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InfoEx (v3.59.7) was released on 4th Dec 2018.

This release features many enhancements and bug fixes including:

  • Upgrades to photo overlay functionality and the run list and avalanche control extensions:
    • An InfoEx-specific photo overlay drawing tool (available to all subscribers who wish to draw on photos for avalanche observations and snow profiles)
    • Improved display of photos and zoom functionality in photo overlay drawing tool and run list
    • Run list comments box size can be set for each workflow step
    • Run list photos can optionally be displayed to the right of the status rating dialogue
    • An attachment can be uploaded with a status rating and is available in report view
    • Photos can now be viewed from the location catalog via the right click menu for the location
    • The photo overlay viewer now includes observation details
    • NOTE: These have been substantial changes and are hopefully positive steps forward as they have been implemented in response to subscriber feedback. However there are many more suggestions still in the queue and further feedback from subscribers is encouraged on what future improvements you would like to see in this area
  • A link to a professional level open-source and free to use snow profiling tool (that has been built with funding from an international consortium including Canadian avalanche stakeholder groups) has been added to the Extensions menu. The tool is called NiViz and snow profiles generated from it can be added as an attachment to a Snow Profile observation
  • Updates to reflect the latest version of the conceptual model
  • Upgrades to ensure InfoEx's complex infrastructure and server technologies were maintained or upgraded. Whilst this work is invisible to subscribers, it was essential to ensuring a stable and functional service
  • Improvements to database performance and speeding up slower transactions like loading reports
  • Improvements to map layers, including operation customization and support for third party WMS map layers
  • Improved InfoEx observation validation, including full server side validation to increase reliability
  • Changes to our mail provider to improve delivery of InfoEx reports
  • Improvements to workflow management functionality
  • Encrypting all data at rest - part of a number of redundant controls to keep your data safe
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI improvements

NOTE: Detailed wiki pages are in process of being updated and may not reflect the latest functionality

InfoEx (v3.53.2) was released on 8th Nov 2017.

This release features many enhancements and bug fixes including:

  • Significant improvements to offline functionality and stability/reliability, particularly concerning Workflows:
    • Almost all workflow modules now work offline, including prefilling with previous data whilst offline, even when working offline for multiple days
    • Menus that don’t work when offline have been disabled
    • New Offline Landing Page, showing the status of the application when offline
    • Improved notifications when something goes wrong selecting an operation or starting a workflow
    • The online/offline toggle (see the Working offline in InfoEx section for details) has been improved
    • NOTE: whilst many improvements have been made and many bugs resolved there remains significant work still to be undertaken e.g. PWLs cannot be created whilst offline; the run list extension does not work offline; improvements to the uploading functionality when coming back online
    • A help page Advice for using InfoEx with weak internet connectivity is available. It is recommended season start reading for operations who face challenges with their internet service
  • Updates to Terrain Management: the aspect/elevation rose becomes NON mandatory and changes to the Terrain Features and Wind Exposures pick lists
  • A “Reset Chart” button has been added to the Hazard Chart in Hazard workflow module 1
  • A help icon and placeholder text with the following wording have been added to the Snowpack Summary in the Snowpack workflow module: Describe the snowpack from top to bottom in plain English and simple sentences. Give an overview rather than including specific test results and technical data, which should be submitted as Snow Profiles
  • The “New PWL” and “Add Inactive” buttons in the Snowpack workflow module have been moved to the left side of the screen so they don’t get missed, and the PWL assessments now have an improved display
  • Avalanche Control extension observation entry and workflow module now work offline

InfoEx (v3.52.3) was released on 12th Aug 2017.

This release features many enhancements and bug fixes including:

  • Introducing system, operation and personal observation entry favourite templates that are not computer specific. PLEASE NOTE that all previous observation entry favourite templates have been reset.
  • Implementing the Aspect/Elevation Rose for Snow Profiles (renamed from Snowpack Observation)
  • Run list pdf can now be emailed
  • Adding explosive shots and results fields to Avalanche Summary observation entry
  • Adding Forecast/Nowcast to Avalanche Hazard tab in reports
  • Adding a rimed checkbox to grain form entries
  • PWLs entered in Snow Profiles now appear in reports
  • Updated standard reports. If you have custom reports set-up you will need to update them to add any of the new fields you are interested in.
  • Enabling a glide avalanche observation to be reported
  • Add “unknown” to number and size of avalanches