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ThinkGeo Routing Sample Spotlight: Finding Places of Importance Along Your Route.

A Forestry Trucking Route from the heart of Mexico City

“We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there” ; an excerpt from Jerry Reed’s classic record “Eastbound and Down”. Within those lyrics resides a deeper story of managing time and distance across the roads of America. There were no data hubs in Jerry’s days of trucking/fleet management. There were no ways of saving time beyond those that could be thought up on a whim.

The infrastructure now is much different of course. Continue reading

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Putting ThinkGeo’s Service Area to use

Just landed in Vegas and want to find a place to stay on the outskirts of town

Anyone who has worked front desk at a hotel is aware of a daily task that requires the contacting of local competitors to ask them what price they are selling rooms at so that your hotel can set their rates accordingly. This is how data acquisition on the front-lines of the hospitality industry works; and several other industries for that matter. This is one of thousands of everyday tasks that ThinkGeo’s Service Area API can help with. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo Cloud Geocoder goes “Global”

The range of application for a high performing Geocoding utility is within the developer’s control. From simple data analysis/visualization and customer management to distribution techniques that give you the edge over your competition. When addresses are geocoded the immediate benefit for users, whether novice or professional is that the data can be visualized and then analyzed which can lead to greater depths of data immersion and deduction. ThinkGeo Cloud Geocoding allows users to convert addresses into geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) in both single form or in batch form and our new Geocoder can do that with worldwide coverage and street-level accuracy! Continue reading

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Reverse Geocoding in ThinkGeo Cloud

Knowing where you are and what’s around you was once an area only experts and roadmaps could help you with. In the last 20 years it’s safe to say a mapping revolution has taken place and now typing in what you’re looking for near you is commonplace. ThinkGeo Cloud’s Reverse Geocoding API lets you quickly convert coordinates from anywhere in the world into human-readable streets addresses. It also allows users to get a list of nearby points of interest and to find the nearest place of any category you want; again with global coverage. Continue reading

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Routing and Service Area Functionality Comes To The ThinkGeo Cloud

ThinkGeo’s next addition to its robust cloud offering is ThinkGeo Routing, and it’s already here! Not only can you now get driving routes and turn-by-turn directions from our cloud, we also added a Service Area utility to help you manage business logistics using spatial analysis.

Cloud customers and evaluators are now able to enter in start/end coordinates and receive the shortest driving route back to them. In addition, our ThinkGeo Cloud Routing service supports routing through up to 25 waypoints if you need to find the best route between a list of locations. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo S-57 Nautical Charts Viewer

ThinkGeo has given its nautical chart support quite the overhaul. Our newly-improved Nautical Charts Layer reads and displays S-57 Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) from the International Hydrographic Organization, and integrates with our GIS UI controls so you can display those charts in your own applications. This new layer can also read and apply style information defined in an S-52 file. Best of all, it’s 35% faster than our previous-generation Nautical Charts Layer! Continue reading

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A Look Ahead at ThinkGeo Cloud

With a major .NET evolution around the corner; ThinkGeo is primed to make the most of the latest environment enhancements. Our library of SDKs are being re-written to take advantage of the technological climate ahead of us, and will support .NET Core 3.0 natively when the new version of Microsoft’s development framework launches in the fall. ThinkGeo Cloud uses our SDKs as its main engine, which means that our Cloud services will be more performant, more responsive and more memory-efficient.

Our Cloud offering keeps strengthening, and in line with that notion we aim to add some of our most asked-about features as well as some completely new and innovative services to ThinkGeo Cloud over the course of 2019. Continue reading

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Using the ThinkGeo UI Control for WPF in Your WinForms App

The ThinkGeo UI control for WPF is designed to produce professional-grade GIS applications, delivering maps with higher performance and responsiveness than our control for WinForms. But did you know that ThinkGeo’s WPF control can be used to enhance your WinForms apps as well?

Compared with ThinkGeo UI for WinForms, our WPF control offers additional perks like multi-tiled maps and overlay caching, providing an improved user experience. If your application in built using Windows Forms, you can still benefit from these perks by embedding ThinkGeo’s WPF map control in your WinForms app. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo Cloud’s Time Zone API

ThinkGeo has added a Time Zone API to our growing list of Cloud services. The importance of knowing what time zone different parts of the globe fall under is paramount in business. Whether its managing your fleet of vehicles that are spread out across continents or optimizing when you send messages out to business partners, the flow of productivity is crucial. If the product/service you provide can be globally consumed then your audience is the world and something as simple as knowing what time it is can go a long way. Continue reading

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ThinkGeo Cloud Enhancements

The latest version of ThinkGeo Cloud has been released.  Registered ThinkGeo accounts will notice the changes immediately. Once logged in to ThinkGeo Cloud users will be met with a slideshow tutorial covering all of the Cloud basics.

We have also re-designed the look of the Cloud console to make it easier to identify all of the available REST APIs that you can demo during your evaluation and we’ve streamlined your ability to get hands-on with our online samples as well.

Lastly, we have added a “Samples” menu section on the left sidebar of your Cloud console that will link you to the appropriate online sample you wish to demo.  Continue reading

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