Coloring shape files

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  1. Mike
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    Feb 2008

    Posted 13 Nov 2010 Link to this post


    This is probably just a continuation of a previous question on here, but I'm not sure if I get it yet! 

    I want to load a .SHP or .KML file representing a geography and then have my program supply the values and color the shapes based on information from a database. 

    For example I would like to load the shape file, color it using a value I have calculated from the database and then overlay an abitrary piece of XAML (which would be a series of other representations of the information for that geographical area). So I would shade the regions based on the number of customers in that region that have some particular characteristic and then overlay a range of other statistics for the region (split by gender as a chart for example).

    Is this possible without producing a DBF file?  I've no idea how I would do that in these circumstances - I guess I'd have to dynamically serve it but that sounds pretty complex.


  2. Andrey
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    Posted 17 Nov 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Mike,

    The Colorizer requires an extended data property.
    You can set it up from a code for each read shape using the PreviewReadCompleted event. You should specify the MapShapeReader.ExtendedPropertySet property to register necessary property of extended data.
    I have attached a sample solution. I hope it helps.

    Sincerely yours,
    Andrey Murzov
    the Telerik team
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  3. awni
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    Posted 26 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    I'm trying to apply colorization in the same way you did in the example, but I need it for states and counties in the US. Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you, best regards and Merry Christmas :) 
  4. Bartholomeo Rocca
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    Posted 29 Dec 2011 Link to this post

    Hello awni,

    I think the principle of colorization would be the same for any shapefile no matter whether it is a map of Europe, or the US. You can also check this online example here that demonstrates something similar to your requirement.

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