Envitia launches MapLink Pro 8.0

Press Release

For immediate release: 23rd June 2014

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Envitia is pleased to announce the release of the next generation of MapLink Pro, the most powerful and flexible version of the geospatial toolkit to date.  MapLink Pro 8.0 focuses on high performance visualization for situational awareness in both connected and disconnected worlds.  With this release, Envitia delivers on its commitment to supply continued capability enhancements and support for evolving defence and intelligence community requirements.

“This is a very exciting release that pushes the envelope of visualization performance of embedded applications and now extends these capabilities into the mobile domain” says Matthew Wood, Product Manager, Envitia. “MapLink Mobile for Android provides customers with the full capabilities of the MapLink Core and Terrain SDK’s, enabling development of mobile applications that need to exploit geospatial capabilities such as geofencing.”

Central to realizing this focus are the enhancements to the WMS/WMTS client capabilities, including a seamless, persistent tile cache to preserve access to geospatial data when moving between connected and disconnected conditions. The geospatial data cloud is supplemented by compact, optimized map and terrain databases deployed directly to the device for highly efficient querying and rendering.

MapLink Mobile for Android provides customers with both Java and C++ interfaces and ships with an extensive developer guide, sample code, and new sample Android applications.

MapLink Pro 8.0 also provides a major enhancement to the 3D visualization capabilities through the integration of osgEarth with the core MapLink capabilities. Built on top of the open source Open Scene Graph (OSG) visualization libraries, osgEarth has been specifically built for mission-critical applications and is used all over the world, across a range of domains including defence, and simulation and modelling.

Additionally, MapLink Pro 8.0 allows developers and systems integrators to build applications in support of foreign military sales by providing the ability to display multiple languages (UTF-8 character sets) on a single map layer.

Enhancements have also been made to MapLink Pro Studio which now features preconfigured feature books for the most commonly used product datasets (including  OpenStreetMap support), new filtering options, automatic codepage detection, and usability enhancements such as copy/paste of feature rendering.


MapLink Pro 8.0

MapLink Pro is deployed in more than 8000 systems worldwide and is the geospatial toolkit of choice for the world’s leading system and technology integrators. A 30-day evaluation version of MapLink Pro 8.0, including the MapLink Pro for Android SDK, is available to download at www.envitia.com.


Editor’s notes:

Envitia is a geospatial software and solutions provider, serving defence, government and industry customers all around the world.  Our mission is to help our clients make better operational decisions from actionable geospatial intelligence, using open information-sharing and visualisation solutions.  We specialise in serving customers working in mission- and time-critical domains, delivering products, sub-systems and end-to-end geospatial solutions.  Established in 1989, Envitia is a privately owned, small to medium sized enterprise (SME) with offices in the UK and USA.  Our technical leadership in high-performance geospatial technology, in-depth domain expertise and reputation for first-class customer support, mean Envitia stands out from the crowd.

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