TerraGo adds time-series visualization to GeoPDF

April 23, 2018  - By

TerraGo has released TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS version 7.4, which includes the ability to create and share GeoPDFs that convey important changes over time for an area of interest, with any type of map or imagery. The time-enabled visualization can animate geographic changes over time with interactive maps that can be shared with anyone using free Adobe Reader, the company said.

“Our customers can share these time-series map layers as a universally available GeoPDF, enabling non-GIS users to measure past conditions, assess changes over time, analyze trends and even project future scenarios,” said Scott Lee, director of federal programs at TerraGo. “Time-enabled GeoPDFs can help deliver important geographic analysis to the widest audience possible, which is incredibly valuable for sharing information with policy makers, agencies, stakeholders and constituents.”

Time-enabled, interactive maps can be used in any number of different geographic analysis use cases. Here are a few examples.

  • coastal populations impacted by rising sea levels
  • progress of recovery efforts for a hurricane disaster zone
  • forestry and environmental impacts due to policy change
  • shifting crime patterns in different types of city zones
  • satellite imagery showing impact of regional military conflicts on local populations

Version 7.4 includes additional enhancements and improvements including support for ArcGIS version 10.6.0.

TerraGo will also be showcasing the latest features at GEOINT 2018, the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Symposium, which takes place April 22-25 in Tampa, Florida.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.