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ThinkGeo Releases Map Suite 3.0 Services Edition Beta 1

July 22, 2008

Lawrence, KS — ThinkGeo is excited to announce the release of Map Suite 3.0 Services Edition Beta 1, the first entry in its next generation of Map Suite GIS developer components for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Services Edition, which replaces Map Suite Engine, has been re-engineered from the ground up to provide a faster, more efficient, and more powerful GIS development experience.

With Map Suite Services Edition Beta 1, developers can create their own Windows services, Web services and console applications that use the power of GIS to deliver relevant spatial data in a high-performance package. At the core of Services Edition is the Map Suite 3.0 API, a totally redesigned, ultra-high efficiency GIS development framework that makes spatial applications come alive.

Optimized for the Visual Studio 2008 development environment, Services Edition's new API takes Map Suite's renowned ease-of-coding to the next level. With even fewer lines of code needed to perform GIS functions, better use of IntelliSense and more coherent namespaces, developers can use Map Suite Services Edition to accomplish their goals with greater ease than the competition, or with previous versions of Map Suite.

Other major new features in Services Edition include support for Web Map Service (WMS), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and a wide variety of new spatial data formats like Oracle Spatial, PostgreSQL PostGIS, and Microsoft SQL 2008.

ThinkGeo plans to release additional new products in the Map Suite 3.0 line over the coming weeks. For more information on Map Suite Services Edition Beta 1, including the latest news on other releases in the Map Suite 3.0 product family, visit ThinkGeo's website at http://gis.thinkgeo.com.

ThinkGeo is an industry leader in GIS mapping controls and components. The company offers a wide variety of high-quality products for software developers who are using mapping and geospatial functionality within their applications. They have clients from a wide base of industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace. For more information about ThinkGeo products or professional services, visit www.thinkgeo.com or contact one of our sales representatives at sales@thinkgeo.com or (866)847-7510.