Drive app engagement with amazing new capabilities of Windows 10 maps

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Windows 10 is here, and it’s everywhere!  Amongst many other features, one special facet of Windows 10 is the mapping platform that’s built right into Windows. With Windows 10, the map control and geospatial platform go beyond mapping basics with several new capabilities including advanced imagery & offline.  With a few lines of code, developers can make their Universal apps more engaging as they bring them to Windows 10. With…
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Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

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Earlier this year the Bing Maps WPF control was updated with a number of performance and bug fixes. Most notably, navigating the map using touch works much better in Windows 8 than it did before. This update also increases the number of supported cultures from 15 to 117 and aligns with the same cultures supported by the Bing Maps Windows Store SDK which are documented here. One new feature is…
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Announcing the Integration of Bing Maps for Enterprise and a Special Offer for Esri Customers

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We are excited to announce that Bing Maps for Enterprise is coming to Esri platform in the coming months. And to celebrate this, we will be providing Esri customers with a special, limited time offer of 180 days of free usage and up to 250,000 transactions using Bing Maps for Enterprise. With Bing Maps integrated into Esri platform, customers will be able to experience and enjoy the many benefits of Bing…
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Find stops along your route using Bing Maps Preview

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I’m Chelsea from the Bing Maps team. Today, I want to share more details about one of the new features in the Bing Maps Preview called “along the route.” Our feature lets you find places along your current route, such as gas stations, coffee shops, hotels, and more. We built this feature after hearing many customers complain about not knowing where to find interesting and convenient places that are not…
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Define your places in the new Bing Maps

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The new Bing Maps Preview added many new features to help you plan your next outing. One of them is to make your map more personal to you. We learned from our customers that they want to be able to save the most-visited, most-loved destinations and trip inspiring spots on any devices, and have quick access to them later when planning a trip. In the new Bing Maps, we made My Places more relevant…
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Search improvements in Bing Maps Preview

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Search is a core feature of Bing Maps because we understand how important it is to find places of interest quickly and easily. That’s why we made search a focus in the new Bing Maps Preview*. Search within Bing Maps includes the ubiquitous “search box”. It also includes auto-suggest, which offers various suggestions as you type. Once you submit a search, you get back search results for businesses, places or…
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Bing Maps now on Azure

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Bing Maps on Azure Marketplace

Microsoft Azure is a fantastic flexible, versatile and extensible platform to run your business. From web applications through mobile engagement, business process modelling, data manufacturing and complex event processing – you name it and Azure has it. The Azure Marketplace allows internal and external partners to extend their offerings into the Azure platform and today we are happy to announce the launch of Bing Maps on the Marketplace. You will…
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Going out tonight? Plan it with Bing Maps Preview.

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My team at Bing Maps learned that our customers struggle to find applications that make it simple to plan outings. Based on that need, we designed the Bing Maps Preview to lets users open multiple cards on the map to compile their plan. I’ll showcase an example of how planning a night out on the town works more effectively in the Bing Maps Preview. Try something like this for yourself on the website,…
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Plan your next outing with the completely redesigned Bing Maps

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When we set out to redesign Bing Maps, we listened to a lot of user feedback. People using a variety of map sites, from a variety of countries, told us what they love about, and what they struggle with when using map services. We heard that people want one experience that brings together the best content in one view, that fully reflects what they are planning, not just their last…
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Head for the Golf Course with Bing Maps

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Sunday is Father’s Day, a celebration observed the world over (although in some countries on a different schedule) and an opportunity to pause and reflect on the influence of fathers and paternal figures on society. It’s also a time for dad to indulge in his favorite pursuits, and for many of them that means golf. It’s estimated there are almost 30 million golfers in the United States alone, about three…
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