Map Explorer is a simple Silverlight application demonstrating how to use the new Windows Phone 8 Maps API replacing the Bing Maps used in Windows Phone 7.
The application's main page contains buttons and sliders to change some properties of the map (cartographic mode, pitch, and heading). More configurable map properties can be found in the application menu. Map related functionality is demonstrated with retrieving and displaying the phone's current location on the map, searching the map for a keyword, and displaying a route and directions from the current location to a destination.
The example has been tested to work on Nokia Lumia devices with Windows Phone 8.
This example application is hosted in Nokia Developer Projects: http://projects.developer.nokia.com/mapexplorer
For more information on implementation and porting, visit the wiki pages: http://projects.developer.nokia.com/mapexplorer/wiki