Sunday, May 14, 2006

Shape2Earth Beta 2 Testing

[Note: Shape2Earth Version 1.0 has been released as shareware and is available for downloading and evaluating at The evaluation period described below has resulted in dramatic enhancements to Shape2Earth.]

A couple of people have taken the time to look at and test Shape2Earth Beta 2. The Beta 2 application has a number of enhancements over the initial test release. There are a couple of consistent requests between the two releases that I will begin to work on shortly.

While feedback has been very positive overall, a couple of issues I have received so far deal with the install package and shapefiles behaving badly. I’ll need to implement a better error handling system so that people will know if the problem is with the shapefile or with Shape2Earth.

Wider use has helped to weed out issues. With that in mind, I would like to invite anyone who is interested in testing Shape2Earth Beta 2 to please send a request to me at

For those interested, I would recommend downloading and installing MapWindow GIS before requesting to test Shape2Earth Beta 2.

As I compile feedback and start adding improvements for Beta 3, I will start to send out a more format questionnaire to beta testing participants.


  1. Could I try it too? My email is

  2. Anonymous4:22 PM

    Dude, you have way too much time on your hands. Now get back to work or the good General will be upset!