April 14, 2009 --Lawrence, KS—ThinkGeo is excited to announce the release of Map Suite Silverlight Edition 3.0 Beta 1, the newest entry in the Map Suite family of GIS developer controls for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Silverlight Edition is a full-featured GIS control designed to bring powerful spatial features to Microsoft Silverlight-based applications, where developers can take advantage of rich user interfaces and animation effects to give their applications unprecedented visual appeal.
Microsoft Silverlight technology helps developers impress their customers with beautiful user interface designs, animation effects, mouse wheel scrolling, dynamic refreshes, track zooming and more. Spatial applications created with Map Suite Silverlight Edition will give users a visually rich GIS experience on their PC or Mac.
Unlike scaled-down GIS software for Silverlight, Map Suite Silverlight Edition is a full-featured GIS control with the same power and flexibility of ThinkGeo's other Map Suite products. Developers can use it to add maps with advanced functionality like spatial queries, interactive shape drawing and editing, point animation, distance calculations, rich tooltips and markers, projections and much more.
GIS developers can start using this initial beta of Map Suite Silverlight Edition 3.0 right away thanks to a wide variety of bundled sample applications provided with full source code in C# and VB.NET. The samples demonstrate how to implement many of Silverlight Edition's core features and advanced capabilities. An easy-to-follow Quick Start Guide is also available in ThinkGeo's Developer Community forums.
ThinkGeo plans to release additional new beta versions of Map Suite Silverlight Edition 3.0 in the coming weeks, all of which will add even more features and capabilities. For more information on Map Suite Silverlight Edition 3.0 Beta 1, including a free 60-day evaluation download and the latest news on other releases in the Map Suite 3.0 product family, visit ThinkGeo's website at http://gis.thinkgeo.com.
ThinkGeo is an industry leader in GIS mapping controls and components. The company offers a wide variety of high-quality products for software developers who are using mapping and geospatial functionality within their applications. They have clients from a wide base of industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace. For more information about ThinkGeo products or professional services, visit www.thinkgeo.com or contact one of our sales representatives at Email Contact or (866)847-7510.