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

Gdynia, Poland
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
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