April 2012 | GXP Xplorer | Software update

GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 is now available

GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 is now available for finding and retrieving geospatial data such as images, maps, charts, images, terrain, video, LiDAR, shapefiles, and documents such as text reports, PowerPoints and GeoPDFs.

The v2.0.2 release has new features for standing orders with GeoRSS notifications, processing services to reformat on demand, data validation, and synchronization between GXP Xplorer Servers, and support for new file types such as LiDAR, GeoPDF, XML and more.

This release has been tested on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 R2, Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 operating systems, and Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and higher Web browsers.

Over the past several months following the GXP Xplorer v2.0.1 release, there have been hundreds of enhancements implemented and issues resolved. The new release rolls all of these updates together, and supports new ways to share, process, and exchange data.

The following list includes new items in Build 2.0.2.20120214.2:

  • 22322: Enhancement to direct file open for International Character Sets
  • 22399: Web Client will no longer display Help link on locked down GXP Xplorer Servers; users must log in to see Help
  • 22589: Allow cataloging of NITF2.0, NITF2.1 tag types for new ICAT values
  • 22637: Make conversions that output to NITF explicit for NITF 2.0 and NITF 2.1
  • 22667: TFRD chips are now in TFRD format (not NITF as in previous versions)
  • 22770: Embedded features are now burned into reformatted images
  • 22822: Fixed memory error that sometimes occurred for JPEG 2000 chips
  • 22835: Update Java to version 6u31 (1.6.0_31) for vulnerability
  • 22841: GXP Xplorer-to-DIB Connector: Classification of products flows through to the DIB Server
  • 22853: GXP Xplorer-to-DIB Connector: Added defaults for releaseableTo, dissemination, and ownerProducer when publishing to a DIB Server

The patch for Build 2.0.2.20120214.2 will be provided to customers on an as needed basis.

Additional GXP Xplorer v2.0.2 highlights include:

Data validation
A GXP Xplorer Administrator can configure metadata criteria for excluding (rejecting) files from being cataloged.

Tracking files that fail to catalog
All files that fail to catalog (also called “ingest failures”) are logged. The GXP Xplorer administrator can check the status of cataloging through the Catalog Control Panel.

Discretionary access
A GXP Xplorer catalog can be segregated by data store and by user. Data store tags can be assigned by the GXP Xplorer administrator to each directory to be cataloged. Users without permission for a data store will not be able to see or know of the existence of that data store or its contents.

Standing orders and subscriptions
Users can create Standing Orders (also called “subscriptions”) by selecting search criteria and saving it under Favorite Searches as a Standing Order. When data arrives into the catalog that meets the search criteria, new items will appear in an RSS reader if a GXP Xplorer RSS feed is configured. The data is delivered to the user-specified FTP destination.

Synchronization
A GXP Xplorer administrator can configure automatic synchronization of the files and metadata, or a subset thereof, of one GXP Xplorer Server to another.

GIAS services
Software applications can query and retrieve from a GXP Xplorer Server using a Geospatial and Imagery Access Services (GIAS) interface. Functionality to query and retrieve via NATO STANAG 4559 interface is new.

OGC services
Software applications can query from a GXP Xplorer Server using OGC Catalog Service (CSW) and retrieve using OGC Web Coverage Service (WCS).

Purge Tool
A Cache Management tool allows the GXP Xplorer Server Administrator to automatically remove stale data. It deletes data files based on age of a file and last use of file (basis is Windows Creation Date and Modification Date).

Email attachments
Users can send data as email attachments if the GXP Xplorer Administrator has configured GXP Xplorer Server with the site’s email server.

Additional data formats
The following data formats can now be cataloged with geotags:

  • Files with associated XML file
  • Image files with an associated SOCET SET .sup file
  • GeoPDF
  • Foundation products: ADRG, ASRP, DFAD, ITD, TERCOM, WMED
  • AAF/ASPA files, when the AAF/ASPA software module is downloaded from the MISB website and installed

Mash-ups: Social Media
The capability for GXP developers to mash-up with social media gathering servers is now available in GXP Xplorer from both GeoXray and MarkLogic. GeoXray from Geosemble Technologies, Inc., monitors and geotags information from news web feeds, Twitter and Facebook. MarkLogic, from MarkLogic Corporation, compiles information from social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, by country as well as other categories, for users to review and discover relationships between data sets. The mash-ups with these two servers enable users to search GXP Xplorer data and social media simultaneously in a federated GXP Xplorer search to review all results for analysis. Contact a GXP sales or customer support representative for additional information.

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