directly from these devices. SoftPlotter's new multi-window capability allows all viewing tools to display multiple stereo and monoscopic views of imagery, with geosynchronous cursor movement in all views. New AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI translators are included, and Visual Basic workflow wizards provide streamlined workflow setups for batch processes. Of interest to KDMS users, SoftPlotter 4.1 provides a COM interface callable from macros and a database interface for collection of fully attributed vector map data. (Boeing, St. Louis, Mo.)

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