COMPASS has hundreds of powerful features, including a configurable survey editor, high speed real-time 3D passage wall modeling, GIS and data base compatibility, sophisticated loop closure and blunder detection. COMPASS is extremely fast capable of animating of caves in excess of 150 miles in length. It is also very easy to use, with built-in wizards and tools that make it easy for novice users to manage and work with large cave systems. COMPASS will run on any modern version of Windows. COMPASS is constantly being refined to add new features and take advantage of the latest technologies.
This is a major new release, with more than 45 changes and improvements. Here are the highlights of
1. TRUE 3D ROSE DIAGRAMS.
CaveX now has the ability to generate 3D Rose-Depth diagrams where each petal is a 3D object that represents both angle and depth at the same time. These are full 3D solid models that can panned, rotated and zoomed allowing them to be viewed from any angle. 3D Rose Diagrams are much more useful than ordinary Rose Diagrams because they allow you to see passage trends that only exist at certain depths in the cave.
2. LOCKING IMAGES TO THE CAVE.
The Viewer now supports the option of locking bitmap images to the cave. This is useful for tying topographic maps, aerial photographs and other maps or drawings to the cave. Once the image has been registered, the image can expand, contract, shift and rotate synchronously with cave. There is also the option of editing, trimming, and resizing images using filtering and over-sampling to minimize artifacts. Finally, you can adjust the contrast, brightness and gamma of the image to improve its clarity and readability.