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Map Suite World Map Kit SDK Installation Guide

Note: The page was created before Map Suite 10. Map Suite 10.0 organized many classes into new namespaces and assemblies as well as had a few minor breaks in compatibility. The majority of previously built code should work without modification assuming the new namespaces are added. For guidance on upgrading your existing code, please check out MapSuite 10 Upgrade Guide.

The Map Suite World Map Kit SDK is an extension for our Map Suite line of GIS developer controls that includes everything you need to display professional-looking maps of any location on Earth. The kit comes with map data covering the world—plus enhanced street-level detail of the United States and Canada—and pre-built rendering classes that deliver beautiful maps instantly. The included source code allows you to redesign the maps or add your own data.

In this article, we will discuss how to install Map Suite World Map Kit SDK on your machine and upgrade your development environment.

System Requirements

  • Minimum 400 MHz processor
  • Minimum 256 MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows NT4/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/2008/8 Server
  • Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012/Express
  • .NET Framework 4.0 or higher
  • Supports Visual Basic .NET, C#, J# or any .NET-compatible language

Environment Preparation

Install .NET Framework 4.0 or higher version

To process ahead with the installation of Map Suite Service Edition, you should have .Net Framework 4.0 or higher. Please get it from

Install Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express

To develop your application with Map Suite Component, the Visual Studio or Visual Studio Express is necessary.

Getting started with Map Suite World Map Kit WMS SDK

Download and run the Map Suite World Map Kit WMS SDK.

NOTE: Please make sure you have an internet connection while running this installer as it needs to register on line.

Your Installation will look like this as following:

  • Extract all of the World Map Kit RAR files to the directory of your choice. Be sure that you have at least 25GB of free disk space to contain the data. To extract the data, double-click the WorldMapKit.part001.exe file and choose the directory where the data files should be extracted to.

  • In the WorldMapKitDemos folder copy either the VB.Net or C# folder to your hard disk depending upon which language you are more familiar with.
  • Open up the WorldMapKit VB Demo or the WorldMapKit CSharp Demo solution file in the VB.Net or C# folder.

  • Make sure references to the MapSuite Edition Dll you are working with are set correctly.
  • In the Web.config or the App.config set the WorldMapKitDataFolder value to the directory where you extracted the WorldMapKit.rar data files.
  • Build and Run the demo and see how the World Map Kit can create a working map for your application.
map_suite_world_map_kit_sdk_installation_guide.txt · Last modified: 2017/03/17 05:09 by tgwikiupdate