Windows phone 8.1 (runtime) MapLocationFinder problems sometime RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    When my app is starting (not resuming or something) with the URI protocol passing a latitude and a longitude and then reverse geocode the coordinates using MapLocationFinder, MapLocationFinder usually fail (never return a result).

    As well sometime MapLocationFinder result status is a "IndexFailure" even if it can find the location/address. I have to restart the resolution to make it work.

    I've spotted that sometimes "HERE drive" app fail as well to get the navigation when it is started using "ms-drive-to:?destination.latitude={0}&destination.longitude={1}" (I suspect "HERE Drive" to use the MapLocationFinder as well)

    Any ideas ?


    Marc M

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:16 PM

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  • Very difficult to say without having any way to troubleshoot it. 

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    Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:33 PM
  • Hi,

    Have a try with that piece of code :

    Geopoint point1 = new Geopoint(new BasicGeoposition()
        Latitude = 51.494228,
        Longitude = -0.247820
    Geopoint point2 = new Geopoint(new BasicGeoposition()
        Latitude = 51.482809,
        Longitude = -0.262452 
    var routeResult = await MapRouteFinder.GetWalkingRouteAsync(point1, point2);

    I never reach the Debug.WriteLine line.

    MapRouteFinder.GetWalkingRouteAsync seems a bit bugged :/

    Any thought ? As well if I repeat that it will decrease a lot the performances of the map control.


    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:24 PM
  • As well this piece of code "can" degrade a lot performances of the app even if it run on a background thread.

    Any help ?

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 5:12 PM
  • It looks like your second point is a fair distance away from a routable location (road). Usually when it comes to routing the points will be snapped to the closest routable point on the map, however, for performance reasons there is a limit which requires the coordinate to be within a specified distance of the point. This is usually somewhere between 100m and 150m.


    Monday, December 1, 2014 4:59 PM
  • I am having a similar issue, as the waypoints I am using are public locations that are sometimes quite offroad. Is it confirmed that the entire RoutingService breaks on this, and if so, is there a workaround?
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:09 PM