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TatukGIS Releases the GIS Developer Kernel ActiveX Control (with .NET Compatibility)

October 14, 2002

TatukGIS today released the comprehensive GIS Developer Kernel (DK) toolkit v. 7.2 as an ActiveX® control for compatibility with Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual Studio® .NET products, and scripting languages, as well as Borland Delphi and C++Builder. The framework and function/property set of the ActiveX version is highly similar to the Delphi VCL version of the DK, making it easy to port a DK-based application between development environments, e.g., Delphi™, C++Builder™, Visual Basic, Visual C++, .NET, etc. The Developer Kernel, with an object API incorporating approximately 2,200 public/protected functions and properties in 120 classes, presents GIS developers with a very viable option at an affordable price. The product is priced at only $650 per developer station license, including technical support and product upgrades during the first year. The DK is royalty-free for desktop application development.

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A partial list of the leading DK v7.2 features:
  • Object API
  • Multi-format, supporting the leading GIS, CAD, and pixel formats: SHP, E00, MIF/MID, TAB (vector and raster), DXF, DGN, TIGER, SQL vector layers, TIFF/GeoTIFF, JPEG, BMP, SPOT, TatukGIS PixelStore (for SQL-based pixel coverages)
  • A single visual layer/legend/property control for all aspects of the map appearance
  • WKT/WKB geometry support
  • Topological operations, such as buffers, intersections, unions, etc.
  • Compatibility with any SQL database supporting via ADO/ODBC or DBX
  • R-Tree spatial indexing
  • Advanced pixel layer operations, such as histograms equalizations, color coding, layer transparency, etc.
  • Thematic mapping, custom rendering, scale control
  • Pie and bar charts
  • Advanced editing
  • GPS, geocoding, and optimal routing
  • CGM and TrueType symbols for points and lines; CGM, TrueType, and WMF symbols for fills
  • Advanced label placement, overlap avoidance
  • Universal support of language characters (Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, etc.)
  • 26 projections, approximately 225 datums and 50 ellipsoids (direct support for national map grids and U.S. State Plane coordinate systems to be added soon)
  • Modern, free of software legacy limitations
  • Very small footprint and very fast
  • MS Windows platform
  • Guarantee, support, and upgrades for first year at no additional charge