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VPFView 2.1 Distribution

Table of Contents

Introduction
Executables
Documentation
System Requirements
Source Code
Compilation Files
Known Bugs
Bug Reporting
User Assistance

Introduction

The VPFView software is designed to access any database implemented in the Vector Product Format (VPF) and the software allows data to be selected for display from one or more databases by geographic region and by data type. For example, you can zoom into a geographic area of interest and request a single type of feature, such as dual-lane highways to be displayed. Or, you can display a group of related features (e.g., all road types), combinations of feature types (e.g., dual-lane highways and international airports), or all features existing in the database. The software also allows you to display and evaluate the database directly from CD-ROM, hard drive, or other media without loading or converting the data (although you will pay a speed penalty when reading the data from CD-ROM or an equivalent media). For information on system requirements, read the topic, system requirements.

The VPFView software is not a geographic information system (GIS). The software is designed to enable you to view and perform spatial queries on data contained in any VPF database, but its analytical capability is limited to constructing views and themes.

Once you have generated a display, you can save the results of a data request (i.e., a graphic display or the text of a report), or the data request itself (i.e., a feature selection list) on your hard drive or a floppy disk. You can also save selected libraries and coverages in a user-defined database.

Executables

SUN OS 4.1.3      vpfview (2.1M)              
Solaris 2.4       vpfview (1.3M)              
HPUX 9.0.7        vpfview (2.6M)                 
SGI IRIX 5.3      vpfview (1.5M)          
WINDOWS 95/98/NT  vpfview (1.8M)                  


Documentation

                UNIX                WINDOWS

VPFView 2.1     Users Man (0.4 M)   Users Man (0.1 M)
Ther are online versions of the Software Overview, the Users Guide, and the Application Software Report.

System Requirements

Windows

The minimum system configurations is as follows:

* IBM PC Compatible with an Intel 80386DX-25MHz processor
* 16MB memory
* 10MB free hard drive space
* 256-color SVGA graphics adapter
* CD-ROM drive meeting ISO9660
* Postscript output device (for printing hardcopy output) - optional

UNIX Workstations

The minimum system configuration is as follows:

* SunOs 4.1.x, Solaris 2.4+, HP-UX 9.0.x, IRIX 5.3+
* Motif 1.1, OpenLook, CDE, or VUE Window Manager
* 32MB memory
* 10MB free hard drive space
* 256-color graphics adapter
* CD-ROM drive
* Postscript output device (for printing output) - optional

Source Code Disclaimer


1. The VPFView source code ("the software") is provided free of charge via the Internet by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) of the United States Department of Defense. Although NIMA makes no copyright claim under Title 17 U.S.C., NIMA claims copyrights in the source code under other legal regimes. NIMA hereby grants to each user of the software a license to use and distribute the software, and develop derivative works.

2. Warranty Disclaimer: The software was developed to meet only the internal requirements of the U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The software is provided "as is," and no warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for particular purpose or arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage in trade, is made by NIMA as to the accuracy and functioning of the software.

3. NIMA and its personnel are not required to provide technical support or general assistance with respect to the software.

4. Neither NIMA nor its personnel will be liable for any claims, losses, or damages arising from or connected with the use of the software. The user agrees to hold harmless the United States National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The userÌs sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the software.

5. NIMA requests that products developed using the software credit the source of the software with the following statement, "The product was developed using VPFView, a product of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency."

6. For any products developed using the software, NIMA requires a disclaimer that use of the software does not indicate endorsement or approval of the product by the Secretary of Defense or the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Pursuant to the United States Code, 10 U.S.C. ß 2797, the name of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the initials "NIMA", the seal of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, or any colorable imitation thereof shall not be used to imply approval, endorsement, or authorization of a product without prior written permission from United States Secretary of Defense.

Source Code

            UNIX                WINDOWS


Source Code Source Code (1.0 M) Source Code (0.7 M)

Compilation Files

NOTE: To completely recompile the GUI applications you must have the XVT Development Solution for CTM from XVT Software Inc. (www.xvt.com). XVT DSC provides the capability to use a single source code tree to build GUI applications for a variety of platforms.

            SUN OS 4.1.3       Solaris 2.4        HPUX 9.0.1

Makefile    Makefile (0.1M)    Makefile (0.1M)    Makefile (0.1M)

            SGI IRIX 5.3       WINDOWS 3.1

Makefile    Makefile (0.1M)    Makefile (0.1M)

Known Bugs

1. UNIX versions of VPFView 2.1 will not run on 24 bit X Servers.

2. The SGI version will not run on Reality Engine graphic systems.

3. If using the Solaris version on a remote X display the DISPLAY name must be set to the IP address (i.e. XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:0.0)

Bug Reporting

Report bugs by Fax to NIMAMUSE at 314-263-8082 or by E-mail to NIMAMUSE

User Assistance

Phone: 1-800-455-0899
Fax: 314-263-8082
Email: NIMAMUSETM 2.1 SUPPORT

Return to the NIMAMUSETM 2.1 Home Page

Last updated by Jim Bellenger on 4 May 99

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