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Introducing the ThinkGeo Cloud XYZ Server

We’re pleased to announce the release of ThinkGeo Cloud XYZ. The XYZ Tile Server is a ThinkGeo Cloud plug-in and functions as a map server serving tiles based on location, or XYZs.  It is one of the most popular ways to display and navigate maps in today’s technical environment.

ThinkGeo Cloud XYZ serves both raster and vector tiles. Our raster tiles are supported in five different map styles:

  • Light
  • Dark
  • Aerial
  • Hybrid
  • Transparent

Here is an online demo showcasing the five mentioned styles and the elevated responsiveness of our ThinkGeo Cloud XYZ Server:

A list of Github samples showcasing our variety of development platforms has been provided below.  Continue reading

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Map Suite Supports Real Time Traffic

Map Suite now allows developers to add real time traffic support to their GIS app. A new sample has been created which shows how to quickly take advantage of this new feature. It is supported in the core which means it can be used across the main ThinkGeo products such as Map Suite Web, WebAPI, MVC, Winforms, and WPF Editions.

In order to use this feature developers must have a developer account with HERE. A 90-day free trial is available. Continue reading

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Add Routing to Your Map Suite App

A new sample has been created that shows how to quickly add routing to your GIS app. The sample combines Map Suite for WPF with Map Suite for Routing and shows how to get shortest or fastest route within your application. Download the sample directly from GitHub here to begin your free Map Suite trial or enhance your existing application. Sample includes source code and is fully customizable.

Map Suite Routing is an extension which allows developers to add turn by turn routing and directions to their mapping application. Continue reading

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Map Suite 10.2.0 Released

Map Suite 10.2.0 has arrived and is now available for download! It includes enhancements, new features and bug fixes that were added since the Map Suite 10.1.0 release.

Map Suite 10.2.0. Highlights

  • Support for 3D Rendering and OSM Buildings
  • Added support for USGS DEM
  • Upgraded FdoFeatureSource to support the latest FDO 4.0 library
  • Added “GetFeatureIds” API for all FeatureSources and FeatureLayers
  • For a complete list of enhancements and changes in any Map Suite product edition, please review the official product change logs in the ThinkGeo Wiki. Continue reading

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    Retrieving Elevation Information in Map Suite

    ThinkGeo is making great progress on new APIs that allows developers to build more robust GIS applications. The latest addition now allows Map Suite users to find elevation information at any location. Review the latest sample available via GitHub to familiarize yourself with this new feature. This is a core functionality that can be used across the different Map Suite platforms.

    Currently, it can be used to read the elevation from the data stored on your local machine. In addition, you may license the ThinkGeo Elevation data which allows you to download the data through Amazon’s Requester Pays Bucket for easy data management. Continue reading

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    Looking to Build Maritime Web Apps?

    The Display Nautical Charts Sample for WebAPI is a great new sample for web developers looking to display S-57 data. The sample uses Map Suite WebAPI Edition on the server side and OpenLayers 4 on the client side to consume the data from the server. This is a powerful combination that allows you to build scalable maritime applications. You can modify this sample to use other web clients or even use one of the Map Suite Desktop products to consume the data from your servers. Continue reading

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    Making Your Raster Data More Noticeable

    Do you have raster images that need to stand out in your mapping application? This new WPF sample demonstrates how you can use the GeoTiff raster layer to mask a background map. It also shows how users can draw a polygon shape in order to reveal only the raster image that is contained behind the polygon. This is a core feature of Map Suite which allows developers to use it across all Map Suite UI Controls. Use this latest sample to make your data more noticeable. Continue reading

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    Cluster Layer with ZedGraph

    Do you have data that you would like to represent as a pie chart on a map? You can now use the latest Cluster Feature Layer sample to symbolize your column data as a pie chart. This allows the map reader to compare different sets of data visually. Additionally, charts are a great way to take your information and make it more understandable.

    Take advantage of the various Map Suite APIs to create custom maps based on your specific requirement. Download code samples directly from GitHub to start creating your mapping applications. Continue reading

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