ISC Releases Beta Silverlight Map Control for Windows Phone 7 with the Latest Release of MapDotNet UX

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MapDotNet UX 8.1 introduces the Beta version of the MapDotNet Silverlight Map Control for Windows Phone 7.

The ink sketching capabilities give developers the ability to build mapping applications for sketching and markup on touch screens

ISC is pleased to announce the release of MapDotNet UX version 8.1. This release of MapDotNet UX introduces the Beta version of the MapDotNet UX Silverlight Map Control for Windows Phone 7.    The MapDotNet UX Silverlight Map Control for Windows Phone 7 will give developers an edge when developing mapping apps for the Windows Phone 7 by supporting consumption of map services like Bing Maps for Enterprise, MapDotNet UX Map Services and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Services (WMS). The MapDotNet UX Silverlight Map Control also includes drawing and animation capabilities which assist developers in building more advanced mobile mapping apps. Following the current licensing model, the Silverlight Map Control for Windows Phone 7 will be a part of the MapDotNet UX SDK and has no associated licensing costs.

In addition to the support for the Windows Phone, version 8.1 also brings advancements in the drawing and data editing capabilities for the MapDotNet UX Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Map Controls. “The new shape editing capabilities for both map controls are designed to support real-world data where geometries can have multiple lines, rings, and holes and large numbers of points,” said Russell de Grove, Sr. Developer on the MapDotNet Product Team. The enhancements to the drawing context also introduce the concept of ghost nodes which can reduce the number of mouse clicks when performing heads up digitizing.

MapDotNet UX version 8.1 also introduces ink sketching capabilities for the WPF Map Control. “The ink sketching capabilities give developers the ability to build mapping applications for sketching and markup on touch screens,” states Brian Hearn, MapDotNet Lead Architect. “The shapes that are drawn on the map using your finger or a stylus can be converted to geometry shapes which could be used for spatial querying or mark-up in the database,” continues Hearn.

A fully-functional 60-day trial version of MapDotNet UX 8.1 is available for download at http://www.mapdotnet.com. ISC offers a variety of licensing and purchasing options including OEM pricing and discounts on the Federal GSA Schedule 70 contract and bulk purchases under a GSA SmartBuy BPA.

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