Spatial Manager Desktop™ Overview
In a nutshell
- Windows desktop application
- Read and write spatial data using a wide range of file formats and spatial servers
- Transform geometries between CRSs
- Easily create and print maps
- Use Tasks to automate any import and export process
- Publishing to Google Earth
- Interface simple, intuitive and productive
- Perpetual licenses. Pay once, no periodic fees
- Lightweight, easy and powerful
Spatial Manager Desktop™ is a desktop application designed to manage spatial data in a simple, fast and inexpensive way.
Developed by a group of professionals working in the areas of GIS, Planning, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering, it provides the user with powerful tools to address the most common tasks of management and operation in the world of spatial information.
Transformation of coordinates
Spatial Manager Desktop™ will calculate geometric transformations of the features in line with the import or export processes, which will depend on the chosen Coordinate Reference System (CRS) for the source and target data.
The user can choose the appropriate CRSs from a complete CRS catalog or from a list including the most recent used CRSs.
User Data Sources (UDS)
Spatial Manager Desktop™ incorporates the UDS technology to easily connect with spatial database servers, or data stores, and also as the way the user can define the path to a particular spatial data file, including their own connection parameters.
UDSs avoid having to enter a lot of connection parameters, which are not easy to remember, and they are stored inside the user settings to take advantage of them in every application session.
Spatial Manager Desktop™ tasks are the way the user can save any import or export process and its parameters in order to run repetitive processes for import or export data tables.
The user can execute any task directly from the application or from the operating system command window; this feature also lets the user define powerful batch processes.
Publishing to Google Earth
Spatial Manager Desktop™ includes a specific function designed to Export all or part of the features in the visible Layers of the map and their data, to a KML or KMZ file (Google Earth) through a one-click operation
The current Layers organization and the properties of the Layers are considered when creating the resulting GE file, and this file can be opened in Google Earth (if installed)
Spatial Manager Desktop™ Features
Quickly stylize and manage maps
Styles for layers and maps: colors, fills, line styles, point styles, transparencies, backgrounds, etc. Multiple maps, free workspaces order for the maps, and powerful functions to manage the mapsWatch this video...
Drag and drop spatial data to the maps
Load data tables from spatial files into the maps by dragging and dropping them from Windows explorer. This way of loading allows the loading of several files at one time. Open the files in new maps using double click in Windows explorerWatch this video...
Background base maps (roads, satellite, hybrid)
Quickly change the maps background by choosing between solid colors or geo-referenced high quality imagery as base mapsWatch this video...
Smart systems for map opening
Smart search technology which makes it easy to find changed sources (moved, renamed, etc.) of external layers when loading a mapWatch this video...
Select and filter spatial features
Multiple graphical selection methods and layer selection. Add or remove features to the selections by using multiple methods. Quickly filter selections by layerWatch this video...
Single or complex selections by query. Data grid selections. Data grid navigation tools through the selections. Advanced information for the selections in the data grid
Transformation of coordinates
Geometric transformations of the features in line with the import or export processes. Coordinate reference system (CRS) of the source and the target data. Complete CRS catalog. Drop down list including the favorite or most recent used CRSs
Export information to use in office or CAD apps.
Advanced export data in layers, selections, etc. from the data grid. Raster or vector copy to the Windows clipboard of the whole map, the selected features or the features included in a viewWatch this video...
Printing of maps or selected features
Print whole maps, views, selected areas or selections
Properties panel viewer
Files, shortcuts, UDSs, maps, layers, selections, etc.
Query your spatial data
Query selections by performing geometric operations to locate features that interfere with other features under certain conditions (intersects, touches, within, contains, disjoint, overlaps or crossesWatch this video...
Make new layers from selections or queries
New layers in a map to export, emphasize, etc. features of a map. The new layers can be saved inside the maps or exported to external sources and can include features coming from multiple existing layers. Convert read-only layers to editable layers
Project layers in maps
Projecting on the fly the features in the layers according their CRSs and the CRS of the map. If any of these parameters are modified, the map is updated and the new projection can be seen automatically in the workspaceWatch this video...
Separate layers into new layers
Create new layers based on another layer according to the values of a field in the original layer, for thematic or data discriminationWatch this video...
External and internal layers
Merge external and internal layers inside a map. The external layers are loaded from an external spatial source. The internal (or embedded in the map) layers are saved inside the maps using a SQLite structure
Disconnect layers from external sources
Convert external layers to internal layers by disconnecting them from their data source. Disconnecting all the layers allows the saving of self-contained mapsWatch this video...
