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  1. rotate polygons

    Add the ability to rotate a polygon. For example, if you have a footprint (building pad for example) and you what to try to see how it fits on the ground, being able to rotate (as well as drag as we currently can do) would be very helpful

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  2. Recognize Magenta and DarkMagenta colors when Importing Tracks

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    Various colors can be assigned to Tracks in TNP. These are intended to be universal colors, so they work in BaseCamp and Google Earth as well (this is awesome) upon Export. However, I've noticed that TNP does not properly Import Magenta and DarkMagenta. It defaults to Red, which I assume is the default Track color, instead of being the assigned color like all the other colors.

    Repro:
    1. Open attached TNP Export.gpx in BaseCamp and acknowledge multiple Tracks of various colors to show intended function in addition to Magenta and Dark Magenta.
    2. Open that same file in TNP,…

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  3. Visible (with single-click) listing of Layer Type Show/Hide status

    Here is an alternate proposal that avoids the need to modify the Compass Bar or GUI as suggested in "layer display palette on the left sidebar". The idea here is to give an easy frequent view of the Show/Hide status of often-edited Layer Types with a single click and should be possible to implement without needing a major redesign of the GUI: Simply have the Layer Types in the Layers dropdown grayed-out if Hidden. Then every click on the Layers button offers a quick, intuitive, unobtrusive reminder of the Show/Hide status for these frequently-used Layer Types.
    This proposal does not…

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  4. Team Tracker status indicator

    Include an indicator in the TNP icon is the task tray that shows whether Team Tracker is enabled or not. (MS Outlook has similar functionality to indicate unread messages.)

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  5. Viewsheds (Line-of-Sight or Area-of-Sight) as an associated utility for TNP.

    The need for Viewsheds is rapidly increasing in the SAR world esp. for searches for cell phones, in addition to uses as in the suggestion "Radius Tool or Tower Tool" ). Even the simplest Line-of-Sight model that generates overlays would be valuable using the DEM already built-in to TNP (MTH). A utility that functions along with, but not yet fully integrated in, TNP (as TNP's FormatMXF.exe utility) should be relatively easy to include as a feature of TNP and would be a selling point for TNP.
    Better elevation data might be imported and used in the utility (e.g. GridFloat and…

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  6. Allow a Marker Name to be the Same as a GPS Name

    Have a check box that will automatically set the GPS name to the Marker name when uploading a marker

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  7. Keep Track/Marker/etc. dialog open when Find is pressed

    When I append one track to another, I need to know which end is the start and end of each track. The only way I can do that with 10.2 is to use the Find Start and Find End button located in Edit Track. However, once I click the Find Start or Find End button, the Edit Track box will disappear. It would be nice to not have the Edit Track dialog box disappear after the I click Find Start or Find End.

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  8. when editing polygon, please enable 'double-click-to-add-vertex-and-finish'

    this would be a bit quicker (and easier to train / easier to get people to remember) than going to the Finish button. After v9.5.

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  9. send polygon labels to GPS as waypoints; movable polygon labels

    allow polygon labels to be moved, and exported to GPS as markers; or, actually make a marker (automatically) that is the polygon label, with name but no symbol - currently we make markers with no symbols, named the same as the search segment track, and place them in a non-cluttered spot inside the segment (polygon), and export them to GPS along with the segment boundaries (closed loop tracks / polygons).

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  10. show secondary coords (as readonly) in Edit Marker and Info dialog boxes

    Often we need to get the exact coords of an already-drawn marker, in the secondary coord system. Right now to do this we have to change the primary coord system, since only the primary coord system shows up in the Edit Marker dialog box and the Information popup for a maker. Can you please add the display of the secondary coord system, grayed-out / read-only, to both of those displays?

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  11. Import Elevation data for viewing in 3D.

    I would like to be able to import data sets with 3D information. For example a .DXF (referenced to WGS84) with construction details of a large dam and be able to visualize these models with the 3-D viewer. Ideally the user could then elect which elevation model to pin the GPS location to, either the imported data or the underlying .mth or .evh. The pinning functionality would be a second priority in my opinion and could just default to one of the above options.

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  13. Add rods to length units distance

    A rod (16.5 feet) is a unit of land measurement common in old deed records here in the north east.

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  14. Provide ability to use What3Words coordinates

    What3Words at https://what3words.com/ is being used by several countries and delivery companies to provide an exact (10x10m) location for directions when normal addresses don't work well. I see this as an awesome, easy to use alternative to USNG and would like to see it supported in TNP, if possible.

    For example, if I gave you this address: https://w3w.co/fixed.defends.overhaul
    you would know to go to the front door of my work location instead of to the rear parking deck door. This coordinate system is getting more popular each day, especially for rural or highly congested locations.

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  15. Be able to apply a template to existing objects like markers, tracks and polygons

    I know you can create templates in Preferences for new objects like markers, tracks, and polygons but I'd like to be able to apply that template to existing objects to keep them consistent across multiple projects.

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  16. When will we be allowed to be able to create our own bitmap symbols?

    When will we be allowed to be able to create our own bitmap symbols?

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    You can already use whatever you want as a marker symbol, if it is available as a Font on your system. There are lots of font libraries available for download that contain every type of symbol imaginable. However, it would still be nice to use a bitmap as a symbol in TNP, which we will consider as we continue to revise and improve the software.

  17. Provide the same color palette for labels as that available for polygons.

    I would like to see the color palette for labels be expanded to match that provided for polygons. Would be great to have color selection for tracks match as well.

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  19. Text rotation for Overlays

    This would be helpful for stationing routes or tracks.

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  20. Split Imported Line Overlays

    Split imported line overlays into separate sub-layers so that portions of the drawing can be shown/hidden (as opposed to showing/hiding the entire drawing overlay.)

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