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Give Your Maps a Lift with ThinkGeo Cloud Elevation

Mt Rainier Elevation Track using ThinkGeo Cloud

Elevation data can have many practical uses in a variety of industries; from agricultural to urban development.  Slope and aspect can be directly derived from rendering elevation points and getting precise feedback.  ThinkGeo Cloud makes it easy to get that feedback.

We’ve highlighted some famous US landmarks to demonstrate the range and easy of accessibility that our Cloud Elevation APIs bring with them.  Whether you’re plotting a hiking tour of Mt Rainier or wanting to calculate the slope/drop off of Hoover Dam into the Colorado River; the uses cases are several and getting hands-on with our sample will showcases some of them and gets you jump started:

Get hands on with all of our Elevation Landmarks and Create Your Own Path! Continue reading

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Retrieving Elevation Information in Map Suite

ThinkGeo is making great progress on new APIs that allows developers to build more robust GIS applications. The latest addition now allows Map Suite users to find elevation information at any location. Review the latest sample available via GitHub to familiarize yourself with this new feature. This is a core functionality that can be used across the different Map Suite platforms.

Currently, it can be used to read the elevation from the data stored on your local machine. In addition, you may license the ThinkGeo Elevation data which allows you to download the data through Amazon’s Requester Pays Bucket for easy data management. Continue reading

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Generate Isolines in Your Mapping Application.

Looking for another great way to help visualize your data? Isolines also knows as contour lines are a great way to visualize breaks between different groups of data such as elevation, soil properties, forest densities, well depths, or just about anything else you can imagine. Even with a limited dataset you can use interpolation to build rich isolines to help visualize your data.

You can use several different types of interpolations models including the 5 Kriging methods (Circular, Exponential, Gaussian, Linear, and Spherical) or Inverted Distance Weighting in Map Suite. Continue reading

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