The TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK) is a full-fledged GIS development component (SDK) supporting a number of development platforms. The TatukGIS Editor is a ready-to-use, highly customizable, professional GIS desktop application developed/compiled from the DK and sharing many of its features and characteristics. The Editor contains a built-in scripting IDE exposing, within the Editor, the full DK object API for implementing custom features or additional functionality. In many situations, either product could be used to develop the same custom application or solution.
The relative advantages and disadvantages of the Editor versus the DK for custom GIS development are described in knowledge base item KB10868.
The TatukGIS Editor supports a number of SQL database map layer formats, including advanced 3rd party spatial database formats such as Microsoft Spatial Server, Oracle Spatial/Locator & Oracle GeoRaster, ESRI ArcSDE & ESRI ArcSDE Raster, PostGIS, and MapInfo SpatialWare. SQL based map layer formats are useful for multiple user, enterprise type situations. The support includes viewing, editing, querying, export, conversion between formats and other operations.
A matrix of supported SQL based formats and database engine compatibility is presented in Knowledge Base item KB10639.
Guidance on connecting the TatukGIS Editor (and other TatukGIS products) to each supported SQL layer type is presented in Knowledge Base item KB10765 and in the on-line Editor tutorials.