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Didger Version History

Official version history and changelog information for Didger 5 

Version 5.11.1438 (January 27, 2016)
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was not responding when multiple vertices were deleted in Reshape mode.
  • Corrected an issue where grids were not locating with the correct coordinates.
  • Corrected an issue where the coordinates from a specific variety of GeoTIFF were getting ignored in the Image Registration and Warping dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where calibration points were not locating correctly in the Image Registration and Warping dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was not displaying the correct CRS in the status bar.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when sending base maps to Surfer 13.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was marking project documents as having changes made to them when undoing a zoom level.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was importing XLSX files with extra columns.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was changing Unicode labels when italics were applied.
  • Corrected an issue where the Defaults button on the Image Export Options dialog was not resetting the Pixels per inch to the default setting.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when importing TIFF files that contain a GDAL_NODATA tag with an out-of-range color index values.
  • Corrected an issue where GeoTIFF files were not including the #3059 tag in the header information which was causing the files to locate incorrectly in ArcMap.
  • Corrected a typo in the NZGD200 / Mount Eden Circuit CRS.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was not exporting bolded text to GSI format.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was issuing an internal error when XLSX files containing specific cell format styles were imported.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger importing some DXF files with incorrect limits.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was importing some GeoTIFF files with shifted coordinates.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was importing some GeoTIFF files in pixel coordinates rather than projected coordinates.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was incorrectly shifting coordinates in the Amersfoort RD New CRS.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was issuing an internal error when importing specific MIF files.
  • Added support for MULTIPOINT and COLLECTION objects in MIF files.
Version 5.10.1379 (July 21, 2015)
  • Didger crashed sometimes after getting the "GsDraw error (1): GenericError" error.
  • Corrected fonts were included to avoid the "GsDraw error (1): GenericError" error and display symbols correctly.
  • Corrected an issue with fonts that were displaying in the upper right-hand corner of the symbol box.
  • Didger now issues a warning message when a coordinate system cannot be converted to Lat/Lon for exporting KML files.
  • Corrected an incorrect shift that was present in the Amersfoort / RD New and Old coordinate systems.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was not importing marker symbols corrected from the GSI file format.
Version 5.8.1326 (November 10, 2014)

  • Added a new feature where the Z Level is exported in DXF files.
  • Added a new feature where additional parameter checks were added for Hotine Oblique Mercator Projections.
  • Added the Magna – Sirgas Colombia zones coordinate systems.Corrected an issue with SHP export where some text was being rendered as polygons.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when exported in SVG files.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to vector PDF where the wrong ellipsoid and datum was being used.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to EMF format where bitmap fill patterns were being scaled incorrectly.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to SVG format where bitmap fill patterns were being inverted.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to vector PDF, EMF, SVG, and WMF where Didger was crashing.
  • Corrected an issue with calibrating imagery where the Dual Tab view of the Image Registration and Warping dialog was locating images in an incorrect location.
  • Corrected an issue with the Download Online Maps feature where error messages from specific servers were handled incorrectly by Didger.
  • Corrected an issue with point labels where labels that contained blank spaces were being rendered as “0”.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to vector PDF format that contained text in Cambria font where the text was causing an error in Adobe.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to vector PDF where extra lines were being exported.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to vector PDF where an internal error was issued.Corrected an issue with exporting to GSB format where a zero-length attribute value was crashing Didger.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was issuing an internal error when the Vectorize Image command was used under specific conditions.
  • Corrected an issue where Russian characters were importing incorrectly.
  • Corrected an issue where setting the default projection to UTM was causing incorrect project limits.
  • Corrected an issue where clipping an image to a polygon was causing incorrect object limits.
  • Corrected an issue where reprojecting UTM coordinates systems was causing a matrix error.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued when invalid project limits were passed to the Download Online Maps feature.
  • Corrected an issue where the coordinate system units were not being exported to GeoPDF.
  • Corrected an issue where Z Level values were importing into the wrong attribute field.