Copy features to layers
Copy features coming from various layers inside another layer to merge them. Export the layer to get a combined external table
Manage your own shortcuts
Reference any folder in a physical or net drive and save this reference in the user configuration to quickly access the folder. Edit, remove or sort the shortcuts in the data sources panel
Access to spatial data files (SHP, GPX, KML, OSM, GML, etc.) (show full list)
Load spatial data tables, and import or export them, by accessing a lot of spatial data file types or folders or schemas inside complex spatial files
Manage your User Data Sources
Use UDS technology in the application to easily connect with spatial database servers, or data stores, or to define the path to spatial data files including their own connection parameters. Edit, remove or sort the UDSs in the data sources panel
Access to spatial database servers (SQL Server, PostGIS, etc.) (show full list)
Use UDSs to load tables, and import or export them, by accessing a lot of spatial data servers, including simple or complex internal structuresWatch this video...
Access to other connections (WFS, ODBC, etc.) (show full list)
Also use UDSs to access special spatial information connections, such as WFS stores or ODBCWatch this video...
Find and replace data
Find (and replace) data in the data grid applied to the values of fields in layers. "Replace all" functionality included. Reports including the modified values and fields
Edit alphanumeric data
Quickly edit the value of any layer field in the data grid
Multiple data edition
Edit the value of any layer field in the data grid for more than one feature simultaneously
Remove unwanted features
Delete features selected from any editable layer in the map
Save modified layers or new layers
Any external layer can be saved to replace its original source data table. Internal layers, such as new or disconnected layers, can be exported to a table in any spatial file, database server or special connection
Import and export processes
Full tables, layers or feature selections can be imported or exported from/to any spatial data container. The import/export wizard leads the user through the processes to select the source and the target table and their connection parameters, to choose the coordinate transformation parameters, etc.
Automate processes using tasks
Any import/export process, including its parameters, can be saved as an application task, which can be managed in the task manager panel, in order to run repetitive processes. Quickly execute tasks and review their parameters
Run tasks in the OS Command window
Execute any Task directly from the application or from the operating system command window. Wildcards in the names of the tasks to run can be used. This feature also allows the definition of powerful batch processes
Quick creation and use
Regardless of the advanced Export capabilities of the application the user can find a specific tool to Export all or part of the objects in the visible Layers of the drawing and their data, to a KML or KMZ file (Google Earth) through a one-click operation. In addition, it is possible to open the file directly in Google Earth (if installed)
"Clone" the drawing
The process will consider the current Layers organization and the properties of the Layers and objects. The elements in the KML/KMZ file will assume the colors, weights, etc. of the objects in the drawing. A subdivision based on the types of the objects in the Layers will be also created for each Layer
Spatial Manager Desktop Editions
Spatial Manager Desktop™ Technical resources
Spatial Manager Desktop™ Requirements
- Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3
- 1024 x 768 VGA graphics, or higher
- 1 GHZ 32-bit or 64-bit processor, or faster
- 1 GB RAM or more (4GB recommended)
- 2 GB free disk space, or more
- Microsoft .NET 4.0 client profile (installer included)
- Windows Installer 3.1 or later
- Internet Explorer 5.01 or later
Spatial Manager Desktop™ Assemblies
- Version 22.214.171.12406 (May 30, 2014): 32-bit / 64-bit
- Version 126.96.36.19944 (June 5, 2014): 32-bit / 64-bit
- Version 188.8.131.5209 (June 27, 2014): 32-bit / 64-bit
- Version 184.108.40.20697 (September 3, 2014): 32-bit / 64-bit
- Version 220.127.116.1169 (October 6, 2014): 32-bit / 64-bit
- Version 18.104.22.16883 (January 23, 2015): 32&64-bit
- Version 22.214.171.12446 (May 8, 2015): 32&64-bit
- Version 126.96.36.19962 (February 26, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 188.8.131.5221 (March 23, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 184.108.40.20689 (May 2, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 220.127.116.1136 (July 22, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 18.104.22.16882 (November 9, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 22.214.171.12427 (December 1, 2016): 32&64-bit
- Version 126.96.36.19965 (January 6, 2017): 32&64-bit
- Version 188.8.131.5281 (January 12, 2017): 32&64-bit
- Version 184.108.40.20618 (March 24, 2017): 32&64-bit (.exe) | 32-bit (.msi) | 64-bit (.msi)
- Version 220.127.116.1174 (October 2, 2017): 32&64-bit (.exe) | 32-bit (.msi) | 64-bit (.msi)
- Version 18.104.22.16818 (November 24, 2017): 32&64-bit (.exe) | 32-bit (.msi) | 64-bit (.msi)
- Version 22.214.171.12451 (April 21, 2018): 32&64-bit (.exe) | 32-bit (.msi) | 64-bit (.msi)