Chart marginalia can now be derived directly from the current chart property values, thus saving time and reducing the chances of making mistakes. Trim marks can also be added when the sheet is exported.
Masking can now be applied automatically to a paper chart using the new real-time dynamic masking capabilities. This new masking seamlessly applies masking instructions to features as they are digitized into a panel. If features are moved, the masking information is updated automatically without the need to edit the underlying features. Dynamic masking can be readily re-configured to meet your needs. Existing masking commands can still be used and new masking attributes can, if necessary, override the default masking rules. A new INT1-v2.0 presentation style is available to apply the new dynamic masking functionality to paper charts.
An easier method to set HTTP values for GIS Web Services is now available. The values can be changed on-the-fly without having to restart. Support has been expanded to include the following formats:
The Feature Palette has been redesigned to be much more graphical and interactive. New feature templates can be created through a more simplified workflow. Drag-and-drop operations can be employed to digitize single or multiple features from the palette to the Display window.
Annotation instructions are now integrated into the presentation through the Presentation Control File. This means that annotation styles are no longer set separately through the annoid attribute but instead through an entry in the Presentation Control File. The annoid attribute is still available in PCC 2.0 but only to identify annotation styles for panels in upgraded schemas.
The new Chart Presentation Identifier attribute sets a single presentation for all panels. A Presentation Identifier attribute can also be set for individual panels.
PDF files exported from Paper Chart Composer now automatically store coordinate system information. With viewers supporting Geospatial PDFs, you can query positions, measure, etc.
Flicker and Swipe tools allow you to examine database layers and external data sources simultaneously in the Display window. These tools can be invoked at any time and greatly enhance the data-compilation experience.
Paper Chart Composer includes support for ICC (www.color.org) colour profiles which are used to standardize colour definitions and exchanges between various systems and devices. This allows greater accuracy in reproducing colours from one device to the next. Third-party applications that can use colour profiles can also benefit from this and render the original chart colours more accurately.
A new Boundary sub-layer stores the panel extent and allows limits to be modified without having to delete existing panel data beforehand.
PCC can now better handle charts covering very large geographic areas and charts of polar regions. Support for data that crosses the 180° meridian is now built into PCC. You no longer need to select a special option for data that crosses or borders the 180° meridian.
Utilize the annotation tool to automatically add annotations of feature attributes.
Easily customize the annotation file to add or modify annotations.
Use the text editing tools to easily move annotations or change the font, size, colour, justification, spacing, and rotation of text.
Perform "WYSIWYG" editing on the panel data.
Interactively change displays of features by assigning user-defined cartographic overrides.
Easily move features for better cartographic display.
Add cartographic features such as national hydrographic organization seals or logo symbols.
Add INT1 compass rose symbols from the paper chart presentation library or customized compass roses, if required.
Add text directly to the chart or from Rich Text Format (.rtf) files along horizontal, slanting or curved lines. Easily set the font, size, colour, justification, spacing, and rotation of text.
Create a chart based on a hierarchical structure that contains a "sheet" with one or more "panels".
Enter metadata for the chart, sheet and panels in their own properties windows.
Create multiple panels from different source usages with different projections, scales and orientations.
Display panel data in their geographic positions or paper space coordinates.
Automatically mask lines leaving a small margin around the point features that are crossed by the lines.
Manually mask or unmask lines by creating user-defined areas around point or text features. Masked portions of lines are retained in the data so that topological relationships and polygons are not affected.
Create Paper Charts based on INT1 Cartographic Presentation.
Paper Chart presentation library provides users with a cartographic product that can be customized to fulfill organization-specific requirements.
Colour-code features in a chart based on their attributes using the new change by classification command.
Add coloured legends to chart panels based on classifications.
Automatically add borders, scale bars and projected grids from INT2 Templates.
Carry out interactive editing and save customizations as new templates.
Print paper charts to any standard supported Windows® print drivers.
Alternatively, save paper charts as postscript files with an option for CMYK colour separation.
Paper chart features can be assigned a certification status to help track quality assurance progress. Validation tools are also available to help correct the data on charts before publication.