Features

Your Complete GIS Data Solution

Canvas X 16 GIS boasts a complete geographic information system module. This includes providing a powerful set of GIS-based features and commands that support a range of geospatial data formats, defining complex map projections, and performing advanced property operations. New 64-bit optimization allows you to quickly open and work with documents containing over a million objects. With support for DPI settings for high resolution monitors, this feature-packed software is an essential tool for GIS professionals in the oil & gas and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, and government.

Canvas X 16 GIS can import and export a wide array of geospatial data formats.

Canvas X 16 GIS’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible for users to work with and combine all graphical elements, and to apply high-end effects in a single document. Technical illustrators can now open and manipulate documents with over one million objects in seconds vs. minutes.

 


Create with Precision

 

Painless Projection Population

Painless Projection Population

Take advantage of the GIS Manager to select or define geo-referencing information for your document. You can also use it to reset the projection on your existing open document. Stay in control by setting every last detail, including the Projected Coordinate System, angular and linear units, axis orientation, and the Geo CS.

Real World Representation

Real World Representation

Strategically move or position objects according to their latitude and longitude coordinates. Also display the length and forward azimuth when measuring between two points, and the percentage of error. Measure distance in world coordinates by drawing and selecting a line between two points.

Portray and Position Perfectly

Portray and Position Perfectly

Seamlessly replicate objects and place them exactly using latitude and longitude.

Glorious Graticules

Glorious Graticules

Easily formulate a grid of lines displaying the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude. Precisely control its units of measure, exact decimal levels, longitude and latitude start and edit points and spacing/divisions, latitude degree rotation, horizontal and vertical offsets, and even the label format settings.

Coordinate Convenience

Coordinate Convenience

Define a geographic coordinate system for a projection and tweak it with options, such as, Geo CS name, Ellipsoid, Prime Meridian, and Datum Transformation.

Set Your Real World Target

Set Your Real World Target

Georegister a GIS image or drawing to the geographic location of a known accurate reference image target. Add control, segment, and curve points, select shapes, control opacity, and much more.

Apply Automatic Specs

Apply Automatic Specs

Set your GIS drawing scale and reference point, and define a reference rectangle. Based on the selected point or defined bounding box, Canvas X 16 GIS automatically sets up the projected coordinate system for your file.


Visualize and Enhance

Create project-specific customized queries based upon unique properties, values, or other related criteria. Edit your query to meet new project needs, save for ongoing use, or share with colleagues.

 

Explicit Objects

Explicit Objects

Get informed, pain-free. View, numerically edit, and re-apply map attributes that have been assigned to map objects with one simple command.

Shipshape Schematics

Shipshape Schematics

Perform queries on chosen properties and their values. Achieve ultimate clarity by assigning text labels to map objects with defined settings, such as text format, location, and rotation angle. You can also apply or adjust collision detection settings.

Better Buffers

Better Buffers

Up your proximity analysis game with buffers for objects that are tagged Point, Line, or Area for greater visualization and map utilization.

Design Dexterity

Design Dexterity

Experience the luxury of the Symbol library, packed with an array of symbols from a variety of industries, from medical to energy, or create and add your own. Modify or enhance map symbols based on selected or related property values to increase visual appeal, and dynamically replace them at any time to ensure project consistency.

Straight Up Statistics

Straight Up Statistics

Easily obtain the total number of map objects on a layer or within a selection.

World-Class Warping

World-Class Warping

Quickly and precisely warp GIS illustrations through an X/Y control point system within a selected image. Or warp by latitude and longitude.

Vivid Data Visualization

Vivid Data Visualization

Access detailed fill, stroke, ink, and GIS-specialized augmentation options ideal for your GIS data visualization. Vary the appearance of map objects according to a selected property or a query to create thematic and choropleth maps.

