Scientific Analysis & Technical Graphing
Didger 5
All the advanced georeferencing, digitizing, coordinate conversion, and mapping features you need in a low-cost, unbelievably versatile program. This is the ultimate geoprocessing and data conversion tool for any map maker, cartographer, geologist, oil and gas professional, or GIS analyst.

There has never been a more comprehensive, powerful, all-in-one data conversion software solution that provides an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface for digitizing, georeferencing, coordinate reprojection, tiling, and creating image mosaics.

Didger solves the problem of combining data files in different file formats and in different coordinate systems, by providing extensive tools to transform your GIS data into one cohesive coordinate system. You can use Didger to precisely convert paper maps, graphs, aerial photographs, well logs, or any other plotted information into a versatile digital format that you can use with other software. Didger can create new maps from the ground up or edit any existing map, drawing, image, or data set imported into it.

Features

Uses for Didger

Start processing your data quickly and accurately with Didger. Some applications for Didger include:

  • digitizing points, polylines, and polygons, such as oil and gas wells, wireline logs, graphs, contour lines, aerial photographs, satellite images
  • georeferencing and/or mosaicking aerial photos or scanned images
  • overlaying vector, data, and image files to create a complete map
  • calculating areas of polygons, such as watershed or lake areas
  • calculating lengths of polylines, such as shorelines, roads, streams, or migratory routes
  • and much more!
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Digitizing Options

The process of creating new digital information often starts with a paper map, graph or log, or a digital image such as an aerial photo, satellite imagery or scanned paper map. Didger provides an easy and complete solution to digitize vector data from your source documents and files by using a powerful set of manual and automatic tools.

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Versatility

Didger 5 is tremendously flexible. Didger supports over 90 import file formats and exports in over 45 file formats to make sure you can import and export your data in the formats you need. Create large overlays easily by importing several vector, data, or image files into one project. The files will align according to their coordinate systems.

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Working with Images

Images are powerful visualization tools, whether they are aerial photographs, scanned geologic maps, or company logos. Didger makes working with images simple and uncomplicated.

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Easy Image Georeferencing

Didger’s fast and easy georeferencing process makes it possible to rapidly convert un-referenced images and scanned paper documents to real world coordinate systems (e.g., UTM, State Plane, Latitude/Longitude) for use in Didger or other GIS programs.

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Vector Based Maps & Data Files

With Didger you can import a variety of vector based maps and data files in many formats. Create large coverages easily by importing several vector or data files into one project. The files will align according to their coordinate systems.

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Projections, Datums, Coordinates

Didger makes it easy to assign or change the projection and/or datum of your data, vector, or image files from one coordinate system to another. For example, in a few simple steps you can convert latitude/longitude data to State Plane data, State Plane data to UTM data, or convert your data from NAD27 to NAD83.

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Surfer Compatible

Now it is easy to see your maps the way you want them! Automatically digitize contour or other 3D data in Didger and send them directly into Surfer with a click of a button to change contour properties, overlay with 3D terrain surfaces, DEM files, or other 3D imagery.

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Advanced Editing Features

Didger is packed full of advanced editing features designed to make your job faster and easier.

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Supported File Formats

Many sophisticated import and export filters come with Didger, simplifying the transfer of your data and images to and from your other applications.

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Note on Digitizing Tablets

Nearly all digitizing tablets work with Didger. If you already have a tablet, Didger requires a 32-bit WinTab compliant digitizing tablet driver, available from most tablet manufactures (for no charge) or from third party vendors.

What's New in Didger?

User Interface Enhancements!

Didger’s new user interface has been totally redesigned to make it even easier and faster to use! Changes in properties can be seen immediately on the screen after they are made, you can change the visibility of individual objects with the click of a button, and the enhanced Layer Manager allows all options to be quickly accessible. You can customize the toolbars and menus, and choose from 3 different application appearances!

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The user interface has been completely overhauled to make it as easy as possible to access your layers and edit your objects! The menus have been reorganized to help you find editing tools faster and change map elements with just a few clicks. Projection and coordinate system information has been added to the status bar so you will always know what system you are working in.

Download Online Maps using Didger's New Embedded WMS Browser!

Create stunning base maps for your projects by downloading image layers from hundreds of free online web mappers services (WMS) through Didger's new, embedded WMS browser. Didger now allows you to connect to online data sources, pick the layers of interest you want to download, and then seamlessly matches the map's current projection and coordinate system and ingrates the images into your projects. 

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Didger's new embedded WMS browser is quickly locating and downloading a high resolution image layer to use as a base map.

Export Your Projects to KML and KMZ Format to Publish Your Digitized Data on Google Earth!

Use Didger's extensive set of editing and drawing tools to digitize your data and create new base maps in Didger. Export your maps to KML and KMZ file formats to enable stunning displays of your projects on Google Earth. KML and KMZ files are extremely small in file size so they can be easily exchanged between users. The only application your recipient needs to have installed is Google Earth; which makes a great free viewer for your digitized Didger data.

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Digitize your data in any projection and export to KML or KMZ format; Didger will transform your data to match Google Earth's projection on-the-fly so your digitized data overlay Google Earth in the precise location.

Didger is Now Available in a 64-bit Version Installation!

Harness the power of 64-bit Windows! Work with all of your larger data sets and large imagery without the worry of running out of memory. The 64-bit installation of Didger 5 gives you this power.

Full Transparency Control has been Added to All Map Objects Including Imagery!

See all of your data! You now will have full transparency control of imagery, fill patterns, colors, polygons, polylines, symbols, and text in Didger 5. Overlaying multiple layers of different data types is now more flexible with this great new feature. 

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Create brilliant maps by overlaying multiple data and image layers without missing anything.

International Font Support!

You've waited long enough. All aspects of Didger now support international fonts and characters such as Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, and Hebrew! For example, you can set your draw text, labels, and attributes to any language. Customize your project with language your audience will understand. 

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Effectively communicate your map to any audience. All aspects of Didger projects support international fonts. 

Extended File Format Support!

Didger now supports 30 new file formats! Just to name a few, Didger can now import and export Adobe PDF files including GeoPDF, XLSX and XLS import and export support has been added to Didger. JPEG-2000 import and export support has also been added. GPX Exchange format files can be imported. 

The Latest and Greatest Coordinate Support Library!

Didger 5 is now equipped with an updated coordinate and projection system library that has too many new projections, coordinate systems, and datums to list! Didger uses this robust library to reproject all incoming files on-the-fly; seamlessly matching them to the project's coordinate and projection system. All parameters of the library are fully accessible and adjustable, allowing for unlimited custom projection and coordinate system creation. 

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Quickly and easily reproject files and imagery to hundreds of supported systems!

Additional New Features

Image Registration and Processing
  • Redesigned dialog that allows for resizing and a more accessible coordinate system section.
  • New projections and datums
Other Enhancements
  • Zoom, scroll, and pan the plot window using the mouse wheel.
  • Enhancements in the Text Editor, making editing font properties for individual characters easier
  • Improved selection handling
  • Copy and paste text directly into the plot window, creating a new text object.
  • All drawing tools are persistent by default, making it easier than ever to create multiple objects at once. 
And many more!
System Requirements
  • Windows XP SP2 or higher, Vista, 7, 8 (excluding RT) or higher
  • 32-bit and 64-bit supported
  • 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution with 16-bit (or higher) color depth
  • At least 500 MB free hard disk space
  • At least 512 MB RAM minimum, 1 GB RAM recommended


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