Part one: the Nokia Maps on Windows Phone 8.


We continue our journey with geolocation services, but first we do small refresher of what we have discussed so far.

We started with the first article, which addressed in detail everything about the Geolocator. We've seen how geolocation services can be enabled to receive data on the user's location and how to get the latitude and longitude coordinates.

Subsequently, we delved into the ReverseGeocodeQuery class to convert latitude and longitude coordinates in an address, for those who have not had a chance to read its content it can be done by accessing this link .

In the next article, we have explored how the GeocodeQuery class, similar to the ReverseGeocodeQuery of the same, with the difference that in this case, we're going to convert an address into latitude and longitude coordinates.
Here's the link for those who haven't had the opportunity to read it.

After this brief introduction, we continue our journey and we will study ways to operate the control's main Nokia Maps available since version 8.0 for Windows Phone in three different articles.

In this we will study ways of functioning of the control.

Navigate to this article http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/28572.part-one-the-nokia-maps-on-windows-phone-8.aspx

Happy reading, I hope it will be useful to all those who use the Nokia Maps control for your application 🙂

Comments (9)

  1. Davut EREN says:

    Great work Carmelo La Monica!

  2. Recep YUKSEL says:

    Thank you very much Carmelo La Monica.

  3. One correction. The maps in Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 SDK are actually Bing Maps. Yes, they made an announcement about Nokia Maps being used in Windows Phone, but the reality is that Nokia owns a company called NAVTEQ which has been the primary data provider
    for Bing Maps since 2005. The announcement was just a reiteration of this and really didn’t mean anything new. Nokia HERE Maps doesn’t have a development SDK for Windows Phone. The announcement was a bit confusing and mislead a lot of people into thinking
    that Nokia maps replaced Bing Maps on Windows Phone, but that wasn’t the case. A new map control was created for Windows Phone 8/8.1 from the ground up so that offline maps could be made available, something the WP7 maps couldn’t do.

  4. Saeid Hasani says:

    Great!
    Thanks Carmelo! 🙂

  5. Some great articles! Thanks, Carmelo!

  6. Luigi Bruno says:

    Excellent work, Carmelo. Great as usual!

  7. Luigi Bruno says:

    Excellent work, Carmelo. Great as usual!

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