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Streamline Your Workflow

Canvas X 16 GIS can handle all your GIS data needs. Import the following GIS specialized file formats:

 

  • TIFF (GeoTIFF TIFF/World File image, + pixel scale info. & location, in real world coordinates)
  • SHP (Shapefile)
  • E00 (ARC/INFO interchange)
  • RT1 (Tiger, Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
  • SDTS (USGS Spatial Data Transfer Standard)
  • MIF (Mapinfo Data Interchange)
  • S57 (International Hydrographic Organization)
  • SID (MrSID)

  • GML (Geography Markup Language)
  • Geo JPEG
  • Geo JPEG 2000
  • Geo BMP (BMP + projection info.)
  • Geo PNG (PNG + projection info.)
  • Geo GIF (GIF + projection info.)
  • GIS Text (TXT file with GIS data)
  • GPS Garmin (TXT file containing GPS Garmin data)
  • DOQ/NES/SES/NWS/SWS (USGS Digital Orthoquad Files)
  • DLG/DO/OPT (DLG-O files)
  • GPX (GPS exchange)
  • KML/KMZ

 

Canvas X 16 GIS also supports export to these GIS specialized formats:

 

TIFF, SHP, KML, KMZ, Geo JPEG, Geo JPEG 2000, Geo BMP, Geo PNG, Geo GIF, Geospatial PDF, and GIS Text.

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Technical Illustration

As the go-to application of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas X 16 GIS comes loaded with the impressive and comprehensive set of vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools you need to get the job done,— all provided in one integrated, flexible design environment.

Drawing with Precision

Drawing with Precision

Canvas X 16 GIS comes loaded with tools and techniques that allow you to easily create scale drawings, floor plans, architectural designs, and other technical drawings with measured precision and placement. Snap objects into exact positions relative to each other, draw from the center points of objects, define the scale for scale drawings, systematically align objects, display size information as you work, and add dimension objects.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Canvas X 16 GIS ’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible to work with and combine all graphical elements, and apply high end effects to each in a single document. Thanks to the ability to work with both vector graphics and raster images with the same powerful enhancement tools, Canvas X 16 GIS users are able to create professional-looking outputs while preserving full editability of all graphical data.

Add Objects on the Fly

Add Objects on the Fly

Canvas X 16 GIS comes stocked with a diverse range of commonly used and specialized technical symbols. Or you can create your own from any vector, text, composite, or paint object, and add it to the Symbol Library. And if you alter a symbol in the palette, all copies of it in the document will change along with it, allowing you to maximize efficiency.

Vector Object Versatility

Vector Object Versatility

Experience complete flexibility while working dynamically with vector objects. Canvas X 16 GIS ’s adaptable Sprite technology can be used to apply image and transparency effects without rendering, allowing you to continue to edit your graphics at any time. Do more with specialized technologies, such as gradient transparency tools, vector masks, opacity effects, channel masks, and much more.

Raise the Bar with Raster Images

Raise the Bar with Raster Images

Design, edit, and upgrade raster images with a variety of industry-leading tools and filters. Form composites, touch up photos, create and utilize transparency effects, paint, clone pixels, and more.

Communicate with CAD Files

Communicate with CAD Files

Import native AutoCAD files, enjoy CAD-inspired dimensioning tools, and edit and manipulate CAD objects. Place a 2D view of a 3D object in your document, edit the view, adjust the orientation, rotation, zoom, and lighting.

Purposeful Pasting

Purposeful Pasting

Paste attributes, paste into Text Flows, paste and replace, and copy and paste images and objects. Render objects by copying and pasting them into selections in paint objects. Paste almost anything into a selection, including a selection of a raster image channel, or a channel mask that is attached to another object.

Draw with Data

Draw with Data

To satisfy the accuracy demanded by engineering and scientific fields, Canvas X 16 GIS offers complete control over vector object coordinates. Create illustrations from geometric data, use grids and guides to position objects, and adjust objects’ numerical position for absolute precision.

Go with the Flow(chart)

Go with the Flow(chart)

Present complex data in visually appealing, logical, and accessible flowcharts. Avoid having to import static pre-made charts with external spreadsheet programs by creating dynamic charts and tables with data inputted directly into Canvas X.

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Annotate, Enhance and Dimension

Definitive Dimensions

Definitive Dimensions

With linear, chain, and baseline dimensioning tools, it’s easy to pinpoint horizontal, vertical, oblique, and perpendicular distances. Display size information as you draw, measure diameter, radius, angle, area, and perimeter, add dimension objects to illustrations, mark the center of arcs and ovals, and nail down the scale for scale drawings.

Articulate with Annotations

Articulate with Annotations

Add clarity to your illustrations with labels or text. You can use the annotation tools to add labels, callouts, or comments to your diagrams or illustrations, or to create simple flowcharts. And if you re-position the annotation label object, the SmartLines™ connecting it to the illustration move right along with it.

Painless Precision

Painless Precision

Work with infinitesimal units of measure with certainty and control. Canvas X 16 GIS ’s drawing engine fully conforms to the IEEE floating point standard used in scientific, engineering, medical, and biotechnology industries. Personalize these standard settings by editing the size of lines, gaps, text, and tolerances, modifying them for new and unique workflows, and saving them for ongoing use in similar work contexts.

Work within Industry Standards

Work within Industry Standards

Create dimension objects that fully conform to existing industry and government standards, including: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer's) floating point standard, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) U.S. Product and industry standards, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung/German Institute for Standardization) internationally adopted standards, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) standards

Thorough Text Tools

Thorough Text Tools

Create text, text layouts, and flow text from column to column. Control all aspects of formatting, create and save styles, apply effects to type, wrap text inside objects, repel text from objects, bind text to object paths, and enjoy a full range of text proofing and annotation tools.

Work Seamlessly with Others

Work Seamlessly with Others

Collaborate with confidence and efficiency with the ability to add comments to any object, including paint, vector, and text objects.

Augment Your Vision

Augment Your Vision

Apply a variety of filters to your images, text, and vector objects with SpriteEffects, or transparency with SpriteLayers. Create a lens object and apply effects to accentuate specific elements of your document. Lens objects let you limit an effect to a particular region of an illustration, or they let you magnify an area when you want to show a detailed view.

Harmonious Help

Harmonious Help

Never lose your way with dynamic and context-sensitive help built right into the application. With Canvas X 16 GIS , when you select a tool or function, the corresponding help is made immediately available to you.

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Share

Canvas X 16 GIS makes sharing your vision with professional publications and presentations, and collaborating a piece of cake.

Professional Publishing Results

Professional Publishing Results

With Canvas X 16 GIS , you can produce and share complex, leading-edge documents without the need for separate word processing or layout programs. Fully stocked with all the necessary text formatting and style tools, editing, proofing, and annotation capabilities, Canvas X 16 GIS gets you finished faster.

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Canvas X 16 GIS's templates take the effort out of starting your project. Create documents for illustration, Publication, Presentation, and Animation.

Clear Collaboration

Clear Collaboration

Save time and effort with a free-flowing document exchange, enabling you to share, discuss, and develop projects with colleagues. Advanced import and export features make it possible to return annotated illustrations to specialized formats without losing data.

Share with Surety

Share with Surety

Assuredly share your documents with the ability to apply secure encryption and password protection to your exported PDFs. Maintain complete control over who can open, edit, and print your designs and data. Plus, Canvas X can preserve the ability to edit documents even after rendering to PDF.

To Preserve and Protect

To Preserve and Protect

Create PDF files for sharing or storage while maintaining the Canvas X 16 GIS data embedded in the file. Re-open your file in Canvas X at any time with no loss of data or formatting.

Proficient Printing

Proficient Printing

Enjoy complete control over the appearance of your printed output, including color management for accuracy, optimization of image resolutions to your printer, output format options for image data to a PostScript device, multi-page documents suitable for commercial printing, and virtually any advanced image and export format.

Insert Some Interactivity into Your Documents

Insert Some Interactivity into Your Documents

Assign hyperlinks to page elements so they jump to files or webpages, a local hard drive, or an intranet. Create email links using the mailto: command, or define anchors with the Anchor function. Add hotspots to graphics for documents to be exported to PDF.

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