Google Maps for Windows Phone 7 using the Bing Maps

See the screenshot to the left – this is no fake. What you see here is the Google Maps satellite layer with the Street layer on top of it, with a 40% opacity, showing a piece of the city center of Amersfoort, Netherlands. It tooks about 90 lines of code and 18 lines of XAML.

Setting up a basic Bing Map control is easy as cake. You find the grid “Contentpanel”, and you plonk a Map in it.

The Bing Maps control makes you able to zoom and pan trough all this. Okay, Google Maps does a little more than this, but this shows pretty well how darn easy it is to make a good looking, pretty fully functional mapping application showing totally different imagery.

Read the how-to guide here.

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