Welcome to release 3.8 of GST. This time we only have a few, albeit impactful, additions for you. The team is proud to present support for textured geometries, elevation grids and (finally) stratigraphical grids (SGrids).
Furthermore small tweaks have been made to how properties are handled and, as usual, a couple of bugs have been eliminated under the hood. Have a look at this blog post to learn more about each individual feature or let us know what you think about these changes on Twitter @GiGaInfosystems or send us an email (email@example.com) or use our contact form.
If you would like to try it out, we invite you to head over to our Demo at https://demo.giga-infosystems.com.
This release adds support for textures for Pointsets, Linesets, Triangulated Surfaces and Elevation Grids. After marking a feature class to hold „Textured Geometries“, the user will be required to provide a texture and texture coordinates which will then be visualized in GST Web.
Apart from the utilization of a WMS allows this feature to store maps alongside the objects within GST Server. Moreover it gives you more control of how each vertex, line and triangle should be coloured to transport more information with your 3d models to the viewer.
GSurfs from Gocad, which are objects similar to a triangulated mesh with a regular, gridded pattern, can now be uploaded into GST. For this purpose, a new feature class semantic „Elevation Grid“ that works together with a Regular Grid has been introduced. After an elevation grid has been uploaded, it can be visualized and intersected in GST Web.
It is finally possible to upload and download structured grids (SGrids) created with SKUA/Gocad. A new feature class type has been added for this format. The visualization in GST Web uses options known from regular grids and offers many possibilities to explore these grids. Intersections are supported as well.
Improvements to property handling
- The alignment, vertex or cell, can now be set per property.
- Less restrictive type matching, match float with integer and integer with float.
- 2D Grids (Elevation Grids/GSurfs)
- Stratigraphical Grids (SGrids)
- Textured Geometries
- STL Parser
GST Web Changes
- SGrid support in frontend
- Default views for 3d boreholes
- Default settings for 3d boreholes can be set by webadmin
- Several bugfixes
- Support of Gocad format and IFC as intersection input