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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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Introduction

Mapping is at the heart of many of today’s applications, from consumer web properties—such as review, real estate, and transportation sites—to mobile applications ranging from fitness applications to social networking applications. It’s a broad discipline that includes databases (where you store spatial data), computation (how you process and organize the data), and visualization (how you place that information in front of the user). This book aims to give you a succinct introduction to all of these topics, showing you how to build location-aware applications on top of the tools that Microsoft provides.

Microsoft is not a newcomer to mapping, having entered the arena in 1997 with its Microsoft TerraServer website, which showed satellite ...

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