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Make a Web Mapping App with Routing and Place Search: Tutorial

“We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there”; an excerpt from Jerry Reed’s classic record “Eastbound and Down”. Within those lyrics resides a deeper story of managing time and distance across the roads of America. There were no data hubs in Jerry’s days of trucking and fleet management. There were no ways of saving time beyond those that could be thought up on a whim.

The infrastructure now is much different of course. In today’s world, knowing the road that lies ahead is essential for business efficiency across several industries. Continue reading

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Video Spotlight: Getting Started with ThinkGeo UI 12 & Blazor

With the release of ThinkGeo UI 12, we’ve had a lot of interest in the new Blazor map component introduced with it. Today we’re offering a look at how to add a map to your Blazor web application in just a few lines of code.

Part 1 of our ThinkGeo UI Blazor video series walks you through adding a ThinkGeo Cloud base map to your Blazor app using Visual Studio Code on MacOS.

Following on from there, we’ll show you how to overlay a ShapeFile feature layer on top of your base map and apply a style to it. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo UI 12 Arrives with .NET Core 3.0 & Blazor Support

ThinkGeo and .NET Core, together at last!

Say hello to the all-new ThinkGeo UI 12.  Powered by .NET Core 3.0, our new map controls are modern, cross-platform, fast, and packed with features like Blazor support and cloud integration.  Our full suite of ThinkGeo UI 12 products is available right now — read on to discover what’s new.

Break Free with .NET Core 3.

Step beyond the classic .NET Framework and Windows-centric projects. ThinkGeo UI 12’s interactive map controls and SDKs have been rebuilt from the ground up on the platform-agnostic .NET Core version 3. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo S-57 Nautical Charts Viewer

ThinkGeo has given its nautical chart support quite the overhaul. Our newly-improved Nautical Charts Layer reads and displays S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) from the International Hydrographic Organization, and integrates with our GIS UI controls so you can display those charts in your own applications. This new layer can also read and apply style information defined in an S-52 file. Best of all, it’s 35% faster than our previous-generation Nautical Charts Layer! Continue reading

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ThinkGeo’s Vector Map Library is now using WebGL

The latest release of ThinkGeo.js vector map library will be using WebGL. WebGL (Web Graphics Library) is a Javascript API that is used to display 2D and/or 3D graphics and it is fully supported in today’s most popular web/mobile browsers. With all of ThinkGeo’s maps being rendered using WebGL developers can control how and when features are drawn on the screen and in turn will experience increased performance with their map rendering.

Another result of this addition is that more data can now be displayed on your maps. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo Vector Maps

A sure fire necessity in GIS map creation is that you’re going to need a basemap.  Basemaps provide the canvas for your artistry; they allow for an immediate visualization of the geographical area you want your focus to be on and provide a background for the implementation of your data.

ThinkGeo’s vector maps are one of a kind. They’re fast, available online, can be cached offline and they look great too. They’re made up of vector tiles; but what exactly is a vector tile? 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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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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