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ET Surface 6.2 - released 01 March 2016

New

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.4

Bugs fixed

  • Some minor bugs fixed.

ET Surface 6.1
- released 14 December 2014

New

  • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.3
  • Functionality available for implementation in ,NET customizations
  • New function - Volume Between Rasters

Bugs fixed

  • Raster Calculator crashing when there is space in specific location in the formula
  • Memory problem when interpolating contours from raster, causing gaps and discrepancies in the output.
  • No output produced from Clip Raster with Polygons with specific ESRI GRID raster datasets.
  • Error in several functions caused by a bug in comparing projections (for specific projections).
ET Surface 6.0 - released 27 July 2014


New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Find No Flow Areas 
Fill Depressions 
Flow Direction - D8 
Flow Accumulation - D8 
Flow Direction - D Infinity
Flow Accumulation - D Infinity
Extract Outlets 
Create Stream Raster 
Strahler Stream Order 
Stream Link 
Stream Raster to Features 
Snap Pour Points 
Watershed 
Streams and Watershed 

Bugs fixed

  • Incorrect values calculated in Hillshade for areas in the input raster with NoData
  • Error in Create TIN when Windows language setting is not English
ET Surface 5.0 - released 16 November 2013

New

Compatible with ArcGIS 10.2

Improved functionality
  • The raster functionality was entirely redeveloped.
  • Allows input and output of raster datasets to File and Personal GeoDatabases.
  • Many new algorithms with improved speed.
  • Improved memory handling of bigger Raster datasets.
  • All Raster functions are faster and can handle bigger datasets.
  • Included raster functionality for .BMP, .JPG and .PNG georeferenced rasters
New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Resample Raster

Bugs fixed

  • Handling of decimal point in Windows with different language settings
  • Negative data values assignment in Create Random Raster - Wizard interface
  • Empty message box on cancellation from the Wizard interface
  • Memory leak in Build Tin functions
ET Surface 4.1 - released 12 June 2012

New

Compatible with ArcGIS 10.1

Improved functionality
  • Improved handling of the output raster results for ArcGIS 10.0 and 10.1
  • PolylineZ characteristics allows user specified output units.
  • Profile Extractor can draw profiles with more than 32000 data points.

Bugs fixed

  • Cannot handle some data formats
  • Focal Statistics - incorrect NoData value assigned
  • Raster Viewshed - executed from the interface does not take into consideration the Target Offset parameter
  • Raster Viewshed - executed from the interface does not apply the Cut Off parameter.
  • Draw Profile On View - problem in some specific cases.
  • Excessive CPU usage of the ET Surface toolbar
  • Cut/Fill Raster - redundant message boxes
  • Raster Calculator cannot handle the NoData value of some rasters.
  • Profile Extractor draws unwanted lines in some cases.
ET Surface 4.0 - released 12 November 2011

New functions

Function

Available in Implementation
GUI ToolBox
Modify TIN
PolygonZ TIN to ESRI TIN
Focal Statistics
Point Statistics
Invert Raster
Raster Plan Curvature
Raster Profile Curvature
Raster General Curvature

Improved functionality
  • Creation of ESRI TIN. The Build TIN function can now output ESRI TIN as well as PolygonZ TIN.  When the ERSI TIN option is selected the input polylines or polygons can be triangulated as Hard Break lines.
  • Modify TIN.  The ESRI TINs and PolygonZ TINs can be modified by adding data from a feature layer. Break lines are supported in ESRI TIN.
  • New TIN algorithms.  The algorithms for TIN creation and modification are completely new and allow for much bigger datasets to be processed at better speed.  On 32 bit operating systems (Windows XP 32 bit or Windows 7 32 bit) with 4 GB of RAM the function should work with no problems on datasets with up to 6 million points. On 64 bit systems bigger datasets can be processed depending on the available memory
  • PolylineZ Characteristics - Z From Point and Z To Points are now added to the attribute table

Bugs fixed

  • ETTV cannot read some of the saved projects.
  • Setup bug - incorrect shortcut for ETTV.
  • Inability to handle unsigned char, unsigned short and long rasters.
  • Volume from Raster on ArcGIS 9.2 cannot build VAT
  • Negative Z values for Base Contour cannot be specified.
  • Incorrect labels in the GUI of the IDW function.
  • Interpolate Contours from raster function fails on specific datasets.
  • If no raster visible and Profile Feature used - a message box stating that no suitable layers appears.
  • For some rasters the Clip Raster with Polygons function cannot assign NoData correctly.
  • Features To 3D in some cases assigns NoData to some polylines on the boundary of the reference raster
ET Surface 3.0 - released 30 June 2010

Entirely redeveloped in DOT NET.

Fully compatible with ArcGIS 10.

Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 Bit).

New main dialog with built-in help.

New functionality
  • ToolBox implementation of all functions added. The functions can be used within Arc Toolbox, Model Builder and Python scripts.
  • ET TerrainViewer
    • Areal photography can be draped over the surface layer
    • Significantly improved symbology
    • Introduced a graphic layer where the user can interactively place point objects on the surface
    • Journey function - the user can define route and walk/fly along this route.
    • New environment settings - the user can select sky box and apply fog to the scene.
  • Profile Extractor
    • Entirely redeveloped interface
    • Unlimited surface layers can be used for profiling
    • The user can save the profile with all settings into a project file
    • Feature layers can be displayed on the profile with labels (draped on a surface or with their Z values).
    • Borehole data can be represented on the profile.
  • Raster Calculator - enables the user to perform complex mathematical calculation on rasters
  • Interpolate Kernel Density Surface
  • Zonal Statistics - calculates raster statistics for the features of a polygon dataset.
  • Split PolylineZ based on slope changes.
  • Clean Spikes in PolylineZ.

Improved

  • Some of the functions can be applied on 3 band rasters
    • Clip with Envelope
    • Clip with Polygons
    • Erase with Polygons
  • Better handling of NoData values

Bugs fixed

  • A bug in the user interface of the Clip and Erase functions
  • Incorrect values for the Average Slope calculated by the PolylineZ Characteristics function
  • A bug in the Multipatch To Polygon function
ET Surface 2.0 - released 18 April 2009

New Features:

  • ET TerrainViewer
  • Surface Interpolation
    • Contour To Raster
    • IDW
  • Raster Surface Analysis
    • Raster Slope
    • Raster Aspect
    • Raster Hillshade
    • Raster Viewshed
    • Raster Volume
    • Raster Cut/Fill
    • Interpolate Contours from Raster
  • Raster Distance Analysis
    • Euclidean Distance
    • Euclidean Direction
    • Euclidean Allocation
    • Weighted Voronoi (Thiessen) allocation
    • Cost Distance - cost from source
    • Cost Allocation - cost from source
    • Cost Distance - cost from raster
    • Cost Allocation - cost from raster
  • Raster Processing
    • Clip Raster with envelope
    • Clip Raster with polygons
    • Erase Raster with polygons
    • Smooth Raster
    • Clean Raster Boundaries
    • Create Constant Raster
    • Create Random Raster
    • Change raster data type
  • TIN Surface Analysis
    • Identify Sinks and Peaks from TIN
  • Conversion functions
    • Features (Points, Polygons, Polylines) to raster
    • ESRI TIN to Raster

Improved performance

  • ESRI TIN To PolygonZ TIN
  • TIN To Edges
  • TIN To Nodes
  • Build TIN
  • Interpolate Contours from TIN

Bugs fixed

  • Multiply Zs and Offset Zs functions could not use negative values

 

ET Surface 1.0 - released 2 November 2008

See ET Surface User Guide for more information

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