We've just rolled out a release that brings together a lot of our PDF work, including:
- Redesign of the title/footer page on PDF reports (soon to have your portal logo)
- Grouping tables in PDF by annotation template type
- Cut/fill heatmap in PDF
- Elevation and Cross Section Graphs in PDF
- Contours in PDF
All orthoimage outputs are now TIFFs, including the "small" versions. We now generate the following orthoimages:
- Full-resolution TIFF with LZW compression (lossless, highest quality, very large file)
- Full-resolution TIFF with JPEG compression (lossy, lower quality, typically less than one-fifth the size of LZW) that has no obvious quality loss unless compared side by side with the LZW-compressed file
- Low-resolution TIFF with JPEG compression (lossy, and longest side 5000 pixels = not rarely <1/500 of the full-resolution high-quality file's size.
By making all images TIFFs
- We simplify file handling (we don't need to keep track of world files for JPEGs)
- All images contain correct georeference data in their file header.
- Further, JPEGs have limitations on maximum dimensions that required special handling before; by making it a TIFF with JPEG-compressed image data, we avoid those issues.
Propeller Corrections Network
We added the Australian VRSNow (Trimble) network to our list of network correction providers. This gives us faster turn around time on the stations that they operate and significantly better coverage in rural Australia.