Maps App does not show pos.latitude_longitude marker RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I send a map display request with a rtp pos.latitude_longitude parameter to the Web browser Bing maps, the map shows a red destination marker "B".
    If I send the same map URL parameters to the simulator Maps App, it doesn't show a marker.
    Is this a bug in the Maps App developer preview that will be fixed in the release version of the Maps App?
    Or is the syntax for Windows 8 Maps App URL parameters different from the Web Bing maps URL parameters?

    Could you please provide a maps URL example that displays a latitude longitude destination marker?

    Monday, October 1, 2012 4:44 AM


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  • I just cannot believe that such a fundamental feature does not work on the Bing Maps App:

    Here are some screenshots

    iPhone Maps, BlackBerry Maps and Android Maps are displaying a marker for a latitude longitude location.

    The Web Browser version of Bing maps also shows a marker:

    But the Bing Maps App does not show a marker when we are using the same URL parameters.

    How can you display a latitude longitude marker with the Bing Maps App?

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:09 AM
  • First off you are mixing apples and oranges here. The URL parameter stuff you are referring to is specific to the Bing Maps consumer site which is not an Enterprise service. That site is like any other site that makes use of the Bing Maps API's it is built on top of the AJAX control and they added the logic for the URL parameters. These URL parameters have nothing to do with the Bing Maps API itself.

    What you are looking to do just isn't documented yet. Also note that the Bing Maps application in Windows 8 is just another app. Not everyone will have it installed.

    • Marked as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:23 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by gwolf Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:16 AM
    Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:38 PM
  • Thank you very much for the response.
    I assumed that Windows 8 supports the concept of a default maps app.
    Sure, if you do not have any maps app installed, you can not view maps
    (the same way as a http URL view request will fail if you do not have any default Web browser defined).

    Please take a look at the screenshots:

    All other smartphone and tablet platforms (iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android) have a default maps app and display a marker when they are called by any another app with a latitude longitude display request.

    How can you do the same on Windows?
    Why is this basic feature not documented?

    The launching of the Bing Maps App seems to be working (i.e. concept of default maps app is supported?).
    It even displays the correct map center point and the correct zoom level.
    But why does it not display the marker?

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:13 AM
  • The uri parameters for the bing maps app are now documented.
    Monday, October 8, 2012 11:44 PM