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Overlay ESRI Shapefiles in Bing Map V8

    Question

  • Hi,

    I'm using Bing Map v8 in a website I'm developing.  Is it possible to overlay shapefiles (.shp) on Bing Map v8?  We have in-house polygon shapefiles that we generated and I need to overlay them on Bing Map.

    Appreciate any help.


    Marilyn Gambone

    Monday, March 25, 2019 1:53 PM

Answers

  • For the most part, converting the shapefile to WKT (Well Known Text) or GeoJson formats was the easiest way for me.  I have used tools such as Python Tools to convert shapefiles to WKT

    Now, i am simply exporting my shapefiles to SQL Sever from ArcGIS software.  That converts the spacial data to WKT and I an simply use the shapes from there in my Bing Map programs.

    Prior to this I wrote my own libraries to covert shapefiles to something Bing or Google maps would understand... it is a headache because shape files combien Big Endian and Little Endian address byte order..... 

    • Marked as answer by deskcheck1 Monday, March 25, 2019 6:37 PM
    Monday, March 25, 2019 2:38 PM