Version 4.0


   What Is New in MapSpeller™ for ArcGIS®

Version 4.1.4101 Released Sept. 18, 2014

The two major enhancements introduced with MapSpeller 4.1.4101 are:

  1. Easier registration that doesn't require Windows administrative rights
  2. Faster loading of the extension

MapSpeller 4.1.4100 is compatible with ArcMap 10.1, 10.2, 10.2.2.

MapSpeller 4.0.4072 should be used with ArcMap 10.0;

MapSpeller 3.0.3080 is for ArcMap 8.x and 9.x.

Version 4.0.4082, released on February 18, 2014, adds support for:
  • Saving words from feature classes with Z- and/or M-values to locationaries
  • Saving words from point layers to locationaries.
Version 4.0.4080, released on February 7, 2014, ports MapSpeller to ArcMap 10.2.1.
Version 4.0.4072, released on Dec. 22, 2012, contains fixes to minor bugs (which had no impact on the accuracy of the spell-checker).
Version 4.0.4066 Released Oct. 29, 2012
MapSpeller 4.0 enhancements can be grouped in four categories:

1- Languages & Dictionaries:

  • Now available in up to 11 languages (14 cultures)
  • New Multilingual Edition supports proofing in multiple languages simultaneously
  • New dialogs for importing or sharing Microsoft Word and Windows Mail personal dictionaries
  • New dialogs for viewing and editing personal and danger dictionaries
  • Easy access to network-based enterprise and specialized dictionaries
  • Inclusion of a technical English dictionary

2- ArcMap Integration

  • Support for dynamic text
  • Extended support for ArcMap format tags
  • Radius-proofing in geographic coordinate systems (in addition to current projected coordinate systems)
  • Compatibility with ArcMap 10.0 and 10.1

3- Error Reporting

4- Quality Improvements


Version 3.1 (Build 3163) Released Sept. 29, 2011
MapSpeller 3.1 Build 3163 offers the following improvements over the initial MapSpeller 3.1 Build 3131 release:
  • Security
    •    All software products from Edgetech are now digitally signed.
  • Qualitative Improvements
    • Easier initial selection of a coordinate system for user Locationaries (spatial dictionaries)
    • More robust software installation and shutdown, including:
      • Support for usernames with spaces
      • Culture-independent date formats
      • Consistent clean shutdown of ArcMap.
    • MapSpeller now handles address-geocoded records with a status of "Unmatched"
    • Streamlined method of handling potential typos falling outside of the visible map extent.
  • Licensing
    • MapSpeller_ini.txt setting files are now keyed for better ELA management.
  • Compatibility
    • Compatible with ArcGIS 10.0 with Service Pack (SP) 1, 2, 3, or without SP. ArcGIS 10.0 SP2 is the supported platform.
    • Successfully tested on ArcGIS 10.1 Beta (Build 2783).
  • International Availability
    • MapSpeller is now available internationally with Canadian, British and U.S. English dictionaries; with additional language dictionaries planned.


Version 3.1 (Build 3131) Released June 6, 2011
Many of the MapSpeller 3.1 improvements made in its Build 3131 are architectural or qualitative, resulting in a great user experience.
  • Compatibility with ArcGIS 10 
  • ArcGIS 10 Add-In Packaging
    • Once the MapSpeller dependencies have been installed and licensed in a typical Windows fashion, updating the add-ins doesn't require PC administrative rights... 
  • JIT Extension
    • MapSpeller is now an ArcGIS Just-In-Time (JIT) extension. It doesn't load until it is needed.
    • To enable it, click on a control from its toolbar.
  • Two MapSpeller Editions: Standard and Professional
    • The Pro edition has all the functionality of the Standard edition, plus table spell-checking (incl. geodatabase annotation and labeling fields).
  • Three Ways of Requesting Keycodes
    • Automatic Windows-based email preparation (Outlook, Windows Mail, etc.)
    • Automatic ftp upload
    • Manual emailing of request file, including by Windows, Mac and Unix web-based email systems.
  • New LAN-Based Keycodes Simplify Registration at ELA Sites
  • Qualitative Improvements
    • Better handling of shapefiles, spreadsheets, text-based tables.
    • Introduction of a customer feedback system, which automatically reports the following information to Edgetech's ftp server:
      • Installation status changes
      • Most internal error messages, if and when encountered.

Because of changes made by Microsoft and Esri, MapSpeller 3.0 or earlier versions will not work with ArcGIS 10. MapSpeller 3.1 is for ArcGIS 10, and will not work with ArcGIS 9.x.

Version 3.0 (3.0.3080) Released March 9, 2010
At version 3.0, MapSpeller adds table-spell-checking capabilities. MapSpeller spell checks and corrects field values in standalone tables conventionally and in feature attribute tables conventionally and/or spatially. Layer labels and geodatabase annotations can easily be spell checked through their attribute tables.

Version 2.1 Released June 10, 2009
At MapSpeller version 2.1,
  • All supported textual objects are spell checked regardless of grouping. Map and layout annotations, legends, scale bars, scale text objects are spell checked (if requested) regardless of the fact that they may stand alone or may have been grouped with other objects. There is no limitation, including regarding the depth or level of grouping, or the amount of objects being grouped.
  • Users have the flexibility in selecting the coordinate system of their personal Locationary. This became an issue for some users when ESRI released ArcGIS 9.3.
  • An error has been fixed that may have occurred when the ArcMap Customize dialog was opened.
Version 2.0 Released April 11, 2009

Earlier MapSpeller versions broke ground by offering end-users the world's first GIS spell-checker and by using patent-pending processes to spell check maps conventionally and spatially. Version 2.0 expands on these innovations by adding many new enhancements and capabilities, including:

  1. Support for additional textual objects. The MapSpeller spell-checker now supports:
    1. Standalone map and layout annotations (as in previous MapSpeller versions)
    2. Grouped map and layout annotations (Grouped graphics)
    3. Standalone legends, including corresponding layer names
    4. Standalone scale text objects
    5. Standalone scale bars.
  2. Improved user experience
    1. Significantly faster screen refresh when interacting with errors or fixing them
    2. Automatic highlight of the potential error in focus
    3. More flexible layout navigation
    4. Enhanced help system
  3. Improved accuracy
    1. Map Locationaries can now be used to spell check objects residing on the layout page itself
    2. Full implementation of the layout printable area as spell-checking container
    3. "Replace All" is now case-sensitive
    4. Better handling of punctuation
  4. Support for Canadian and British English in addition to American English.
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