Free Windows Phone 7 App for Mapping

Microsoft Windows Phone users can now access mapping capabilities on their phone with the ArcGIS for Windows Phone app. The application lets you find, use, and share maps as well as deploy GIS data and functionality on Windows Phone devices.

The free app is now available and can be downloaded directly from the Windows Marketplace.

Among the other applications, Paramount Digital Entertainment says it will be releasing ten enhanced movie apps of Paramount Pictures’ films exclusively for Windows Phone 7. (Read: Paramount Offers Movies for Windows Phone 7)

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And History is offering History Here, a location-based mobile application for Windows Phone 7. It aims to bring history to life in thousands of locations across the United States.

Available to Windows Phone 7 customers in conjunction with the phone’s US launch on Nov. 8, History Here is the first mobile app to combine GPS with History’s content and resources to create a mobile guide that lets users experience the historical context of their surroundings. (Read: History Here App for Windows Phone 7)

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With a host of fun features, including music and games, integrated into the new devices, Microsoft – with its partners – had introduced nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets in October last year.

The new phones, according to Microsoft, are distinguished by their design and integrated experiences built from Microsoft’s portfolio such as Xbox LIVE, Microsoft Office Mobile, Zune, Windows Live, Bing and more. (Read: New Windows Phone 7: Phone for Fun)

ArcGIS for Windows Phone serves as a mobile gateway into the ArcGIS system to:

  • Explore and navigate maps.
  • Find places and addresses.
  • Query map layers and data.
  • Collect, edit, and update features and attribute information while performing field data collection and inspection projects.

In addition to this free application, Esri previously released the ArcGIS API for Windows Phone.

Using the API, developers can create custom applications for Windows Phone devices that can be deployed within an enterprise or to the public via the Windows Marketplace.

Esri, which announced the app Tuesday, provides GIS solutions to customers around the world.

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Rakesh Raman