Image Data Support

Microsoft Bing Maps, OpenStreetMaps, Web Map Service

The Map Control supports Bing Maps and its three distinct map types:

  • Area
  • Road
  • Hybrid

If you'd prefer a non-commercial mapping option, our WPF Map Control fully supports the OpenStreetMap format. You can obtain these maps from either the official OSM foundation website or from an alternative image tile provider.

DevExpress Maps control also includes Web Map Service support. These services allow you to obtain map data from a server as a single image.


Legal Information

Bing Maps Licensing | OpenStreetMap Legal FAQ

Bing Maps and OpenStreetMaps - WPF Map Control | DevExpress

Vector Map Support

Leverage the power of vector elements

In addition to raster layers, which are designed to display image tiles obtained from map providers, our Map control can render any vector data on its map surface. WPF Maps can read data from the following file formats:

  • Shapefile
  • KML / KMZ
  • SVG
  • PBF / MBTiles
  • GeoJSON
  • GPX

With DevExpress Map control, you can visualize literally anything. By using X,Y coordinates you have the ability to add any vector data with its own units. At present, the Map Control supports Centimeters, Feet, Furlongs, Inches, Kilometers, Meters, Miles, Millimeters, Nautical miles, Yards or a custom custom measure.

Vector Maps and Custom Shapes - WPF Map Control | DevExpress

Vector Shape Editor

Flexible user experiences

The runtime Map Editor allows users to present suplementary information on a map. Users can create, edit/transform, and save vector shapes such as dots, ellipses, lines, splines, paths, pushpins, etc.

The Map control ships with a comprehensive set of UX options and map elements so you can create highly interactive user experiences:

  • Navigation Panel
  • Mini Map
  • Search
  • Drag & Drop
  • Interactive Highlighting & Selection
  • Circular Scrolling / Pan / Zoom
Powerful Visual Experience - WPF Map Control | DevExpress

Routing Service Support

Embed worldwide GIS data into your WPF app

DevExpress Maps fully supports Bing Geocode, Search, Route, and Elevation Services as well as Geocode and Search from OpenStreetMap. As you'd expect, the predefined GIS data providers we've built for Microsoft Bing and OpenStreetMap allow you to obtain and communicate information to users based on a map location.

GIS Data Providers - WPF Map Control | DevExpress

Geospatial Data Analysis

Aggregate and visualize your underlying data

Graphically combine and plot your geospatial data within map visualizations. Enrich your maps by incorporating interactive charts, bubbles, clusters, and colorizers. The Map control includes a variety of built-in options so you can visualize and understand your data spatially:

  • Bubble & Pie Charts
  • Geographic & Cartesian Coordinate Systems
  • Map Clusters & Colorizers
  • Map Projections
  • Unlimited Map Layers
  • Overlays
  • Legends
Geospatial Data Analysis - WPF Map Control | DevExpress

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