Supported Platforms

Developer components for Microsoft WPF & Windows Forms are provided to help you rapidly build native mapping apps on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X.

WinForms

Build Windows client apps using Windows Forms

WPF

Build Windows client apps using WPF

Build Your Project with Desktop UI Controls

An extensive use of Desktop UI Controls.You will have a great experience while developing with it.

Superior Performance

Regardless of dataset size deliver rich GIS user experience to your desktop apps.

Royalty-free Distribution

Don't worry about how many people will be using your application. Map Suite's easy and affordable licensing makes it possible to distribute your projects royalty-free.

Daily Builds via NuGet

Stay up to date with latest features and bug fixes the moment they arrive.

 

FEATURES & CAPABILITIES

Flexible, Lightweight Controls

Deliver a rich user experience. Give your user a visually rich GIS experience with mouse wheel scrolling, dynamic refreshes, track zooming, animation effects, mini-map, layer switcher, pan/zoom controls, scale lines, and more.

Editing is built in. Simply drop in code to allow users to draw shapes such as rectangles, polygons, ellipses, lines and more. In addition, it's a snap to let your users edit any geometry and move, add, or delete vertices as well as rotate, scale or move the feature.

Track fast moving objects. Visualize and interact with objects which change position frequently. Our refresh system handles thousands of quickly moving items, refreshing many times a second.

Printing support Generate maps for Windows services and console applications with a powerful GIS framework API for creating hardcopies of your maps at any size.

Formats

FORMATS

Tons of Supported Formats

Reads and writes dozens of vector formats.All Map Suite products come with support for the most popular formats baked right in.

Support for popular raster formats. Large imagery is not a problem with Map Suite, as we support all of the “big data” formats such as GeoTiff, MrSID, ECW and JPEG2000.

Easily integrate custom formats and structures. With a little subclassing you can create a custom class that exposes your data and structures through our plug and play FeatureSource and FeatureLayer system.

Real-time data sources for moving assets. Plot your real-time data sources with our dynamic refresh system. Only redrawing the layers or regions that were updated means lightning fast refresh times.

See Map Suite Data Format Guide on our Wiki

STYLE

Visually Stunning Styles

Full control over map styling. Use pre-existing styles, create your own styles, you have full control to design visually stunning maps.

Dozens of built-in styles. We include dozens of pre-built styles that we use ourselves on maps.thinkgeo.com which covers an entire world worth of data. Use them as-is or tweak them for your own custom look - the choice is yours.

Visualize and analyze. Analyze your data visually using styles such as Isolines, heat map, class break, grid, etc. And it's easy to create your own custom styles to suit your needs. See our wiki sample for examples of custom styles.

Advanced labeling. Label your data with our advanced labeling system, which includes support for anti-collision in and across layers, leader lines, splining, density control, dynamic sizing, abbreviation, and is fully extensible. Examples of custom labeling styles are on our wiki.

See Map Suite Style Guide on our Wiki

Code Portability Between Platforms

Save time and money by using the same GIS styling, querying, data access, and geometry code between all of our various platforms.

Stack Specific Code (13%)

Winforms
WPF
MVC
Webforms
WebAPI
iOS
Android

OS Specific Code (2%)

Windows
Linux
MacOS
iOS
Android

PCL Shared Code (85%)

Map Suite PCL Core

Reduce Development Time

We find that users can share about 85% of their code when targeting multiple different Map Suite platforms, thus, drastically cutting development time.

Uses Portable Class Libraries

Microsoft's Portable Class Library (PCL) technology allows you to share binaries across all of todays and tomorrow's .NET based platforms.

Leverage Existing Skills

With the Map Suite Core targeting Microsoft's PCL, you can be assured of a uniform API across all your editions, making knowledge easily transferable between platforms.

 

Daily Builds via NuGet

Map Suite allows you to be plugged into the development process by getting your feature requests and bug fixes delivered daily through NuGet.

Daily product builds. Our developer components build each night, allowing you to get bugs and features turned around quickly. Watch new features as we work on them, and help shape their direction by offering your own thoughts through our community forums.

Get updates via NuGet. NuGet allows you to stay up to date with the latest builds of Map Suite effortlessly - just add the NuGet reference and get notification when changes are available.

Developer and production channels. We distribute our NuGet packages in two different feeds. The first is a developer feed, which is the latest daily build with experimental features and changes. The second, a production feed, is designed to only show stopping bug fixes since the last public release, for maximum stability and compatibility.

See more details on how to install Map Suite on Wiki
 

Interactive Demos

Explore the demo projects we've put together with the ThinkGeo UI family of .NET map controls and components. Get a feel for what you can do and how easy it is to start building your own interactive maps in our demo center.
ThinkGeo UI Demo
ThinkGeo UI Demo
ThinkGeo UI Demo
 

Free 60-Day Evaluations

The best way to find out if ThinkGeo is right for your project is to take our cloud services, .NET map controls or SDKs for a test drive. Enjoy full access to all ThinkGeo products and services for 60 days.