WAsP Map Editor - Release Notes

This document describes the new features and other changes made.

Map Editor Release notes

1. A bug prevented maps, exported from WAsP, from being opened by the Map Editor, if these maps contained very long polylines.
  This bug has been fixed.

2. The projection system has until now operated with UTM, UTM-N and UTM-S projections, although UTM and UTM-N were functionally identical. With a new GeoProjectionDatabase (no. 17) the "plain" UTM has now been removed from the projection system, but when opening old maps, "plain" UTM is automatically converted to UTM-N.
The above also applies to projection handling in WAsP and in the projection transformer utility.

WAsP Map Editor Version

1. The manual editing algorithms had some bugs, e.g. one that lead to an error when joining two polylines.
These bugs have been fixed.

2. The "File Add and replace" algorithm had a bug, leading to an error situation. This bug has been fixed.

3. The SRTM-import had some bugs that lead to error situations when tiles - completely or partly covered by the
 specified domain - were not available in the SRTM-database. These bugs have been fixed.

WAsP Map Editor Version

Two bugs in the SRTM import could cause the import procedure to break down or result in faulty maps. The bugs were about 1) the treatment of voids in the imported grid-map tiles (points where the elevation is unknown); and 2) the joining of neighboring tiles when the specified covered more than one SRTM map-tile.

We have fixed these bugs so that SRTM import should work smoothly.

WAsP Map Editor

  • Import of gridded elevation (orographic) maps as well as roughness-length maps are now supported
  • Faster, more efficient check of roughness consistency and LFR-errors.
  • Coherent roughness areas can now be treated as a whole. The roughness value of an entire roughness-area may be edited using a new area editing option.


MapEditor - Release C

- functionally equivalent to 11.3 Release C Build 360

MapEditor 11-3-ReleaseC-Build360.msi:
- fixes a few bugs regarding the SRTM-importer
- implements import of Google Earth KML- and KMZ files

MapEditor 11-3-ReleaseB-Build357.msi:
- fixes a bug regarding the add-and-replace operation.

MapEditor 11-3-ReleaseA-Build354.msi:
- SRTM Map importer implemented
- Projection database reading (Asian Windows versions) error fixed
- Shape file reading errors fixed
- Shape-file elevation from associated dBase file now supported
- DXF-map reading bug re. files with unspecified DXF-format version now fixed

MapEditor11-1-Build338.msi :
- GIS-type coordinate meta-files for scaling/calibration of background maps are now supported.
- BLN-map files to be immported
- Shape files to be impported
- Faster, more efficient check of LFR-errors

MapEditor10-1-Build320.msi :
- includesGeoProjection Database 11, to which the "Israel Transversal Mercator" Projection has been added
- the licence check has been removed for use with WasP Engineering 3.

Version 10. installation package "C":
- includesGeoProjection Database 11, to which the Argentinian projection has been added
- solves an installation problem with non-English Windows systems.

Version 10.0:
Please notice that the exe-file and the help-file (*.chm) are now named WAsPMapEditor10.

Afew bugs have been corrected since build 290 (MapEditor9):
1) artifact LFR-errors in special cases; fixed.

2) LFR-error calculation break-down in special cases; fixed.

3) Dead-ends not updated when line-type is changed: fixed.

Some (2) new features have been implemented since build 290 (MapEditor9):

1) Import of Golden Software BLN-maps.

2) Import of Shape-file maps (*.shp). Roughness information from the associated database file (*.dbf) is so far disregarded.

Please consult the "What's New?" topic in the on-line Help for more details.