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Month: March 2019

ThinkGeo’s 2019 U.S. Retail Closings Map & How We Built It

We notice the empty storefronts on our commutes and weekends out and about.  The names and numbers continue to mount. Some marquee U.S. retail franchises are in the midst of a mass-scale disappearing act.  The retail business hit record revenues in 2018 so some may ask why the record high store closures?  Economists have pinned the blame on over extending and over expanding the realistic shopper base and in some cases over-inundating some major metropolitan areas with franchises. Another obvious trend is the takeover of online shopping and the convenience of pressing buttons at home versus roaming the wild for goods. Continue reading

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Getting Technical: ThinkGeo Drawing Performance

This ThinkGeo WPF performance sample can render 16,000 count of rectangular shape features ; then it will distribute the shapes throughout 4 layers evenly. After clicking the [Start] button the sample application will update 1,600 rectangular shape features per 1,000 milliseconds, the time lapsed of the features being drawn will display in the application footer. Evaluators of the sample can modify the update rate, update features count, and enable or disable the layers.

Rendering performance is a pathway to a successful app and conveys confidence in customers and data acquisition specialists.  A reliable rendering speed with the ability to handle a variety of shapes and requests can go a long way in showcasing your team’s skills/abilities. Continue reading

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Give Your Maps a Lift with ThinkGeo Cloud Elevation

Mt Rainier Elevation Track using ThinkGeo Cloud

Elevation data can have many practical uses in a variety of industries; from agricultural to urban development.  Slope and aspect can be directly derived from rendering elevation points and getting precise feedback.  ThinkGeo Cloud makes it easy to get that feedback.

We’ve highlighted some famous US landmarks to demonstrate the range and easy of accessibility that our Cloud Elevation APIs bring with them.  Whether you’re plotting a hiking tour of Mt Rainier or wanting to calculate the slope/drop off of Hoover Dam into the Colorado River; the uses cases are several and getting hands-on with our sample will showcases some of them and gets you jump started:

Get hands on with all of our Elevation Landmarks and Create Your Own Path! Continue reading

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