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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 as a Google Maps developer alternative

In light of recent news and changes that Google Maps is making to its developer platform it would make sense to highlight the options that ThinkGeo provides in the current online mapping environment.

With the pricing changes that Google has made, monthly usage costs (measure by load counts) will see a significant spike which could cause alarm to many small business and free websites that use Google Maps and have little no track of the usage amounts that come with that API integration. Continue reading

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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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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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Map Suite 10.2.0 Released

Map Suite 10.2.0 has arrived and is now available for download! It includes enhancements, new features and bug fixes that were added since the Map Suite 10.1.0 release.

Map Suite 10.2.0. Highlights

  • Support for 3D Rendering and OSM Buildings
  • Added support for USGS DEM
  • Upgraded FdoFeatureSource to support the latest FDO 4.0 library
  • Added “GetFeatureIds” API for all FeatureSources and FeatureLayers
  • For a complete list of enhancements and changes in any Map Suite product edition, please review the official product change logs in the ThinkGeo Wiki. Continue reading

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    Add Marker to Map by Touch in Map Suite WPF

    Map Suite WPF Edition supports a variety of APIs for touch events that you can add to your WPF project. Today’s sample shows you how you can swipe with one finger to pan the map and add a marker by touch. You can get a feel for how easy this is by downloading the code sample from GitHub here.

    Map Suite WPF Desktop Edition is a native WPF control for GIS. If you are a .NET developer, you can use Map Suite to build custom mapping applications. 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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    Looking to Build Maritime Web Apps?

    The Display Nautical Charts Sample for WebAPI is a great new sample for web developers looking to display S-57 data. The sample uses Map Suite WebAPI Edition on the server side and OpenLayers 4 on the client side to consume the data from the server. This is a powerful combination that allows you to build scalable maritime applications. You can modify this sample to use other web clients or even use one of the Map Suite Desktop products to consume the data from your servers. Continue reading

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