What's new in version 5.2

1. General Enhancements
  • IOS 10 compatibility
  • Support for Mapbox Maps
  • Route and track elevation profiles
  • Offline static and tiled maps
  • Improved control over location services; improving battery life
  • Improved graphics performance
  • Reference grid overlay
  • bug fixes


What's new in version 5.1

1. General Enhancements
  • IOS 9 compatibility
  • 64 bit
  • Improved graphics when using ArcGIS base maps and vector overlays
  • Improved elevations services
  • Geocaching layer functionality now fully comparable to GeoView Cache
  • bug fixes


What's new in version 5.0

1. General Enhancements
  • Split created markup into viewing/data layers
  • Allow custom attributes to be added to individual layers
  • Save and reuse layer sets and attribute templates
  • Constraining data input for custom attributes
  • Import layers and/or custom attributes from kml/kmz
  • Import features (placemarks, routes, tracks) from GeoView kmz or external vector (kml/kmz, tab, shp - placemarks only)
  • Control the starting value for placemark auto numbering
  • Customizable placemark data entry form
  • Reduced size for GPS track files
  • Ability to create folders for saving created files locally, with automatic creation to Dropbox and iCloud
  • Better user interface for loading/saving workspace and created files as well as ability for folder creation
  • w3w layer can now be used offline (English only)
  • Saving markup to CSV
  • Updates and bug fixes for IOS 8.1 support
  • New icon


What's new in version 4.6

1. General Enhancements
  • bug fixes and improved stability
  • improved layer popover - now includes the ability to change settings and view/find/zoom to map features
  • improved user interface for file selection and management
What's new in version 4.5

1. General Enhancements
  • add multiple media files (photos, video clips, audio clips) to placemarks
  • create placemarks and routes from media with embedded locations and timestamps
  • improved performance for elevation and what3words services
  • minor bug fixes


What's new in version 4.4

1. General Enhancements
  • Elevation data is provided by MapQuest and the USGS for non-GPS data
  • Create your own collection of URL based symbols for use with markup
  • anywhere in 3 words using what3words http://www.what3words.com


What's new in version 4.3

1. User Interface Enhancements
  • more responsive panning and zooming
  • improved zoom control for pop-up containing HTML and URLs
2. File Support Added
  • ArcGIS Maps ( Streets, Imagery, Topographic, National Geographic, Ocean, Nautical )
  • geoJSON and geoRSS
3. Other Enhancements
  • view extended data attribute values for points, lines and polygons
  • enable/disable the display of individual layers within a vector graphics file
  • minor bug fixes


What's new in version 4.2

1. User Interface Enhancements
  • improved pan and zoom; automatically switch between modes using gestures
  • ability to hide infrequently used layers from the selection menu
  • ability to scale icons for placemarks, routes, and tracks
2. File Support Added
  • ERDAS ECW, JPEG2000 (.ecw., .jpw, .j2k)
3. Other Enhancements
  • improved tracking
  • help files are cached and updated as needed
  • resolved several IOS 7.1 compatibility issues


What's new in version 4.1

1. User Interface Enhancements
  • ability to reposition a placemark or routemark dynamically on the display
  • ability to estimate route completion times using customs speeds
  • minor bugs fixes


What's new in version 4

1. User Interface Enhancements
  • Designed for IOS 7
2. File & Layer Support Added
  • Vector Graphics Web services – currently 2 Geocache services are available. Simply select the layers and geocache locations will automatically show up on your base map (Apple Map or your own). Save the currently displayed set of geocaches to KML or GPX for offline use.
  • PDS (Planetary Data System Files)
  • BSB Nautical Raster Charts
  • SR-7 ENC Nautical Vector Data
  • Arc/Info binary ADF gridded data files
  • WMS/WCS (OGC Web Mapping Services and OGC Web Coverage Services) support via xml files
  • HDF4 – Hierarchical Data Format
  • ISIS2/3 – USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube versions 2 and 3.
3. File Management
  • Major enhancements to File Management. Selecting Layers and Managing your files are now on the same screen where you can easily switch between the two.
  • You can also now drill down through folders, either selecting a complete folder or individual files within folders.
  • Air Drop and Document support. You can now Air Drop or ‘open’ files from other apps directly into GeoView Pro. They will be put in the new ‘Inbox’ folder found on the Select/Manage screen.
  • iCloud support. Created files can be uploaded to iCloud automatically or on demand.
  • Improved Dropbox support. Better syncing and created files can now be uploaded automatically.
  • Added ability to import a file via a URL link.

