There’s a series of articles on Spatial Horizons about Mapscript and XNA.
Mapserver is a map-rendering program mainly used for web mapping applications. It can also be used for desktop applications via it’s Mapscript API.
In our previous Mapserver and Mapscript posts, we used a sample dataset of Canada that can be downloaded here. Since it is freely available and easy to use, we will continue to use it in this project. We will cover making your own datasets for Mapserver in a future post.