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ThinkGeo Targets Mobile GIS App Developers with Their New Map Suite MVC Edition

March 5, 2012

Frisco, TX — ThinkGeo has launched their new Map Suite MVC Edition software control, designed for .NET developers who need to create web-based GIS (Geographic Information System) applications. Built upon the successful Map Suite GIS engine, MVC Edition is the first Map Suite control to be designed for the ASP.NET MVC framework, making it possible for developers to easily target mobile and touch-based devices and deliver GIS web apps across a wide variety of platforms.

Map Suite MVC Edition offers many performance and flexibility advantages to web developers when compared to the traditional Web Forms approach. Perhaps most importantly, it gives developers full control over their web app's presentation, allowing them deliver apps to touch-based mobile devices such as phones and tablets with much greater ease, using technologies like HTML5 and CSS3 and JavaScript libraries like jQuery. GIS development with Map Suite MVC Edition will also result in better-performing applications, providing a client-optimized experience that removes much of the overhead associated with traditional ASP.NET Web Forms.

Additionally, the Model/View/Controller architecture of Map Suite MVC Edition means that development team members can easily work on separate parts of the application simultaneously, getting more done in less time. And MVC Edition projects are easier to test, with the MVC model enabling independent and automated unit testing at each functional part of the operation flow.

Like the other products in ThinkGeo's Map Suite line, Map Suite MVC Edition gives both developers and their customers access to a host of professional GIS features, including spatial queries, projections, geoprocessing, shape drawing/editing, thematic rendering, robust styling and labeling, and much more. The majority of these features are available to client applications on full desktop-based browsers and on touch-based mobile devices alike.

Map Suite MVC Edition ships with over 100 mobile-friendly sample applications, designed to highlight the features, functionality and scalability of web apps you can build with the product. MVC Edition's sample apps are also available online at http://mvcsamples.thinkgeo.com, featuring a responsive web design that can be easily browsed on a mobile phone or tablet.

Map Suite MVC Edition is currently available as a public beta and can be purchased online from ThinkGeo's web store at http://gis.thinkgeo.com/store/. Free 60-day evaluations are also available for download from ThinkGeo's web site. Customers who purchase the beta version will receive a free upgrade to the final release version.

ThinkGeo is an industry leader in GIS mapping components and customizable GPS tracking solutions. The company offers a wide variety of high-quality geospatial products for software development, asset tracking and much more. 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 a ThinkGeo sales representative at sales@thinkgeo.com or (866) 847-7510.