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Beginning Windows Phone 7 Development by Eugene Chuvyrov, Henry Lee

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Chapter 14. Using Location Services

All Windows Phone devices are required to ship with a GPS receiver and, thus equipped, allow you to develop applications that are location aware. The GPS receiver in the Windows Phone will allow you to receive the data in the form of longitude and latitude. The longitude and latitude represent the mapping coordinates that are needed to plot the location on the Bing Maps Silverlight control. Also, in order to plot an address, you would need to convert the address into longitude and latitude using the Bing Maps service.

There are many popular applications available for phones these days that use location data, like restaurant finder applications, and navigation applications that give driving directions and plot ...

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