New version 8 of ‘Spatial Manager’ has been released and it comes plenty of new functions and improvements, that will allow you to be much more productive in the development of any project, analysis or work related to territorial and geographic information. We invite you to take a look at this blog entry and the related videos in order to learn at a glance about the possibilities of the new Thematics Maps, Geo-coding (direct and reverse), Fields Calculator, and many other interesting features

The pictures and videos in this blog entry have been recorded using pre-release application builds, so some changes, extensions or improvements may have been included in the final version. The videos have been recorded using the AutoCAD version, but are of identical application in BricsCAD, ZWCAD or GstarCAD, and very similar in Desktop

‘Spatial Manager’ version 8 screenshot

‘Spatial Manager’ version 8 screenshot

New features and improvements:

  • Thematic Maps Video preview
    • Visualization in different Colors according to the values of the Data Fields
    • Different types of thematic (categorized, graduated, etc.)
    • Auto-generation of values or ranges. Add, delete or edit values or ranges
    • Dynamic color ramps (palettes, gradients, etc.)
    • Dynamic update when changing the values of the theme field
    • Option to add Hatches for closed objects
    • Support for several simultaneous themes
    • Thematic management in the new application Explorer
  • Direct Geo-coding. Video preview
    • Insertion in a drawing or map of lists of postal addresses as Points
    • Selection and field sorting when composing addresses to be searched for
    • Multiple geo-coding servers (Bing, Google, OpenStreetMap)
    • Export of geo-coded results in CSV format
  • Reverse Geo-coding. Video preview
    • Collection of Postal Addresses of objects in the drawing or map
    • Automatic geo-coding calculation for non-point objects (centroids, etc.)
    • Multiple geo-coding servers (Bing, Google, OpenStreetMap)
    • Creation of postal address tables in the drawing or map
    • Export of geo-coded results in CSV format
  • Fields value Calculator Video preview
    • Powerful tool for operations between values in Data Fields
    • Mathematical, date, logical, geometric, etc. operators and functions
    • Single or chained operations
    • Results on new or existing fields on any table of the drawing or map
    • Results preview
  • New ‘Spatial Manager’ Explorer
    • Management of Thematics, contextual access to related functions, etc.
  • AutoCAD Map Object Data Reading Video preview
    • Conversion of AutoCAD Map Object Data Tables to SPM Tables
    • Supports conversion of multiple tables in one go
    • Optional deletion of AutoCAD Map tables when converting
  • Possibility to Attach several data Tables to any object Video preview
  • More 3D object types when Exporting to Google Earth KML/KMZ Video preview
    • 3D Faces, 3D Solids, Meshes, etc.
  • New ‘ESRI Geodatabase File’ (GDB) data provider Video preview
  • Other:
    • Google geolocation is added to the Search for Locations function
    • New global configuration of geographic service provider Keys, applicable in Background Map servers, Geo-coding services, etc.
    • Added write capability to the GeoJSON file data provider
    • Improved compatibility with PostGIS servers v10 and higher
    • New functions added for the application’s Lisp API
      • Set the value of a data Field
      • Get the value of a data Field
      • Attach a data Table to an Object
    • Improvements in the Licensing system. In addition to other advantages, the following are included:
      • License activation/deactivation via QR code
      • Simplified the activation process for Updates/Support Extension Licenses
      • A Network License seat is now not reserved until the application is used
    • The necessary parameters are added to be able to define a network domain when configuring a Proxy server. It is also possible to use Windows authentication when configuring a Proxy server
    • Ordnance Survey Background Maps updated
    • New custom Coordinate System transformations have been defined and EPSG tables (CRSs and other objects) have been updated to the latest available version
  • AutoCAD 2023, BricsCAD 22, ZWCAD 2023, GstarCAD 2023 and Windows 11 compatible
  • … and more

Please, review the videos, Download or update ‘Spatial Manager v8’ and enjoy the superb possibilities provided by this application for any user engaged in the development and analysis of spatial information, planning, civil engineering, surveying, architecture, supplies, etc.

Note: Some features can only be found in the Standard or Professional editions. Some of them only apply to CAD versions and may not be available in older AutoCAD, BricsCAD, ZWCAD or GstarCAD versions

Take a look at the application Changelogs in order to review the complete list of News, Improvements and Fixes in this version: