The properties for coverages have been redesigned and apply both in 2D and 3D. A number of new options are presented including the ability to drape high resolution imagery (e.g. backscatter) over elevations in both 2D and 3D views.
Also, a new user interface is provided to investigate the processing lineage of a dataset recorded in the metadata.
The coordinate reference system (CRS) functionality has been augmented with EPSG CRS and transformations, such as NTv2. The user interface was upgraded with a new look and with additional capabilities. Users can now build a favourites list, see a list of recently used CRS entries, search for new entries and investigate all aspects of the selected reference system or transformation.
Note that if an incorrect CRS has been selected when opening a dataset in the application, it is now possible to change the CRS in the Properties window when the parent layer for the source is selected in the Layers window.
The environment settings have been consolidated into a searchable Tools > Options dialog. Additionally, system files that are frequently customized by the organization or user, such as catalogue control file, are now managed differently. Customization is applied through appended and overwritten entries applied at the local machine or user level.
CARIS has continued to add new format support. That has included DWG files up to the 2014 version, S-100 files, Laser-Scan Internal Feature Format (IFF), as well as CSAR raster surfaces that represent vertical and inclined walls.
Support for the ECW format continues to be available when the necessary plugin is installed. Contact CARIS Customer Services for more information.