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This article explains how to port Nokia Maps on Windows Phone.

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Article Metadata
Code ExampleTested with
Devices(s): Lumia 800
Platform(s): Windows Phone 7.5 and later
Windows Phone 7.5
Keywords: Nokia Maps, WP7
Created: galazzo (11 Mar 2012)
Last edited: croozeus (08 Apr 2012)



In this article will be showed a tip on how to use Nokia Maps on Windows Phone using Nokia tiles instead of Bing tiles.

Creating the project

  1. Open Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2010 and create a new 'Application Project' named NokiaMaps
  2. Chose O.S 7.1


Add following references by right clicking 'Reference' > 'Add reference'

  1. Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Maps
  2. Microsoft.Phone.Controls
  3. System.Device


  1. Copy NokiaMapsTile.cs provided in sourcecode Media:NokiaMapsWP7.zip, into your project directory
  2. Let's add to project by right clicking on 'Project Name' -> 'Add' -> 'Exsiting element' and select NokiaMapsTile.cs
  3. Adjust namespace name NokiaMaps inside NokiaMapsTile.cs as appropriate with your project namespace
  4. Not mandatory, but useful, provide your Nokia Maps token and app id
private string token  = "<YOUR NOKIA MAPS TOKEN>";
private string app_id = "<YOUR NOKIA MAPS APP ID>";


Open MainPage.xaml and add Map component to project. Now add the following lines:

<my:Map Height="634" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="map" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="456" CredentialsProvider="<YOU BING CREDENTIAL>" 
CopyrightVisibility="Collapsed" LogoVisibility="Collapsed" ScaleVisibility="Visible">
<my:MapTileLayer Name="street" Margin="0,0,0,32" Height="647" Width="475">
<NokiaMapsSource:NokiaMapsTile TileTypes="Street"/>
<my:MapTileLayer Visibility="Collapsed" Name="wateroverlay" Margin="0,0,0,32">
<NokiaMapsSource:NokiaMapsTile TileTypes="WaterOverlay"/>
<my:MapTileLayer Visibility="Collapsed" Name="hybrid" Margin="0,0,0,32">
<NokiaMapsSource:NokiaMapsTile TileTypes="Hybrid"/>
<my:MapTileLayer Visibility="Collapsed" Name="satellite" Margin="0,0,0,32">
<NokiaMapsSource:NokiaMapsTile TileTypes="Satellite"/>
<my:MapTileLayer Visibility="Collapsed" Name="physical" Margin="0,0,0,32">
<NokiaMapsSource:NokiaMapsTile TileTypes="Physical"/>
<Button Content="Zoom In" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="6,535,0,0" Name="buttonZoomIn" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="207" Click="buttonZoomIn_Click" />
<Button Content="Zoom Out" Height="72" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="243,535,0,0" Name="buttonZoomOut" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="207" Click="buttonZoomOut_Click" />

Zoom control

Open MainPage.xaml.cs and add following lines

private void buttonZoomIn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
double zoom;
zoom = map.ZoomLevel;
map.ZoomLevel = ++zoom;
private void buttonZoomOut_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
double zoom;
zoom = map.ZoomLevel;
map.ZoomLevel = --zoom;

Now you are ready to start using Nokia Maps !!!

Adding Markers

MapLayer m_PushpinLayer = new MapLayer();
// Reasonable stab at center of Seattle metro area
map.SetView(new GeoCoordinate(41.89001, 12.495346), 10);
// Create and Add a few push pins
Pushpin pushpin1 = new Pushpin();
pushpin1.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);
pushpin1.Location = new GeoCoordinate(45.463983, 9.187946); // Milan
Pushpin pushpin2 = new Pushpin();
pushpin2.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);
pushpin2.Location = new GeoCoordinate(37.066684, 15.282555); // Siracusa
Pushpin pushpin3 = new Pushpin();
pushpin3.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue);
pushpin3.Location = new GeoCoordinate(37.102357, 15.124986); // Solarino
m_PushpinLayer.AddChild(pushpin1, pushpin1.Location);
m_PushpinLayer.AddChild(pushpin2, pushpin2.Location);
m_PushpinLayer.AddChild(pushpin3, pushpin3.Location);
map.ZoomLevel = 6;

Demo Source Code

You can find the source code of demo application using Nokia Map here Media:NokiaMapsWP7.zip.

Show Case

You can download Trova Farmacie for a real usage example


Here are some screen shots of Nokia Map used in real windows phone application.

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