ProRaster Updates

Below you will find a table of updates and the products that were updated. Details on all the features added, enhancements made, and bugs fixed can be found on this page.

Also, visit the update pages for individual ProRaster products by following the links at the bottom of the page.

Release TypeVersionDateProducts Updated
Maintenance2.2.0612 March 2024ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium
ProRaster Essential
Maintenance2.2.0524 January 2024ProRaster Scientific
Maintenance2.2.0419 January 2024ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
ProRaster Essential
Maintenance2.2.037 December 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
ProRaster Essential
Maintenance2.2.0215 November 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium
Minor Version2.2.018 November 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium
ProRaster Essential
Minor Version2.1.0129 September 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
ProRaster Essential
Maintenance2.0.025 August 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
ProRaster Essential (+Free)
Major Version2.0.0126 July 2023ProRaster Scientific
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
ProRaster Essential (+Free)
Maintenance1.0.0816 February 2023ProRaster Premium (+Free)
Maintenance1.0.072 February 2023ProRaster Premium (+Free)
Maintenance1.0.0624 January 2023ProRaster Premium (+Free)
Maintenance1.0.0518 January 2023ProRaster Essential (+Free)
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
Final Release Candidate1.0.0428 June 2022ProRaster Essential (+Free)
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
Maintenance1.0.037 June 2022ProRaster Essential (+Free)
ProRaster Premium (+Free)
First release1.0.026 June 2022ProRaster Essential Free
ProRaster Premium Free

Release 2.2.06 Maintenance

This is a maintenance upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential. It contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Tag scenes in your multispectral database as “unusable” to prevent them from being used when creating products either manually or with the Create Product Sequence Wizard.

New options are available when compositing multispectral imagery. Optionally mask pixels to remove cloud or other features. Order scenes to preferentially select pixel values closest to a specified time. Otherwise, use statistics to choose each pixel value – either the median, mean, minimum, or maximum. Or, choose pixel values based on a spectral index computation. Take the pixel value for which the spectral index is minimised, maximised, or closest to a target value.

To see a list of the new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please visit the update pages for ProRaster Essential Updates, ProRaster Premium Updates, and ProRaster Scientific Updates.

Release 2.2.05 Maintenance

This is an important upgrade for ProRaster Scientific.

This mainentance reelase includes important bug fixes and performance improvements.

To see a list of the new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please visit the update page ProRaster Scientific Updates.

Release 2.2.04 Maintenance

This is an important upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

The Transform operation can now be approximated for any raster band for which statistics have been computed. WebMap Overlays provide street map overlays that do not obscure or modify the underlying raster imagery.

To see a list of the new features, improvements, and bug fixes, please visit the update pages for ProRaster Essential Updates, ProRaster Premium Updates, and ProRaster Scientific Updates.

Release 2.2.03 Maintenance

This is an important upgrade for ProRaster Scientific, ProRaster Premium, and ProRaster Essential.

The new Transform operation allows you to transform a raster using a non-linear data transform. You can apply this as a processing operation or batch processing operation to rasters or as a processing operation in a multispectral satellite product.

Many new improvements and modifications make multispectral satellite processing, rendering, and analysis more productive.

Version 2.2.03 includes important bug fixes. Critical bug fixes are included for the GeoTIFF and Cloud Optimised GeoTIFF driver.

TypeDetail
FeatureNew: Transform and Transform (Batch) processing operations.
FeatureNew: Transform processing operation added to multispectral product processing.
FeatureThe Time Control Panel now ships in ProRaster Premium.
FeatureOpening multiple external map windows now ships in ProRaster Premium.
EnhancementCreate Product Sequence Wizard: Additional options added to the time settings.
EnhancementCreate Product Sequence Wizard: The wizard can now produce non-sequence products.
EnhancementStatistics property pages now display both Equal Frequency (variable width bins) and Equal Width histogram spreadsheets.
EnhancementNew: Tasselled Cap spectral indices for Landsat MSS (1-5), TM (4-7), and OLI (8-9).
EnhancementAdd raster sources to the current algorithm from the Scene and Product Browsers and Product Editor.
EnhancementDelete selected scenes from a scene database.
EnhancementExport dialog supports selection of a range of time points to batch export.
EnhancementDelete multiple selected products in the MSS Product Database Browser dialog.
ModificationCreate Product Sequence Wizard: Improved outcomes for Mosaic Sequences.
ModificationCreate Product Sequence Wizard: Event time allocation now central, duplicate scene selection rules added.
ModificationStatistics spreadsheet (CSV): Added new fields for time offset (in seconds and days) and sum.
ModificationAs you drag the slider in the time control panel the current time string is updated.
ModificationThe Time Control Panel now wraps around when you click forward or back.
ModificationClassify virtual operation XML was made more flexible.
ModificationWhen you remove duplicate scenes from a scene database the Scene Assembly Virtual Raster is deleted.
ModificationImproved statistics serialisation performance.
Bug fixFixed a GeoTIFF data reading bug introduced in 2.0.01.
Bug fixCreate Product Sequence Wizard: Time page bug fixes. Script serialisation bug fix.
Bug fixThreadlock could occur when computing statistics for virtual rasters.
Bug fixThe imagery Export dialog could acquire the map extents from the wrong plot window.
Bug fixWhen computing the range of a band for a manual bandpass the map extents could be acquired from the wrong plot window.
Bug fixFixed a crash when opening more than two MSS Product Browser dialogs.
Bug fixFixed a memory leak in the COG driver.
Bug fixFixed a crash caused by the PDB editor dialog.

