MapWindow

rhumbaflappy

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Hi all.

I don't know if this would help but perhaps it's worth a look:

http://www.mapwindow.org/

It's open sourced, and they have an ActiveX Control:

http://www.mapwindow.org/mapwingis.php


One of the problems I've seen for GIS applications ( for the shapefile vectors ) is a lack of support for the Z elevation. MapWindow doesn't support this, but a plugin might be developed for this... or the OCX file used in an application to support this in a freeware project.

Dick
 
While not ruling it completely out I would have to be extremely desperate to use ActiveX. It is dead technology (for a reason).

And in order to fit into an extensible architecture, we need it to render to a bitmap (or, if we go modern - a WPF tree structure). I am not sure how easy that would be with something like ActiveX.
 

scruffyduck

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Thanks Dick :)

I agree with Lars that we would not want to use Activex Controls in a dotNET application if at all possible, however it looks like they are making a dotNET version at the moment. Generally I am alsways interested in mapping siftware so I am going to have a deeper dig around it ;)

Also see my other post in the Tools Forum on SharpMap which is open source and developed in C#
 
I read about SharpMap a long time ago when messing around on CodePlex... managed to forget it again though. It is definitely an option to create a background renderer based on this.
 

arno

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Editing shapefiles is quite easy when using shapelib. I use it a lot of work to do all sort of tweaks on shapefiles (filtering them, reprojecting the data, etc). But I don't know if there is a version for C# as well, as I program in C/C++ at work.
 
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