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Map Suite Mobile for iOS Installation Guide

Welcome to Map Suite™ from ThinkGeo, a complete family of GIS software development kits that will help you build cutting-edge mapping and spatially aware applications. Using Map Suite's intuitive APIs, programmers who write code in C# can create professional-grade Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software featuring interactive maps, spatial analysis, geoprocessing and location, and much more. Even developers inexperienced with GIS can add fully-functional maps to their projects in just moments.

In this article, we will discuss how to install Map Suite iOS Edition on your computer and prepare your development environment for creating Map Suite-powered projects.

System Requirements


  • A Macintosh running OS X Mountain Lion or higher (although we recommend the latest version).
  • Xamarin iOS SDK.
  • Apple’s Xcode IDE and iOS SDK (we recommend the latest version from the App Store).
  • (With Xamarin Studio installed, we can develop on Mac directly without using a Windows machine.)


  • Windows 7 or higher.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional or higher.
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or higher
  • Xamarin plug-in is not supported by Visual Studio Express editions.
  • The Windows computer must be able to reach the Mac via the network.

Environment Preparation

Install .NET Framework 4.5

Map Suite requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or newer.

  • Windows

    For windows installation instructions, click here.

Begin Your Development

Launch the ThinkGeo Product Center application to explore the exciting world of Map Suite GIS. Each Map Suite edition ships with code samples, kick-start templates, videos and more to help you start developing your first application quickly!

Next, we recommend that you take a look at our ThinkGeo Product Center article to learn how to find your way around the Product Center application.

map_suite_mobile_for_ios_installation_guide.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/23 09:05 by kevinlaw