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Microsoft Mapping: Geospatial Development in Windows 10 with Bing Maps and C#, Second Edition by Ray Rischpater, Carmen Au

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CHAPTER 1

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Getting Started with Microsoft and Mapping

Location and mapping play an increasingly important role in software today. The advent of location-aware social applications; websites like Bing Maps, Google Maps, and Yelp; mobile mapping and navigation applications; and location-aware games like Shadow Cities by Grey Area have all increased customer demand for software that knows, presents, and uses your location in helpful ways.

Building these applications from scratch is not easy; in addition to the usual issues of scaling and software development in general, location-aware applications pose additional problems in the areas of content (such ...

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