Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Watch the Recording: What's New in TITAN 9.3.3 Webinar

Learn about all the new features in TITAN 9.3.3: Log into the ERDAS Archived Webinars site to see the webex from earlier today.


ERDAS TITAN new version! Query APOLLO directly from TITAN Viewer!

I'm pleased to announce the release of ERDAS TITAN 9.3.3 today! Plus I had the timely opportunity to host a webinar highlighting the new features earlier this morning... the day of the software release!

This release is marked by two big features in the TITAN Viewer:

  1. TITAN Viewer is a standalone application
  2. Query ERDAS APOLLO Image Manager(s) directly from the TITAN Viewer
The TITAN Viewer can now operate as a standalone application. It can even operate offline from the Internet. The Search and MyServices features from the GeoIM have been replicated in the TITAN Viewer, so users can now maintain their list of web services and kick off searches directly from the TITAN Viewer.

And that's right, users can now broadcast one search query across multiple APOLLO Image Manager(s), as well as TITAN Network GeoHubs and your local data! Plus EAIMs can be queried with advanced catalog search parameters like time stamp and type (dataset or aggregate).

Other hot new features include:
  • Measurement Tool: The annotation tool now includes distance and area measurements, plus x, y and z (elevation) for points.
  • Camera Feeds: Add live camera feeds to the TITAN Viewer, resize and pin to terrain.
  • Local Scene Files: Mash up local data, data consumed from others, web services, location-based content and save everything, including the spatial extent, in local scene files.
  • New Web Service Support: WFS and ImageX (simple HTTP protocol from ERDAS Image Web Server)
  • Video and Images in KML Placemark Balloons
  • Bounding Box: Narrow search area by bounding box

See the news release here.

No auto update this go-around, but if you are participating on the public ERDAS TITAN Network, you will be prompted to download the new ERDAS TITAN Client version 9.3.3.

Here's a screenshot of a search made with one query to 2 EAIMs and a TITAN Network GeoHub.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

OpenStreetMap (OSM) downtime this weekend

Possible downtime this weekend for OpenStreetMap (OSM). Seems to affect only the editor, but it may effect the tile display as well. OSM is the default basemap in the TITAN Viewer.

OpenStreetMap API 0.6 is scheduled to go live on 17-19th April, 2009.

"Expect server downtime during that period. The current API will go into Read Only mode at 10:00am BST (9:00 UTC) Friday 17th April. You might need to upgrade your editor to use the new API after the work is complete. There may also be some hiccups in the following days."

We will keep the API up and running in read-only mode for most of the weekend, and the website displaying maps, however we will need at least a short period of total downtime.