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Using Bing Map offline? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    it is possible to download a map, store it in your memory and use the BingMap Wpf control to show the map and work on it. I'm asking this connection because I want to work on a map, while being offline.

    Thank you very much.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:32 PM

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  • No. This is against the terms of use of Bing Maps.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:16 PM
  • Ok, good to know.

    Thank you for the quick answer.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:33 PM
  • Hi.

    How about purchasing my own imagery or tiles and use the BingMaps WPF control to render those? Do I need to get a license in order for me to use the control?

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3:20 AM
  • Yes. And the WPF control will throw an error if used offline.

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    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:49 AM
  • Your best choice for Offline maps is to use the MapPoint DVD product which has a good development API and a number of more advance features. http://www.microsoft.com/mappoint/en-us/home.aspx

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    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:51 AM
  • Yes. And the WPF control will throw an error if used offline.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Thank you.

    I have emailed the address indicated in this site (maplic@microsoft.com) just to get the details on how to get a license but there was no answer yet. I have no idea how long will it take before I get an answer.

    Anyway, the main purpose is to develop a mapping feature on one of our products and this control suits our needs so far. There is a need to distribute the product and that will include this control. In this case, MapPoint as it looks, is an off-the-shelf and ready-to-use kind of application in which we are not requiring in this instance. 

    I hope you can give me some other options.

    Again, thank you for your response.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:30 AM