ProRaster Premium Updates

On this page, you will a table describing the new features and other changes made in each update to ProRaster Premium.

For instructional videos that describe new features in each update, visit the ProRaster Updates page.

Release 2.2.17 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

TypeDetail
ImprovementWe now ship the Fabio Crameri Scientific Colour Maps.
ImprovementWhen using the Rotate color transform, match the number of colors in the selected color table.
ImprovementWhen you select a color map or legend, the same data transform is automatically selected.
Bug fixCET and FCSCM external folders were being serialised.

Release 2.2.13 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

Release 2.2.10 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

TypeDetail
ImprovementRaster Report now includes all band values for a classified field.
ModificationInfo button in Raster Source Editor removed and integrated into the menu button.
ModificationRaster information report dialog is larger by default.
ModificationHit close window button on any editor dialog, prompt to save changes if there are any.
ModificationReport Cell Value is only turned off for new Image layers that contain imagery.
ModificationImproved F1 help context which switching between windows.
ModificationThe algorithm invalid cell color default was changed to prevent clashes with the default null color value.
ModificationExporting a raster information report to file now outputs the entire classification table.
Bug fixA bug was resolved in a low-level data storage class.
Bug fixAlgorithm invalid pixel color was not being recorded in the algorithm when pure opaque green.
Bug fixSystem Color Ramps were being defined with zero opacity.
Bug fixExport to legend may include an unnecessary class or output the wrong number of classes.
Bug fixOverriding a raster coordinate system in a rendering component did not enable reprojection of the algorithm.
Known BugIf you override the coordinate system of a raster in a rendering component the cell value tool may not work. The work-around is to create a raster source for the raster and define the coordinate system in the advanced properties. This is the best way to resolve coordinate system issues for rasters.

Release 2.2.09 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

TypeDetail
ImprovementExport Legend files from Data Transform Editor.
ModificationThe Data Transform Editor displays the raster preview using the color table in the currently selected layer.
ModificationWhen creating a data transform Table (Index for Value) or a Table (Match Range) or Table (Match Continuous Range) the minimum and maximum values of the current raster, if known, are used to establish the table.
ModificationWhen creating a data transform Table (Match Value) you can opt to populate the table with each of the unique values in the current raster. You must have computed statistics for the raster. The statistics will only be suitable if the data type of the raster is a 16 bit integer (or smaller).
ModificationImproved the flexibility of string to time conversion.
Bug fixWhen editing data transform tables, the reported row count is not synced to the actual number of rows.
Bug fixHide "Reverse Transform" and "Full Color Table" options when for the four "Table: Match..." transform types.
Bug fixImproved overriding field type and band value type in the TIFF driver.
Bug fixRaster Source Editor preview map was not using the defined driver preferences.

Release 2.2.07 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

In addition to improvements, there are some critical bug fixes in this maintenance update.

TypeDetail
ImprovementRasters that you browse to or load via drag&drop are now remembered and can be reloaded from the Open drop menu button.
ImprovementSupport for drag&drop of multiple raster files by creating a new raster source.
ImprovementRecursive folder search for raster sources using wildcards.
ImprovementFlexible wildcard search for raster sources in ZIP archives.
ImprovementImproved rendering optimisation.
ModificationUser interface simplification.
Bug fixMemory limit for processing was not being applied.
Bug fixImagery Export in RGB format failed when clipping to a polygon.
Bug fixRasters with an unequal cell size were not displaying isotropically.
Bug fixCreating a layer for a raster source only displayed the first file.

Release 2.2.06 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

TypeDetail
ModificationRendering algorithms now interpret valid cells containing a value of zero to be a masked cell.
ModificationRaster Mask operation now considers valid cells containing a value of zero to be a masked cell.
UpgradeVisual Studio 17.9.2.
Bug fixCorrect data transform Ranges: Spread about the mean/median/mode.
Bug fixCorrect data transform Ranges: Deviations about the mean.

