new Landsat, new elevation data
As posted earlier, our trusty OnEarth server ceased giving out Landsat and Elevation tiles in the last week. Version 4.81 replaces OnEarth with a different NASA server, and there are some improvements! First, elevation data is global — earlier versions of TopoFusion had no elevation data in extreme latitudes (60 degrees+). 3D in Alaska! Second, the Landsat imagery is higher quality, better true color, and still covers the whole world. This is definitely an improvement for non-US users of TopoFusion.
We also added the Juicy Trails tileset, which is a very nice rendering of OSM street, topo and (most importantly) trail data. See http://juicytrails.com for more info, but this is a very nice tileset to have available in TF. Please consider adding trails to the OSM database (which will then be reflected on Juicy Trails, too).
Update your TF and check it out (full list of changes below), or if you are new to TopoFusion, please try the demo. And as always, let us know what you think, especially if you have a suggestion for a new feature or different way the software should work.
Head over to the Download Page to try TopoFusion out, free of charge.
Registered users refer to your registration email for the download link, or go here to request your code and the download URL.
Full list of changes
For a complete list of changes see the Revision History, or keep reading here:
4.81 – [8/18/13]
Added new server for Landsat and Elevation data
OnEarth server has been retired
Elevation data now available above 60* and below 60*!
Removes issues between NED (US only) and SRTM (global)
Option for force SRTM removed
Landsat imagery now true color reflectance (instead of Mars-like color)
Better resolution, especially outside the USA
Fixed moving time calculation for reversed tracks in profile tool
Increased possible size of KMZ tiled map exports
Fixed profile errors with tracks missing time, introduced in 4.78
Added Trackleaders FastMarker export
Added Juicy Trails tileset – ‘J’ key shortcut
Fixed KMZ tiled map exports for over 500 tiles at a time
Fixed speed display for sub-second GPX files