Go Offline with the Bing Maps Server (Web Cast)

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For a while now, I’ve blogged about the Virtual Earth Server and it’s offline capabilities for those of you who want Bing Maps imagery and data, but have internet connectivity limitations / requirements for behind-the-firewall-only use. If you’ve ever wanted to dive deeper into the Virtual Earth Web Server, now is your chance. Oh, and, by the way it’s now called the Bing Maps Server to align with our brand.…

Windows Phone and Bing Maps

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Last week at Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Spain I sat in the overflow room watching Steve Ballmer and Joel Belfiori announce Windows Phone 7 Series – I tweeted many atweet via Twitter, so feel free to check out my tweets for more information there. It was standing room only and the 50+ people in the overflow room were applauding and cheering at the 50 inch plasma as the…

Web Application Toolkit Features Bing Maps

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If you’re really looking to jumpstart your Bing Maps development you’re going to want to check out the new web application toolkit. The toolkit provides sample ASP .NET code for common scenarios such as pushpins on the Bing Maps Silverlight Control and creating a store locator. Read on the info I scraped from the site. Web Application Toolkits help ASP.NET web developers quickly complete common tasks.  Each Web Application Toolkit…

Using Bird’s Eye on Broadcast

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King 5 (NBC) in Seattle recently did a story about a rather precarious intersection which challenges the legality of tickets issued at a 5-way intersection via a camera system (RCW 46.63.170 basically states that camera systems are only legal for 4-way intersections). In order to really illustrate the intersection, King 5 used Bing Maps and more specifically Bird’s Eye imagery, to really bring the story to life. Check out this…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010

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This is a pretty exciting release, especially if you’re Romanian. In this release, we’ve added….wait for it…over 1 million square kilometers of new imagery! Can you even fathom how much data this is? Now, all of you who’ve sent me emails pointing out shortfalls in the Bing Maps imagery can rest assure that we are updating it and publishing some amazing and quite recent new imagery. And, for the first…

New Bing Maps Application: Streetside Photos

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So, you have all these killer photos of different cities around the world just sitting on some hard drive or server and the best you can do with them is send them to friends as is, right? Isn’t it funny that the photos you tend to zip through are the ones with no people in them, but when you were there man it was a cool shot that you just…

Bing Maps Platform Survey – Your Input Needed

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It’s survey time again, where you get the chance to provide direct feedback to the Product Management team to help make The Bing Maps Platform better. We want to hear what’s important to you so we can prioritize accordingly. You want a WPF control? How about multi-modal routing? Traffic in France (got that request today)? Let’s hear it. Fill out the survey below and see your vote count toward making…

New Bing Maps Application: Winter Games

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Not going to Vancouver for the Olympic games? Well, we’ve got everything you need right in Bing Maps’ new application: Winter Games. In coordination with NBCOlympics.com, get up to the minute information about the 2010 Winter Olympics in everything from venues to news. Click the Venues bar on the left to see the different venues where the events are taking place. Click the Medal Count bar to see every country…

New Bing Maps Book Helps Developers

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Parlez-Vous Français? Well, if you do and you want to learn how to build applications using The Bing Maps Platform have I got a book for you. Yesterday, at Microsoft Tech Days France, I met Nicolas Boonaert who is the author of the first and only book about Bing Maps, “Bing Maps – Guide complet de la cartographie interactive (Broché).” Now, this is not to be confused with my good…

Bing Maps Powers The National Grid

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Remember when President Obama announced support for a national smart grid? Well, we’re seeing some of this money being put to good use on the National Grid web site in the form of smart grid data visualization using The Bing Maps Platform. In partnership with iFactor Consulting, The National Grid now has 5 areas (Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York) online outlining coverage areas and pinpoint…