The Composer Toolbar allows you to convert existing PDF files into GeoPDF files.
With Composer Toolbar, you can
convert an existing map in 2D or 3D PDF file format into a GeoPDF file, Edge Notebooks® or MBTiles tile cache
enable a GeoPDF file for GeoMarks in Adobe® Reader®
create a GeoPDF file by saving any geospatially-aware PDF file
create a new map by assembling map tiles from an index map and/or selecting GeoRegistered PDF files for layer assembly
GeoRegister PDF files in a batch process via a template GeoPDF file
replace existing files and add new files to an existing MapBook
When you save a geospatially-aware PDF file it becomes a GeoPDF file.
When you GeoRegister a PDF file or modify a GeoPDF file it is automatically GeoMark Enabled, which enables the GeoMark Toolbar, through which your users can add points, polylines and polygons to a map. Users can also import, export and delete GeoMarks as well as create filters for viewing GeoMarks and manage peer-to-peer imports, exports and GeoForms.
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Accessing the GeoPDF Composer Toolbar
If you are running Adobe Acrobat version X.x or XI, you can display the GeoPDF Composer Toolbar three different ways:
The Tools pane
From the Tools pane, click GeoPDF Composer.
The main menu
From TerraGo on the main menu, click Composer Toolbar and then the required tool.
From View on the main menu, click Show/Hide, then Toolbar Items > Quick Tools.
In the Customize Quick Tools dialog box, from the Choose Quick Tools to Add pane, expand the Third-Party Plug-Ins folder and then click GeoPDF Composer.
Click the right mover button to move the toolbar items to the Quick Tools to Show pane.
To display the shortcut menu, right-click the Adobe Toolbar and then click Quick Tools to open the Customize Quick Tools dialog box.
GeoPDF Composer Toolbar tools
The GeoRegister tool allows you to create a relationship between a real-world coordinate system and an area on a 2D or 3D PDF file. It also allows you to specify the version of the GeoPDF GeoPDF Toolbar with which the GeoPDF file should be compatible. GeoPDF Composer must be properly licensed to GeoRegister a 3D PDF page.
The GeoMark Enable tool allows you to enable a GeoPDF file for GeoMarks in Adobe Reader. Your end users can import data into and export and delete data from the GeoPDF file. When you save a geospatially-aware PDF file it becomes a GeoPDF file.
The Map Assembler tool allows you to assemble a new map by drawing a polygon on an index map and from the included area, extract the map tiles to be included in the map. The tool also allows you to browse to existing GeoPDF files or geospatially-aware PDF files and select the files to be assembled into a new map. Each file that you select is its own separate layer in the new map.
The Batch GeoRegistration tool allows you to GeoRegister multiple PDF files in a batch process via a GeoPDF template file created using the GeoRegister tool.
The MapBook Creation tool allows you to create a TerraGo MapBook from GeoRegistered PDF files and a GeoPDF index map or from a map series file and a GeoPDF index map. The MapBook creation process also allows you to replace existing files and add new files to an existing MapBook.
3D GeoPDF Creator
The 3D GeoPDF Creator tool enables the creation of 3D content for incorporation into GeoPDF documents. The tool can create 3D GeoPDF documents or Universal 3D (U3D) models which can be placed into arbitrary locations in PDF documents with Adobe Acrobat.
File Creator input includes
elevation data such as digital terrain
Model creation options allow for downsampling of the elevation and imagery and denoising of the imagery for more compact storage in the 3D model.
Export to TerraGo Edge
The Export to TerraGo Edge tool allows the user to export the selected map frame to Edge Notebooks and MBTiles tile caches.