Vertical Mapper 3.7 3
Vertical Mapper 3.7 3: A Powerful Tool for Spatial Analysis and Visualization
Vertical Mapper is a valuable add-on to MapInfo Professional that enables you to perform advanced 3D and grid-based analytical functions. Working seamlessly within MapInfo Professional, Vertical Mapper displays, manages, and interprets spatial information. In this article, we will show you how to use Vertical Mapper 3.7 3, the latest version of this powerful tool, to create stunning maps in minutes. Whether you want to visualize elevation, slope, aspect, rainfall, temperature, population density, or any other continuous data, Vertical Mapper 3.7 3 can help you turn your data into meaningful information.
What's New in Vertical Mapper 3.7 3?
Vertical Mapper 3.7 3 is the latest maintenance release of Vertical Mapper that provides several bug fixes and improvements. Some of the resolved issues include:
The Region statistics algorithm correctly handles the lateral boundary cells that have miniscule overlap of the grid region.
The Grid Calculator correctly handles grids with different cell sizes.
The Grid Calculator correctly handles grids with different projections.
The Grid Calculator correctly handles grids with different extents.
The Grid Calculator correctly handles grids with different null values.
To upgrade to Vertical Mapper 3.7 3, you need to have Vertical Mapper or SDK 3.7 installed and follow the instructions on the Pitney Bowes website.
How to Create a Grid from Point Data?
One of the most common tasks in Vertical Mapper is to create a grid from point data. A grid is a continuous surface of information that represents the spatial variation of a variable across an area. For example, you can create a grid of elevation from a set of points with height values.
To create a grid from point data, you need to have a table with point data in MapInfo Professional. The table should have at least two columns: one for the X coordinate and one for the Y coordinate. Optionally, you can have a third column for the Z value of the variable you want to grid. If you don't have a Z column, Vertical Mapper will assign a value of 1 to each point.
Once you have your point data table ready, follow these steps:
Open MapInfo Professional and load your point data table.
Select Map > Create Thematic Map > Grid Thematic.
In the Grid Thematic dialog box, select your point data table from the Table drop-down list.
Select your X column and Y column from the corresponding drop-down lists.
If you have a Z column, select it from the Value drop-down list. Otherwise, leave it as None.
Select an interpolation method from the Method drop-down list. The interpolation method determines how Vertical Mapper estimates the values between known points. You can choose from several methods, such as Inverse Distance Weighting, Kriging, Natural Neighbor, or Triangulation.
Specify the grid parameters, such as cell size, extent, projection, and null value.
Click OK to create the grid.
You can now view and analyze your grid in MapInfo Professional using various tools and functions provided by Vertical Mapper.
How to Visualize and Enhance Your Grid?
After creating your grid, you may want to visualize and enhance it using different techniques and options available in Vertical Mapper. For example, you can:
Apply different color schemes and shading effects to your grid using the Grid Style dialog box.
Create contour lines or polygons from your grid using the Contour dialog box.
Create hillshades or slope maps from your grid using the Hillshade or Slope dialog box.
Create aspect maps or directional maps from your grid using the Aspect or Directional dialog box.
Create profiles or cross-sections from your grid using the Profile dialog box.
Create histograms or scatter plots from your grid using the Histogram or Scatter Plot dialog box.
Create 3D views or animations from your grid using the 3D View dialog box.
These are just some of the many ways you can visualize and enhance your grid in Vertical Mapper. You can also perform various mathematical and statistical operations on your grid using the Grid Calculator or the Grid Statistics dialog box.
Vertical Mapper 3.7 3 is a powerful tool for spatial analysis and visualization that works seamlessly within MapInfo Professional. It allows you to create, display, manage, and interpret grids from various types of data. You can also apply different techniques and options to visualize and enhance your grids using Vertical Mapper. Whether you are a novice or an expert user, Vertical Mapper 3.7 3 can help you create stunning maps in minutes.
For more information about Vertical Mapper 3.7 3, please visit the Pitney Bowes website or read the Vertical Mapper Release Notes.
Pitney Bowes website: [Vertical Mapper 3.7.1 Maintenance Release]
Vertical Mapper Release Notes: [Vertical Mapper 3.7.1 Release Notes - Pitney Bowes]