Home » TerraGo Technologies Announces Export to Shapefile Functionality Using Adobe ReaderTerraGo Technologies Announces Export to Shapefile Functionality Using Adobe Reader
ATLANTA, GA - May 8, 2006 - TerraGo Technologies announced today that the latest version of its software includes features that allow Adobe Reader users to export data from GeoPDF files to geospatial information systems(GIS) via the ESRI Shapefile format (.shp). Utilizing the new GeoPDF Toolbar, Adobe Reader users can add comments, redlines, and markups to geospatially enabled GeoPDF files and then export the information back into the original GIS system.
TerraGo's flagship product line, MAP2PDF which is available for major GIS systems, is used to export data from geospatial information applications to a georegistered PDF with layers and object feature attributes, allowing users to share spatially-enabled files among colleagues and applications.
GeoPDF files can be easily distributed and used in connected or disconnected modes with Adobe Reader and TerraGo's free GeoPDF Toolbar, which replaces MAP2PDF for Reader. The GeoPDF Toolbar recognizes geo- enabled files and lets users view maps, turn layers on and off, query attributes, display coordinates, GPS track and create redlines, markups and Geonotes.
Utilizing the export to Shapefile functionality, GIS professionals can easily integrate those redlines, markups and GeoNotes back into the enterprise's work flow and update geospatial data with the latest information available. Since users are not changing the underlying GIS data files, but adding markups to the GeoPDF map document, the integrity of the original data is maintained.
"The ability to export markups and notes from Reader to Shapefiles gives our customers a whole new level of flexibility and value," says James Davis, TerraGo Technologies president and CEO. "TerraGo users have always been able to mark up and annotate maps, but GIS professionals couldn't easily pull those notes and updates back into the base application. Now, they can have the most up to date geospatial data available all the time, improve the efficiencies of both field and GIS personnel and further extend their investments in GIS."
This latest version of TerraGo's software is in use with selected customers now and will be available this summer for all users.