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  1. Let us draw polygons with holes on the MapControl

    Currently, there's a bug where polygons won't render when they overlap themselves (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsapps/en-US/04bf003a-f15d-446a-8f70-3fa96905c303/map-polygons-with-holes-in-windows-phone-81)

    So it's currently impossible to draw polygons with holes, which e.g. makes it impossible to draw complex buildings etc.

    35 votes
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      working on it  ·  4 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Clustering support in maps

      Clustering is a must have for the mapping apps.
      There should be a support library for having this kind of functionality.

      22 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix Map control so that it is possible to databind/add multiple objects in Universal apps with reasonable performance

        When you add items to the map and then pan the map the items aren't following the map but are lagging behind.

        If you add more than a few, like 25+ the performance is so bad that you have to wait for a few seconds after you stop to be sure that the pins/controls are in the right position.

        This is only happening in Universal apps if we make a Silverlight app the pins are following the map like they should even if more than a few hundred items are added.

        There are lot's of posts about this around the…

        12 votes
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          working on it  ·  0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a new Route object without using RouteQuery

          Windows Phone 8 includes a new Map control. It has a new feature to add a route that will be displayed under street names. Street names over the route will be shown in another color and are moved to stay always in center. To add a route to the map you have to create MapRoute object that accepts only Route object in it's constructor. But Route object does not have public constructor. The only possibility to create Route is RouteQuery class. This is a problem! RouteQuery uses online service to calculate the route. Apps can't show the traveled route at…

          9 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MapPolyLine Segments and stroke

            Would like to see an improvement in MapPolyLine that allows multiple Individual Segments that have there own properties i.e. for example, once you add a location to MapPolyLine Instance, that becomes a segment, I should then be able to control the look and feed such as Color of the stroke for that segment of the MapPolyLine. Currently Changing the stroke changes the color for the entire line regardless of how many locations are added to the line. Also would like the ability to make the Line a 3d gradient shape to have it pop out more on the map control.

            7 votes
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            • Pushpin object seems doesn't work as decribed.

              According to the description the Pushpin object should work as pop-up information window activated by pressing the map icon. Now it doesn't work the same way. Looks like it's functionality should be corrected.

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              • Make the Maps Control more MVVM friendly

                Today I can't instantiate a Mappolygon in an ItemControl from XAML.
                With the PhoneToolkit I can Instantiate polygons or other UI with an template that I can give to my more artistic gifted friends for making my map symbols stylish.
                But not the Mappolygon which is sad as I want to draw tracks and other information that is based on lat/long coordinates and want them to be drawn on the map as they used to in bing maps.

                Sample from my old Bing map application
                <my:MapLayer Name="AIS_A_Layer" Visibility="Visible" Opacity="0.5">
                <my:MapItemsControl Name="A_Tracks" ItemsSource="{Binding AIS_A}" >
                <my:MapItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                <my:MapPolyline Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1" Locations="{Binding…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add dragging event for MapIcon.

                  I am working on Location based apps. I am using MapIcon to show user current location. Now I want to allow the user to drag that MapIcon but there is not an event to that. Please add this event.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support map tiles redraw (e.g. custom traffic tiles update)

                    The MapControl is quite limited in operations with custom tiles. I have need to redraw the tiles periodically, because they become outdated (the closest similar example is traffic layer, which needs to be periodically refreshed).

                    The (ugly) workaround I use is adding and removing MapTileSource, which forces tiles redraw. Even more, since this operation results in tiles flickering (because of redraw), I have to use 3 tile sources, switching between them. That crasy staff involves heavy redrawing of the map, and it also leads to visble scrolling slowing down in the moment of MapTileSource adding (which would be nice to…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MapControl with ShapeFiles - Universal Windows Platform

                      Something that would really give the MapControl a leg up over ESRI would be the ability to create a ShapeFile object and pass it as a parameter to something like: MapElement.CreateElementsFromShapefile(shapefile) and get a list of MapElements that could be added to the map.

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                        0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • ActualCamera.Location.Position.Altitude limited to 10000 m

                        The MapCamera returned by MapControl.ActualCamera has an altitude of 10000 even if it is actually greater than 10000 meters.

                        Its a problem for my project as I draw on the Map (on a Direct2D overlay) by recreating the ViewProjection matrix of the camera and it is wrong above 10000 meters.

                        Please fix it...

                        3 votes
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                        • Add option to show all MapIcons all the time

                          Hiding some MapIcons as you zoom out is interesting in theory, but bad in practice. Please add an option to always show all defined MapIcons always -- regardless of zoom level, and without any interference from the system.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MapControl Spatial Queries - Universal Windows Platform

                            A great feature that would help out a whole bunch would be the ability to query data points on a MapControl.

                            You could simply call something like MapControl.PointsInRange(10) or MapControl.PointsInEnvelope(new Rectangle()) and have a list of points returned.

                            This is the key factor holding back the MapControl from replacing controls like ESRI's map control.

                            2 votes
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                            • [Bug] MapControl PedestrianFeaturesVisible

                              PedestrianFeaturesVisible can be toggle only if MapStyle is set on "Road".
                              PedestrianFeaturesVisible cannot be disabled if MapStyle is set to "AerialWithRoads" and cannot be enabled if is set to Aerial3DWithRoads.

                              2 votes
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                              • Allow MapIcon to bind as ItemsSource in Here Map for windows Universal Apps

                                Right now we can't able to assign ItemsSource to MapIcon in here map for universal apps please allow to bind so can have easy to implement the apps having multiple Map Icons loads from database.

                                2 votes
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                                • Allow rotation/scaling of MapIcons so that they stick relative to when the map is rotated.

                                  Allow rotation/scaling of MapIcons so that they stick relative to when the map is rotated. As an example, I place an MapIcon at a particular Lat/Long the rotate that MapIcon 156 deg. As the map is rotated the icon mains it;s relative rotation to the map. Prefer that i could stream XAML or other vector as MapIcon source to it will scale correctly. Also would like to place triggers at oom levels but that is a seperate issue.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Allow to Specify Map Language of MapControl

                                    Please allow to set the display language of MapControl to one different from Windows display language. The Windows display language of my computer is set to en-US, because I am an app developer and most app problems and solutions are written in English. However, I am developing a Chinese (zh-TW) app using MapControl on my computer. Unfortunately, we can't set the MapControl language by programming to a specific value. MapControl always uses the Windows display language. It is inconvenient for me to debug a Chinese app with MapControl, while my favorite Windows display languages is en-US.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Access to Point of Interest (POI) data on the device

                                      Windows Phone 8 has great offline maps with a lot of rich data. However, from a dev perspective, I cannot access most of the data displayed on a map. Please expose Point of Interest to developers. Specifically, I would like to query for POIs near-by (within a few kilometers). I DON'T want build a mapping (visually) application but use it for route calculation / travel guidance.

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                                      • Modify the opacity of tile layers in MapControl

                                        Add opacity per layer to dynamically adjust layer opacity (say with a slider) if tiles have been previously loaded and viewed.
                                        The WP7 map control lets one adjust layer Opacity.

                                        Original request per jaybo_nomad in forum:
                                        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/761009ed-975f-4995-b218-2fca2572ae44/win10-map-control-why-isnt-opacity-available-on-tile-layers?forum=bingmapswindows8

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                                        • sdk windows phone 8.1 upgrade mapicon capatibilities to beat android and ios !

                                          make the mapicon of the windows phone sdk 8.1 able to be on top by the use of zindex
                                          make the event tapped accessible for mapicon too

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