Unlike Bing Maps, Azure Maps allows for traffic tiles to be rendered over top the standard map tiles. Please bring the traffic layer back with Azure Maps Traffic Tiles!
I can't bind to the Mode property of the BingRestMapProvider. The BingRestMapProvider is not part of the visual tree. This worked in Silverlight and I thought it worked in previous version of WPF as well.
Will you have the same "Automatic" functionality that www.bingmaps.com has. Go here: http://www.bing.com/maps/#JnE9LmJvc3RvbiUyYm1hJTdlc3N0LjAlN2VwZy4xJmJiPTQyLjM3NzYxNDkxNDUyNDglN2UtNzEuMDI4MzM0ODI2NTQ3OSU3ZTQyLjM2MzQ0MjM1NjgzOTYlN2UtNzEuMDU4NzYxODA1NjEyOA== Select "Road" then "Automatic." Then zoom to Boston and watch the map change automatically to "Birds Eye." This would be a great feature because the user doesn't need to think. Feature is not present in the new BING Maps and in the BING REST services API and we are marking it as DECLINED.
The map control will support the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projections. The map control will have appropriate projection which can be used for empty provider. Also it will have the converter from UTM to Mercator projection (EPSG:4326). DECLINED: Duplicate with http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/143/Feedback/Details/122715-map-visualizationlayer-should-support-custom-utm-map-projection
Currently context menu can't be used on the map shape objects directly. We should change implementation of the map shape objects to allow using of the RadContextMenu. DECLINED: XAML team reviewed this request and decided not to address it in the future. The VisualizationLayer allows using context menu on the map shape visualization.
Many tasks on RadMap require smooth zooming for the better user experience. For example, floor plans or facility layouts. Default zoom increments are too large for those tasks. We should provide a way to make zoom smooth while keeping zoom level as integer value. DECLINED: Duplicate with http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/143/Feedback/Details/113322-map-support-of-the-smooth-zooming
RadMap should support Geojson file Decline reason: We have such request already logged in our portal - http://feedback.telerik.com/Project/143/Feedback/Details/181323-add-support-for-reading-json-files-in-geojson-format
MapQuest provides two different API's: one for open use and one for licensed use. Both require a key, so I don't know if there's any difference in the function calls besides the key? Directions, Search, Geocode, etc are available and provide a free alternative to Bing.