Visualize and enhance complex GIS data without limitations
Canvas 12 with GIS+ is the only GIS data visualization solution in the market that allows GIS professionals – in the oil, gas, and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, and government – to accurately communicate the results of their research analysis inside a true graphics application.
Simply import GIS project information and use Canvas 12’s powerful vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools to assemble, annotate and enhance your data - in one integrated, flexible design environment. Speed up and streamline your workflow from initial import and design to final presentation, facilitate collaboration, and improve overall productivity with the complete technical illustration and GIS data visualization solution.
Handle it all – including GIS file formats
Canvas 12 with GIS+ can handle all your data import needs. In addition to the 100+ file formats, including DXF, DWG, CGM, Adobe®1 PDF, and RAW that comes standard in Canvas 12, the GIS+ module supports 18 GIS specialized file types, such as SHAPE, MapInfo and ARC/INFO. Augment, apply effects, and export to another format. You can even export to multiple formats simultaneously.
Work flexibly with vector objects
Illustrate, edit and augment all forms of complex visual objects with Canvas 12's wide variety of professional tools and powerful Sprite technology. New features allow you to rejoin segment objects into one and fill the intersections of overlapping objects with a single click, while its proprietary SpriteLayers and SpriteEffects can be used to apply image and transparency effects without affecting the original object.
Access raster image editing tools
Why work within limits? Canvas 12 comes complete with a full suite of raster image editing features. Create, edit and augment raster images with a host of industry standard and specialized techniques, tools and filters. Design image compositions, retouch photos, paint and color-correct scanned images, create transparency effects and vignettes, age photos, clone pixels and much more. Work with both raster images and vector images at the same time, with access to the same tools, to enhance objects and images in countless ways, all in a georeferenced environment.
Draw and dimension with precision
Create visuals from both raw and technical data. Choose from a variety of methods to input your exact coordinates, and Canvas 12, with its ability to represent any object property to within .035 microns, accurately turns your data into strong, real-time visual content that you can then enhance, review and publish. Resize and scale objects, add fill and stroke inks, widths and other attributes, and draw shapes – all with measured precision and placement.
Add on-the-fly illustration objects
Instantly add re-usable dynamic objects to your georeferenced work. Access hundreds of commonly used and specialized technical symbols from Canvas 12's pre-loaded Symbol Library collection, or create your own custom symbols using any vector, text or composite object. You can also create custom symbol links and pen strokes, and manage them all with flexibility. Move, add keywords, and re-categorize symbols to match your unique workflow needs.
Make the most of your GIS data
Apply a host of image filters, transparency effects, annotation tools, image warping techniques, in addition to visual analysis and symbology tools, to create an easy-to-understand representation of your georeferenced work.
Integrate into seismic and petrochemical workflows
Canvas 12 with GIS+ fully supports CGM*PIP files, helping increase productivity and streamline seismic-related workflows. Its CGM*PIP Import filter has received acclaim for its ability to successfully work with files from UNIX-based seismic interpretation applications. You can also import raw seismic visual data, augment, annotate, color and edit it numerically, and then combine the results with professionally formatted text in a multi-page document ready for sharing – all in a single environment. Throughout the process, illustrations and documentation retain the high level of accuracy demanded by professionals within the seismic and petrochemical industries.
Say goodbye to distractions
Since the GIS+ module is integrated within Canvas 12, you benefit from all of its intuitive interface and customizable tool and menu options designed to make it easy to find what you need. Enjoy one stop access to inks and styles, organize your workspace to maximize productivity, and work faster with shortcuts, smart toolboxes, and interface enhancements.
Publish your GIS data professionally
Create great-looking publications and presentations of your GIS data, in collaboration with colleagues. Canvas 12 has everything needed to design professional documents and presentations, including the Symbol Library and pre-installed Canvas symbol sets, top quality raster image rendering, robust page and text formatting, flowchart integration, and a host of pre-press tools. Apply password and encryption protection, and share your enhanced GIS data in a variety of print and Web-ready presentation formats, including HTML and Adobe® PDF complete with interactive hyperlinks.