Release 2.2.04 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

In addition to new features and many improvements, there are some critical bug fixes in this maintenance update.

TypeDetail
FeatureNew: WebMap Overlays provide street map overlays that do not obscure or modify the underlying raster imagery.
EnhancementSelect a color table as a data transform and the color table selection is automatically updated.
EnhancementAdd a new raster source and when you close the editor it is rendered in a new algorithm.
EnhancementExport operation to MRR now supports control over the output compression codec.
EnhancementProRaster Premium allows you to change the user interface 'skin' to ProRaster Essential.
ImprovementPlot zoom extents are maintained when changing critical algorithm data like projection, raster sources, etc.
UpgradeVisual Studio 17.8.4. ZLIB 1.3.00. LZMA 23.01. LIBPNG 1.6.40. GDAL 3.8.3.
DowngradeThe gdalplugins folder is no longer shipped.
Bug fixFixed a crash accessing a variable that was not thread safe.
Bug fixExporting a multi-file raster source did not use the correct output filenames.
Bug fixFixed a crash associated with coordinate reprojection.
Bug fixFixed a crash associated with coordinate reprojection of polar coordinate systems.

Release 2.2.03 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

The Time Control Panel and support for multiple external map windows are now available. There are some critical bug fixes in this maintenance update.

Release 2.2.01
Release 2.2.02 Maintenance

This is a minor version upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium,  and ProRaster Essential.

Version 2.2.01 includes new system color tables and maps and webmaps.

Version 2.2.02 includes bug fixes and performance improvements.

ProRaster Premium inherits the bug fixes and improvements from the ProRaster Scientific development, some of which are listed below.

TypeDetail
FeatureAutomatically use appropriate color table maps from UserTables, External folders or SystemMaps for common spectral indices.
EnhancementThe Google Maps MebMap URL's have been updated and Google Maps (Altered) was added.
EnhancementSystem color table maps added for commonly used spectral indices.
EnhancementColor tables added from ColorCET (Perceptually uniform colour maps) project.
ModificationDialogs have been modified to better reflect product purchasing options.
ModificationColor table names are now more discoverable.

Release 2.1.01

This is a minor version upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium,  and ProRaster Essential.

Version 2.1.01 includes some important bug fixes and minor improvements.

ProRaster Premium inherits the bug fixes and improvements from the ProRaster Scientific development, some of which are listed below.

TypeDetail
UpgradeThe native TIFF driver now reads Cloud Optimised GeoTIFF (COG) rasters.
EnhancementFree versions now display a landing page.
EnhancementThe ECW/JP2000 driver now honours the driver preferences field type strictly.
EnhancementThe ECW/JP2000 driver now supports per-band cell validity masks for continuous data fields
EnhancementThe ECW/JP2000 driver now supports null values
Bug FixUnder certain circumstances, virtual raster cell data and validity could be corrupted.
Bug FixTool tip reporting mode was not always being set in new windows.
Bug FixThe specified event time in a virtual raster can cause the overview pyramid cache file to regenerate.
Bug FixAn Image layer with Image, Opacity, and Mask components enabled does not apply the Mask.
Bug FixSupport for 32 and 64 bit complex numbers in TIFF files was fixed.
Bug FixExporting classified fields could cause failure.
Bug FixPreview window closed when you closed an algorithm.
Bug FixRasters loaded via GDAL did not honour the null value specified by the user in driver preferences.

Release 2.0.01 and 2.0.02

This is a major release for ProRaster Premium and ProRaster Essential. It is a first release candidate for ProRaster Scientific.

Version 2.0.02 is a maintenance release containing bug fixes and minor improvements.

ProRaster Premium inherits many bug fixes and improvements from the ProRaster Scientific development, just a few of which are listed below.

