Monday, June 25, 2012 5:59 AM
I am planing to develop a venue map app for wp that can show the in-door map for places such as mall and airport.
I did some research and found venue map control only works with AJAX now. But I am still wondering if I can do that by querying through Bing REST Api, and draw the polygons together on map... Anyone has any experience with the bing venue map or has any suggestion or idea please leave a comment.
Monday, June 25, 2012 8:19 AMOwnerYou are correct that Venue Maps are only available through the V7 AJAX control. There is no way to access the venue data through the REST API's nor is directly accessing the venue map data allowed. Note that there is a lot more to venue maps than just polygons. If you have a venue you want to create and show on the map you can use one of the traditional methods used for showing the inside of buildings on Bing Maps. One method is to take the floor plan and turnn it into tiles using Map Cruncher: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/mapcruncher/ If you want to take it a step further you could trace out the polygons and overlay those to make it interactive.
- Marked As Answer by Richard_BrundrittMicrosoft Employee, Owner Monday, June 25, 2012 12:21 PM