Posted on 07-02-2014 04:14 PM by ThinkGeo
Many of our customers have requested this enhancement, and now it's finally here: touch events in Map Suite WPF Desktop Edition!
Using the latest developer daily build of WPF Desktop Edition (version 18.104.22.168 or higher), you can now support a variety of touch events in your Map Suite WPF projects. For starters, this means you can swipe with one finger to pan the map, spread out two fingers to zo... (read more)
Posted on 06-12-2014 03:00 PM by ThinkGeo
We've just added a new code sample to the ThinkGeo wiki which answers a question we commonly hear from Map Suite developers: How do I quickly read feature data from a SQL Server table and display it on my map? Perhaps the easiest way to do this is by using an InMemoryFeatureLayer in combination with a SqlDataReader.
Today's code sample not only shows how to read features from SQL, it also shows ... (read more)
Posted on 06-10-2014 03:40 PM by ThinkGeo
Map Suite 8.0 has arrived, and it comes packaged in the shiny new ThinkGeo Product Center application! Version 8.0 of Map Suite itself delivers an array of new features that includes native support for KML, S-57, DWG/DXF, GPX and Tobin BAS; built-in weather radar and weather station layers from NOAA; reprojection support for Google Maps / Bing Maps / OpenStreetMap; COGO functionalities for civil ... (read more)
Posted on 02-24-2014 03:55 PM by ThinkGeo
We are excited to introduce you to two new upcoming products in the Map Suite family: Map Suite for Android™ and Map Suite for iOS. These are full-featured .NET developer controls that allow you to add powerful mapping and GIS features to your mobile apps — without having to learn how to develop for Android or iOS!
That's right: you can write your entire Android, iPhone o... (read more)
Posted on 12-11-2013 12:22 PM by ThinkGeo
As part of Map Suite's new annual release cycle, we will be incrementally unveiling new features and enhancements that are targeted for the next major version via our Daily Development Builds. This will give our users a chance to get the newest features before the mid-2014 release of Map Suite 8.0, and also allow us to collect feedback on these new features as we work to polish and perfect them. ... (read more)
Posted on 09-03-2013 02:49 PM by ThinkGeo
The beta period for Map Suite GIS Editor has ended and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation. As of today, we've launched an updated version of the GIS Editor that adds numerous new features, improves performance and squashes the bugs you reported. And, as a token of our appreciation, those of you who tested the GIS Editor during the beta wi... (read more)
Posted on 07-26-2013 11:48 AM by ThinkGeo
Coming on the heels of our Map Suite 7.0 major refresh, today we have issued an update to Map Suite Windows Phone Edition. The new version allows you create striking GIS and mapping applications for Windows Phone 8 mobile devices, including the latest WP8 phones like the Nokia Lumia 1020.
Map Suite Windows Phone 7.0 has inherited the major core changes introduced in Map Suite 7.0 last month, off... (read more)
Posted on 06-05-2013 09:37 AM by ThinkGeo
Map Suite 7.0 has arrived! Today, you can get version 7.0 of any of our Map Suite .NET GIS controls, components and servers, which deliver some incredible performance enhancements, many new features, and bug fixes. Among key new features are improved geometric functions, native support for FileGeodatabases, the addition of Kriging grid interpolation algorithms, topology validation and more. ... (read more)
Posted on 05-20-2013 01:34 PM by ThinkGeo
Our Map Suite development team has begun final preparations for the upcoming launch of Map Suite 7.0, targeted for the end of May 2013. Starting now, new Daily Builds will not be generated as we enter a code freeze and review period. Creation and posting of new daily builds will resume after the 7.0 release. ... (read more)
Posted on 02-25-2013 09:36 AM by ThinkGeo
Good news for Map Suite GIS Editor users: we've temporarily done away with the 14-day evaluation limit and have extended all trial subscriptions through mid- to late-second quarter 2013, for the remainder of the GIS Editor's beta period.
