We take user feedback seriously at LizardTech. Our Customer Support department diligently documents user stories, complaints, and recommendations that in turn help to drive product development and….let’s face it…fix bugs. In fact, fixing longstanding bugs was a key goal for our GeoExpress 9.5.3 release – in addition to adding support for Geiger-Mode LiDAR BPF files, better LiDAR previewing, and enhanced color-balancing.
Among the bugs addressed in 9.5.3 are:
– Support for commas instead of decimal points for international decimal notation. This bug has been affecting our international users for many years, and we are glad to have resolved it.
– Support for NAD83(2011) and other projections. We know this one has been a long time coming!
– In some cases, NITF files larger than 4GB would crash when compressing to MrSID. This is no longer the case, much to the delight of many of our government users.
– Selecting the option to “Use world files” no longer removes the CRS information from the image properties. This should help avoid any confusion around the CRS of the image and what data is going to be written to the world file.
– GeoExpress no longer writes nodata into aux.xml files that don’t have floating point data, which should make our GeoExpress and ArcMap users’ experiences much improved. From now on ArcMap won’t misinterpret as nodata certain types of pixel values written to the aux.xml files generated by GeoExpress. Whew!
And finally, for those advanced users out there…
– When creating a MrSID mosaic from a set of input TIF files, adjusting the alpha values before using the polygon crop tool no longer crashes the job. Hooray!
Many thanks to all of the users out there who have helped make our software better by reporting bugs. We strive to continuously improve our products in order to deliver the best possible experience for our customers, and we couldn’t do it without the support of you – our user community.
Thank You! from the LizardTech Team
P.S. If you haven’t tried GeoExpress 9.5.3 yet, please give it a spin! Click here for a free 30-day trial!