Development Kit (SDK) enables software developers to access the ImageSTOR
technology from their own custom GIS / CAD applications. It provides a
simple interface for efficient reading,
display and extraction
of ImageSTOR catalog contents. All types of ImageSTOR databases are supported
(file based, ODBC and ImageSTOR Server). Although SDK is designed to be
used with C/C++ development environments
(Microsoft Visual C++ is recommended), it can be used in any system
that supports DLL function calling.
Flexible interface also enables integration with other GIS software components
(ex. ESRIís MapObjects). Although
interface is designed to be as simple as possible, some experience with
Windows programming is required.
Control is a software component that
enables you to easily add ImageSTOR display technology to your applications.
Unlike ImageSTOR SDK which requires some programming experience, ActiveX
control is easy to use: just add the
control to your project (Microsoft Visual C++, Visual Basic, or any other
development system), select the image catalog (you can invoke the ImageSTOR's
Image Manager directly from Control Properties dialog box) and that's
it - your application can be extended with ImageSTOR display technology
in minutes. ImageSTOR ActiveX control provides all the features for efficient
user interaction with image display (zoom, pan, scroll) - just connect
your user interface with control methods and you can have extremely fast
and flexible ImageSTOR viewer in no time. You also have all the other
features present in SDK: memory access to image scanlines, image export,
Both ImageSTOR SDK
and ActiveX control use the same image access and display technology that
is built into the ImageSTOR Professional / Viewer software, which features
highly optimized access to any image region in any resolution, efficient
caching mechanism and extremely fast display
engine. Your GIS or CAD applications can now benefit from real-time
access to even the largest spatial image databases.
ImageSTOR SDK and
ActiveX control are available for free
download. Your custom applications / projects that include ImageSTOR technology
can also be distributed freely, without any royalties.