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GoogleMapControl @ + CustomMaps

Jul 4, 2009 at 11:45 AM

I was looking at your source code and it really looks rather similar to another GoogleMapControl at

Is there any relation between these two projects?

Also, I did not see it in the examples, but is there a way to create custom maps? or custom layers? What I'd like to do is point to a service that returns images and have them displayed as a layer on top of current images.

Also, what about opacity control on the maps?



Jul 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Ciao Alberto,

it looks like GoogleMap Control cannot be used in a page where there's also an updatepanel (see so I have to switch to a different one. DO you have any experience with's one? Particularly about the possibility to use it with (or even better within) updatepanel?

Jul 7, 2009 at 12:35 PM
Edited Jul 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM


This project is not related to the one you pointed.
I have answered already to that question.
You can see the full history of this project here under source.
I didn't worked with or even tryed the other project.
However, I have developed this project widely driven by the people's requests for functionality needed.
So, it could be possible I was driven and asked to implement in some cases a functionality similar to the other control.
Honestly, I have no idea how similar functionality this project has to the other, becuase I don't not the other in details.


Jul 7, 2009 at 2:37 PM

neither can for best performance

Jul 7, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Hi Velio and thanks for your reply.
Actually I have been playing with both your control and for a few weeks now.

I think your control is very well documented with examples that show you how to do things, and this is its strength.
However, when it comes to features and flexibility, I think is superior in that is allows a user like me to
see sky data and custom layers, etc.

Sadly neither does what I really need in a compact, easy to use, complete fashion so we have decided to move to a Flash base or Silverlight based type of application for
my astronomical needs.