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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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Using Legends in Map Suite

To help the reader better interpret maps, developers should consider adding legends to their GIS apps. The AdornmentLayer APIs in Map Suite helps developers enhance their maps with legends, titles, directional arrows, logos, scale bars and other elements which helps the reader better understand the message the map is trying to convey. Adornments are in a fixed position, regardless of panning and can be added to your digital map or carried over to the print map. Map Suite’s extensibility also allows developers to extend the AdornmentLayer to create custom adornments if necessary. Continue reading

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Using Visual Studio Templates to get started with Map Suite

You can quickly get started with Map Suite by using one of the extensions from Visual Studio Marketplace. You can find templates from within Visual Studio or on the web by searching for “ThinkGeo” or “MapSuite”. These can be easily installed with just a few clicks.

The latest Visual Studio templates are available for all Map Suite UI controls, including WebAPI, iOS, Android, Desktop (WinForms), Desktop (WPF), Web (WebForms) and MVC Editions. The templates will run on Visual Studio 2015 and 2017. Continue reading

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How to Quickly get Started with Map Suite 10.0!

Map Suite 10.0 is out now! The new release includes many new features and improvements. Wondering how to get started? The ThinkGeo Wiki includes a number of helpful resources, including API documentation, help guides, and more. It’s very easy to get started. You can start from getting the samples from GitHub, or start from creating a new application in your Visual Studio. Depending on the platform you are developing for take a look at the following “Getting Started” videos:

For Mobile Platforms
Map Suite Mobile for Android
Map Suite Mobile For iOS
For Desktop Platforms
Map Suite Desktop for WPF
Map Suite Desktop for WinForms
For Web Platforms
Map Suite Web for WebAPI
Map Suite Web For MVC
Map Suite Web for WebForms

Map Suite UI controls empowers developers to build amazing GIS and mapping applications across the web, desktop and mobile platforms. Continue reading

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Getting Started with Map Suite Desktop 10.0

The 10.0 release is getting closer and closer! We are putting together the final touches, working on documentation, and other useful resources. Here is a quick look at the new Map Suite Desktop for WinForms wiki page. As you can see it includes the usual help guides, but you will notice new guides for Linux deployment and licensing. In addition new help videos have been put together to help you get started quickly. Familiarize yourself with the new release and be ready once it becomes available. Continue reading

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Map Suite 10.0 – Cross Platform Support

The release of Map Suite 10.0 is right around the corner! One of the most notable features is cross platform support; the upcoming release will allow you to run some of the Map Suite products on Linux as well as Mac.

Specifically, the following Map Suite products can be used to develop on Linux through MonoDevelop:

  • Map Suite Desktop for Winforms
  • Map Suite Web for Webforms
  • Map Suite Web for WebAPI

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Map Suite Product Center 10.0 running on Ubuntu

Developers working on Mac can use the following Map Suite products to develop with Xamarin Studio:

  • Map Suite Desktop for Winforms
  • Map Suite Mobile for iOS

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Map Suite Product Center 10.0 running on Mac OS

Some features will not be available right away and may be added as we continue work towards Map Suite 11.0. Continue reading

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