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Month: April 2016

Use Filter Styles to Render Features matching Your Criteria.

A filter style can be used to render features based on different criteria in the attributes of your feature data. For example, if you have a shapefile representing different types of restaurants, you can easily render all Italian restaurants with a certain icon and all the fast food restaurants with another.

Additionally, you can apply different conditions such as Greater Than, Less Than, Equal and Not Equal to create your filter style. With the flexibility of the Map Suite API you can easily add as many different filters as you like for a given feature layer. Continue reading

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Add Aerial Imagery to Your Mapping App!

Looking for affordable and less restrictive alternatives to mapping providers like Bing or Google Maps? Or perhaps you are building an offline application which requires offline street and aerial maps? Map Suite GIS Services includes street maps for the entire world, aerial imagery for the US and much more.

Map Suite GIS Services “Cloud Hosted” is an online solution that you can easily add to your application with a few lines of code. If you are looking for offline alternatives ThinkGeo offers imagery tiles available through a requester pays S3 Bucket that allows for caching and easy data management. Continue reading

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Xamarin Now Included in Visual Studio!

Are you an existing Map Suite customer or a Microsoft developer looking to build native GIS apps? Great news! Xamarin was recently acquired by Microsoft and is now available with Visual Studio at no cost. The announcement was made during Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference 2016. For more details go here.

Map Suite for iOS and Map Suite for Android are.NET controls built on top of Xamarin which allows you add interactive maps and professional-grade GIS to your mobile apps. Using the power of Xamarin and Map Suite together, you can develop native full featured GIS applications. Continue reading

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Visualize Your Data by using Heat Maps.

Do you have data that you would like to represent geographically? Let’s say you have sales data, customer locations, earth quake information or any data with unique values, you could use heat maps to get visual representation of your data. Heat maps can be used to show a concentration of points or distribution of attribute values.

Take advantage of the various Map Suite APIs to create custom maps including heat maps based on your specific requirement. For a visual sample review the Heat Style demo using Map Suite WebAPI Edition here. Continue reading

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