Viz World 16: new global database with flexibility and workflow improvements

Version 16 is the latest update to Vizrt’s template-based map system, Viz World. A large number of new features have been added to optimize the workflow of designers, journalists and operators.

A more flexible workflow

Viz World 16 allows the designer to create templates with a flexible number of destinations or hops, allowing journalists and operators to have more control and flexibility when creating maps. Journalists and operators are able to edit, create, re-order, and control multiple destinations at the same time from the Viz World Map Editor, making the process of creating on-air animated maps easier and more efficient.

The ability of changing map projections dynamically has been enabled allowing journalists and operators to select the best projection for the selected area on the fly. This new option also improves the workflow for designers who can create a single map style template that can be modified by the journalist when creating maps. Different map styles for every destination is now supported, giving more freedom to animate between different destinations using different map styles.

When working satellite imagery, the new Viz World Map Editor allows journalists and operators to select from a list of profiles, each containing a different database of satellite imagery. From there, the users are able to select the best looking imagery for the selected area,

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A new world

Viz World 16 has been updated with a new global database that includes over 1 million data points. Part of the database are new political boundaries to the regions of France and improvements to the disputed regions data. Disputed regions change rapidly and the latest database reflects the current global standing for geo-political borders. Additional localized names have been added to the database for several countries around the world. For a list of regions with updated names and borders, please refer to the release notes.