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Major changes for ThinkGeo 14.1

Release date: 6/6/2024

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Added MbTilesLayer that renders the MBTiles v1.3 dataset using the standard StyleJson.
  • Added MbTilesRasterLayer that renders the standard MBRasterLayer

Major changes for ThinkGeo 14.0

Release date: 5/1/2024

ThinkGeo Mobile has transitioned to .NET MAUI from Xamarin.Forms starting with this release. This change follows Microsoft’s discontinuation of support for Xamarin.Forms as of today (May 1, 2024). This release is a complete rewrite, enhancing the existing features and introducing significant improvements to the map, as detailed below:

  • Expanded platform support to include iOS, Android, Windows, and MacCatalyst.
  • Improved map animations for smoother and more responsive performance.
  • Enhanced customization options for markers and pop-ups.
  • Enhanced shape editing.
  • Expanded dynamic labeling.
  • Increased exposure of internal debugging information.
  • Introduced progressive feature display, particularly for servers with paging capabilities, such as WFS V2 and OGC-API Features.
  • Enhanced online data support out-of-the-box:
    • ArcGIS Server REST
    • Bing Maps
    • Google Maps
    • Here Raster Maps
    • MapBox Static Tiles
    • NOAA Weather Stations
    • NOAA Weather Warnings
    • OpenStreetMap
    • OGC API Features
    • ThinkGeo Maps
    • WFS (Web Feature Service)
    • WMS (Web Map Service)
    • WMTS (Web Map Tile Service)
    • XYZ-based Servers
  • Enhanced offline data support out-of-the-box:
    • GeoTiff
    • Grid
    • Gpx
    • RasterImages
    • Shapefile
    • SQLite
    • Tab
    • ThinkGeo MBTiles
    • TinyGeo

Major changes for ThinkGeo 13.3

Release date: 4/16/2024

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Fixed the issue that NoaaWeatherStationFeatureLayer not working
  • Fixed the issue that NoaaWeatherWarningsFeatureLayer not working
  • Fixed the issue that map border discrepancies when isGrayScale is set to true on MapPrinterLayer.
  • Fixed the alignment issues in LabelPrinterLayer when printing to PDF.
  • Enhanced LayerAsync by adding CancellationToken to OpenAsync() and CloseAsync() methods in AsyncLayer.
  • Enhanced RasterTileCache by support saving and retrieving tiles asynchronously.
  • Enhanced Docker compatibility by removing C++ redistributable installation from ThinkGeo.Core.
  • Enhanced Performance of ColorTransformation for large image layers. Added KML support through GDAL on Linux platforms.

Major changes for ThinkGeo 13.2

Release date: 11/29/2023

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Added the following classes with asynchronous data fetching to ThinkGeo.Core.Async namespace:

    • ArcGisServerRestLayer
    • BingMapsLayer
    • CloudMapClient
    • GoogleMapsLayer
    • HereMapsRasterTileLayer
    • LayerAsync
    • MapBoxStaticTilesLayer
    • OpenStreetMapLayer
    • RasterLayerAsync
    • RasterSourceAsync
    • ThinkGeoCloudRasterMapsLayer
    • ThinkGeoCloudVectorMapsLayer
    • WebBasedLayer
    • WmsRasterLayer
    • WmsRasterSource
    • WmtsLayer
    • XYZTileLayer
  • Fixed the issue where a layer is not showed up correctly when setting a custom style to the DefaultStyle instead of adding it to the CustomStyles collection

  • Enhanced WmsLayer functionality with new helper methods and better server compatibility.

ThinkGeo.UI.iOS Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.Android Namespace

  • Upgrade all the WebBasedOverlays to internally use the new WebBasedLayers with asynchronous data fetching.
  • Improved exception management using Overlay.DrawingExceptionMode property and Overlay.ThrowingException event.

Major changes for ThinkGeo 13.1

Release date: 7/7/2023

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Optimized performance for layers at lower zoomlevels.
  • Enhanced the performance of NoaaWeatherStationsLayer and NoaaWeatherWarningsLayer.
  • Implemented AsyncLocker, replacing lock() internally wherever possible.
  • Added support for V2 and X2 to ThinkGeoCloudRasterMapsLayer. Note: V2 represents the 2nd version, and X2 signifies High DPI.
  • Added PositionStyle.AllowLabelNudging to permit label nudging.
  • Introduced FeatureSource to GridDefinition to leverage featureSource's spatial index during InterpolationModel calculations.
  • Fixed an issue causing GeoTiff to produce a vertical white line at certain zoom levels.
  • Fixed an issue where some WKTs failed to function properly with French system culture.