  • Corrected an issue with GeoPDF export where the units were not retained when exporting a project in SPCS.
  • Corrected an issue with GeoPDF export where coordinates in feet were being exported as meters. 
Version 5.7.1274 (November 10, 2014)
  • Corrected an issue where some exports to GSB format (version 3) were causing crashes.
  • Corrected an issue where exporting to GSB and BNA format was converting complex polygons to polylines.
  • Corrected an issue where importing a specific DXF was causing the application to hang.
  • Corrected an issue where images with custom headers were importing as all black.
  • Corrected an issue where saving particular WMS servers were causing a saving error.
  • Corrected an issue where complex line patterns were not in the correct orientation when exported to metafiles.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when exporting to WMF format, where invalid polygons were being passed.
  • Corrected an issue where importing a JP2 file was causing a file corrupt error message.
  • Corrected an issue where using the Selected objects only option during export was exporting all objects to LAS format.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued when opening a specific PJT file.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being caused by undoing the Image | Mosaic Image command.
  • Corrected an issue where the Image | Resize image command was not resizing the document size.
  • Corrected an issue where the ZLEVEL attribute was not exporting to SHP format.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when exporting to KML from a particular project file.
  • Corrected an issue where image fill patterns were not being exported to vector PDF format.
  • Corrected an issue where the Coordinate Manager was not displaying the area for projects in Cartesian coordinate space.
  • Corrected an issue where editing attribute field names was difficult.
Version 5.6.1231 (July 28, 2014)
  • Corrected an internal error where importing a text grid that has incorrect header information.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when closing the program when a report was open.
  • Corrected an issue where an assertion was being issued when EMF files that contain 1 point polygons are imported.
  • Corrected an issue where specific symbols where not getting exported to GIF files during KML/KMZ export.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when using a series of Undo commands.
Version 5.5.1191 (June 19, 2014)
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was exporting XLS, XLSX, and SLK with errors that blocked the files from being loaded into Excel.
Version 5.4.1187 (June 18, 2014)
  • Corrected an issue where importing ECW files was causing an error on Windows XP.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger would not install on Windows XP.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when exporting to PDF format on Windows 8 when a Google Drive app was also installed on a user’s machine.
  • Corrected an issue where an internal error was being issued when specific DXF files were being imported.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger’s WMS feature was truncating too much of server URLs that were pasted into the client.
  • Corrected an issue where polygons in imported MIF files were not being matched up with the correct attribute.
  • Correct an issue where Didger was crashing when setting the range in the Layer Formatter.
  • Corrected an issue where the Defaults button was not resetting parameters on the TIF Export Options dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where horizontal stock patterns were not being retained when exporting to GSI file format.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued when exporting markers to KML and KMZ file format.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where fixed image sizes are automatically handled.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when generating reports from projects that contained specific shapefiles.
  • Added a new feature to the KML export functionality where only a single GIF file is generated for the same symbol.
  • Added a new feature to the KML export functionality where each map layer is exported to its own folder.
  • Corrected an issue where calibrating an image with negative values for logarithmic axes was issuing an internal error.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was issuing an internal error when a legend from a legacy project file was copied and pasted into a new project file.
  • Added support for importing 56 bits-per-pixel GeoTIFF imagery.
  • Corrected an issue where PDF file were not importing into Didger versions that were installed on Windows XP.
  • Correct various memory leaks that were associated with Didger’s drawing tools.
  • Corrected an issue where logarithmic scaling was not working correctly or being saved in project files.
  • Corrected an issue where exporting an EMF file from a specific, legacy project file was causing an internal error.
  • Added a couple new sample files to Didger’s Sample file directory that will be used in upcoming training videos.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing during tablet digitizing.
  • Corrected an issue where colors were being lost when exporting to WMF file format.
  • Corrected an issue where PDF raster images were not being displayed after exporting.
  • Added RGF93/CC (zones 42-50) coordinate systems for France.
