20.7.13

Coding session of our developers

Our today's effort is your tomorrow's profit

In the beginning of July we have made a coding sprint and hacking session with the Klokan Technologies GmbH core developers together with a few guests interested in programming and hacking with us.

This has been great few days - where some of the fruits of our work and results are or soon going to become available as part of our products and open-source projects.

What have we done?

Well, for example the Georeferencer online service supports now directly the world-wide unique WebGL in browser transformation into Polynomial and Thin Plate Spline map overlays for thousands of maps:

http://blog.klokantech.com/2013/04/map-overlays-with-webgl-affine.html

You can open and play with one for example here:

http://mzk.georeferencer.com/map/d0ngDwXZ0vWQcjyxPLVXxV/201211062312-aW6vz1/visualize

Just click on Polynomial or TPS buttons. Do you like it?  Share your experience with us!

The MapTiler Pro and the open-source OGC WMTS TileServer, which is going to be presented on the International Cartographic Conference in Dresden 2013 (http://www.icc2013.org/) and on FOSS4G (http://2013.foss4g.org/) has moved significantly forward too and we have now set a clear roadmap for further development.

There are many more cool new things in our labs, which are going to be announced later this year!

Stay with us and enjoy our products.

18.7.13

MapTiler Pro launched

The new Pro version of MapTiler with a graphical user interface provides more comfortable way of using the software, while the advanced users can still utilise the command line for complete automation and batch processing.

The MapTiler Pro is enhancing and replacing the older MapTiler Cluster product. All our customers are being upgraded now.

MapTiler and MapTiler Pro converts raster maps into a format suitable for web applications, mobile devices and 3D visualisation. It provides the easiest way how to prepare raster geodata for mashups, apps and for Google Earth. It produces either a folder with tiles and simple HTML viewer or the MBTiles data format.

Raster maps and images are transformed into tiles compatible with Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, Microsoft Bing, MapQuest or MapBox and can be used as overlay or standalone background maps. The maps can be also visualised in 3D form by Google Earth.

Developers can easily render raster geodata into map tiles suitable for Google Maps API mashups and native mobile applications (iPhone/iPad/Android) made with Apple MapKit, RouteMe or OSMDroid.

MapTiler Pro 0.4.1 has following added features:
  • Graphical user interface for Windows and Mac OS X for rendering of multiple files (GeoTiff, MrSID, ECW,...) into a seamless map layer
  • Support for direct output into MBTiles format
  • Leaflet viewer automatically generated for all maps, next to Google Maps API V3
  • Improved progress bar status for rendering
  • Drag and Drop files and improved dialog for spatial reference systems
  • User friendly installer under Windows and fixes of various bugs
  • A new cheaper license option - with availability for one month
Contact info@klokantech.com to get a free demo and more info.