ESRI Map Layer

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  1. Jim Jackson
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    Posted 15 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    I'd like to have an existing ESRI map layer on my map. Is this possible?

    Thanks
  2. Andrey
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    Posted 16 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Jim Jackson,

    I am afraid the current version of RadMap doesn't support ESRI shape files. We have this task in our plans for the future releases. You can find it in our PITS system:
    http://www.telerik.com/support/pits.aspx#/public/silverlight/54

    As work around you can transform your ESRI shapes to KML format using third party tools and then you can use KML files with RadMap control.

    Best wishes,
    Andrey Murzov
    the Telerik team


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  4. Jim Jackson
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    Posted 16 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Actually, I wasn't talking specifically about shp files. I have been using the ESRI map tool and they have a number of REST based layers that are helpful but I'm not particularly fond of the integration or the licensing model.

    For instance, here is one of the TiledServiceLayers that I can add to my map:

    <esri:ArcGISTiledMapServiceLayer ID="ImageMap" Url="http://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/ESRI_Imagery_World_2D/MapServer" />

    These are free and I know that they can be used elsewhere but I cannot figure out how to add them as a layer in a RadMap.

    Thanks!
  5. Andrey
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    Posted 19 Apr 2010 Link to this post

    Hello Jim Jackson,

    I understand now. There is a difference in the terms meaning are used by ESRI and ones are used in RadMap. When we talk about RadMap we use world “layer” mostly to identify information layer. This a layer which is shown over the map image and contains some geographically positioned elements (framework elements, map shapes and so on). If I quite understand ESRI they use world “layer” to identify different sources of the map image.

    To show ESRI map tiles you have to create custom map provider. You can find some additional information about custom providers here:
    http://www.telerik.com/community/forums/silverlight/map/map-providers.aspx

    Regards,
    Andrey Murzov
    the Telerik team

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