Sunday 19 March 2017

MapCortex Free Edition - latest release in Windows Store

The latest release of MapCortex has been published to the Windows Store. Please don't forget to update your current version in order to enjoy the added functionalities.

The current version is Major features of this release are as follows:

  • Bug-fix related to Undo/Redo functionalities;
  • Bug-fix related to Map element identification;
  • Bug-fix related to Address Search functionality;
  • New functionality: login via Microsoft Account;
  • New functionality: Save map screenshots to your OneDrive
  • New functionality: Manage and send screenshot images via your Microsoft Email account.
  • New web management panel with integrated login system.
The next release is likely to be focusing on following features:
  • Relocate element join points.
  • Select map elements with a rectangle - highlight selected elements.
  • Add data table attributes to map element layers.
  • Visualize data attribute elements.
  • Save data attributes in database file.
  • Save project as specially developed file solely for MapCortex.
Hope you enjoy using MapCortex Free Edition

Thursday 2 March 2017

Laika, the space dog!

Do you know who was Laika? She was the first living creature in space, sent up by the Russian/Soviet space cadets in the late fifties. She was destined not to come back, but she has proven that space travel is feasible for humans.

These days some animal right activist claims that Laika treatment was inhuman, breaching all current animal right legislation, the Soviets are soul-less, cruel fiends and so on. Regrettably they often forget that becoming a real hero means that you will die at some point on the way to become a hero. Laika probably wouldn't have liked the fact that she will be shoot out with a rocket then fry to death during the course, but I am sure that she was treated very well before her journey and she is still well remembered about her deed to help us to start exploring space.

Would have Laika chosen to become and die as a space hero instead of staying a nameless street dog of Moscow, or perhaps sitting in a cage whilst being protected by federal laws and waiting to be picked up by a stranger? Hardly...