National Geographic Launches iPhone Atlas Using Bing Maps

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National Geographic has been hard at work getting their atlas of maps into your grubby little hands. And as such, they’ve released their newest mobile application for iPhone – World Atlas (iTunes link). The application allows you to view 7 different levels of cartography, 3 maps styles and the ability to find locations around the world with nearly 7 million place listings. And, of course, the Bing Maps Platform has…

New Bing Maps Application: Haiti Earthquake

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The Haitian Earthquakes have captured the eyes of the world. As part of the effort, Bing Maps is doing what we can to help the world see the changes over time around Haiti by unveiling the Haiti Earthquake application in the application gallery. The concept of the application allows users to view the aerial imagery before and after the earthquake. The application allows you to select to view imagery before the…

Bing Maps Beta, No More

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We’re ripping the Beta tag off the Bing Maps Silverlight site and going full board with continuing innovation on Bing. Removing the beta tag has so many implications as a Microsoft asset in terms of what you can expect moving forward…reliability, supportability, and continued innovation and investment to name a few. The removal of the beta tag was done in parallel with a couple of new features and Bing Maps…

New Bing Maps Application: Destination Maps

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Need to give people directions to your house, business or party (yeah, baby!). Use the Destination Maps application just specify a place (such as Club XS in Las Vegas); set the area of interest by dragging the sides of the on-map square to include all the areas people are coming from; then give the map a title. You can select multiple map styles such as Sketchy, European, American or Treasure…

New Bing Maps Application: Local Events

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No plans this Friday? Make some. Bing Maps newest application Local Events allows you to search for what’s happening around where you plan to be. Or, even better, where you may not plan to be but will end up! Load the Local Events application and navigate to your favorite destination to see events pinned to the map. If you’re looking for a specific type of application such as music or…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 1)

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The Bing Maps imagery release for January 2010 release is SO BIG we had to break it into two parts – not kidding! The January 2010 Part 1 release is 558,000 square kilometers of imagery consisting of: Germany’s Ruhrgebeit Belgium Luxembourg Vancouver – Sea to Sky Hwy to Squamish and beyond Additional imagery scattered throughout Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Latvia and Turkey.   As always for the best experience, view…

Kroger Integrates Bing Maps

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Need to do a little grocery shopping? Chances are you’ll be shopping at a Kroger and not even know it. The grocery retail chain behind such huge brands as Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Fred Meyer (to name a few) is now officially moved their store locator over to the Bing Maps Platform. The new locator application from the Kroger.com home page allows you to enter a postal code or…

Bing Maps Publishes Haitian Post-Earthquake Imagery

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For those of you wanting to see the devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent Earthquake, Bing Maps has published the new imagery online. Visit the Bing Maps web site to view the imagery first hand. The imagery Is 50 cm color imagery taken from Digital Globe’s new Worldview 2 satellite.  While the imagery is current, there was a cloud over part of Port au Prince which obscures some of…

New Streetside Coverage: Vancouver and Whistler

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As I mentioned previously, Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More, we’re going to be rolling out more and more Streetside photography on Bing Maps. Well, we did a special run just in time for the winter Olympics that covers Vancouver and Whistler in Canada. Check it out:   The slopes in Whistler are some of the best in the world: More to come. Stay tuned. CP…