Bing Maps V8 July 2016 Update

Bing Maps V8 July 2016 Update

It’s been just over a month ago since Bing Maps Version 8 (V8) was released, and today we are happy to announce the first of our regular updates to the main release branch of V8.
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TypeScript Definitions for Bing Maps V8 Released on GitHub

TypeScript Definitions for Bing Maps V8 Released on GitHub

Today, we are happy to announce that we have released of TypeScript Definitions for Bing Maps V8. These provide intellisense and richer error catching functionality to your development environment. If you haven’t used TypeScript before we highly recommend you give it a try as it fills a lot of gaps that you wished JavaScript supported and makes development easier.
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Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Two and a half months ago, at the Microsoft //Build/ Conference, the Bing Maps team announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 web control. Since then, the team has been working hard fixing bugs, adding new features and support for mobile, and making the Bing Maps V8 control stable and ready for production. Today we are happy to announce that Bing Maps V8 control has graduated from preview and is ready for use in production applications.
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Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

In case you missed it, the 2016 Microsoft Build conference was held last week in San Francisco. Bing Maps was present in many sessions throughout the conference. In addition to this, the Bing Maps team also gave a live session, a record session, two mini-theater sessions, two code challenges, and a code lab. We would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2016 in person or online. We would also like to say...
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Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

It is with great pleasure that we announce the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 control, Microsoft modern web mapping platform. The Bing Maps V8 control reduces development time by requiring less code to implement more features into your app. It also brings significant performance improvement by using the HTML5 canvas, which provides the ability to render vector data significantly faster than previous versions of the Bing Maps JavaScript...
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Traffic Cameras in Bing Maps

Traffic Cameras in Bing Maps

Seeing is believing. Here at Bing Maps we know the value of traffic information, however, there is something to be said about being able to see the current road conditions. We are proud to announce that you can now view more than 35,000 traffic cameras across 11 countries in Bing Maps. Let’s take a look! First we are going to turn on the traffic layer. You can do this by clicking on Traffic. Now you should see traffic information overlaid on the...
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Explore your transit options and plan your trip with Bing Maps!

Explore your transit options and plan your trip with Bing Maps!

Thanks to all our transit users who provided feedback on the Bing Maps Preview! We’ve now made it easier for you to explore and plan your trips using transit in Bing Maps. We’re happy to let you know that these improvements are now available. Let’s take a look at them. Exploring nearby transit stops Want to find nearby transit stops when exploring in Bing Maps? There are two ways to do this. First, you can see transit stops on the map itself...
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Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Boo! Halloween is around the corner, and it is one of our favorite holidays. This year, thanks to our customers and fans who contributed so many ideas, we released the new Bing Maps. As a way to show our appreciation, we created a Spooky Map, just for you. We think it is fun, and we hope you all like it. To make your map spook-tacular, click on the map style picker (the drop-down menu on the top right corner) and choose “Spooky”. The...
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Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Lost My Name, a publishing and technology start up that is revolutionizing story-driven personalized entertainment for kids, has launched a new children’s book called “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”. This story tells the tale of a child and their robot friend who are on an amazing adventure from the depths of outer space to their own front door. The really unique feature of this book is that when you go to order it you provide some...
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