Windows Phone 8 and mapping are a natural combination that allows users to display locations visually and respond in real time as the user’s geographic position changes. This chapter explores Windows Phone 8 mapping mechanisms that include:

  • How to use the built-in Map control with its ability to add elements such as “pushpins”, user location icons and routes. You will also learn how to zoom and position the map to highlight a specific geographic area.
  • How to use geocoding services that take some scrap of information such as a street or landmark name and return coordinates that can be displayed on the map.
  • How to get the phone’s ...

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