February 18, 2009

Geospecialling v2.0 and an introduction to FullCircle

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Darrin Maidlow @ 1:11 pm

Hello!  Welcome back to Geospecialling, and welcome to the new site!  This new site has been my existence for the past several weeks– but more on that later. 

It’s been a crazy couple of months (since ), and we are getting closer to the end of the craziness.  Let me sum things up, and hopefully gain your forgiveness for the lack of posts for two months. =)  At AU we unveiled , and the reception has been phenomenal.  FullCircle is our newest product built .   So after returning from AU, and getting all that feedback from partners and customers we set to work finishin, testing, and polishing the first release of FullCircle – Standard Edition.

FullCircle has two main functions.  First, it allows users to login and query data from their Oracle, SQL Server, and Access databases.  The tabular information is then sent down as an Excel spreadsheet where users may edit or append data.  This spreadsheet can then uploaded to FullCircle and processed.  The updates/inserts are applied to the appropriate database table.

The second key function of FullCircle is for users.   FullCircle allows Excel forms to be defined and saved.  Users can then download the form templates from the repository, print the forms with Capturx, and fill them out.  When the digital pen is docked, and the hand writing is processed back into Excel – these Excel files can then be processed with FullCircle.  The inserts (or updates if needed) are processed and put into the appropriate database table(s).  No temporary tables are used that require processing after the fact (unless of course, this is what you want to do), no custom coding.

On top of that we’ve been hard at work building this new site, setting up the new blogs, doing all that good stuff.  I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel…

More soon!


  1. This is a comment for your “Creating .NET Objects for Mapguide XML schema Definitions (XSD) using LINQ” and “Dynamic Authoring in Mapguide Enterprise – Before the Viewer has Loaded” blog in your previous site since I did not find a comment link there…
    I found these articles extremely useful. Thanks for writing it up. However I am still using VS2005. Do you have any tips on how I can create .NET objects with VS2005 since LINQ requires VS 2008? Thanks.

    Comment by Smitha — March 5, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  2. Hi, I’m glad you found my post helpful. Unfortunately I don’t have VS 2005 installed anymore so I couldn’t play around with this. You are correct LINQ requires .NET 3.5, and as you mentioned 2005 will not let you target this version of the framework. Unfortunately – this was the first, and only way I have found that would generate objects/XML in this way (for me). Granted, once I got this working I did stop looking =)

    That said – it should be possible to take the object skeleton created by LINQ and clean that up to remove the LINQ’isms – then one could write their own XML factory. Eliminating LINQ would actually be quite nice – but I didn’t have time to go that far.

    Comment by Darrin Maidlow — March 10, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

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