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  • Question

  • User1212068408 posted

    Hello Guys,

             Anyone knows how I can implement driving directions? Google Maps API doesnt work on Pocket IE.

            Any help would greatly appreciated.




    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 6:35 PM

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  • User2020834294 posted


    Try Virtual Earth from live.com

     More info on http://dev.live.com

    Works really well :)

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:08 PM
  • User1212068408 posted

    Hi Amensi,

                Thanks for the reply!

             Quick question, do you know if it would work in pocket IE?



    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:12 PM
  • User2020834294 posted

    According to this: http://blogs.msdn.com/iemobile/archive/2005/11/15/493200.aspx

    I don't see why not.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:21 PM
  • User1212068408 posted

    damn, Virtual Earth also uses MapPoint for driving directions services. MapPoint is not free [:S]  

    Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:29 PM
  • User2020834294 posted


    Are you sure about that?


    this is the code to use directions and virtual earth SDK. you don't need to use MapPoint's API or WebService: 

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
          <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
          <script type="text/javascript" src="http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6"></script>
          <script type="text/javascript">
             var map = null;
             function GetMap()
                map = new VEMap('myMap');
                var options = new VERouteOptions();
                options.RouteCallback = onGotRoute;
                map.GetDirections(["Microsoft", "Everett WA", "Bellingham WA"], 
             function onGotRoute(route)
               // Unroll route
               var legs     = route.RouteLegs;
               var turns    = "Total distance: " + route.Distance.toFixed(1) + " mi\n";
               var numTurns = 0;
               var leg      = null;
               // Get intermediate legs
                for(var i = 0; i < legs.length; i++)
                   // Get this leg so we don't have to derefernce multiple times
                   leg = legs[i];  // Leg is a VERouteLeg object
                   // Unroll each intermediate leg
                   var turn = null;  // The itinerary leg
                   for(var j = 0; j < leg.Itinerary.Items.length; j ++)
                      turn = leg.Itinerary.Items[j];  // turn is a VERouteItineraryItem object
                      turns += numTurns + ".\t" + turn.Text + " (" + turn.Distance.toFixed(1) + " mi)\n";
       <body onload="GetMap();">
          <div id='myMap' style="; width:400px; height:400px;"></div>
    Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:18 PM
  • User1212068408 posted

    Thanks Amensi,

             I tried similar function using google map api and its not working on mobile browser(pocket IE).  I was looking into MapPoint's webservices so I can do the processing in the back-end as oppose to doing it on front-end using javascript (like code above). Nonetheless, I am going to try your code and see if it would work on the pocket IE.

             I really appreciate your input on this one.

    Thanks and best regards,


    Thursday, April 10, 2008 4:50 PM
  • User1212068408 posted

    Ok, I tried method above and it doesnt work on pocket IE. I wonder if there is an XML Web Services version of that (not MapPoint). [:(]

    Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:31 PM
  • User2020834294 posted

    I don't know if this would help : http://www.viavirtualearth.com/vve/Gallery/VEMobile.ashx


    Thursday, April 10, 2008 5:51 PM
  • User1212068408 posted

    hmm looks like a windows application.  what I need is a browser based solution. But I'll have a read, maybe theres something in there that can help me. Thanks man! 


    Thursday, April 10, 2008 6:05 PM