TypeDetail
FeatureYou can now control whether cell values are reported from a layer in the algorithm.
EnhancementYou can now report coordinates only as a tool tip in a map view.
EnhancementYou can now report geodetic map coordinates in decimal degrees or DMS notation.
EnhancementYou can now automatically unload all algorithms and data, other than the current selected algorithm.
EnhancementYou can now manually reload or refresh an algorithm via a button on the main dialog.
EnhancementYou can now specify the event time in driver preferences.
EnhancementWhen you change the time range in any component it can be mirrored in all other components in the layer.
EnhancementWhen you change the data transform in the Red component of an RGB Layer it can be mirrored in the Green, Blue, and Pan components.
EnhancementImproved rendering performance.
EnhancementThe manual zoom dialog now defaults the zoom extents to the current map extents, providing an option to zoom and clip the algorithm to the current map extents.
ModificationApp family common resource files will be migrated to a new location.
ModificationProRaster works best when the mouse wheel can be used to scroll inactive windows that are under the cursor. This is the default setting in Windows 10 and 11. To control this go to Settings then open Bluetooth & Devices and select Mouse. Turn on "Scroll inactive windows when hovering over them". ProRaster now behaves as if this is turned on regardless of the global setting.
UpdateMany improvements and fixes implemented as a part of the ProRaster Scientific first release.
UpdateVisual Studio 2022 17.6.4, zlib 1.2.13, libpng 1.6.39, ECW 5.5(4)
Bug fixThe GeoTIFF driver now adjusts the coordinate registration for rasters that have GTRasterTypeGeoKey set to "Point". This shifts the raster north and west by half a grid cell.
Bug fixData Transform editor did not display histogram statistics in some cases.

Release 1.0.08

This is a maintenance release for ProRaster Premium.

ProRaster now remembers the polygon table files you access and offers a recent selection list whenever you need to access a polygon table.

Rendering performance for WebMap rasters (WMS, etc.) has been improved.

This release fixes a rendering issue in the Projection Explorer dialog and bad behaviour issues with the manual zoom dialog.

TypeDetail
EnhancementRecently accessed polygon table files are remembered and available for selection.
EnhancementAdd icons to manual zoom menu items.
EnhancementImproved performance of WebMap rendering.
Bug fixManual zoom rectangle dialog was behaving poorly.
Bug fixFixed Projection Explorer rendering issue introduced in 1.0.07.

Release 1.0.07

This is a maintenance release for ProRaster Premium.

A new feature allows you to define a bounding box for the algorithm, controlling the data zoom extents and imposing a rendering clipping boundary.

There are bug fixes and improvements to the Export dialog and export operation.

The hardware-accelerated rendering engine has been modified to fix a bug that caused the map to jump about at very high levels of zoom. You can now zoom in to any level.

TypeDetail
FeatureYou can now restrict the algorithm extents to a rectangular clipping boundary in a defined coordinate system. When rendered, the output is clipped to this bounding box. Control this via the zoom drop-menu button. A new option has been added to turn off the clipping bounds. You can define a new clipping boundary via the manual zoom dialog.
EnhancementExport to GeoTIFF now supports No compression, LZW compression and Deflate compression techniques.
EnhancementExport to GeoTIFF with Deflate compression now supports a user defined compression level.
Bug fixExport to GeoTIFF Deflate compression was using an invalid compression level.
Bug fixLoading some TIFF files with uncompressed strip data storage would cause a crash. This bug was introduced inversion 1.0.05.
Bug fixAt very high levels of zoom the map can jump about as you zoom and pan.

Release 1.0.06

This is a maintenance release for ProRaster Premium.

There are improvements to WebMaps  (WMS) management, a new option to create algorithms from WebMaps directly from the UI,  and a new capability to add a new layer that contains a raster, raster source, or WebMap.

A number of bugs have been resolved. If you create algorithms with geographic rasters as well as local projected rasters, you will find the system handles these scenarios better.

