The company I work for is evaluating the ThinkGEO map suite and geocoder for integration into our software suite. Currently I am working on a proof of concept to demonstrate that we can select an area on the map with the mouse and have the map return all the addresses in the selected region. I am capturing mouse click events and recording the location of right mouse down and right mouse up and translating those click events into a RectangleShape object containing the world coordinates of the region the user selected. I am having two issues:
1. I would like to handle the users mouse events myself but I do not see a simple way to draw a rectangle on the map by updating a rectangle shape in a mouse move event handler. Currently I am handling all mouse events and can extract data from the map when a user selects a region of the map with his/her mouse but I am not able to outline the region with a visible rectangle on my marker overlay. Is there an easy way this can be done on a SimpleMarkerOverlay?
2. I can return the address information for any marker I have placed on the map when a user selects a region of the map in the scenario described above. What I need to be able to do is return ALL addresses that exist within the region the user selected with his/her mouse. I am sure this can be done but I dont see a good way to do that with the sample data provided in the desktop and geocoder editions of your software. A push in the right direction would be very helpful.
Thanks in advance!