  • Added a new feature to Didger’s WMS client that supports image layers that are in a spherical Mercator coordinate system.
  • Added disk caching capabilities to Didger’s WMS client.
  • Added a new feature that prompts the use to set a blanking flag during export to BLN file format.
  • Added a new feature that gives more DPI options when importing PDF files.
  • Added a new feature that allows the user to specify the page size when exporting to PDF raster file format.
  • Added a new feature that allows for user-specified image compression during export to PDF file formats.
  • Added a new feature that exports map layers to PDF vector file format.
  • Added a new feature where YCbCr color format is supported when importing TIFF files.
  • Corrected the server URL for the NAIP WMS server.
Version 5.3.1167 (March 25, 2014)
  • Corrected an issue where the Project Limits did not update after importing a georeferenced image.
  • Added more information to the crash reports that are generated by the Download Online Maps feature.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was crashing when the Range option was used in the Layer Formatter dialog.
  • Added Transparency Support to GSI file format export.
  • Added Transparency Support to 1-bit, 4-bit, and 8-bit images.
  • Disabled the OK button on the Download Online Maps dialog unless an image layer is ready to download.
  • Added error checking to the Download Online Maps feature where errors are now issued when an online server provides image layers in a projection system other than World Geodetic System 1984.
  • Corrected an issue with the Download Online Maps feature where the image in Preview window was not changing sizes when the preview window was reduced in size.
  • Corrected an issue with the Download Online Maps feature where the image in the Preview window was changing extents when the server was changed.Removed a duplicate “SHP” from the SHP Export Options dialog.
  • Added a new feature where complex line styles are made smoother when they have a high number of vertices.
  • Corrected an issue with the Download Online Maps feature where URL’s that contained leading or training spaces would cause initial server tests to fail.
  • Corrected an issue with the Download Online Maps feature where the preview was displaying the incorrect coordinates for image layers that extend from 0 degrees to 360 degrees.
  • Corrected an issue where the Antialias options were not sticky on the PDF Import Options dialog.
  • Added JavaScript parsing to the Download Online Maps feature so complete metadata will be retrieved from the server.
  • Added scroll bars for longer JavaScript messages displayed by the Download Online Maps feature.
  • Corrected an issue where Didger was hanging when exporting a project that contains a rotated metafile to shapefile format.
  • Corrected an issue where adding “0” height or width text was causing an error.
  • Corrected an issue with context-sensitive editing in the Select Area to Download section of the Download Online Maps feature.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued in the Download Online Maps feature when extents were entered but no image layer was selected.
  • Corrected an issue where specific WMS servers were returning incorrect scale values.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued when importing a specific shapefile.
  • Corrected an internal error that was being issued when a DXF was imported that contains zero-width/height arcs.
  • Corrected an issue where SDTS DLG files were not being properly importing using the By Attribute option.
  • Corrected an issue with TIFF export where partially transparent objects were not exporting with the correct transparency to 24-bit images.
  • Corrected an issue with the GSI file format where exporting using the internal georeferencing option was writing the incorrect datum radius to the file.
  • Corrected an issue with TIFF import where images with color tables that didn’t comply with TIFF specifications were importing as all black.
  • Corrected an issue where importing an Excel spreadsheet with “;” in the document name was causing the document not to import. 
Version 5.2.1113 (February 5, 2014)
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to SVG format where the dashed lines were not compensating for the rounded end caps.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to AutoCAD 2004 DXF where ° is prefaced with  in AutoCAD and ArcMap.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps from specific servers created an all-white image layer when downloaded at high resolution.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where there was a inconsistency between the preview rectangle and the Latitude and Longitude boxes.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the British Geology Server would not load image layers.
  • Corrected an issue with ECW file format import where the MGA projection had the false easting and false northing reversed.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the Preview extents would not update when typing in new Latitude and Longitude values.
  • Corrected an error when importing DEM files that contain a line feed character mark in the DEM header.
  • Corrected an issue with importing EMF files that contain clipping.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the WMS client was not handling Javascript exceptions correctly.