4. Other Enhancements
  • If elevation data is available (eg using .dem files in the gridded data layers) the elevation data will be added to your route and tool drawing activities.
  • Vector files without any colour information (eg. Esri shape files .shp) can now have a default colour set to tell the layers apart.
  • Vector files can also have all their graphics default to a single supplied colour to help with layer visualization.
  • Palette rotation for gridded data sets.


What's new in version 3.2

1. New Functionality
  • create GPS track files (KML or GPX)
  • visual GPS attributes for accuracy and signal
  • auto centre the GPS keeping your location on the display as you move
  • auto load and display the last workspace used when starting GeoView Pro
  • email your created routes, tracks, markup and workspace files
  • route and track statistics
  • minor bug fixes


What's new in version 3.1

1. New Functionality
  • add your own custom routes to the markup layer
  • tools for measuring distance and area
  • IOS 7 compatibility
  • minor bug fixes

What's new in version 3.0
Version 3.0 is a major update adding iPhone compatibility.

1. New Functionality
  • User interface enhancements including fullscreen capability and translucent men bars
  • dynamic scale bar
  • ability to change cursor colour for better visibility
  • quickly switch between pan zoom mode and any other mode with a double tap
  • enhanced placemarks functionality - enter a single place mark or a set of placemarks
  • better placemark recognition when tapped
  • current extent and zoom values are maintained even with layer changes
  • display dynamic popups beside icons
  • improved workspace control
  • minor bug fixes

What's new in version 2.7.3
Version 2.7 is a major update focusing on a new Markup Layer.


1. New Functionality
  • A new Markup Layer allows the creation and editing of placemarks containing names & descriptions on displays with a suitable SRS.

2. New & Updated File Formats
  • MapInfo Tab Vector files
What's new in version 2.6
Version 2.6 is a major update focusing on features for the outdoor enthusiast.


NOTE: The Dropbox App folder is now named GeoView. If you are an existing user please transfer your files from the GeoViewforiPad folder to the GeoView folder AFTER linking the app to your dropbox.

1. New Functionality
  • Apple map is now fully integrated with all layer types.   If you don't have your own maps you can still overlay image and vector files on top of apple map.
  • Vector file coordinates are now re-projected to the display  SRS .  Virtually any vector file can be overlayed on your map regardless of it's model type.
  • Cursor and GPS coordinates can now be displayed in a variety of formats.
  • Current heading is now displayed when GPS is active.
  • Point data with labels and notes can now be displayed.
  • An unlimited number of raster image files can be displayed.
  • The layer being used to determine the display SRS is now indicated with an SRS symbol.

2. New & Updated File Formats
  • GPX file support added
  • GPS Tracker file support added
  • KML files and GPX files now support symbol, point, polyline and polygon primitives.  Points are now represented by their original symbol when available.  Symbols and icons are cached on your iPad for offline use.

3. User Interface Updates
  • ability to re-order layers on the Select screen
  • improved status reporting
  • reduced keyboard use when changing options
  • improved screen drawing performance


What's new in version 2.0.3
Version 2 is a major release bringing a lot of new & exciting features:

  • Position Tracking Layer showing GPS location relative to your map
  • Web Service Mapping Layer when no other layers are active
  • Projection and Geoid information is now used to determine if layers can be displayed together
  • Improved file selection
  • Improved progress reporting
  • Unlimited number of files in the Vector Graphics Layer
  • Auxiliary files are now automatically used.
  • Improved display and manipulation of "Supergrids"
  • Pan/Zoom and current intensity levels now stored in workspace files
  • Improved shadowing
  • Improved help and diagnostic messages

Whats new in version 1.1.14
1. Support for Geospatial PDF
2. Support for more colour grid file types:
  • Arc/Info ASCII Grids (.asc)Arc/Info Binary Grids (.adf)
  • Arc/Info Export Grids (.e00)
  • Erdas 7.x Grids (.lan, .gis)
  • First generation and labelled USGS DOQ grids (.doq)
  • Golden Software ASCII Grid (.grd)
  • GRASS ASCII Grids (.arx)
  • USGS ASCII DEM Grids (.dem)
3. Support for more vector graphics file types:
  • Atlas Boundary Files (.bna)
  • ESRI Shape files (.shp) (requires .shx, .prj and .dbf optional)
  • KML Files (zipped and unzipped)
Note that vector file types are currently lmited to 2D lines, polylines, polygons and basic text.
4. Improved support for all previously supported file types.
5. Other Updates:
  • Geospatial/projection information for the files is now displayed
  • Support x rotation/skew y rotation/skew
  • Refresh workspace on demand
  • IOS 6.1 compatible
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes