New Bing Maps Application: foursquare Everywhere

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Last week at the SES conference Yusuf Mehdi announced our partnership with foursquare and demonstrated a preview of the application that I’ve had the personal privilege of managing – woohoo! After much anticipation, I’m proud to present to you “foursquare Everywhere” – a new Bing Maps application that pulls foursquare data into Bing Maps to visualize check-ins, tips, badges and mayor coronations from the foursquare APIs. This application has gotten…

New Bing Maps Application: Oodle Rentals

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Looking for an apartment to rent? Condo? House! Bing Maps has you covered. Today, we’re announcing a new Bing Maps application called Oodle Rentals. The Oodle Rentals application displays rental properties around the United States. After loading the application, enter a location in the search box and you’ll be zipped over to the respective location with available rentals popped right onto the map. As you navigate the map the search…

New Bing Maps Application: Bing Maps World Tour + March, 2010 Imagery Releases

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Where 2.0 action continues with the release of the Bing Maps World Tour application which gives you a release by release breakdown of all the imagery updates we’ve published dating back to August 2009. Some of you may recall the World Tour application which we’ve used to publish imagery updates in the past. In an effort to consolidate the experience into the most logical location, we’re moving it from it’s…

Bing Maps Updates – March 2010

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We made some updates to Bing Maps. In case it isn’t set as your homepage and you would like some additional context, I’d be happy to provide that for you. Here’s the bullet list: Walking Directions – Everyone in NYC will be relieved that they can use Bing Maps because we now have walking directions. Walking Directions allows you to calculate directions between two points in a way that would…

Bing Maps foursquare Everywhere Application FAQs

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What is Bing Maps foursquare Everywhere? Bing Maps foursquare Everywhere is a mash-in application pulling in publicly available information from the foursquare™ APIs and placing information onto a Bing Map. foursquare users “check-in” to a location which is optionally shared with friends. Also, users may add tips about locations and are awarded with badges and being crowned mayor of a location for being the most frequent to check-in. This data…

New Location Browser on Bing Search

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Bing Search continues to innovate and the latest and greatest little tidbit involves a location browser for mapping out places in Bing Search reference results. If you do a Bing Search query for “The Hurt Locker” you’ll be presented with a listing of Wikipedia articles. If you select the first one, you be transported to a Bing Reference page which has this nifty little feature browser hovering on the right-hand…

New Bing Maps Application: WorldWide Telescope

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About 2 years ago, I posted the announcement of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope (WWT) – a project to map out the stars, planets, solar systems and anything not on the Earth (see WorldWide Telescope Now Available!). That was some time ago and WorldWide Telescope has expanded its interfaces from a client based application, to a sharing of backyard astronomy information to a Silverlight web-based implementation to now a Bing Maps…

SxSW Musings and Where the World Is

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As I’m writing this I’m sitting on a plane from Austin heading to the Microsoft MIX conference in Las Vegas. I have 12 of the 16 new foursquare badges in hand, a brain full of ideas for what’s to come, and a brazen interpretation of the SXSW conference. I figured I’d share a few thoughts. Augmenting Maps with Reality. For those of you who came to my Bing panel, thank you.…

Embed Bing Maps Twitter Maps On Your Site

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We’ve just released an update to the Twitter Maps application in the Bing Maps Application Gallery. NOW, you can embed our Twitter Maps functionality into your own web site. This means you can be cool by having a Bing Map on your web site, blog, favorite social networking site with the Tweets you care about. And, WOW, it’s super easy.      You can do this in four easy steps:…

Bing Maps SXSW Panel Announced

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About 6 weeks ago I asked the Bing Maps Product Management team about our presence at SXSW. A couple weeks later they gave me a panel. Then, they asked me to proctor it. Oh, and populate it. Hmm, this was a bit more than I was expecting to take on, but always up for a challenge I ran with it and now I’m proud to announce my panel for SXSW…