TypeDetail
FeatureTo improve the appearance and performance of WMS components, you can now direct the system to use a lower than optimal resolution.
FeatureYou can now browse to a WebMap and create a default algorithm for that WebMap directly from the Open Algorithm drop-menu button.
FeatureYou can now browse to a WebMap and add a default layer for that WebMap directly from the Add Layer drop-menu button.
FeatureYou can now browse to a raster source and add a default layer for that raster source from the Add Layer drop-menu button.
FeatureYou can now browse to a raster and add a default layer for that raster from the Add Layer drop-menu button.
EnhancementAdditional WMS files have been shipped and the WebMaps folder has been restructured.
ModificationWhen you save an unnamed algorithm it now defines a default algorithm name.
ModificationWhen acquiring a default coordinate system we prefer geographic and global coordinate systems.
ModificationResources are now removed if they are duplicates or are no longer used in the algorithm.
ModificationWhen you drag and drop a raster onto an existing algorithm, you can now add it to the algorithm as a new default layer.
Bug fixDefault coordinate system definitions can be lost when editing algorithm properties.
Bug fixWhen exiting via "Save and Close", with auto-save modified disabled, the system would incorrectly execute a Save As operation rather than a Save operation for modifed algorithms.

Release 1.0.05

This is a maintenance release for ProRaster Premium.

There are improvements to zooming, driver preferences, statistics reporting, statistics calculation and storage, and image export.

A number of bugs have been resolved. If you create algorithms with geographic rasters as well as local projected rasters, you will find the system handles these scenarios better.

TypeDetail
FeatureRaster Information reporting now has an additional mode that generates a complete report with summary statistics but no histogram data. The "Complete" reporting mode now writes the report to a nominated text file.
FeatureImage layers can now be instructed to ignore alpha color data when blending is enabled for the algorithm, allowing layers to be blended but individual Image layers to ignore alpha values embedded in the color component.
FeatureThe Data Transform Editor now allows you to compute statistics for a selected field, band, and event.
FeatureData conditioning now allows you to apply a transformation (incorporating a scale and an offset) to any
valid data in real time, where Y = A.X + B.
FeatureRaster source driver preferences now allow you to offset a raster location in X and Y.
FeatureExport now provides the BIL format as an output raster option, in addition to MRR and GeoTIFF.
FeatureProRaster can now remember each manual zoom extent you define so that you can easily recall it. The zoom extent is only remembered for the life of the ProRaster Session.
FeatureProRaster can now manually zoom to the range of a polygon set loaded from a MapInfo TAB file. The zoom extent is only remembered for the life of the ProRaster Session.
EnhancementAdded several additional WMS raster definition files to the WebMaps shipping folder.
ModificationChanged the behaviour of data transforms Table : Index over range, Index for value, percentage, and percentile. The index value is now at the base of the data range bin rather than at the top. This makes it easier to define valid tables as pairs of (Value,Index) where this coordinate marks a transition in the transform function.
ModificationCombo boxes resize to fit long resource names.
ModificationCell value tooltip no longer drills into virtual raster sources unless in verbose reporting mode.
ModificationStatistics are now written to a STTX file as well as the GHX file. If both are present, only the STTX file is loaded when the raster is mounted. This improves raster mounting efficiency.
ModificationAdded a new option to assign 87.5% of physical memory to the tile cache.
ModificationJPEG compression in GeoTIFF is no longer supported in the MRD Image Export dialog. It is incompatible with RGBA color data output and would also invalidate any null value comparisons.
ModificationWhen acquiring a default coordinate system for a layer or for the algorithm, we prefer geographic over projected coordinate systems.
Bug fixWhen you zoom to a raster the coordinate range of the raster was not being converted into the coordinate system of the algorithm.
Bug fixApplication will crash if you turn off the Red component in an RGB layer.
Bug fixSigmoid darkening transform with absolute value range was not allowing a K value of greater than 64.
Bug fixData Transform Editor did not allow editing of local transforms (loaded from an MRD algorithm file).
Bug fixExport can appear to hang due to infinities generated by coordinate reprojection between global geodetic rasters and local projected rasters. This issue has been mitigated but not fully resolved.
Bug fixVirtual rasters containing defined events with a raster source defining the field and bands were not
being referenced correctly and consequently were not being mounted correctly.
Bug fixThe raster tile cache was not being set to reflect the user request on start up.
Bug fixFixed component color data range calculator for rasters with multiple fields and events.
Bug fixData conditioning properties were being lost when loaded from an MRD into the Internnal group.
Bug fixPolar stereographic projections were not always located correctly for the south pole.
Bug fixWhen a color table was deleted it was not removed from the recently used color tables list.
Bug fixThe data zoom for an algorithm was sometimes reset when a new algorithm is created or loaded.
RecommendationMinimum display resolution 1440x900 pixels.

