Golden Software has released version 5 of its Didger program that combines advanced georeferencing, digitising, and coordinate conversion features. Designed primarily for scientists, engineers, and mapping professionals, Didger solves the problem of combining data in numerous file formats and different coordinate systems, by providing extensive tools to transform GIS data into one cohesive coordinate system.
The solution can precisely convert paper maps, graphs, aerial photographs, well logs, or any other plotted information into a versatile digital format that can be used with other mapping and engineering applications. Didger 5 can now download online maps through WMS connectivity, enabling users to create base maps for their projects by downloading image layers from online web mapping servers (WMS).
Didger has significantly extended its list of support file formats to include the import and export of PDF and GeoPDF files, the import of XSLX and XLSM files, export of SVG files, and export to KML and KMZ files so the user can display projects in Google Earth. Didger 5 operates in a Microsoft Windows environment with Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8.