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Amritendu asked on 31 Jan 2012, 12:47 PM
I am new to Telerik Silverlight Controls. Currently I am working on RadMap Control. I am facing a problem in generating raster images using the RadMap. I could not find a way to create an InformationLayer Reader object which can show Raster images on the Rad Map. I am using Bing Map provider in this scenario.

I have successfully implemented this using Bing Maps. Please have a look at this link: This is what I am going to achieve.

Actually my goal is to smoothen the performance by using raster graphics instead of vector graphics(i.e. Polygons, Rectangles etc.). A considerable amount of vector images(approx, 20000) is slowing down the basic operations(panning / zooming) and exploring the map is becoming a headache.

My question is, is there any way I can do this in RadMap? Or do I have to resort to other means? Any help is appreciated.

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answered on 02 Feb 2012, 04:13 PM
Hello Amritendu,

You should design your own custom provider for using images which are generated on server side. The RadMap allows to use a few map providers at the same time. You can add a custom provider to the Providers collection like the following:
<UserControl x:Class="MyCustomProvider.MainPage"
    d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400">
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
        <telerik:RadMap Name="radMap"
                <telerik:BingMapProvider ApplicationId="ENTER YOUR BING MAPS KEY HERE"
                                         Mode="Aerial" />
                <local:MyCustomMapProvider />

For more information please take a look at the following documentation topic:

Kind regards,
Andrey Murzov
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