I am trying to find file format that stores geographical map.
I am not an expert, just a programmer, but my employers are. They want to export map from ArcGIS and my app should render it on its surface.
I am using C++ and raw WinAPI, so here is my question I would like to ask here:
Is there file format that can be exported from/read by ArcGIS, and offers C++ tutorial for rendering its contents? I do not wish to use libraries, because app might be commercial and we can not afford to pay at this moment.
Would the above question be in the scope of this site? Would it be on-topic?