Manifold is pleased to announce the release of Manifold Viewer, a new product that is delivered free of charge. See the Manifold Viewer page for information and links to the downloads page for Viewer.
About Manifold Viewer
Manifold Viewer is based on the same Radian engine as Radian Studio. Manifold Viewer is a read-only subset of Radian Studio, Manifold's new spatial engineering environment that blends geospatial and traditional data capabilities within a single, all-inclusive product. Viewer is not demo ware or a trial edition but a standalone product aimed at viewing that provides massively useful capabilities for free.
Although Viewer cannot write projects or save edited data back out to the original data sources, Viewer provides phenomenal capability to view and to analyze almost all possible different types of data in tables, vector geometry, raster data, drawings, maps and images from thousands of different sources. Viewer can open multiple sources at once to blend, extract, transform, analyze, validate, visualize and explore data. Viewer retains many of Radian's abilities to transform data and combine it with other data sets for visualization. Manifold Viewer is built on the Radian engine so Viewer retains Radian parallel CPU speed and Radian parallel SQL.
Manifold Viewer is a subset of Radian Studio: Viewer is view-only / read-only, Viewer cannot save projects, cannot export data to any format or link data sources in read/write mode. Viewer can display, but not edit, files such as shapefiles. Viewer can browse and analyze, but not modify, databases. Viewer provides fully CPU parallel SQL, but it does not use GPU.
Summary of limitations compared to Radian Studio:
- View only / Read only.
- No saves of projects.
- No exports to any format.
- No ODBC driver to use Viewer from external applications.
- No scripting and no add-ins.
- No GPU parallelism.
- No technical support.
Viewer is built on Radian so improvements to Radian, like new formats, will improve Viewer. As Radian is updated, Viewer will automatically be updated as well.
Viewer can open all data sources that Radian can, so Viewer will provide general-purpose database, GIS, web server and image server, large imagery and spatial data browsing. Viewer can open and work with Radian format .map files as fast as Radian Studio.
Radian users can publish huge data in astonishingly fast Radian format that Viewer will instantly pop open for anyone. Viewer delivers amazing performance and outstanding usefulness for anyone working with GIS, spatial data, enterprise DBMS or just wanting to connect to the world of rich data around us.