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How to: Connect a Map Control to the OpenStreetMap Geocode Service

This example demonstrates how to add an image layer displaying map tiles from the OSM service and an information layer that searches for a place on the map using the OSM search service. It uses the following classes:

Class Description
ImageLayer Displays map images obtained from map image data providers.
OpenStreetMapDataProvider The class that loads map images from a web resource that provides data in the OpenStreetMap format.
InformationLayer A layer that is used to display additional information above the map.
OsmGeocodeDataProvider Provides the capability to obtain geocode data from the Open Street Map service.

View Example

private void OnFormLoad(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    mapControl.Layers.AddRange(new LayerBase[] {
        new ImageLayer {
            DataProvider = new OpenStreetMapDataProvider() {
                TileUriTemplate = "{1}/{2}/{3}"
        new InformationLayer {
            DataProvider = new OsmGeocodeDataProvider()