We've heard lots of great feedback from the community as you've begun using the GIS Editor, and we want to hear more. That's why we're extending the free tria... (read more)
Posted on 12-28-2012 10:30 AM by ThinkGeo
It's Finally Here!
It turns out that December 2012 didn't deliver the Mayan Apocalypse — it delivered the Map Suite GIS Editor. That's right: The initial public beta of the GIS Editor is now available for immediate download!
The Map Suite GIS Editor for Windows lets you design stunning maps, perform geo-analysis and visualize your data. Powerful enough for professional GIS technicians... (read more)
Posted on 11-28-2012 12:10 PM by ThinkGeo
We have recently added a new Dependencies Guide to each "Product Guides" section of the Map Suite Wiki, with a separate guide specially tailored to each product edition. In this guide you will find a convenient grid listing each of our features that requires a dependency, the dependency version and the location where you can acquire it. We split the grid into two sections, showing separate areas... (read more)
Posted on 08-30-2012 10:54 AM by ThinkGeo
We have completed the upgrade of all of our Map Suite products and their samples to the .NET 4.0 framework! As such, all new daily development builds going forward will require the 4.0 framework to be installed on your development machine. In addition, we have streamlined a number of other things, includng how you work with daily builds and how Map Suite works with unmanaged assemblies. ... (read more)
Posted on 06-20-2012 10:58 AM by ThinkGeo
ThinkGeo is pleased to announce the release of the Map Suite Tile Cache Generator project and accompanying source code. Pre-generating tiles based on your data allows you to display the data faster than rending it from vector graphics files. It also allows you to protect your vector data by providing just the raster tiles for display purposes only. In the past, pre-generating tiles required cus... (read more)
Posted on 06-20-2012 08:39 AM by ThinkGeo
As part of Map Suite's new annual release cycle, we will be incrementally unveiling new features and enhancements that are targeted for the next major version via our Daily Development Builds. This will give our users a chance to get the newest features before the May 2013 release of Map Suite 7.0, and also allow us to collect feedback on these new features as we work to polish and perfect them. ... (read more)
Posted on 06-15-2012 01:02 PM by ThinkGeo
Do you love our wiki sample applications but dislike having to download them to just see a few key lines of code? If so, then you'll be pleased to know we have added a new "View Source" feature to all of our wiki code samples! You can now simply view the C# source files without downloading them. ... (read more)
Posted on 05-17-2012 02:54 PM by ThinkGeo
Map Suite 6.0 has arrived! Today, you can get version 6.0 of any of our Map Suite .NET GIS controls, components and servers, which deliver some incredible performance enhancements, many new features, and bug fixes. Among key new features are improved drawing and label formatting, enhanced XML serialization, the new Code Generator, support for WMS 1.3.0 and much, much more. ... (read more)
Posted on 04-17-2012 03:09 PM by ThinkGeo
Yahoo has discontinued their Yahoo Maps Web Services. As a result, if you were utilizing these services through Map Suite, they will eventually stop working (if they have not already). Additionally, we will be deprecating the Yahoo Maps layer and overlay in a future version of Map Suite. We recommend that you look at transitioning to a different Map Suite base map layer such as Google, Bing or ... (read more)
Posted on 03-29-2012 10:25 AM by ThinkGeo
Now that Map Suite MVC Edition is here, we've started putting together a series of videos that will walk you through each of the sample applications that are included with the product. Each video is just a few minutes long and will not only show you how the sample works, but will also step through the source code so you can see what each portion of it is doing. ... (read more)
Posted on 03-22-2012 10:26 AM by ThinkGeo
One way to dramatically increase the performance of your Map Suite applications is to grid your polygons, thus getting them into an optimized state for rendering. What we want to do is get the average tile render time to be as low as possible. Typically, the features that take the longest time to draw are high point-count polygon layers. Imagine you are rendering a low-level tile that is essential... (read more)