Proprietary GIS software 1

 Here I descirbe about XMap 7. You can view other GIS softwares like ArcGIS, SuperGIS Desktop Maptitude in my blog.

XMap 7 GIS Software Suite

DeLrome is a main supplier of GIS products and technologies to the world. Basically they produce Street Atlas USA, XMap, Topo USA as software solutions and Earthmate GPS receivers such as PN-20 and PN-40, BT-20, and LT-20. [1] In this section I detailed about Xmap 7 the latest and best software solution of DeLrome.
To optimize the information exchange between GIS administrators and field personnel XMap 7 incorporates wide collection of GIS tools in to single desktop application. DeLrome provides XMap 7 in three editions.

• XMap 7 GIS Enterprise
• XMap 7 GIS Editor
• XMap 7 Professional

XMap 7 GIS Enterprise offers fine connection between GIS databases and mobile workforce. Actuality it is a powerful data management tool which provides efficient deployment and collection of data through the administration. Moreover, two way data synchronization cause to increase the efficiency of XMap 7.

XMap 7 GIS Editor, famous edition of XMap 7[5], use to efficiently build and manage personal GIS , to organize critical data using spatial tools, to create or import GIS layers from a variety of sources, , edit and update GIS records on the map. Figure 1.1 and 1.2 shows the maps, which created using XMap 7 GIS Editor.

XMap 7 Professional designed to GIS Professionals and provides easy access to corporate GIS databases using an excellent data synchronization process initiated using XMap GIS Enterprise.

Even XMap 7 come in three editions, XMap 7 has common functionalities to all editions. I shortly detailed those at the following bullets.

• Route Planning – XMap routing engine creates accurate routes to help user efficiently find the way to the destination.

• Voice-Controlled GPS Navigation – ability to operate the application and retrieve the instruction through voice commands while driving vehicle.

• 3-D Terrain Modeling and Profiling- ability to build 3-D terrain model.

• Advanced Map Feature Filtering - XMap’s has Options decide which features should visible and which features should invisible on the map.

• Image Registration - Ability to import and register or align an image file such as a scanned map so that it appears as a geographically accurate map layer in XMap.

• Phone Data Searching – As an extra function can search phone numbers within United States (U.S.) and Canada.

• Drawing and Annotation Tools – Offer the opportunity to drawing upon the maps and annotation option allows symbols, MapNotes, text labels, lines, and polygons to be added to the maps.

• GeoTagger for Automatic Image Geo-Locating – Can put the images of the location.

• Access to Third-Party Aerial Imagery - XMap can read aerial imagery in GeoTIFF and MrSID format.

Apart from above features XMap provides powerful printing functionality, advanced find tools for find locations and user Interface customization options.

According to the official website of DeLrome, XMap 7 has ability to runs on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7 operating systems with minimum 1 GB RAM, 1.5 GHz or higher processor , 2 GB of available hard-disk space, 3D-capable video card with 64 MB VRAM and 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution. [4]


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeLorme

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