Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

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Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this…
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Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

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Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to…
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bing Maps

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Bing Maps is a great tool for exploring and learning about many things, including the numerous celebrations held each year in cities across the country. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is widely celebrated in the United States and other nations with a large Irish immigrant heritage. Celebrations…
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Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

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March Madness kicks off this week with the first round of games starting in a few days. Along with Bing’s bracket builder, the Bing Maps team is excited to share new imagery of the stadiums that will host both the NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s games across the US. In this blog post we will see how we created a visual of where these teams are from and where…
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Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

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On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously…
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Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

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Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some…
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Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

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As you know, Bing Maps helps you understand your world. Last month I described how you can use imagery on Bing Maps to interactively learn about history by exploring where important events like the Civil Rights Movement took place. This month I’m going to focus on a lighter topic—learning about filming locations from your favorite movies. I like movies and love seeing places featured in movies I’ve seen. With Bing,…
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High-PPI maps now available in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to get high-PPI (high pixel density) map tiles from the Bing Maps AJAX Control? Wonder no more. By simply setting a parameter in your Bing Maps AJAX Control code for your application, users that are on high-PPI or Retina supported devices will automatically get high resolution map tiles. High-PPI maps provide larger map labels and street lucidity, which is especially helpful when viewing…
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Visualizing point-based Business Intelligence data on Bing Maps

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It is often said that upwards of 80% of business data has some sort of location based context to it. In recently years many companies have learnt the value of unlocking this data and making use of it to make better business decisions. Many companies use Bing Maps to make better sense of their business data by visualizing it on a map. In this blog post we are going to…
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It’s game time on Bing Maps

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Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game. Read…
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