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Mapping Xamarin

Xamarin Forms Maps on Windows Phone 8.1

Some time ago Xamarin added support for Windows Phone 8.1 (and Windows 8.1) platforms to Xamarin Forms. I wrote a blog post about how to configure your project to run your Xamarin Forms app in a Windows Phone 8.1 project. Alongside the base Xamarin Forms API there is a Xamarin Forms Maps component which, as […]

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Mapping

Windows Live Local goes live

As the name suggests, Windows Live Local (the new name for MSN Virtual Earth) is now live. It has a fresh new look, mapping data for Europe (woohoo!), supports driving directions, custom pushpins and for a selection of US cities it has high quality “birds-eye” images. There have been some changes to the API in […]

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Events Mapping

New MSN APIs to debut Tuesday

[Via MP2KMag.com] At PDC on Tuesday (13th) Microsoft will unveil a new collection of APIs for it’s MSN services to be available from http://msdn.microsoft.com/msn, these will include:- MSN Search Web Services MSN Messenger Activity API (already available here) MSN Virtual Earth API The last item is interesting. Firstly it sounds like this will be a […]

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Beta Mapping

Developing with Virtual Earth 2

Casey posted this cool technique of using the Virtual Earth Locator in your own apps. Next task is to find out how to stop it locating me in Surrey 🙂

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Beta Mapping

Developing with Virtual Earth

Now that the hype has died down on Virtual Earth it is interesting to see what developers are doing with the product even though it doesn’t expose any kind of developer API. The best place to start is at Dr Neil’s site Via Virtual Earth. There are a few articles here showing how to pull […]

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Mapping

How They Beta Test Mappoint Products

Ever wondered how Microsoft test their location products? I mean it’s not like you can test them in every possible location. Well two guys in Great Britain are trying to come close by driving the length and breadth of Great Britain passing through key points as they go – They have already covered the furthest South, East […]

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Mapping

Proximity Search With SQL 2000

The “Implementing a Proximity Search with SQL 2000” article describes how to create a local method of searching for nearby places on your own locally held data. However it makes a couple of assumptions, one being that you will import your data via Access. It’s quite likely that you may want to put your place […]