  • Corrected an issue where importing a specific SHP had incorrect coordinates that was issuing an Internal Error.
  • Added better XML error message handling to the WMS client.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the Preview window was missing the scale bar.
  • Corrected an issue with complex lines styles where the lines were not scaling correctly.
  • Corrected an issue in the Image Registration and Warping dialog where X Axis Type was listed twice instead of X Axis Type and Y Axis Type.
  • Removed the NC OneMap WMS server from the predefined WMS server list.
  • Added image tiling when downloading online maps for better memory handling and download speed.
  • Corrected an issue with complex lines styles where there was discontinuity when joining line segments.
  • Corrected an issue with importing specific GIF files that had compressed blocks of zero byte data.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the Latitude and Longitude extents were not auto-populating with the existing map’s extents.
  • Corrected an issue where the coordinate system information was not recognized when importing ECW files that were projected in MGA coordinate system.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where small extents would not load.
  • Corrected an issue where importing DXF files that contain malformed objects which was causing an Internal Error.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where some Unicode sever and layer names were not displaying correctly.
  • Corrected an issue where vectorizing a complex PDF was causing a memory error.
  • Corrected an issue with the 2-stick line start and end style was rendering incorrectly.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client the makes the Kilometers and Miles drop down menu sticky.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client the makes the progress indicator during image layer download more deterministic.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the expanded state of the menus is remembered between instances.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the OK button is disabled unless there is an image layer ready to download.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the expanded state of the Data Source hierarchy is remembered between instances.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Download Online Maps dialog remembers the screen position and size between instances.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Latitude and Longitude boxes remember the extents between sessions in the same instance of Didger.
  • Added symbol support to the GSI file format.
  • Corrected an issue with the Didger 5 demo version where an unnecessary registry key was being created during installation.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the default resolution was always being used for an image layer download.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the log section of the Download Online Maps dialog can be expand more.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Data Source window can be expanded.
  • Corrected an issue with vector PDF export where there was a misspelling for the Albers and Lambert projection methods that was causing the PDF to locate incorrectly.
  • Added a new feature to the raster PDF file format which now supports internal georeferencing information.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Download Online Maps dialog with default to the most reasonable resolution when loading an image layer.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps the layer information help link was non-functional.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Download Online Maps dialog now has Pan and rectangle extent selection tools.
  • Corrected an issue where importing vector files that were causing an Internal Error to be issued.
  • Corrected an issue with some complex lines styles that appeared slanted as they approach corner intersections.
  • Corrected an issue with PRJ files that contain the equidistant cylindrical projection that was not being written correctly to PRJ files.
  • Added source information to the Internal Error message issued from the WMS client.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where only half of an image layer from particular servers was being downloaded.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where clicking the Help button on the Add Data Source dialog was causing an Internal Error to be issued.
  • Corrected an issue with the expanded Log section of the Download Online Maps dialog was causing some text to overlap.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where an Unhandled Exception was being issued when the Download Online Maps dialog was opened and the Shared directory was not present in the AppData directory.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where Internal Errors were not being sent to Golden Software’s crash reporting system.
  • Added internal spatial referencing information to the GSI file format.
  • Corrected an issue with SVG file format export where the fill pattern was being exported incorrectly.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where selecting the minimum resolution was downloading partial image layers.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the default Preview was not showing the entire extent for some servers.
  • Removed the stock hatch pattern checkbox form the Project Settings dialog.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the Download Online Maps dialog now detects image layers that do not contain scale information.
  • Added a disclaimer to the Download Online Maps dialog that states that Golden Software does not have control over the availability and download speeds from web mapping services.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the image server and layer can be copied to the clipboard from the right-click menu.
  • Changed the order of Latitude and Longitude on the Download Online Maps dialog to have Longitude listed first.
  • Simplified the Select Area to Download on the Download Online Maps Dialog.
  • Added a Favorites category to the Download Online Maps dialog.
