We are working with a Search and Rescue Group here in New Zealand and most of their work is in areas with no coverage. We have set up a laptop running AGX 1500 (they love the 2D/3D options) and have built a couple of addins already to help them with geting coordinate positions etc. They also take data directly from GPS units to display and would like to integrate it with their radios with built in GPS so they can track searchers.
They really want some analysis tools - particularly a tool which creates buffers. Essentially they want to click on the map in the last known position of the person and it buffers out at set distances so they can plan their responses and see the areas they need to cover. Eventually they would like scenario based analysis ie certain people tend to behave in this way and to create buffers taking into account terrain etc.
The buffer analysis tool that comes with AGX works when disconnected so it is obviously possible to write analysis tools which are not run off a server, but I am not sure how to access the same functionality myself (fairly new to .Net coding and using vb.net). Does anyone know if there is any source code available for the buffer tool or how to replicate the buffering?