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  • Interesting. The reason for the difference is that the Silverlight control is based on some fairly old technology that makes use of static map tiles which take a long time to push out updates. Only a few of the old Bing Maps controls still use static map tiles.

    Newer and more mainstream Bing Maps controls make use of a dynamic tile layer in which the individual tiles are created on the fly from the map raw data. This allows for updates to be pushed up for a single object on the map across the whole platform in a short period of time.

    It is worth noting that Microsoft announced an end of life date already for Silverlight in general. The Bing Maps Silverlight control hasn't been updated to make use of the dynamic tiles, and likely won't be given that Microsoft already made this announcement about the future of Silverlight.

    I'll point this issue out to our imagery team so they can update the static map tiles.


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    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:02 AM