3D Elevation Models with Bing Maps WPF

With the release of the Bing Maps REST Elevations service I started looking into cool and interesting things that can be done with the service. While doing some searching around, I stumbled across an interesting blog post titled Examining 3D Terrain of Bing Maps Tiles with SQL Server 2008 and WPF by one of our Bing Maps MVP’s which inspired me to see if I could make something similar using this new Elevations service. So with that, I’...
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ESRI Shapefiles and Bing Maps WPF

In last week’s blog posts I talked about several different ways of overlaying ESRI shapefile data onto Bing Maps. In this post, I will walk through how to develop a simple application for loading a locally store shapefile onto the Bing Maps WPF control using the ESRI Shapefile Reader CodePlex project. Creating the project First, you will need to download the ESRI Shapefile Reader project. Once this completes, you can unzip and run the Visual...
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Integrating Bing Maps With WPF

Back in August, Chris Pendleton announced the Beta for our Bing Maps WPF control. Today, Bing Maps moves beyond Silverlight and AJAX with the new native WPF Control, which enables you to build interactive tools for visualizing geographical data on the desktop. “The two main alternatives to Bing Maps with WPF are Bing Maps AJAX in a Web application and Bing Maps Silverlight. I’ve used — and like — all three approaches, but...
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The Bing Maps Forums

By Ricky Brundritt, EMEA Bing Maps Technology Solution Professional The Bing Maps MSDN forums are one of the best places to ask a question if you need help developing with Bing Maps. This forum has served us well for many years, but over time, it’s become more difficult to manage. As the number of Bing Maps API’s has grown, it has become increasingly difficult to answer questions. In many cases, someone would respond to a question with...
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Announcing the Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control v1

Back in August, I announced the Beta for our Bing Maps WPF control. The uptake in the Microsoft Developer Community has been stellar and the feedback – immensely helpful. As a result and as promised to those across the Microsoft Developer Network, we’re officially releasing The Bing Maps Windows Presentation Foundation Control, Version 1. The control was built atop of the beta, so we still have all of the touch enabled greatness for...
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Announcing the Bing Maps WPF Control

Since rejoining the Bing Maps team, I’ve been heads down focusing on the developer experience for Bing Maps. As a result, we’re releasing the Bing Maps WPF Control Beta on the Microsoft Download Center. What is WPF? The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides developers with a unified programming model for building rich Windows smart client user experiences that incorporate UI, media, and documents. <– I stole that from...
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