Wednesday, January 09, 2008

GIS SDK Edition for Compact Framework

TatukGIS announces the release of the .NET Compact Framework edition of the TatukGIS Developer Kernel toolkit product for the development of custom GIS applications for Pocket PC type applications for Windows CE/Mobile operating systems. The DK-Compact Framework (DK-CF) product supports Windows Compact Framework 2.0 development with Visual Studio 2005 and Compact Framework 2.0 and 3.5 development with Visual Studio 2008.

The DK-CF has been tested with a number of commercial handheld devices running Pocket PC 2003, Windows Mobile 5 and 6, Windows CE.NET 4.2, and Windows CE 5 and 6. A running DK-CF application has a reasonably small memory footprint. The data size is not limited because the product can read data from external storage such as a removable SD card. Testing was typically performed with 1 GB-sized SHP files, with the R-Tree spatial indexing enabled.

Because the DK-CF is based on pure .NET code, it is processor independent. This means a DK-CF application can run on any processor supported by Compact Framework, without the need for recompilation. Furthermore, because the DK-CF has exactly the same interface (API) as the .NET WinForms edition of the TatukGIS Developer Kernel (DK.NET) for GIS desktop development, porting a DK.NET based desktop application to the DK-CF is just a matter of copying the code.

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