GeoPDF® vs Geospatial PDF

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We love geospatial PDF. In fact, we invented it.

TerraGo invented and was awarded the patent for the geospatial PDF map. Then we collaborated with Adobe and the Open Geospatial Consortium to promulgate geospatial PDF as an open standard to enable global adoption. We helped create and support OGC best practices and the ISO 32000 standard. But we didn’t stop there….

GeoPDF is in fact a geospatial PDF, and it’s so much more.

TerraGo is the only vendor to supply numerous extensions to geospatial PDF while maintaining full compliance with the geospatial PDF standards. One of numerous examples, GeoPDF fully supports the OGC’s GeoPackage encoding standard, the future of cross-platform geospatial data exchange. You won’t find that in just any plain old vanilla geospatial PDF.
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GeoPDF. The industry standard that’s more than a standard.

Based on its unique position as both a standards-compatible and evolving, feature-rich solution, GeoPDF has become a de facto global standard as a means to share interactive maps and imagery. Best of all, end users get powerful GIS features with free, universal software.

Capabilities

GeoPDF

Geospatial PDF

Collaboration

TerraGo Toolbar compatible

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Attach feature attributes as embedded GeoPackage spatial database

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Display GeoPackage feature attributes

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Advanced search and filter GeoPackage feature attributes

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Update feature attributes stored in GeoPackage

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Export GeoPackage database for data interchange/use in other applications

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Import/export markups associated as shape files to/from ArcGIS, etc.

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Import/export markups associated as KML to Google Earth

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Import/export markups and associated files as xml collaboration payloads to/from geospatial applications

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End-User Functionality and Usability

Display multiple geographic coordinates

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Select coordinate systems and display up to three

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Continuous coordinate display

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Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) coordinate display

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Superior compression for small file size

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High-quality imagery and vector display

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GPS integration

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Link to Google Maps

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One-click object data selection

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Add points, lines and polygons

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Add points, lines, polygons and stamps with geospatial context

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Embed multimedia and documents with geospatial context

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Specifications

Compatible with ISO 32000 and proposed extensions for geospatial PDF

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Compatible with OGC best practices (08-139r2)

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Compatible with OGC GeoPackage encoding standard

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Content Configuration

Custom selection of data, attributes and layers from geospatial applications

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Layering from geospatial applications

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Fine control of layer output from geospatial applications

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Hyperlink preservation from ArcGIS

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Scale-dependent feature visibility during export

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Multiple map frames and coordinate systems

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Preserves vector graphics and text, maintaining styles, symbols and fonts

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Compressed or tiled images for fast display

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Superior control of raster imagery output

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Advanced Features

Geo-applications scripting logic

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Compatible with georeferenced 3D PDF files

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Optimize for mobile device display

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Mobile collaboration capability

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Advanced map book composition capability

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Server-based publication capabilities

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Customer Support

Live call center support for GeoPDF creation and use

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1,500+ Customers in over 70 Countries and All 50 US States Depend on TerraGo to Share GeoPDF Maps with users without GIS training.

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Convert Any PDF Map into Geo-Registered Digital Map and Create GeoPDF Mapbooks

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