fredag den 18. juli 2008

Silverlight map viewer

Det er ikke meget man har hørt og set til SilverLight fra Microsoft - i det mindste har jeg ikke set ret mange løsninger (andet end dem Microsoft selv har lavet ;-) Det var derfor spændende at se denne map viewer som netop er lavet vha. SilverLight, og med Microsoft VE som kortgrundlag. Den ser pæn ud, funker fint og man kan tegne (punkter, linjer og flader) med forskellige farver. Disse kan derefter eksporteres i KML format. Igen flot, men godt? Jeg tabte ikke pusten undervejs ...

It is not much you have seen and heard about SilverLight from Microsoft - at least I haven't seen that many applications around (apart from those made by Microsoft ;-) It was therefor with great anticipation that I found this map viewer made with SL and with Microsoft VE as map source. It looks nice, it works and you can draw (points, lines and polygons) with different colors. These doodles can afterwards be exported to KML. I must say nice nice but good? I didn't quite loose my breath ...


IDV Solutions Releases Silverlight Map Viewer June 17, 2008

Lansing, MI — IDV Solutions has created a first-of-its-kind Silverlight 2.0 map viewer for Virtual Earth using Microsoft's new Rich Internet Application (RIA) technology. Silverlight 2.0 offers a number of great benefits including fast graphic rendering, compatibility with a .Net development environment, and will allow for more visualization capabilities within IDV Solutions' Visual Fusion Suite®.

The IDV map viewer is built on Silverlight Beta 2 using Microsoft Expression Blend and Visual Studio. The demonstration incorporates best practices for map display, as well as drawing and editing map content with the ability to output annotation as KML. The globe rotation option also provides another degree of freedom for navigation and drawing.

“The move to Silverlight fits perfectly with our goal to empower the enterprise to build visually compelling location- and time-based mash-ups and composite applications for real competitive advantage,” said Scott Caulk, Visual Fusion Product Manager at IDV Solutions.

This Silverlight map viewer demo is the first in IDV's planned series of Silverlight mapping application demonstrations. IDV Solutions looks to incorporate Silverlight 2.0 into their product, Visual Fusion Experience®, once Silverlight 2.0 is released. View the Silverlight Map Viewer demo at

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