Release 2.2.01 “The Productivity Edition”
Release 2.2.02 Maintenance

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

This is a significant upgrade for ProRaster Scientific designed to greatly improve user productivity when processing, analysing, and rendering satellite multispectral imagery.

The new Product Sequence Creation Wizard eliminates tedious product creation and editing and makes building and extending sequence products easy.

The Time Control Panel makes it easy to move the time point in a rendering algorithm without editing individual component properties.

The Image Export operation now supports batch export by iterating through all time points. The numbered image sequence can be directly imported into video editing applications to generate timelapse videos of any rendering algorithm based on a sequence product.

Rendering common spectral index rasters has been made easier – the rendering algorithm automatically uses appropriately named color maps that are shipped in this version, or you can make your own.

Version 2.2.01 includes some important bug fixes and minor improvements.

Version 2.2.02 is a maintenance release for ProRaster Scientific that significantly improves performance for complicated virtual rasters and addresses bugs and minor issues.

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

TypeDetail
FeatureThe Product Sequence Creation Wizard can create and edit Scene and Mosaic Sequences and Collated Sequences.
FeatureThe Time Control Panel window provides control over event & time selection in algorithms.
FeatureAutomatically use appropriate color table maps from UserTables, External folders or SystemMaps for common spectral indices.
FeatureImage Export supports batch export of algorithms by time point, generating a numbered sequence of images.
EnhancementThe Google Maps MebMap URL's have been updated and Google Maps (Altered) was added.
EnhancementCommon spectral indices are now easier to select for computation.
EnhancementSystem color table maps added for commonly used spectral indices.
EnhancementColor tables added from ColorCET (Perceptually uniform colour maps) project.
EnhancementAdded capability to create a Single Scene Mosaic Product that behaves like a Mosaic Product.
ModificationSpectral indices now include a Common category and the index description appears in the dialog selection controls.
ModificationAll selected spectral indices are now written to a single multibanded field in the product MVR.
ModificationDialogs have been modified to better reflect product purchasing options.
ModificationColor table names are now more discoverable.
ModificationAlgorithm raster source names now reflect the product name.
ModificationSentinel2 Processing baselines 2-3 and 4-5 are now considered equivalent for Level2 (BOA/SR) products.

Release 2.1.01

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

This is a significant upgrade for ProRaster Scientific. Support for Sentinel2 processing baselines 4+ and 5+ has been added. Support for Landsat Collection 2 has been improved with native COG support.

Version 2.1.01 includes some important bug fixes and minor improvements.

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

TypeDetail
FeatureMultispectral data bands can now be duplicated to MRR format to correct errors and improve performance.
FeatureAn additional Options dialog for multispectral satellite data is available in ProRaster Scientific.
UpgradeThe native TIFF driver now reads Cloud Optimised GeoTIFF (COG) rasters.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene import now supports 4.xx and 5.xx processing baselines.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene import now supports offset and scaling factors defined in metadata to transform digital numbers to reflectance for TOA and BOA data.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene import classification codes have been upgraded for processing baseline 4+.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene import classification codes have been upgraded for processing baseline 4+.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene import now supports land and tile cloud coverage statistics.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene assembly raster now includes cloud and snow probablity rasters for BOA tiles.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene assembly raster now includes classification masks for processing baseline 4+.
UpgradeSentinel2 scene assembly raster now includes a Mask field for Level 1C (TOA) tiles using processing baseline 4+.
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
EnhancementFree versions now display a landing page.
ModificationLandsat QA raster data now assigns a null value for filled pixels or unsaturated pixels.
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 Essential and 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 Essential and 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.

The new Publish Clipped feature is found next to the Publish button on the main dialog. When you hit this button, a file browse dialog will open and you will need to select a polygon vector file in MapInfo table format. Your algorithm will then be published to the latest version of MapInfo Pro and displayed in a map, clipped to the polygon. Large, complex polygon sets are supported.

When you are defining a clipping range for a data-color transform on the component color property page, a new button is available that sets the range to the statistical range of the data currently displayed in the map. Zoom into the area of interest, hit this button, and your color stretch will customised to fit to the data range.

All raster data is cached in memory – even if only temporarily. The size of this cache can now be controlled from the Options dialog. A small cache is the maximum of 512MB or 25% of free memory. A medium cache is the maximum of 1GB or 50% of free memory. A large cache is the maximum of 2GB of 87.5% of free memory.

The open-source GDAL driver supports many raster formats. In ProRaster Essential this is locked down to about a dozen formats that have been tested. In ProRaster Premium this is now unlocked, potentially opening up support for many more raster formats.

One of the formats now supported via GDAL in ProRaster Premium is Web Mapping Services (WMS). A small set of XML files have been shipped that you can load like any other raster format. They include Google Maps, Open Street Maps, and more. Visit this page for more information on the raster formats supported in ProRaster.

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