In 100.0, Qt developers have even more capabilities for adding mapping and geographic analysis to native apps than ever before. 3D geographic visualization, 2D vector tiled basemap support, enriched error handling in the API, and additional geoprocessing tools are just a few of the new highlights.
Esri is proud to announce the commercial release of ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 for Qt. This is quite a revolutionary and innovative release for ArcGIS developers. The API architecture is continuing to evolve for those of you who are looking to build great native applications for a wide range of devices and platforms!
In addition, Qt developers have more app deployment and design options. These include the following:
- Support for writing C++ apps that can target all platforms, including macOS, iOS and Android. Esri is committed to providing as many developer options for Qt developers as possible!
- Support for separating your QML and C++ business logic. Enabling support for this design pattern frees up the Qt developer to adopt best-design practices while writing great GIS apps!
A few of the highlighted features include, but are definitely not limited to:
- 3D visualization – On desktop platforms, 3D has been brought to the ArcGIS Runtime for native app development. Build 3D scenes with raster, tiled and vector data sets including 3D specific symbology for enhancing viaualization of your geographic data.
- Maps and scenes – The Map object has been split out from the view that displays it, to represent the model or viewmodelcomponent in a Model-View-Controller (MVC) or Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architecture. This same design is also implemented for Scene objects.
- Military symbology API – On desktop platforms, the API and workflow for using Military symbology has been greatly simplified in this release.
- Go offline – To make things easy for you, the APIs for common operations such as editing, searching, geocoding or routing are the same whether you are online or offline.
There are too many capabilities to describe in this short post, so go check it out yourself. You’ll be surprised by how much you can achieve with ArcGIS Runtime SDK 100.0 for Qt.
We invite you all to download v100 and get started today!