Release 1.0.04

This is the final release candidate for ProRaster Premium.

There are significant improvements to the tooltip reporting of raster values and coordinates in maps. You can also zoom the map to a variety of different bounds including coordinate system bounds, raster source bounds, and manually defined bounds.

To make it easier to manipulate classified and image palette field rasters, you can now automatically generate a color table legend for these fields. Edit the legend to modify the raster visualisation.

A number of bugs have been resolved, particularly in the blending operation for image layers, and in data – color transforms using color table legends.

TypeDetail
FeatureCreate a new color table for a classified or image palette field in a raster. Use to color modulate by the Index band.
FeatureZoom the map to the bounds of any coordinate system used in the algorithm.
FeatureZoom the map to the extents of any raster source used in the algorithm.
FeatureZoom the map to manually defined extents.
FeatureOptionally report tooltip coordinates in geodetic (latitude/longitude) coordinates.
FeatureNew "All data information" tooltip reporting mode.
EnhancementWhen Publishing, if MapInfo Pro is not running a warning is raised.
EnhancementAdded button to browse for a raster to define a transform raster source.
EnhancementThe Data Transform Editor map preview now reports cell key value in a tooltip.
EnhancementDelete a row in a color table by hitting the Delete key on the row header.
EnhancementAllow opening an external map without closing the preview map first.
ModificationIn blending Overprint mode, allow "Blend with background" to be set.
ModificationIn blending Override, Overprint, and LightTable modes, disable the layer opacity controls.
ModificationUpdated compiler version to 17.2.5.
Bug fixBlending Overprint mode for an Image layer now operates like per-pixel blending (without layer opacity).
Bug fixBlend mode for an Image layer now operates like per-pixel blending with opacity taken from the alpha component and layer opacity.
Bug fixManual statistics box is disabled at component shadow level when overridden in the algorithm.
Bug fixCorrectly support "no data" value on rows in a color table map.
Bug fixFix reporting of color values from classification tables in the information report.
Bug fixFix range clipping when using legend color tables.
Bug fixFix loss of label when copying a legend color table.
Bug fixFixed data transform using discrete value tables.

Release 1.0.03

This is the first maintenance release. One bug was resolved and two additional color tables were shipped.

TypeDetail
EnhancementShipped two additional system color table maps.
Bug fixFatal error when saving an edited color legend from the color editor dialog.

Release 1.0.02

This was the first release of ProRaster made to the Microsoft Store. A number of new features were introduced at this release, in addition to the core features that were planned for.

TypeDetail
FeaturePublish Clipped. Publish your algorithm to MapInfo Pro clipped to complex polygon set.
FeatureFit the manual data range in a color-data transform to the range of the raster data currently visible in the map.
EnhancementControl the size of the raster cache from the Options dialog.
EnhancementAll default GDAL raster file formats have been enabled in ProRaster Premium.
EnhancementShipped a handful of web mapping service (WMS) rasters including Google Maps and Open Street Maps.
ModificationRearranged main dialog user interface and simplified the ProRaster Essential user interface.

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