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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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Featured Data Format: USGS ASCII DEM

Do you have elevation data that you would like to display in your GIS application? Map Suite now supports the display of USGS ASCII DEM data natively. Previously this was only supported via the FDO extension which had some limitations. To get started a new sample has been prepared and can be accessed from GitHub here. This is the initial release and ThinkGeo is expected to make continued API improvements to this new feature layer.

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Running MapSuite on Mac

Are you a Mac user looking to develop a GIS app? With the latest release of Map Suite 10.0 any developer working with a Mac can now build custom GIS applications for iOS.

To get started check out this video which demonstrates how to grab a Map Suite sample from GitHub, and run it in Xamarin Studio on Mac OS. Please note, Xamarin environment is needed on the Mac for this sample, all assemblies are downloaded through NuGet automatically.

Here are several additional samples to help you get started quickly! Continue reading

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SQLite Support in MapSuite Mobile

Map Suite is data agnostic and supports a number of different data formats. Map Suite for Mobile 10.0 adds native support for SQLite. SQLite offers a number of advantages as its an open format and allows developers to access data from outside of our tools. Additionally the data can be consolidated into a single file, while maintaining the ability to quickly delete unwanted data and simplifying the data analysis process.

Map Suite World Streets is a vector dataset that comes in SQLite format that allows you to easily integrate basemaps into your GIS application. 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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