So what is a map control and why would you need one?
As it turns out many of you have already identified the necessity of such control for their Windows Store Apps so RadMap was actually the most requested new control in our feedback portal and naturally it became our top priority item for the Q3 2013 release! :)
After thorough research we decided to opt-out of trying to port our existing RadMap control for Silverlight / WPF directly and instead used the domain knowledge we accumulated through the years to build a solid control foundation that stands on four major pillars:
The total number of rendered points on this map is around 1,000,000 (one million!):
While the control is still in CTP stage, we are really happy with all the possibilities that are opening up and we would be glad to hear your feedback on our portal or in the public forums so we can shape RadMap into a complete mapping solution for Windows Store Apps. You can also play with the actual demos from the screenshots in our Telerik Controls Examples (XAML) App that is available for download in Windows Store. :)