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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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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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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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Making Your Raster Data More Noticeable

Do you have raster images that need to stand out in your mapping application? This new WPF sample demonstrates how you can use the GeoTiff raster layer to mask a background map. It also shows how users can draw a polygon shape in order to reveal only the raster image that is contained behind the polygon. This is a core feature of Map Suite which allows developers to use it across all Map Suite UI Controls. Use this latest sample to make your data more noticeable. Continue reading

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Limit Map View by Specified Boundary

Are you looking to create a custom view of your map? For example, let’s say you just want to view a specific country without its neighboring countries. A new sample has been created to help you achieve this requirement quickly. Download the new Map Suite WebForms sample and start customizing it with your own data and specific needs.

If you are a developer looking to build a GIS solution you can use Map Suite to customize this sample and many others to your liking. Continue reading

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Using Legends in Map Suite

To help the reader better interpret maps, developers should consider adding legends to their GIS apps. The AdornmentLayer APIs in Map Suite helps developers enhance their maps with legends, titles, directional arrows, logos, scale bars and other elements which helps the reader better understand the message the map is trying to convey. Adornments are in a fixed position, regardless of panning and can be added to your digital map or carried over to the print map. Map Suite’s extensibility also allows developers to extend the AdornmentLayer to create custom adornments if necessary. 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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Map Suite 10.0 is Here!

This is another major milestone which includes a number of new features, including cross-platform support for Windows, Linux and MacOS, ability to run Map Suite without an installer, access all samples via GitHub, simplified licensing process, stability improvements and more.

The installation process and version maintenance is now easier, all Map Suite products and dependencies have been re-packaged to NuGet packages. Developers can choose to either install references locally, manage through NuGet manager with Visual Studio or setup a local NuGet server for your team. Continue reading

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Map Suite 10.0 – Cross Platform Support

The release of Map Suite 10.0 is right around the corner! One of the most notable features is cross platform support; the upcoming release will allow you to run some of the Map Suite products on Linux as well as Mac.

Specifically, the following Map Suite products can be used to develop on Linux through MonoDevelop:

  • Map Suite Desktop for Winforms
  • Map Suite Web for Webforms
  • Map Suite Web for WebAPI

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Map Suite Product Center 10.0 running on Ubuntu

Developers working on Mac can use the following Map Suite products to develop with Xamarin Studio:

  • Map Suite Desktop for Winforms
  • Map Suite Mobile for iOS

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Map Suite Product Center 10.0 running on Mac OS

Some features will not be available right away and may be added as we continue work towards Map Suite 11.0. Continue reading

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