Sometimes getting from point A to point B just isn’t enough. Sometimes there are points C-Z to factor into consideration and if that’s the case then odds are you need to know how long it’s going to take to get there too. Enter ThinkGeo’s Routing Cost Matrix API. This latest addition to our ThinkGeo Cloud arsenal introduces a simple service that calculates the time and/or distance between several waypoints. Continue reading
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ThinkGeo’s Cloud Maps Spatial Query Service is a data allocation haven. With it, you can free-draw, set lines and/or polygon contours for any portion of ThinkGeo’s World Maps and then extract a bevy of spatially-related data. For example: if your input shape contains waterways, buildings, railways, points of interest, etc., you can
query them and get instant highlighted results from your search. Through our demo center, users can experiment with a variety of layers and query types to customize their experience and they can even set their max results to a custom value. Continue reading
“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/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. Continue reading
Anyone who has worked front desk at a hotel is aware of a daily task that requires the contacting of local competitors to ask them what price they are selling rooms at so that your hotel can set their rates accordingly. This is how data acquisition on the front-lines of the hospitality industry works; and several other industries for that matter. This is one of thousands of everyday tasks that ThinkGeo’s Service Area API can help with. Continue reading
The range of application for a high performing Geocoding utility is within the developer’s control. From simple data analysis/visualization and customer management to distribution techniques that give you the edge over your competition. When addresses are geocoded the immediate benefit for users, whether novice or professional is that the data can be visualized and then analyzed which can lead to greater depths of data immersion and deduction. ThinkGeo Cloud Geocoding allows users to convert addresses into geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) in both single form or in batch form and our new Geocoder can do that with worldwide coverage and street-level accuracy! Continue reading
Knowing where you are and what’s around you was once an area only experts and roadmaps could help you with. In the last 20 years it’s safe to say a mapping revolution has taken place and now typing in what you’re looking for near you is commonplace. ThinkGeo Cloud’s Reverse Geocoding API lets you quickly convert coordinates from anywhere in the world into human-readable streets addresses. It also allows users to get a list of nearby points of interest and to find the nearest place of any category you want; again with global coverage. Continue reading
ThinkGeo’s next addition to its robust cloud offering is ThinkGeo Routing, and it’s already here! Not only can you now get driving routes and turn-by-turn directions from our cloud, we also added a Service Area utility to help you manage business logistics using spatial analysis.
Cloud customers and evaluators are now able to enter in start/end coordinates and receive the shortest driving route back to them. In addition, our ThinkGeo Cloud Routing service supports routing through up to 25 waypoints if you need to find the best route between a list of locations. Continue reading
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
With a major .NET evolution around the corner; ThinkGeo is primed to make the most of the latest environment enhancements. Our library of SDKs are being re-written to take advantage of the technological climate ahead of us, and will support .NET Core 3.0 natively when the new version of Microsoft’s development framework launches in the fall. ThinkGeo Cloud uses our SDKs as its main engine, which means that our Cloud services will be more performant, more responsive and more memory-efficient.
Our Cloud offering keeps strengthening, and in line with that notion we aim to add some of our most asked-about features as well as some completely new and innovative services to ThinkGeo Cloud over the course of 2019. Continue reading
The ThinkGeo UI control for WPF is designed to produce professional-grade GIS applications, delivering maps with higher performance and responsiveness than our control for WinForms. But did you know that ThinkGeo’s WPF control can be used to enhance your WinForms apps as well?
Compared with ThinkGeo UI for WinForms, our WPF control offers additional perks like multi-tiled maps and overlay caching, providing an improved user experience. If your application in built using Windows Forms, you can still benefit from these perks by embedding ThinkGeo’s WPF map control in your WinForms app. Continue reading