ThinkGeo continues to improve support for JPEG 200 (JP2) data format. The last major update with support for multi-band JPEG2000 files was completed in Map Suite version 9. Now, with version 10.2 ThinkGeo supports JP2 with 16 bit Gray-scale and Alpha channel. Map Suite users can easily upgrade the packages via NuGet to take advantage of the latest improvements. Continue reading
Do you have raster images that need to stand out in your mapping application? This new WPF sample demonstrates how you can use the GeoTiff raster layer to mask a background map. It also shows how users can draw a polygon shape in order to reveal only the raster image that is contained behind the polygon. This is a core feature of Map Suite which allows developers to use it across all Map Suite UI Controls. Use this latest sample to make your data more noticeable. Continue reading
As many of you know Map Suite supports a number of popular GIS file formats, from file-based, to image-based and even spatial databases. One of the most notable features of Map Suite 10.0 is cross-platform support. This week’s post introduces how to display some of the most popular raster formats on Linux with the upcoming release. Sample templates to help you get started will be made available via GitHub. There are a few steps required to help you get started:
Map Suite supports a number of raster data formats including JPEG2000. Recently improvements were made to support multi-band JPEG2000 files as well as high bit depth color JPEG2000 such as 16 and 32-bit floating point pixel images.
For a complete list of supported data formats go here. Developers can also extend Map Suite by building their own feature source. For details on building your own feature source visit the “Integrating Custom Data Formats” webinar.
Do you have point data that you would like to make more visually appealing? If so, consider representing the data as a Grid. A Grid is a raster format that allows you to divide a geographic space into equal sized cells each representing a value with an attribute (i.e. elevation, surface slope, soil pH, etc.) for that unit of space. Each Grid cell is referenced by its x, y coordinates. Typically a Grid file is created based on some sample points with known values. Continue reading