Map Controls

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  1. Erik
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    Posted 14 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    I do a lot of work with maps, has anyone had any cool ideas for using telerik controls for maps? Or maybe plans for a telerik branded map control?
  2. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 14 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Erik,

    Thank you for your suggestion for the Map control. This control is in our long term roadmap. It will be very helpful for us if you share what features you think we should implement (and what to do better than the official Microsoft map component).

    Thanks!

    All the best,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  4. Erik
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    Posted 14 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    The reason I bring this up, out of the box, the map control and pins don't perform super well when your dataset gets bigger. even with 50 items the map becomes a mess. It becomes developers problem to manage what data is shown with filters, radius limits etc.

    I can think of more items as I go, but here are a few ideas.

    Being able to do animations between different data sets would be cool. When a change event is fired, maybe pins or images on the map fly away or animate off the map.

    A slider bar attached to the map that allows the user to control the data layer visible. Think like a slider for radius adjusting. As I move one way, more pins or images appear, maybe with a pretty little opaque circle around it that represents my filter radius

    Expanding on this, maybe a way to make polygon selection shapes on a map layer. Lets say I have 400 pins on a map. The map starts off with a simple square filter on the screen and shows 20 pins. The user can drag the corners of the square around and expand or contract the filter box to show and hide more pins.

    Grouping similar data. Example, you have San Francisco, and 400 pins that represent locations. Some have a zip code of 94112 and some have 94121. What would be nice is to have a pin control or map control that was smart enough to cluster that data into two big pins. The pin would hover of the center of the zip code and say like (200 locations). You click it and it expands and opens the 200 locations, while the other 200 stay clustered under the other big pin. Think drilling down into your layer data.
  5. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 15 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Erik,

    Thank you very much for this feedback! Once we have more info on the map control roadmap we will let you know.

    Based on your feedback we added 1000 Telerik points to your account.

    Greetings,
    Valentin.Stoychev
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  6. Timothy
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    Posted 05 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    I Just Purchased RadControls for Windows Phone 7 hopeing to find a Map control in the set, but appears there is not. So to that end I would also like to see a Map control for WP7 that extends and overcomes the limitations of the bing map control, your previous user mentioned one the limitations with performance and pins added.

    For me the other is the Default MapPolyLine Limitations in Bing, You can only add one MapPolyLine to the Bing Map Control and you cannot control how each segment looks, by that I mean I wanted to add gradient colors between points (segments) in my polyline to represent different speeds along the route, but I only do this for the whole Polyline and not segments of it. I tried to simulate this by adding round border controls to a MapLayer but again I ran into the performance issue after a certian number is added to the map which lends to a poor experienc.

    I look forward to a WP7 RadMap control that extends and overcomes these limitation and adds the functionality I want to impliment in my apps.

    Thanks
  7. Valentin.Stoychev
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    Posted 11 Oct 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Timothy,

    Thank you for your feedback. As I said before Map is part of our plans, so please keep an eye on this thread. Meanwhile if you need any other helper or control for Windows Phone - please let us know!

    All the best, Valentin.Stoychev
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