Saturday, 14 June 2008

Silverlight(DeepZoom)Earth (beta 2)

After reading these posts on using new Silverlight 2.0 beta 2 Deep Zoom functionality to utilise external tile pyramids (such as Virtual Earth) I decided to give it a go...

The sample code was pretty complete, I just added the Geoquery MapSources, and away it goes... (requires Silverlight 2.0 beta 2)

(screenshot a bit stylized to show the different map possibilities)

Okay, there's no searching/geocoding or other map niceties; and the DeepZoom shading (which works great for most things) is a little screwy on text-layers - you'll see what that means if you try it out. But it does work nicely, and puts my (still not finished) Silverlight 1.0 code to shame!

1 comment:

  1. Great extension to the project Craig. I'll give you a ping when we have a more extensible framework in place and you will be able to much more the just show images.
    We just added some basic XAML pushpin support last night: