Leica Virtual Explorer 3.1 Now Available

Norcross, GA – Enhancing its innovative 3D visualization suite, Leica Geosystems today announced the availability of Leica Virtual Explorer 3.1. This version offers several enhancements, such as new tools for third-party integration and additional texture and navigation options.

“The response to Leica Virtual Explorer has been positive,” noted Richard McKay, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Leica Geosystems Geospatial Imaging. “We are continuing to see new markets open up beyond the traditional mapping markets. With this new release, we are adding desirable functions and responding to customer feedback. Organizations in any industry, such as tourism or recreation, can easily visualize and share their data with Leica Virtual Explorer, and we’ve just made it even easier.”

Key new features include:
• Automatic placement of 3D models through the use of GIS vector layers
• Tile texture and 3D roofs for more realistic vector presentation
• When adding vector feature layers an attribute field can be used to define per-feature texture
• Unicode support, allowing users to customize the default graphical user interface and scene content in their native language
• ActiveX control enables Leica Virtual Explorer to be easily embedded into third-party applications
• Available toolkit API, so that developers can create applications, tools or customized interface for Leica Virtual Explorer
• Support for leading geospatial databases to enable users to directly access enterprise data
• Enhanced navigation, including updated Spherical Navigation mode and roaming mode
• North arrow
• Server geocoding to provide thin clients geocoding services when connected to Leica Virtual Explorer Server
• Percentage based lookup tables, allowing greater control over the visual output of the scene

More information can be found at http://www.gis.leica-geosystems.com/LGISub1x251x0.aspx

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