A map control is a data visualization control whose primary purpose is to visualize rich spatial data. The control is ultra fast thanks to the native C++ library, using Direct2D for rendering the RadMap's shapes. It can display spatial data from ESRI shapefiles, as well as any user defined content in a geographical context.
The RadMap control visualizes spatial data using layered architecture. It could display spatial data points (e.g. location of cities), polylines (e.g. road connections), or polygons (shape of countries or continents) in a geographic coordinate system. In this coordinate system, a point on the surface of the earth is defined using latitudes and longitudes.
You can add a label for each shape in the RadMap control.
The RadMap control provides a set of behaviors that can be added to its Behaviors collection. The behaviors are used to provide user interaction with the RadMap control and to trigger the execution of commands that are associated with the map.
The control includes several properties that define the appearance of shapes and labels of the RadMap elements.