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Month: March 2016

What is Tile Caching?

When it comes to mapping, performance is key! Tile caching is a great way to help with map rendering speed. Instead of having to draw the map from scratch map images that has been previously rendered are stored and displayed upon request. Map Suite has many different tile caching options for your specific application needs.

Depending on your application caching can be done on the client & server side for web applications or on the file system for Desktop applications. The flexible APIs allows you to easily create multiple tile caches for different purposes. Continue reading

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Measuring Features

When creating a GIS application you should consider adding functionality that would allow users to measure features, areas, and distances. This could greatly enhance your application and overall user experience. Map Suite comes with all the necessary APIs to add measuring tools quickly!

You can create custom measurements by simply drawing on the map by tracing features such as roads, building, fields, etc. to get exact measurements. In addition you have complete control over the unit and system to support metric and imperial allowing you to localize your application. Continue reading

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Draw and Edit Shapes within Your Application

Do you have existing data that needs editing? Or perhaps you want to create new mapping data? Map Suite is a powerful tool that allows developers and end users to create new or edit existing shapes and features. There are several scenarios in which you may have to create new or edit existing data.

Let’s say a road has been extended, a farmer acquired an adjacent field, a building has been expanded, a school district has changed its boundaries, etc.; you can use the APIs and tools in order to make the necessary changes to the data. Continue reading

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How to Style Your Point based Data?

Styles are classes that determine how each feature is represented on the map. PointStyles draws points on the map using various symbols. It can be as be as basic as a circle, square, or a triangle or more advanced such as a logos or custom icons to represent your point data. You can apply different styles to the same data based on different map scales. There are several types of PointStyles:

  • Symbol Point Style are your most basic symbols that allow you to render points with predefined symbols such as circles, square, triangle, cross or diamonds.
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