MapLink Pro

Envitia’s software technology for mission system developers, enabling them to create high performance geospatial intelligence, situational awareness and map-based systems. Feature rich and proven in demanding operational systems, Envitia’s MapLink Pro provides system integrators and OEMs with the application control and flexibility they need while minimising delivery time and cost.

Key Features

MapLink Pro is a cross-platform suite of geospatial SDKs for the development of high-performance mapping applications with specializations for the defence and intelligence communities. MapLink Pro pushes performance to the furthest degree, providing exceptionally responsive data loading that allows rapid turnaround from data to display. MapLink Pro is proprietary software that has the pedigree, security and support you need to create mission critical systems with reliable performance and reduced project risk. MapLink Pro is modular, flexible and GUI agnostic. It includes cross-platform helpers for compression, file and raster handling.

Platform Support


  • C++
  • C#
  • Java

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android

Drawing Surfaces

  • OpenGL
  • X11
  • GDI

Core Mapping Capabilities

  • Multi-threaded, progressive map display for smooth, responsive applications.
  • Built-in interaction: zoom, pan, grab and magnify.
  • Custom interaction.
  • Map export and print.
  • Vector, raster, gridded and terrain support for dozens of geospatial file formats.
  • Runtime data load with dynamic styling, symbology and visualisation options.
  • Prepare and optimize maps with styling, symbology and visualisation options.
    • Clipping
    • Tiling and layering
    • Data reduction
    • Polygon keyholing
    • Labels
    • OpenGL tuning
  • View history, stack, saved views.
  • Feature attribution.
  • Layering and decluttering of features.
  • Feature picking and searching.
  • Double buffering and other optimization techniques.
  • Remote, memory and multi-threaded file loading.
  • Unicode and language system support.
  • Map data mosaics.
  • Raster pyramids.

Geometry Capabilities

  • OGC Simple Features:
    • Points
    • Lines
    • Polygons
    • Groups
    • Multi-geometries
    • Arcs
    • Ellipses
    • Rectangles
  • Geodetic geometry.
  • Line styles: simple and complex.
  • Fill styles: simple and complex.
  • Point symbolization.
  • Text: simple, true type, halo and rectangle background.
  • Dynamic rendering.
  • Geometry transformations and topological operations.
  • Geometry creation and editing.
  • Custom geometries.
  • Geometry calculations and relationships: intersects; touches; disjoint; contains; etc.


  • Drape 2D maps over 3D terrain.
  • Draped and extruded geometry.
  • Tracked objects and features with altitude.
  • Billboarded icon symbology.
  • 3D camera control.

Domain Specializations

  • Command & Control (C2).
  • Mission planning.
  • Situational awareness.
  • International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) S-52 visualization.
  • IHO S-63 support.
  • Military symbology (App-6 and MIL-STD-2525).
  • Tactical graphics.

Terrain and Extrusions

  • Runtime loading of terrain and bathymetry information.
  • Prepared, optimized terrain databases.
  • Terrain contour, relief and hillshade visualizations.
  • Terrain height and contour queries.
  • Terrain calculations.
  • Line of sight and intervisibility.
  • Viewsheds:
    • From single point.
    • From multiple points.
    • Along route.
    • Count of visible sensors.


  • Visualization of sensor and Internet of Things (IoT) feeds.
  • Visualization of tracked objects.
  • Follow a tracked object.
  • Track picking and searching.
  • Track decluttering and aggregation.
  • Track breadcrumbs and history.
  • Track graphics.
  • Track playback.


  • Supports all coordinate reference systems and transformations.
    • Cartesian
    • Mercator
    • Stereographic
    • UTM
    • Gnomic
    • Ellipsoidal
    • All others
    • Custom coordinate systems
  • Runtime coordinate system re-projection.
  • Great circle calculations.
  • Satellite propagation.
  • Routing and spatial network analysis:
    • Merge and optimize networks
    • Minimum cost route
    • Areas reachable within time, cost or distance.

Open Standards

  • Publish maps with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) open standard interface.
  • Distributed operations using OGC Web Processing Service (WPS) open interface.
  • OGC WMS, Web Map Tile Service (WMTS), Keyhole Markup Language (KML), and Web Feature Service (WFS) client layers.
  • OGC GeoPackage and OGC Web Services Context (OWS Context) support.
  • OGC Geographic Markup Language (GML) read/write.
  • International Standards Organization (ISO) 19115/19139 geographic metadata.