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
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
This ThinkGeo WPF performance sample can render 16,000 count of rectangular shape features ; then it will distribute the shapes throughout 4 layers evenly. After clicking the [Start] button the sample application will update 1,600 rectangular shape features per 1,000 milliseconds, the time lapsed of the features being drawn will display in the application footer. Evaluators of the sample can modify the update rate, update features count, and enable or disable the layers.
Rendering performance is a pathway to a successful app and conveys confidence in customers and data acquisition specialists. Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
Do you have data that you would like to represent as a pie chart on a map? You can now use the latest Cluster Feature Layer sample to symbolize your column data as a pie chart. This allows the map reader to compare different sets of data visually. Additionally, charts are a great way to take your information and make it more understandable.
Take advantage of the various Map Suite APIs to create custom maps based on your specific requirement. Download code samples directly from GitHub to start creating your mapping applications. Continue reading
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
You can quickly get started with Map Suite by using one of the extensions from Visual Studio Marketplace. You can find templates from within Visual Studio or on the web by searching for “ThinkGeo” or “MapSuite”. These can be easily installed with just a few clicks.
The latest Visual Studio templates are available for all Map Suite UI controls, including WebAPI, iOS, Android, Desktop (WinForms), Desktop (WPF), Web (WebForms) and MVC Editions. The templates will run on Visual Studio 2015 and 2017. Continue reading