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The DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor - Full-Featured, Stand-Alone Geographic Information System (GIS) Software:
Increase the return on your GIS data investment with the DeLorme XMap 8 Editor powerful and easy-to-use GIS database management software. Create powerful visualizations of your business infrastructure. XMap Editor is interoperable with ESRI, MapInfo, AutoCAD file formats. You can also import ESRI shapefiles, Excel spreadsheets, CSV files, MrSID, GeoTIFF files, scanned images, and GPX files. The DeLorme XMap Editor supports the Earthmate GPS PN-40 handheld, meaning you can export MrSID and GeoTIFF map and aerial image files to a handheld GPS.
There are three versions in DeLorme's XMap series products: XMap 8 GIS Enterprise, XMap 8 GIS Editor, and XMap 8 Professional. The features of the three XMap titles are compared in detail on a separate page.
Complete GIS Database Management and Information Technology Features:
With the DeLorme XMap GIS Editor you can synchronize remote dababases, and apply check-out/check-in controls to protect database integrity, enabled by XMap GIS Enterprise. ArcSDE 9.2 import support is also available through XMap GIS Enterprise, as are topographic and aerial imagery base data options.
The XMap GIS Editor software provides enhanced corporate IT installation support with expanded permissions options and customizable network deployment options, including MSI support. The software is Vista-compliant for use permissions set-up. Licensed XMap GIS Editor users will have exclusive access to regular XMap updates, patches, and quarterly releases.
Import Large Data Layers Automatically with the XMap Editor Command Line Import Tools:
The new XMap GIS Editor bulk location data importer comes with command-line capable tools that walk you through automation set-up. You can drag and drop GIS import that reads ESRI .prj files, automatically or with user manual override, and work with a variety of raster data formats, including MrSID support.
The XMap 8 GIS Editor Advantage for Your Business:

There are many advantage for your business in using the DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor software:

  • Create powerful GIS spatial queries:
    • Build buffer zones and geospatial queries describing your critical data
    • Share layered views of location data impacting your business
    • Choose from various classification options to display GIS attributes
  • View your GIS data against DeLorme base map datasets:
    • Share enterprise GIS data with constituents through web publishing
    • Apply automatic route calculation tools – for both advanced and entry-level GIS users
  • Advanced topological editing and CAD Tools:
    • Utilize professional mapping tools developed by a mapping company
    • Create, edit, and snap your vector point, lines, and polygons
    • Coordinate Geometry (COGO) object creation with network connectivity verification
  • Design compelling GIS and map proposals:
    • Quickly create presentation-grade, accurate topographic maps
    • Works with common plotter-size formats
    • Print large color maps for site assessment work, asset management, or search and rescue planning
  • Access free or low-cost aerial imagery data in MrSID or GeoTIFF formats:
    • Simply download online imagery data sets, and import into XMap – Layer GIS data against aerial and satellite imagery sets
    • Apply automatic route calculation tools – for both advanced and entry-level GIS users
    • MrSID is a multi-resolution aerial image data storage format. Many jurisdictions offer free or low-cost online access to recent aerial imagery in these formats
Sample Maps Created with DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor:
The following sample maps were created using the XMap 8 Editor software.
Validate GIS Analysis with Field-Collected GPS Data:

DeLorme XMap 8 GIS compatibility with the PN-40 GPS handheld assures GIS analysis validation with field data:

  • Collect field GPS data for use in your GIS analysis:
    • Enhance your GIS output through the application of GPS technologies
    • Display GPS log files or collected raw data points – display productivity – accurately locate assets
    • Apply automatic route calculation tools
  • Compatible with DeLorme Earthmate GPS PN-40, and major-manufacturer GPS devices:
    • Collect GPS waypoints with the GPS PN-40 and import directly into XMap GIS titles
    • Display collected field asset coordinates against detailed maps and aerial imagery
    • Play back where you've been using the GPS log playback feature
  • Build your GIS with the assistance of GPS – supports most GPS recievers:
    • Collect and convert GPS Track Files to points, lines and polygons
    • Track your position on maps and imagery – play back later for review of field activity
    • Export GIS map views to the Earthmate GPS PN-40 for field verification.
Additional Features of DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor:

The DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor offers many additional features:

