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Custom map design possible? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to get a design like this with Bing maps:

    Requirements:

    • land is colored grey and "flat" not relief or anything
    • sea is white and "flat"
    • no roads
    • no labels (country names, city names, ...)
    • no rivers

    Is it possible to create such a view with Bing maps AJAX?

    Friday, April 25, 2014 6:19 AM

Answers

  • The Bing Maps platform does not provide any way to customize the map style. However, given that you are basically looking for just a blank map with country borders this can be done very easily. There are a couple of different ways to accomplish this. The first method consists of creating a dynamic tile layer and adding it to the map. This method will provide the best performance but also requires the most work. A blog post on how to go about this approach can be found here. Another method is to simply remove the base map layer of the map and render polygons of country boundaries. I've put together a code sample for the second method for you here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Simple-Base-Map-Style-for-840e9606

    Here is a screenshot of the map generated by the sample code I put together:


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Friday, April 25, 2014 8:43 AM