SharpMap and WPF

A few weeks ago, I blogged about the end of the line for MapObjects. I waxed nostalgic about how fun it was to develop with MO and how, although I haven’t used it in a while, I’ll still be sad to see it go.

Well, I’m glad I’m over that! I been working with SharpMap for the last few weeks and I’m feeling that old MO vibe again. It started a few weeks ago with developing a data provider for SQLite (read here) but I’ve continued to look under the hood.

Lately, I’ve been working a project where we need to feed some spatial data into native WPF display. WPF offers high performance and great graphics quality. In addition, there are numerous other types of data involved that also need to be displayed. We didn’t want dedicated display components for each type of data so we decided to bring the spatial data into WPF.

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MO No Mo’

Okay, there’s nothing terribly surprising about ESRI’s announcement regarding MapObjects in this technical article. I would have been more surprised if they had announced that it would be supported or that there would be another version or something like that. In truth, I haven’t touched MapObjects in years. It was dead to me even if … Read more