MapDotNet UX 8 is Released to Market and the Cloud

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MapDotNet UX 8 targets the Windows developer by pulling through the entire Microsoft technology stack including Windows Azure.

we pride ourselves on the fact that MapDotNet is a 100% .NET product that can run in either 32-bit or true 64-bit mode and is completely deployable in Windows Azure.

ISC is celebrating the eighth year of MapDotNet development with the release of MapDotNet UX version 8. MapDotNet UX 8 continues to target the Windows developer by pulling through the entire Microsoft technology stack including support for .NET 4.0, Silverlight 4, Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2 and now Windows Azure.

“ISC has historically been first to market with Silverlight upgrades and is very agile about getting the latest releases of MapDotNet to our customers following new Microsoft .NET releases” states Brian Hearn, MapDotNet Lead Architect. “We’ve received very positive feedback from customers over the years about our release early and release often policy.”

ISC’s MapDotNet Product Group was the first to market with a Silverlight and WPF map control and continues to be the fastest to market with updates supporting new .NET and Silverlight version changes. As a veteran of Microsoft’s Partner program, ISC works very closely with many of the Microsoft product teams to test products against early community technology previews and internal releases.

“MapDotNet UX is designed with the Windows developer in mind” says Russell de Grove, a Senior MapDotNet Product Developer, “we pride ourselves on the fact that MapDotNet is a 100% .NET product that can run in either 32-bit or true 64-bit mode and is completely deployable in Windows Azure.”

MapDotNet UX 8 is the first complete GIS for Windows Azure by including a managed code WPF map and tile renderer. Additionally, the cloud-based duo provides the ability to query, edit, transform and analyze spatial datasets through the MapDotNet UX Web Services. Currently, MapDotNet UX supports the popular shapefile and KML formats in Azure and will support the Azure SQL spatial soon after its release to market.

In version 8, MapDotNet UX Studio has been extended to support map development and data management in Windows Azure in a major way and continues to be a free component of the suite. Developers can use MapDotNet UX Studio to publish maps as an Open Geographic Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) and export spatial data to the Windows Azure cloud computing environment.

“Since the MapDotNet UX Web Services are 100% .NET, they are completely deployable to the Windows Azure app fabric” Hearn explains. “The desire for this type of spatial processing capability in the cloud is already in demand. We’re already working with clients in both the public and private sector to stand up mapping solutions and services in Windows Azure. In the words of Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, MapDotNet is 'all in' for the cloud.”

Founded in 1989, ISC is a worldwide leader in software that combines today’s latest advances in web-based, consumer mapping with powerful enterprise GIS (geographic information systems). The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great geospatial software.

MapDotNet is a trademark of ISC in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Azure, Bing Maps for Enterprise, SQL Server, Silverlight and WPF are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States.

For more information:
Benton Belcher, 1 (850) 893-6741 ext. 1023, benton(dot)belcher(at)goisc(dot)com
For more information on MapDotNet:
http://www.mapdotnet.com
http://www.goisc.com

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