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Introducing ThinkGeo Cloud

At ThinkGeo we have many exciting developments we look forward to sharing with you in 2019. One of them is ThinkGeo Cloud. We are excited to announce that as of today, our cloud services are accessible for all ThinkGeo users via the ThinkGeo Cloud Portal. These Cloud Services have been designed to optimize your productivity in the world of mapping by taking away the complicated deployments, data warehousing and IT concerns that you would normally encounter. From Elevation to Reverse Geocoding, whether you are just getting started or have been doing this for years we believe ThinkGeo Cloud is a perfect fit for the ever-evolving GIS community. Continue reading

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Map Suite Geocoder 2018 Data Refresh

 

Map Suite Geocoding is a native geocoding and reverse geocoding component for .NET that lets you convert a street address into a geographic location and vice-versa. It can also deliver additional details like county, FIPS codes, census tract and more. Plus, it ships with an optimized set of United States street data based on the latest TIGER® data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

ThinkGeo has the latest U.S. Census Bureau data from 2018 available with purchase of the Map Suite Geocoder. Continue reading

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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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ThinkGeo’s New World Map

Our new world map is yours to experiment with.  Clicking on the image above will take you to our new World Map site. It’s faster and more responsive than ever and will be fully accessible through our World Map Kit Online or you can set your own server up and use our maps to create your own mapping project.  Our new map will be the foundation of our Map Suite Desktop, Web and Mobile product line beginning with Map Suite 11.0

Here are some features of our new map site:

  • Customize language/measurement units on the map
  • Light/Dark Mode toggle along with Aerial/Hybrid modes
  • Measure distances/areas
  • Add markers to the map
  • Share and embed the map
  • Print the map you create
  • Find your current location
  • Search for nearby places of interest
  • Rotate the map

Once our new maps are part of your Map Suite products you’ll be able to render tiles as fast as you see them rendered on our site.  Continue reading

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Professionally designed maps for your application or project from ThinkGeo experts

Besides offering our expertise and Professional Services to complete your projects; we’re always looking to modernize approaches to map building and a major component of that is the look of the map itself.

Map Suite World Streets Styles    are professionally designed map styles from ThinkGeo experts, using the Map Suite vector styling schema – StyleJSON. All are ready for your application or project.

Use the provided URL with our Map Suite VectorMap.js,  and you can easily deliver your own mapping data to any devices with rendered styles in real-time. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo Mobile Routing Spotlight

Whether its fleet management, emergency services or simply wanting to avoid traffic on the drive home routing plays a huge part
in our business and personal adventures. ThinkGeo’s Routing extension is simple to use and highly effective. Some key features include

  • Turn by Turn Direction to help you find the fastest and shortest routes
  • The ability to generate a Service Area to manage multiple points and routing to and from these points
  • Avoiding specific areas on your route to maximize efficiency

Take a closer look at the following IOS and Android Github samples to get a preview of what our Routing extension has to offer on the Mobile Platform and if it gives you any project ideas let us know; we’d be happy to work with you and be part of your vision. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo as a Google Maps developer alternative

In light of recent news and changes that Google Maps is making to its developer platform it would make sense to highlight the options that ThinkGeo provides in the current online mapping environment.

With the pricing changes that Google has made, monthly usage costs (measure by load counts) will see a significant spike which could cause alarm to many small business and free websites that use Google Maps and have little no track of the usage amounts that come with that API integration. Continue reading

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Improve your rendering performance in Map Suite Desktop

Rendering performance is a constant work in progress in the GIS world. We’ve recently created a code sample that will allow Map Suite users to render points in an improved capacity using Map Suite Desktop.

The following sample renders 200,000 points and will show you how do the same in the most efficient way possible.

Let’s take a look at the code and the sample on Github.

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Add Background Maps through Map Suite WPF

We’ve recently created a sample that allows developers to interchange popular base maps as their background while using Map Suite WPF.

Download the code sample from GitHub here to start your journey. You can also use the code to customize your existing application.

This Map Suite sample includes the following maps as background options:

• World Streets Map
• Open Streets Map
• Bing Maps
• Google Maps

We’re looking forward to an exciting year at ThinkGeo and can’t wait to share all that we have in store. Continue reading

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