V6.0 New Features

  45nd Release October 1998

V6.00 Release Notes

Highlight Feature: Use hatch patterns for filling polygons.


  • DLLs reduce size of TNTmips for Windows 95/98/NT ~30 megabytes.
  • Project File increased to 16 terabytes for Windows 95/98/NT and DEC UNIX.
  • Objects increased to 4 terabytes for Windows 95/98/NT and DEC UNIX.
  • Use icons in Object Selection dialog.
  • View detailed "info" about any object in Object Selection dialog.
  • Use "Add All" and "Remove All" for fast selection of objects.
  • Improves small TrueType on all platforms by using hinting and smoothing.
  • Incorporates HTML interpreter to provide linked information screens.


  • Increases raster object size to 614 by 512 pixels for AVIRIS images.
  • Increases point elements in vector objects from 500 to 1500.


  • Fly smoother turns in the simulator and control maximum turn rate.
  • See cursor simultaneously in all 2D views.
  • Render a layout (e.g. 3D view) directly to a raster object.
  • Choose from many new 8-bit colormaps.
  • Make several theme maps with the same ranges for comparison.


  • Import MapInfo native, internal format (both graphics and attributes).
  • Import AVIRIS and ENVI hyperspectral images and SDTS DEMs.
  • Import XYZ coordinates in text files as 3D line segments.
  • Export Arc BIL/BIP; attributes from SDTS; georeference for GEOTIFF and ERMapper.


  • Integrates, expands, and streamlines scattered tools into new Geotoolbox.
  • Use selection, measurement, sketching, and region generation from a single window.
  • Select a single graphical element and use in multiple functions.
  • Quickly move between tools and reports using tabbed panels.
  • Select GPS input as a surrogate for cursor.
  • Select specific group in which to sketch.
  • Create region in a raster layer from a solid area or boundary trace.
  • Create any kind of TNT point, line, polygon, or text style in sketch tool.
  • Make and save a cross-section from a surface and a polygon layer.
  • Draw a line in a 2D view to position the cross-section.
  • Transfer polygon attributes to the cross-section vector object.

GPS tools

  • Setup input from multiple GPS devices using Geotoolbox.
  • Choose a different color cursor or TNT point style for each moving GPS position.
  • Choose another cursor or symbol for a temporally static GPS position.
  • Move any graphical tool (e.g. circle) with a GPS position.
  • Log any and all GPS devices.
  • Playback a GPS log in real time.

Hatch Pattern Editor

  • Fill polygons with simple lines or complex TNT line styles.
  • Use new hatch pattern editor to create and edit.
  • Control line angle, spacing, offset, thickness, etc.
  • Superimpose several line patterns to create complex fills.


  • Use the Geotoolbox outlined above for efficient element selection.
  • Filter out islands below a selected size.
  • Show statistics information for all filters being tested.

Database Management

  • Use table editor to define constraints for each field.
  • Constraints act as data filters when fields are filled in.
  • Set a field to be a multiple choice from a list.
  • Restrict the range of numbers allowed in a field.
  • Control upper, lower, and mixed case for string fields.
  • Restrict key fields to allow selection of field from only primary table.
  • Define how key fields should be represented in a single record view.
  • Show a scrolling list of the valid values in a field which can be selected.

Hyperspectral Analysis

  • Animate RGB displays of materials with unique Hyperspectral Explorer.
  • Animate search for materials with n-Dimensional Visualizer (rotating scatterplot).
  • Use Self-organizing Map Classifier (unsupervised classification using neural network).
  • Compute principal components and view eigenvectors and component variance plots.
  • Import and export spectral curves from text files.
  • Select a wavelength range(s) to define bands used in all steps.
  • Use a variable averaging window (kernel) to extract multiple pixel spectra.

Network Analysis

  • Assign drawing styles to network elements.
  • View all lines with their TNT line styles.
  • Show DataTips for viewing names of all lines connected to a node.
  • View labels with stop numbers.

CAD Merge

  • Combine several CAD objects into one.
  • Use same database joining options as in Vector Merge process.

Create Geospatial Products (SML)

  • Create display layouts with multiple groups and positioning.
  • Popup a dialog for editing a database record.
  • Turn off any unwanted icons in a 2D or 3D view.
  • Directly read and display coordinates from multiple GPS devices.
  • Test a GPS position to determine if it has changed.
  • Use HTML to design and present attractive instruction scripts.
  • Read and write georeference objects.
  • Classify multispectral images (20 functions).
  • Perform network analyses (83 functions).
  • Script with ~170 new functions (total now ~770).

New Tutorial Booklets

  • Network Analysis
  • Windows Installation and Setup Guide
  • Analyzing Hyperspectral Images
  • Macintosh Installation and Setup Guide
  • Sharing with Other Products
  • Optimizing Windows 3.1x for TNT Products