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Windows Phone 8 in Action by Tim Binkley-Jones, Adam Benoit, Massimo Perga, Michael Sync

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Chapter 16. Using Maps

This chapter covers

  • Launching the built-in Maps application
  • Determining device location
  • Drawing movement on an embedded map
  • Querying an address for a location

One of the appealing features of a smartphone like the Windows Phone is the ability to quickly discover your location or the location of nearby landmarks, especially when it’s paired with features that provide directions between your location and a destination. Such location-aware features are made possible by two related technologies essential for mobile platforms: Map Services and Location Services. Map Services provide the user with maps, directions, and searches for nearby businesses and landmarks. Location Services can be used to determine the device’s ...

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