MapWindow Open-Source Conference Coming Up

Thanks to Twitter, I see that the 3rd annual MapWindow Open-Source GIS Conference is coming up at the end of June. It is being held in Velp, The Netherlands. I call this conference out because it has a strong, but not exclusive, concentration on open-source GIS tools for the .Net environment, such as DotSpatial, SharpMap, … Read more

Writing GeoJSON from SharpMap, Part 1.5

Following up on my post a few months back about GeoJSON and SharpMap; here is the code to the converter as it stands so far. I have mentioned recently that things have been pretty busy at work so I have progressed on this more slowly than I had wished. I have yet to insert code to handle CRS but I thought it would be better to post something than nothing.

Basically, I just had to do some modifications to Morten’s original code for handling WKT. It was pretty straightforward owing mainly to the quality of Morten’s code. So here it is. Enjoy…

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Writing GeoJSON from SharpMap, Part 1

In between proposals, white papers and the like, I’ve been able to do a little coding to keep myself sane. Recently, I have been playing with SharpMap, GeoJSON and OpenLayers. But not necessarily in that order. Originally, I was looking over the GeoJSON spec to get more of a feel for it and decided that it would be fun (I know) to write an exporter for SharpMap. There is already a converter to write SharpMap geometries as WKT so I went ahead and built another one to convert to GeoJSON. In order to test it, I decided to use OpenLayers.

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Inserting SQL 2008 Geometry With a SqlCommand

Update (7/1/2011): I wrote this post early in the SQL 2008 CTP. I no longer use the method described here. If you found this post via StackOverflow or some other Q&A site, I highly recommend this post by Vish as a more efficient way of doing things: http://viswaug.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/inserting-spatial-data-in-sql-server-2008/ I’m in the process of using SharpMap … Read more

MSDN Article on Mapping with WPF

I found this article today about using VB9 and WPF to draw thematic maps. It’s a good walk-through of how to do it. The article admits that the coordinate transformation used is not terribly accurate but that can be rectified. This article is a good example of how to build a mapping application without any … Read more