ThinkGeo.UI.XamarinForms Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.iOS Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.Android Namespace

  • Created Async versions, as necessary, for MapView and Overlays and marked the corresponding sync versions of the APIs as obsolete.
  • Refined the Map Pinch Rotation feature.
  • Significantly improved overall performance on both Android and iOS platforms.
  • Implement the feature to position the map by defining the center point and scale, instead of setting a bounding box.
  • Enhanced pop-ups for better compatibility with iOS Dark Theme.
  • Optimized TrackInteractiveOverlay and EditInteractiveOverlay, added necessary events, and improved editing smoothness.

Major changes for ThinkGeo 13.0

Release date: 11/29/2022

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Improved the accuracy and performance of isolines.
  • Improved multiple columns labeling through TextStyle.TextContent
  • improved MagneticDeclinationAdornmentLayer by updating to the latest Geomagnetic Reference IGRF13 from:
  • Improved the heatmap styling by updating its color palette.
  • Supported the GeoTiff files with separate planes and multiple strips
  • Supported HereMapsRasterTileLayer
  • Supported deleting/adding/editing columns for TabFiles.
  • Upgraded all the dependencies to the latest (up to 11/28/2022) and streamline the 3rd party dependency reference.
  • Updated the proj string of the SRIDs to the latest based on
  • Implemented an API to check if a license is activated: ThinkGeoProductLicense.GetCoreLicenseStatus()
  • Fixed the issue where a null numeric field in a shapefile returns bad results
  • Fixed the issue where internal exceptions are thrown when cached tiles are read/updated simultaneously.
  • Fixed the issue where the labeling of curved lines is not at the center in some scenarios.
  • Fixed the issue where some labels are cut in busy places like New York City in ThinkGeoCloudRasterLayer.

ThinkGeo.UI.XamarinForms Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.iOS Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.Android Namespace

  • Update Xamarin.Forms to the latest
  • Improve the performance of map resizing by avoiding redrawing the layers in real time.
  • Improved the map responsiveness by reaffirming using async for all the IO-intensive APIs.
  • Fixed the issue where the event arguments of ExtentChanged and ExtentChanging are inaccurate.

Major changes for ThinkGeo 12.3

Release date: 11/6/2020

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Created ThinkGeo.UI.XamarinForms edition.
  • Created MapBox layer and support MapBox static tile.
  • Open web browser instead of Product Center when no license was found.
  • Minimum supported .NET Framework version now has been updated to 4.6.2 from 4.6.1.
  • Add an API to the WorldFile class to allow it to save a world file to disk.
  • Added the API to convert feature collection to GeoJSON.
  • Added TopologyValidator class for validating shapes.
  • Added XYZ layer as the base class of all the XYZ-based layers.
  • Greatly improved the performance of web-based layers, such as bingmaps layer, googlemaps layer and thinkgeo cloud layers.
  • Request for X2 Google images if needed in Google Layer.
  • Fixed the issue where application cannot work on both X86 and X64 systems when compiling with .NET Framework under AnyCPU, by upgrading the drawing engine to SkiaSharp 2.80.2.
  • Fixed the issue where Proj String and EPSG number cannot be read correctly when opening a layer.
  • Fixed the issue where printing doesn’t work properly on High DPI printer.
  • Fixed the issue where the transparent background of a geotiff was not displayed properly.
  • Fixed the issue where a geoimage cannot be serialize/deserialize properly.
  • Fixed the issue where CAD layer throw a KeyNotFound exception in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where the Red and Blue channels of a geoTiff are inverted on Linux, iOS and Android.
  • Fixed the issue where drawing text with rotation angle other than 0 has some unexpected offset when zooming in to the lowest zoomlevel.
  • Support raster projection for the web-based layers such as google maps, bing maps, ThinkGeo cloud maps and mapbox maps.

ThinkGeo.UI.XamarinForms Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.iOS Namespace / ThinkGeo.UI.Android Namespace * Fixed the issue where map flashes when multiple overlays are added to the map if one overlay draws way faster than the others. * Used async drawing and greatly improve the drawing performance. * support customized zoombar tooltips

Major changes for ThinkGeo 12.1

Release date: 11/29/2019

ThinkGeo.Core Namespace:

  • Enhanced to support high resolution screen for ThinkGeo Cloud Maps.
  • Enhanced to support high resolution screen for GoogleMapsLayer.
  • Enhanced to support projection for WMTS layer.
  • Fixed a bug where UnmanagedProjProjectionConverter converts extent to internal projection incorrectly.
  • Fixed the font size issue for PointStyle.
  • Fixed a bug where the WKB of MultiLine Empty can't parse.
  • Fixed a bug where ThinkGeo Cloud Vector layer aren't rendered at zoom level 19.
  • Fixed a bug where the alpha component of GeoColor style didn't work.
  • Fixed a bug where TextBaseline can't support multi-line text.
  • Enhanced to support cancel drawing line.
  • Fixed a bug where the GeoImage being used is disposed for Noaa layer.
  • Enhanced to support Cad.
  • Enhanced to support multi-thread for projection converter.
  • Fixed a bug where FeatureSource.GetColumns method throws exception in multi-threads.
  • Enhanced to make SqliteFeatureLayer thread safe.
  • Added DrawText method for PositionStyle.
  • Added "PointStyle(GeoFont glyphFont, string glyphContent, GeoBrush fillBrush)" constructor for PointStyle.
  • Published PointStyle.DrawGlyph method.
  • Enhanced to support custom font for PointStyle.
  • Changed the default tile size value of ZoomLevelSet from 256 to 512.
  • Published PointStyle.DrawImage method.
  • Published PointStyle.DrawSymbol method.
  • Fixed a bug where the ProjectionConverter.ConvertToExternalProjection method doesn't work.
  • Fixed a bug where SqliteFeatureSource querying data from R-Tree index table throws exception.
  • Fixed a bug where the SqliteFeatureSource.GetFeaturesByIds method doesn't work.
  • Changed longitude and latitude parameter order for some API.
  • Enhanced to support GeoLinearGradientBrush for Printer and fixed bug the Printer get different result with the Map if polygon contains inner rings.
  • Fixed a bug where the angle of label of GeoLinearGradientBrush is incorrect .
  • Fixed an bug where when parsing tile format tiff image, throws "Array index is out of range" exception.
  • Enhanced to support background for layer.
  • Enhanced to support KeyColors for SkiaGeoCanvas.
  • Changed the default web proxy from null to DefaultWebProxy of system.
  • Fixed a bug where rendering tiff image is blurred.

Major changes for ThinkGeo 12.0

  1. Merge all the managed layers to Core and used GDAL to redesign Unmanged Layers. Rename the packages name, here is latest package name;

  2. ThinkGeo.UI.Wpf

  3. ThinkGeo.UI.Blazor

  4. ThinkGeo.UI.WebApi

  5. ThinkGeo.Core

  6. ThinkGeo.Gdal
  7. ThinkGeo.Ecw
  8. ThinkGeo.Cad
  9. ThinkGeo.GeoTiff
  10. ThinkGeo.Jpeg2000
  11. ThinkGeo.MrSi
  12. ThinkGeo.UmanagedProj
  13. ThinkGeo.NuticalCharts
  14. ThinkGeo.FileGeoDatabase
  15. ThinkGeo.PersonalGeoDatabase
  16. ThinkGeo.Oracle
  17. ThinkGeo.Sqlite
  18. ThinkGeo.MsSql
  19. ThinkGeo.PostgreSql
  20. ThinkGeo.Printers

  21. ThinkGeo.Dependency.SQLite

  22. ThinkGeo.Dependency.MicrosoftVisualCRunTime140
  23. ThinkGeo.Dependency.NetTopologySuite
  24. ThinkGeo.Dependency.Npgsql
  25. ThinkGeo.Dependency.Printers
  26. ThinkGeo.Dependency.SkiaSharp
  27. ThinkGeo.Dependency.SqlClient
  28. ThinkGeo.Dependency.Jint
  29. ThinkGeo.Dependency.SQLite
  30. ThinkGeo.Dependency.WriteableBitmapEx

  31. Redesign GeoCanvas based on SkiaSharp.

  32. Updated all the C++ runtime to one single version, use MSVC140.

  33. Use one GDAL C# wrap instead of raster layer wrappers, like JPEG2000, ECW, MrSid, Tiff, .etc.

  34. Removed FDO, and SDF layer.

  35. Renamed our all MapControl to MapView.

  36. Used GDAL for S57 and FileGeoDatabase and PersonalGeoDatabase, this will inherit from GDAL Feature Layer.

  37. MapSuite TileCache/Tile Matrix, based on current design, the TileView, TileCache, Tile, Matrix are thread safe. It will improve the performance greatly.

  38. Matrix: Create/Calculate the matrix system for TileLayer and TileOverlay.

  39. Tile: The tiles for the cached items, the tile contains the tile data and tile location (z,x,y)
  40. TileCache: Tile Cache for ThinkGeo, it work with one tile.
  41. TileView: TileOverlay each tile view, it only draw the layers or render the drawing result in UI.

  42. Refine our MapSuite properties, make sure set one property won’t change other properties, like Map.Unit will update the map extent, .etc.

  43. Support Rotation for WPF.

  44. Support StyleJson.