Map Data Explorer

We’ve developed this UWP app as a Test of the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET and to discover how easy it is to expose it’s features and capabilities.

After developing this, we are confident we can develop other highly focused and usable apps with the same framework and target

  • UWP – Universal Windows Platform – Windows Store App
  • WPF Windows Desktop
  •  Xamarin cross-platform mobile
  • Xamarin Forms cross-platform mobile

Drag and Drop Functionality

We designed this app framework with extreme usability in mind so not only does it support adding files from a folder but drag and drop files.

Support for ESRI formats like Raster Tile Packages TPK/TPKX, Vector Tile Packages  VTPK, Mobile Map Package

But also Raster Imagery and Raster Tiles from GPKG

Vector Tile Package

Vector Tile Layers are used to create multi-scale maps that are efficient, customizable and high-resolution.

Build Mapping, Visualization & Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET

A Powerful Mapping Tool for Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

Cross-Sell Windows Tile Server

Pair with Windows Tile  Server application for a data serving module to serve (MBTILES, GPKG and Folder of TMS/XYZ Tiles Vector Tiles, Raster Tiles, Elevation/Terrain Tiles) and also does vector tiles 2 raster tiles and blending /merging and Localhost WebServer to serve local GIS files like KML/KMZ to the map as if they are coming from the internet. The great thing about this module is that can License from ESRI with BASIC instead of STANDARD to support local file handling because they are from http. In addition, this module has Nettopology Suite and Spatialite for GeoPackage vector features with spatial functions/operations as well as ability to convert Projected shapefiles and other formats to KML via the ExportKML function. (even for just what’s in view to keep file small and to request new file for each pan/zoom)

Map Features


Zoom to extent


Display Map Scale

Adjust Opacity

Grid Settings


Re-order/Delete Layers

Find Addresses or Places

ESRI Offline Package Format Support

TPK and TPKX Raster Tiles


Add Layer from Server

Map Data Explorer supports all the ESRI Mapping Services (MapServer,ImageServer,FeatureServer), OGC WMS, WMTS -Tiles, XYZ Raster Tiles, Vector Tiles (vectortileserver)


Grid Settings

Adjust Scale and Zoom level

 Access internet map services from many sources

Can fully support NITF RPF-Raster Product Formats raster formats (ECRG,CIB, CADRG,ETC).

Can easily add MILSPEC 2525D App6 symbology

Can easily add offline line of sight and viewshed

Raster Imagery (TIF,SID,JP2)

Standard Runtime Licence

OGC GPKG - GeoPackage Raster Tiles and Vector Features

Supported Formats

We can easily add support for the following very difficult formats:  ENC layer – Electronic Nautical Chart Vector data

All of these raster Imagery Formats:



Analyze Visibility

Visibility analysis means determining which areas or specific features are visible from a hypothetical observer (location, heading, field of view, and so on).

3D Perspective Scene View

Scenes are the fundamental document type used for persistence and sharing of 3D content across the ArcGIS platform.Add a surface layer to a scene with a basemap for 3D visualization.

Editing Data /Creating Data

Updating features includes modifying feature attributes (changing the value of a feature’s fields according to the type and range of values allowed); modifying feature geometry (such as moving a point feature or reshaping a polygon or polyline feature).

Future support for Mobile Map Package (.mmpk)

Display map grids, view secured services, and works offline with support for Mobile Map Packages. (note: Offline Mobile Map Package support

GeoProcessing and Consuming GeoProcessing Web Services

A geoprocessing tool is a command or function that performs an operation on GIS data.

Support Scene Layer Package (SLPK ) Support Mobile Scene Packages (.mspk)

An .mspk file is an archive containing the data used to display an offline 3D scene. Some mobile scene packages have data that must be unpacked before reading.