Visualize and Interpret Geospatial Data
Today's analysts and
planners need to visualize and interpret information spatially and
graphically. A spreadsheet without a graph or chart is communicating at only
one level. A word processing document without an illustration is often not
enough. Similarly, new classes of geospatial, map, and image data cannot be
fully portrayed and understood with the earlier limited versions of computer
TNTview is a completely integrated system for visualizing and interpreting
geospatial project materials of all kinds. These materials can represent an
endless variety of information, such as maps, drawings, parts diagrams, floor
plans, databases, satellite images, and medical slides. They can be stored in
a wide variety of electronic formats such as rasters, vectors, TIN, CAD, and
relational database tables. TNTview allows you to combine, display, and
interpret these project materials.
Field offices, branch offices, and points-of-public-access can view and
manipulate project materials so your large, complex collections of spatial
data can be used at every level of your organization. TNTview is particularly
useful on color portables where complex collections of GIS, image, map,
database, and other previously prepared spatial materials are applied in
on-site marketing or fieldwork. TNTview can also provide local-area or
wide-area network access to complex, centrally located collections of spatial
data for those staff members who need only to access and display such
materials from remote sites.
TNTview gives you the same powerful visualization and interpretation tools
contained in MicroImages' industry-leading TNTmips product. TNTview is easy to
learn and provides low cost visualization of your organization's project
materials at sites where the users' scope of work does not include the
preparation, processing, or final production of your spatial data.
Spatial Query Tools
You can reach the real
potential of a spatial data system only when you are free to select and
combine layers that represent different themes, and visualize complex
relationships that cannot be portrayed and studied by other means. TNTview
gives you the power to visualize and interpret all your spatial data.
TNTview includes powerful and intuitive query and display tools. You can
select objects from your project materials stored in TNT Project Files by
logical spatial criteria to perform many useful, interactive GIS
manipulations. Views containing frequently used spatial queries can be
prepared in advance by GIS professionals and then simply selected for
application by field or office personnel.
- A natural resource manager could take a
laptop PC with TNTview to the field, select a base airphoto, add a layer of
wetland polygons, and use a query to have TNTview display only the wetlands
within a certain distance of given GPS coordinates.
- A public works supervisor could display a
city map or airphoto with an overlay of municipal gas lines in red, and a
layer of city streets scheduled for repair in blue. Any red gas line could
then be selected to show its characteristics from attached database tables.
- A field geologist could display a
satellite base image, a geologic fault line overlay, and use a query to
select and overlay geochemical assay results for comparison as color coded,
- A game and parks manager with a fire event
to manage could display airphotos of the park, an overlay of camp sites
selected by frequency of use, and a layer of wildlife habitat polygons.
- A civil engineer could study proposed road
and bridge locations and construction requirements by displaying an
elevation raster with overlays of drainage and soil type polygons selected
by their engineering properties.
Spatial data begs to leave
the desktop and travel. You want to take your project materials to the field,
project site, forest, excavation, wetland, mine, or city streets. You need a
system that is portable. With TNTview, you can take it with you.
TNTview is ideal for use in the field. You can take a color laptop along to
access and use your combinations of image, map, and database materials
on-site. TNTview lets you edit database objects for on-the-spot "pin mapping."
For example, you can use a spatial query on existing database tables to show
the previous occurrences of a condition on your complex reference map. You can
then add the GPS coordinates of a new observation to the database and the
TNTview also supports simple, on-screen sketching of current field conditions.
You can create and save a new CAD layer by drawing directly on the display of
existing project materials. For example, during field observations you can
draw a new geologic or forest interpretation on an airphoto already overlaid
with existing map features.
TNTview works directly with combinations of your raster, vector, CAD,
relational database, and text objects. Your project materials can be prepared
with TNTmips on any computer platform and stored in TNT Project Files. TNTview
can also directly access TIFF images, Hyperindex stacks, and external database
tables in dBase, Foxbase, R:Base, or generic ASCII formats.
If you already use TNTmips,
then you probably have had people walk by your desk and stop to look at the
screen. "Hey, is there any way I could get at some of your results on my
computer?" TNTview makes it easy to answer "Yes."
