Developing GIS Solutions with MapObjects and Visual Basic, Volume 1

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Cengage Learning, 2002 - Computers - 315 pages
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This essential resource offers GIS professionals and students the programming skills to create state-of-the-art GIS applications using MapObjects and Visual Basic. Developing GIS Solutions with MapOjects and Visual Basic teaches GIS programming in a complete hands-on environment. This how-to manual provides instruction in how to use the latest version of the popular MapObjects ActiveX control from leading GIS application developer ESRI. Along the way, readers will gain a hands-on introduction to Visual Basic (VB) programming through practice VB programs utilizing MapObjects. GIS topics such as spatial selections, thematic mapping, overlays, map projections, and web-based GIS are all addressed and explored thoroughly using a blend of thought-provoking software design discussions, detailed examples, and carefully crafted exercises.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
The B Controls Sample Program
19
A Closer Look at VB Projects
32
Procedures
45
Working with Layers
63
Managing Map Layers
67
Synchronizing the Map and the Add I aver Form
80
Geometry Coordinates
93
Saving the Selected Set
172
Summary
186
Form Basics
199
Getting Input File Values
212
Part 3
227
An Overview of the MOIMS
240
A Setup Form
254
Comments on the MOIMS
255

Displaying Selected Records
106
Summary
120
Summary
136
Displaying the Current Renderer Page
144
Restoring the Quantile Renderer
158
The Intersect Function
272
Summary
288
Tying Up Some Loose Ends
301
Copyright

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Bruce A. Ralston, is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He received three awards from the Association of American Geographers, including the Edward L. Ullman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Transportation Geography, 1999; the Outstanding Geographic Software Award, 1994; and the Excellence in Applied Geography Award, 1991. Bruce Ralston is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Transport Geography and the President of GIS Tools, Inc.

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