Vishful thinking…

JSON Developer Utilities

Posted in Uncategorized by viswaug on January 22, 2008

I have been using a couple of utilities to make my life easier when developing applications using JSON. These utilities might come in real handy if you are doing the same. The application I have been using the most is JSON Viewer. This little tool has a standalone application and also a Visualizer for Microsoft Visual Studio.NET that comes in real handy. I have listed the utility in my developer utilities page. See some screenshots below.




If you are not interested in installing JSON Viewer, you can use another similar tool called JSONEditor online.


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  1. Sean Gillies said, on January 22, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Why serialize coordinates as strings in this JSON?

  2. viswaug said, on January 22, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    Hi Sean,

    I am transferring shapefile data (coordinates and attributes) to a VirtualEarth application as discussed in one of my previous posts.

    The client-side javascript parses out the string and adds them to VirtualEarth as VEShape(s).


  3. Sean Gillies said, on January 22, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    So that’s Microsoft’s geo-JSON? Why would they choose to deal with coordinates as strings instead of arrays of numeric objects?

  4. viswaug said, on January 23, 2008 at 12:55 am

    Hi Sean,

    No, it is not Microsoft’s GeoJSON. They don’t have their own either. I was just implementing it that way. Looking back on it, it may not have been the best or the right way to do it. It was a research project that i had undertaken so test out VirtualEarth’s vector data capacity. But I think I was reusing some code to parse out the coordinates from GeoRSS data which use a space delimited format for the coordinates. Good catch…

    But definitely check out vector tiling being researched by Microsoft.


  5. Sandra Dee said, on July 27, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Vish –

    You should check out the JSON Pro Viewer tool. It’s cross-platform, lightning fast and allows you to work with huge JSON documents.

  6. TG said, on December 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

    A another tool:

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