TNTview gives you a way to share and distribute your project materials. You
can distribute your TNT Project Files digitally within one department,
throughout your organization, or even around the world. It does not matter
whether you send your TNT Project Files on disk, publish them on CD-ROM, or
post them on a network as small as the one in your office or as large as the
world-wide Internet. In fact, the various raster, vector, CAD, TIN, and
database objects presented in one user's display can be created from several
TNT Project Files that TNTview accesses from nodes anywhere on a worldwide
(WAN) or local network (LAN). For example, you can use a satellite image
accessed from a central office site and immediately overlay it with graphical
material newly assembled on your portable computer at a field site. Every
computer equipped with TNTview in your organization can work with your
distributed project materials for complex visualization, measurement, and
On Any Computer
Few organizations have been
able to standardize on a single type of computer platform and operating
system. Even a small professional group may have a diverse collection of
computer systems purchased for various specialized operations. TNTview
overcomes all these barriers.
TNTview is at home on any kind of computer, presenting the same familiar
interface on each. When you purchase a single TNTview, you
obtain a product that can be installed on any of your diverse systems. Thus, you and others in your organization can immediately use your
knowledge of TNTview on any computer because it has an identical user
interface, data structure, and feature set on every platform.
The secure distribution and
sharing of current and massive collections of spatial data is the next
challenge of the electronic office. How can the same project materials be made
available to users who have many different responsibilities, different types
of computers, and work in different locations?
No matter what diverse variety of computer platforms and operating systems it
faces, TNTview provides access to the extensive collections of project
materials that you prepare. You may even copy several versions of TNTview onto
a single standard CD-ROM along with your project materials. TNTview can then
be run directly from this CD-ROM on a variety of platforms so this information
is available for viewing and interpretation wherever you take it. No
relearning is required as you move from computer to computer, even when
changing operating systems.
TNTview processes can also be maintained on a file server anywhere in the
world and then executed on any local machine that has an authorization key
attached. Your large collection of maps, images, drawings and other project
materials can also be stored on a similar file server and used remotely. You
need not transfer files to the remote machine. Everyone has immediate access
to the project materials, and everyone enjoys full accuracy no matter what
kind of computer they have.
This file server model is particularly important for applications in which you
create, organize, and maintain massive collections of project materials at a
central office. Since TNTview is predominantly "view only," any number of
TNTview users can be allowed access to important project materials with no
fear of data corruption or loss.
No charges for phone
support. No struggling, untrained support staff. No voice mail or recordings.
No time on hold. MicroImages supports TNTview with refreshing professionalism
and personal attention.
TNTview comes with full, unlimited technical support and a selection of
printed Getting Started tutorial booklets. You can contact our support
specialists by phone, fax, or email from anywhere in the world. MicroImages
Press publishes a wide variety of documentation and illustrated guides for
GIS, spatial visualization, and desktop cartography. Every user is important
to MicroImages, and receives the same, comprehensive support.
- complex layered vector, CAD, raster, TIN,
and database displays
- database records attached as attributes to
- zoom-in, zoom-out, and scroll across very
- use vector objects with topological
- use raster objects of any data type
(integer to real)
- use CAD objects with geometrically defined
- use TIN objects for functional surface
- use TIFF, TARGA, and other raster
- control overlays by relational database
query of attributes
- pin mapping for symbolic overlay of
attributes selected by query
- sketch on-screen into a CAD format to add
- measurement tools: protractor, compass,
- GPS input and position display
- display geographic extents of project
- readout coordinates in map or other
- geographic calculator for coordinate
- inspect raster cell values
- raster histogram and correlation histogram
- elevation relief shading
- spatially relate materials in arbitrary
- spatially relate georeferenced materials
using map projections
- dynamically reconcile materials in
differing map projections
- map projection integration and orientation
- map projection selection and conversion
- style points, lines, and polygon
- fill polygons with solid or transparent
- styles defined by attribute tables and/or
- interactive symbol, line, and fill pattern
- image contrast and color balancing
- provides on-context help
- portable across diverse computer systems
- identical features and user interface on
- TNT Project Files work on all systems
- provided at one cost on CD-ROM for all
- includes MicroImages' TNTatlas product
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