Great components for mobile, web & desktop GIS

The Map Suite product line of developer components and controls enable .NET developers to build robust and interactive maps using the most popular Microsoft desktop, web and mobile dev stacks.

Royalty-free distribution makes it affordable

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.

Try it free and unrestricted for 60 days

The best way to find out if Map Suite Desktop for WPF is right for your project is to give it a try. Enjoy full access to all of the product's features for 60 days.

"We are in a rapid-prototyping environment. The Map Suite products got us on our feet with only a few lines of code. The mapping part of our application is no longer the hard part!"

Richard Binnington
Software Engineer
Computer Sciences Corporation

"I'm extremely happy with the Map Suite toolset; I don't think I would get the same responsiveness, ease of installation and low costs from any other provider."

Ryan O'Neill
Kinnersley Software

"Map Suite provided the best overall value for our web-based application in terms of flexibility, cost and ease of use. A robust tool like Map Suite creates a wealth of opportunities for the use of mapping capabilities in our software application."

Mark C. Winters
President & CEO
PAI: The Prediction Company

"The ThinkGeo map control is great! With just a few lines of code, I had a functional map drawing within minutes!"

Jason Downs
GIS Coordinator
Hillsdale Water Quality Project Inc.

"About a year ago I was preparing for an upcoming mapping project. I was forced to price out an ESRI server solution. Fortunately, Map Suite was released, and I now have a .NET mapping component that is feature-rich and easy to implement."

Dan Schuessler
Project Manager
Ledge Light Technologies, Inc.

"The ThinkGeo Map Control is just great! The best part is that this control is well-integrated into the .NET Framework, which gave us a whole new dimension to work with, not to mention add onto."

Srinath Sankar
Technical Producer
Marketing Systems Group

"The Desktop edition is quite simply the fastest, most comprehensive and easiest to implement .NET mapping component we have come across. In addition, the outstanding customer service and level of participation in the forums is matched only by the quality of the product."

Owen Kelp
Analyst
ACIL Tasman Pty Ltd

"ThinkGeo's Map Suite software was by far the most feature-rich, robust, and easy-to-use solution for the .NET platform. We were very impressed by how agile ThinkGeo's team was at supporting us on the project."

Tom McCartan
Vice President, Product Development
Digital Infuzion, Inc.

"It is refreshing to find a company that has the same customer service ethics that ours does in today's world."

David Phillips
RATA Associates, LLC

"When we needed to add professional GIS capabilities to our applications, we turned to ThinkGeo. The end result is that our solutions are now GIS enabled, and our customers are happy, all in a few weeks. Highly recommended."

Dan Haught
Executive Vice President
FMS Advanced Systems Group

Tons of Supported Formats

All Map Suite products come with support for the most popular GIS file formats baked right in. In general, a natively-supported format will enjoy better performance than those supported through extensions.

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

Visually Stunning Styles

Dozens of pre-built styles covering an entire world of data helps you create wonderful maps.

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 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

Cross Platforms

Build cross-platform native application in C#/VB.NET using a single, shared codebase.

Runs on Windows, Linux & MacOS Map Suite components allows you to choose which platforms (Windows, Linux & Mac OS X) you want to develop on, and where you want to host them, based on your expertise and requirements.

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.

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Mobile Platforms

Developer components for Android and iOS

Rich native apps using Xamarin or Xamarin.Forms. If you choose to develop with Xamarin.Forms, you can rapidly create maps for Android™ devices while sharing the code with iOS devices. Using Xamarin, your Map Suite project will compile to a native binary — not interpreted, and not just a web app in a native wrapper.

Built-in GIS touch events. Interact with ThinkGeo's Map Suite maps using intuitive and familiar panning, pinch zooming and tap events interface conventions, making your app easier to use.

Create interactive maps. Quickly build maps that allow editing, as well as draggable markers with customizable balloon popups. Simply tap to draw lines, polygons and more — or use a stylus for ultimate precision. We make it easy for you to call out points of interest and display contextual information.

Empower mobile GPS device development. Coupling the portability of mobile devices, the ubiquity of GPS hardware, and Map Suite you have a powerful platform for building amazing user friendly applications your users can take into the field.


Samples are ready to run from GitHub using NuGet.

Android Sample iOS Sample
Find additional code samples, API documentation, videos and more on our Wiki.

 

Web Platforms

Developer components for WebAPI, MVC and Webforms

Choose your web technology. We have tailored web for MVC, WebAPI, and Webforms allowing you to pick the technology you are familiar with. This is key when you either building a new cutting edge application or extending an older production hardened one.

Build modern responsive web apps that run anywhere. We Support HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and other modern responsive web technologies. On the back end we also support Model/View/Controller architecture to ease testing and parallel team coding.

Freedom to choose your JavaScript mapping library. Out of the box we provide samples for Leaflet & OpenLayers, but work with many more. Our open architecture allows us to quickly integrate with other clients that may better suit your requirements.

Integrates with base maps from ThinkGeo, Google*, and Bing*. You can choose from many third party mapping providers for basemaps or use ThinkGeo's affordable raster and vector maps. We even support things like Google Traffic, Street View, real-time weather and more.

*Third-party licensing may apply.


Samples are ready to run from GitHub using NuGet.

MVC Sample WebApi Sample Webforms Sample
Find additional code samples, API documentation, videos and more on our Wiki.

 

Desktop Platforms

Developer components for Microsoft WPF & Windows Forms

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/zom 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.


Samples are ready to run from GitHub using NuGet.

WPF Sample Winforms Sample
Find additional code samples, API documentation, videos and more on our Wiki.

Extensible

We started with small composable pieces and then aggregated them up into larger and larger features. In this way all the pieces and parts are publicly available to you and nothing is hidden.

This sample code shows how to create a custom style that displays points differently based on if it's day or night in the locations current time zone.

See hundreds of samples on wiki

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

Free 60-Day Evaluations

Our free evaluation period means you can get your prototype up and running before committing to a purchase. You also have access to hundreds of code samples, our extensive wiki, and active user forums to get you going quickly. Just pick a product, download a sample and start coding.