  • Corrected a memory issue with the WMS client where memory was leaking when downloading larger image layers.
  • Corrected an issue where loading calibration points that are the same into the Image Registration and Warping dialog was issuing an Internal Error.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to SVG format where dashed spacing and line widths was very large.
  • Added support for importing MIF files that contain 1-point polylines.
  • Corrected an issue with downloading online maps where the Add Data Source dialog was not handling resizing correctly.
  • Corrected an issue with SVG exporting where some line widths and dash spacing was incorrect.
  • Corrected an issue where resizing the Add Data Source dialog was not resizing correctly.
  • Corrected an issue with EMF export where some points were incorrectly connecting with polylines.
  • Removed the Dots per inch parameter from the GIF export options dialog.
  • Reworded a confusing error message when contacting to databases.
  • Corrected an issue with SVG exporting where some line widths were smaller than expected.
  • Corrected an issue with the download online maps feature where incorrect extents were being downloaded after the image resolution was changed.
  • Corrected an issue with the download online maps feature where an Internal Error was being issued from the DRCOG WMS server.
  • Corrected an issue with the download online maps feature where an Internal Error was causing the application to get into a Not Responding state.
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the CRS:84 projection/coordinate system is recognized as EPSG:4326 (WGS84).
  • Added a new feature to the WMS client where the number of available image layer resolutions has increased.
  • Corrected an issue with exporting to EMF format where some EMF files were missing polylines.
Version 5.1.1002 (November 5, 2013)
  • Corrected an issue where complex lines styles were creating spurious hairlines near the corner intersection boundaries.
  • Corrected an issue where PRJ files specifying the German DHDN coordinate systems were not being read when associated files were imported.
  • Corrected an issue where PRJ file were not being generated at export from projects in German DHDN coordinate systems.
  • Corrected an issue where the object bounding box was too small for that object using specific complex lines styles.
  • Corrected an issue where an internal error was being generated from Didger when loading DXF files that contain spline objects.
  • Corrected an issue where an incorrect error message was being issues when an image export exceeded the maximum size.
  • Corrected an issue where the Download Online Maps dialog was not generating a preview of an image layer when the preview window was too small.
  • Added the “GetCapabilities” parameter to all WMS request URLs.
  • Changed the title of the dialog that is used to edit WMS URLs to “Edit Data Source”
  • Corrected an issue where the Download Online Maps dialog was able to be pushed off screen.
  • Corrected an issue where some of the complex lines styles were not joining or intersecting correctly.
  • Corrected an issue where some of the complex line styles contained slivers at high zoom levels.
  • Corrected an issue where using the up and down arrows was not selecting server layers in the Download Online Maps dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where specific WMS servers that contain Unicode characters in the server names were not displaying properly in the Download Online Maps dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where selecting an object that contains complex lines styles and that was created in an older version of Didger was causing an internal error.
  • Corrected an issue where converting an incorrectly defined projection system to a correct projection system issued an error message.
  • Corrected an issue where calibrating an image to logarithmic axis causes an internal error.
  • Corrected an issue that was causing 64-bit versions of Didger to crash if an upper memory limit was reached.
  • Corrected an issue where loading an older Didger project that use invalid calibration points was causing an internal error; Didger will now issue a warning.
  • Corrected an issue where the warp methods in the Image Registration and Warping dialog were requiring a different amount of minimum calibration points than what the Help specified.
  • Corrected an issue where opening projected legacy Didger projects that contain objects with invalid coordinates issued a warning message; Didger now converts these projects to a Cartesian coordinate system.
  • Corrected an issue where using Map | Surfer | Grid Data on the 64-bit version of Didger was causing faulty string parsing and not displaying the correct limit values in the Grid Data dialog.
  • Corrected an issue where deleting all of the custom lines styles from the Custom Lines dialog was causing an internal error.
  • Corrected an issue where changing the width of a complex line style larger than the maximum limit was causing an internal error.
Version 5.0.941 (September 12, 2013)
  • First released version of Didger 5
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