I would like to fill the shapes I am drawing with a checked pattern, but is this possible?
The problem that I am having is that filling the shapes with a solid color is blocking all the features of the map.
I have tried setting the zone order :

Shape.ZOrder(MapPoint.GeoZOrderCmd.geoSendBehindRo ads) ;

however many of the map features, (lakes, parks) are still blocked.

I am thinking it must be possible somehow as you can see an example of the effect I want by using the 'Find Nearby Places' utility. If you do a search , a checkered cirlce appears filled with a nice looking pattern in it.