Component GIS Software

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Component GIS software enable developers to create custom GIS applications. Find resources relating to Component GIS in this category.

GIS Software Components
In the focus towards custom GIS applications, software components and open source are hot items. Article by Marco Morais.

FME Objects
Safe Software’s FME Objects components for embedding data reading, writing and processing functionality into any application. FME Objects presently supports read/write for more than 60 data formats as well as many data processing functions. Safe has signed deals with Autodesk and MapInfo that will see FME Objects embedded in AutoCAD Map and MapInfo Professional.

GeoView is a mapping component offered by Blue Marble Geographics available as both a dynamic link library (DLL) and an OCX control for Windows programmers using Visual Basic, C++, Delphi, PowerBuilder, C++ Builder, and other Windows development tools.

ESRI’s MapObjects is an Active X control, a subset of the COM component standard, for viewing, querying, and analyzing spatial data.

Map Suite .NET GIS Components
Map Suite is a family of native .NET GIS software development components offered by ThinkGeo. Useful for building GIS desktop apps, web apps and services in Visual Studio .NET.  Projects can be distributed royalty-free. Free evaluation available for download.

MapX is the ActiveX component mapping software offered by MapInfo.

OpenMap is a free JavaBeans software component for viewing spatial data. JavaBeans is a component specification for software written in the Java language

GIS component (SDK) with extensive API for desktop, mobile, client-server, web, and embedded GIS application development. Product editions are available for multiple development platforms:  .NET WinForms & WPF, .NET WebForms, ActiveX/OCX, and Embarcadero Delphi/C++Builder VCL.  Licensing is free of deployment royalties or run-time fees.

First published:  June 23, 2008, Select listings updated: March 1, 2016

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