  • Full GIS capability:
    • SQL Server 2008 support
    • Build GIS layers from scratch or import GIS industry file formats
    • Build Geo-Spatial and SQL queries to share infrastructure information or expose trends in business data
    • Bulk import and geo-code location data for use within your GIS project
    • Extract Enterprise GIS data for use in the field - apply Redlining updates
  • Map and data updates:
    • Now use multiple DeLorme data sets including XMap USA - Canada Street-Level Data, Sat-10 imagery, USA Topographic data, and Phone data
    • Choose between recent high-resolution imagery where available and composite imagery sets of 7.5-minute USGS Quads, and Satellite Imagery of specific locations available via Internet download, CD-ROM, or USB 2.0 Hard-drive.
    • Import your own geographic data into XMap for display on the map via the XData tab – supports standard ODBC compliant datasets (Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Includes handheld navigation software: XMap software now ships with handheld navigation software supporting Windows Mobile 5.0/6.0 operating systems
  • Draw, measure and symbol sets:
    • New line styles and point symbols to annotate your maps in even more ways with a wider array of line and symbolization options
    • New color palette for lines and polygons. Select line and polygon colors from a complete color palette, now your color options are practically limitless
    • New symbol sets added including the ICS firefighter symbol set
  • Enhanced data viewing:
    • New GIS Tab for viewing data classified within an XMap GIS product, including ability to download and view data that has been analyzed, classified, and published to an XMap Web site
    • View and work with geospatial, buffer, and SQL queries based on your business data set up within an XMap GIS product
    • Create buffer zones around key geo-objects for business and demographic querying
DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor Features Extensive Interoperability and a Customizable Interface:
You can link Word documents, picture files, and URLs to points on the map, and publish to the Web from within your desktop GIS. You can also build a DeLorme-hosted interactive XMap Web site. The DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor software works within multiple coordinate systems, including U.S. National Grid, a true Homeland Defense coordinate system - easy-to-read zone and grid indentifiers, and is interoperable with ESRI, MapInfo, MrSid, GeoTIFF TWF, and AutoCAD files.
You can customize XMap to your specific user requirements by choosing only the tabs you require.
XMap 8 GIS Editor features an enhanced print tab - WYSIWYG to 48” Mural-print capability – inlays, logos, compasses, and legends, with large format and plotter print options.
Multi-point Image Registration:
The DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor includes multi-point Image Registration functionality, which you can use to register your raster images to a background of DeLorme data. This is a unique feature of the DeLorme XMap product line, which allows you to create totally custom maps for use on the PN-40 GPS handheld.
What's New in XMap 8 GIS Editor:

The following are new features found in version 7 of XMap GIS Editor:

  • Faster GIS Database Synchronization Tools
  • ArcSDE 9.3 support for large GIS database access from the field
  • XMap Forms for use by licensed Editor users (field deployment and DB synchronization requires XMap GIS Enterprise)
  • Polygon Edge Matching Tool – Merge polygons with three quick mouse clicks
  • Setup customized forms within XMap that match your business requirements
  • KML Support – Export XMap point, line, polys, and bitmps to KML formats
  • XMap 8 supports New! World Base Map Vector Data – 1:250,000 map of the entire world!
  • Push Forms to the Earthmate PN-40 GPS Handheld
  • Polygon Edge Matching tool
  • PN-40 - GPX file format support Save GPX log files to SD Cards
  • Enhanced symbol support for Oil & Gas and Wind Energy
  • Embedded Document Support - work with 3rd party documents
  • GPS Radar Enhancements – Search for GIS objects within a radius range
  • XMap OpenSpace DB now supports Microsoft SQL 2008
  • PN-40– Easily Import collected GPS data directly into XMap GIS tab
  • PN-40 – Cut individual GIS layers to the PN-40 for field work
  • PN-40 - New symbolization options for the PN-40
  • Enhanced SQL2008 network support
US-Based Technical Support:
DeLorme realizes that complex GIS projects may require immediate and in-depth technical assistance. That is why the DeLorme XMap 8 GIS Editor is fully backed by a highly trained staff of technical support specialists, based at the company headquarters in Yarmouth, ME.
XMap 8 GIS Editor System Requirements:
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7 Business, or Ultimate (1 GB RAM minimum, 2+ GB recommended); Microsoft Windows Vista Business, or Ultimate (1 GB RAM minimum, 2+ GB recommended); Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 2 (512 MB RAM minimum, 1+ GB recommended. Microsoft Windows 2000, 98, and ME and older are not supported.
Internet Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.02, or newer.
Hardware: Intel Pentium PC 1.5 GHz or higher processor (1.5+ GHz Dual Core recommended); 2 GB of available hard-disk space (3+ GB recommended). Note: 4.1 GB of available hard disk space required to install phone data for all regions (can be run from DVD); DVD-ROM Drive; 3D-capable video card with 64 MB VRAM (128+ MB recommended) and 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher.
Note that XMap 8.0 does not support the AMD Athlon XP family of microprocessors. It does support the AMD Athlon 64 family. XMap 8.0 supports all Intel® CPUs 1.5GHz or higher processors. XMap Forms are only supported on IE 7.0 or higher.
GPS: DeLorme Earthmate, DeLorme GPS Tripmate, or any fully compatible NMEA receiver from Garmin, Magellan, Brunton, Rockwell/Conexant, Lowrance/Eagle, or Trimble. Note that while XMap 8 GIS Editor is compatible with all PN-series GPS handhelds, full functionality is possible through a firmware update available only for the PN-40 device.
 
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