Publisher for Raster allows you to generate one or more GeoRegistered PDF files from a single georeferenced or orthorectified image file in ADRG, CADRG, CIB, IMG, JP2, MrSID, NITF, and TIFF file formats. The output GeoPDF® file supports a single image per input dataset and the source image contained in the file is tiled and compressed using either JPEG or Flate compression.
Depending upon the source image file, you can specify file generation parameters such as compression type and quality, PDF map scale or DPI, whether the image style should be grayscale or RGB, and whether to apply a histogram stretch to improve color balancing on visible spectrum data. You can specify the tile width and height in pixels and whether the source image file has to be GeoRegistered. The file generation process automatically creates a log file that includes version information, selected parameters and any error messages.
The GeoPDF files you create include advanced security options such as 128-bit encryption and public-private key encryption, allowing you to distribute them via email, memory drive, or the web. Users who have the free Adobe® Reader® and the free TerraGo Toolbar can view a GeoPDF file, obtain coordinates of any point on the map in a variety of different projections and datums, measure distances and angles between points and area, zoom to specific points by providing the coordinates, and track positions using a GPS device.
In addition, the GeoPDF files you create are automatically GeoMark Enabled. If you also enable your GeoPDF files for comments in Adobe Acrobat®, your Adobe Reader users have access to the GeoMark Toolbar, which allows them to make file updates as well as add annotations and file attachments. Users can then share file updates with other users as well as incorporate the changes into a more complex GIS database.
Publisher for Raster uses the GDAL 1.8.0 translator library released by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation for raster geospatial data formats. Refer to GDAL's specifications for supported versions and limitations at http://www.gdal.org/.