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Manifold GIS version released

image This version of Manifold has been announced, since the 8.0 version they have been 117 changes that most have been oriented to improve the speed in the handling of data. Admittedly, they have heard most of the bugs reported by those who have impertinently bet on this application, so I take this opportunity to mention those that I find valuable:

In data construction

  • image The GPS data reading console has become more tolerant, so wait for receivers that work slowly such as some UMPCs
  • Importing dwg data no longer duplicates data, it sometimes happened
  • Geocoding works best when there is incomplete data
  • Better handling of splines imported from dgn files, which used to bring snap problems

3D Handling

  • image Fixed a bug, which sometimes ignored the description put in components of contours or basins
  • Solved errors in the import of dxf with 3D data, in which for strange reasons sometimes in Z values ​​appeared crazy values


Image Management

  • image Fixed a problem with exporting images to .ecw format with header error when read by other programs. So now you can connect to Google / Virtual Earth and export to .ecw and go georeferenced with no problems.
  • The speed of importing surfaces or images in ERDAS IMG formats has been significantly improved
  • An error that sometimes caused when exporting images to Oracle 11g using GEORASTER technology was eliminated



  • image Importing .shp files recognizes the existing projection in an ArcVies project (.prj), including "single-parallel" variant recognition of the "Lambert Conformal Conic" projection. You can also export projection to a .prj
  • When importing the projection of a prj file, it adapts the scale and units to those in use

In database integration

  • image Reading and writing geographic values ​​in SQL Server 2008 uses XY order according to changes in the latest version of SQL Server 2008
  • Connecting to data sources PostGreSQL forces UTF8 encoding as much as possible to avoid misinterpretation of unused English characters such as ñ and accents.
  • image Oracle 9i Metadata Write No Longer Fails
  • The editing of data linked to a SQL Server 2008 database no longer fails
  • image PostGreSQL linked components of the same datasource share the same data connection
  • Fixed an occasional error when connecting to Oracle went crazy when detecting spatial indexing
  • The built-in Virtual Earth geocoding server is updated to use new URLs
  • When exporting or importing data to and from an excel file or any other data source accessed via OLE DB, it does not lock the file

In interface management

  • image Bar and menu customization is maintained in different Manifold sessions
  • When closing a project, saving the changes does not attempt to refresh the linked components, so closing is faster.

We will continue to see what else brings the end of the year.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Yes, I thought I understood that but I wasn't sure ...
    Thank you very much for your response and thanks also for experimenting with Manifold and sharing your learning about it, here in your blog.

    Greetings from Argentina and see when you come to these parts….

  2. You should not worry, reinstalling the system will recognize the license already activated previously, as long as it is not the license step 7 to 8 or 32 to 64 bits.

    What the sentence says is that "all updates require that there be an available license of Manifold System 8.0"

    a greeting.

  3. A question about this ... my memory clouded ...
    The update page recommends uninstalling the previous version. Will the update consume another activation number? It seems to me not, based on what this page says, but I'm not sure. It says: “All updates require a working license of Manifold System 8.00”. I have version 8 (Build active (32 bit).
    Thank you!

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