Intermingle Location Data with Geo Fact Finder

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Those guys at Urban Mapping, famous in our industry for some of the best neighborhood boundary data, are doing more than just polygons these days. They’ve created Geo Fact Finder which had the original intention of illustrating the capabilities of their platform Mapfluence. Mapfluence is a web-based geoservices engine designed to push geo-intelligence to the browser. Mapfluence also maintains a data catalog, providing immediate and query-able access to geographic data.…

Batch Geocoding and Batch Reverse-Geocoding with Bing Maps

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Introduction Geocoding and reverse geocoding are services that Bing Maps provides in the AJAX Control as well as in the SOAP and REST web services but what if you are about to start a project and you have to geocode thousands of addresses or what if you have a requirement to batch-process data updates as a recurring task? Of course you could just call the geocoder again and again but…

Bing Maps on Your Verizon Android

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Bing Maps was previously available as a mobile device application for multiple platforms: Windows Phone Blackberry iPhone Today Bing Maps as part of the Bing Mobile Platform was also launched on the Verizon Android. Read here to find out more. Technorati Tags: Bing Maps,Android,iPhone,Blackberry,Windows Phone,Virtual Earth

End of an Era…and, Beginning Anew

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You may have noticed we’ve added a couple new bloggers to the Bing Maps Blog. Well, I say that loosely because Johannes Kebeck has been a blogger extraordinaire on his Windows Live Spaces blog which has done quite well, but has decided to start posting his blog material here instead of on Live Spaces. Brian Hendricks is relatively new to the Bing Maps and Microsoft world, but has a lot…

Introducing PHP and VB .NET SDKs for Bing Maps Platform

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Over the years we’ve provided developers with tons of code samples, SDKs, interactive SDKs, external SDKs, etc., etc. Today, we’re adding to an already loaded artillery of Bing Maps SDKs by providing a new SDK for PHP developers who want to use our REST, SOAP and Spatial Data APIs. In addition to the PHP SDKs, we’ve added VB .NET code samples to our SOAP API documentation which had previously only…

Bing Maps and Hotmail come together

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If you are using the web-client of Hotmail or Office Live you may already have discovered it: Hotmail integrates now with Bing Maps. When you create a new email, you can now insert various types of content from Bing, including Bing Maps: When you select “Maps and Places” a task pane opens that allows you to add new locations or interact with a set of previously defined locations. By default you…

Switch on the Light – Bing Maps and LightSwitch

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Introduction Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch has just been released as public beta and it claims to be the “SIMPLEST WAY TO BUILD BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE DESKTOP, WEB AND CLOUD”. That’s quite a bold statement and it certainly deserves a closer lock. And while we’re at it we will of course have a look at the use of Bing Maps in LightSwitch projects – both for desktop and web applications.…

New Map App: Bing Food Cart Finder

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If you’re hungry and in need of some quality food, then Bing has you covered with the new Food Cart Finder. The Bing Food Cart Finder helps hungry foodies locate and learn about places to eat. The app initially covers only the Portland area and tracks over 250 food carts in the area. Bing is testing the appetites of Portland foodies before expanding the app’s service nationally. For those that…

And, The King of Bing Maps is…

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After the judges deliberated the winners were selected. This was so big, we did a video on MSDN’s Channel 9. The King of Bing Maps is…Ricky Brundritt, Taxi Fare Calculator The Grand Prize-winning Map App helps locals and travelers alike by estimating the total fare and showing the quickest route. The app covers major metro areas in the United States as well as 18 more cities worldwide. Brundritt won $1,000…

Facebook Places Launches with Bing’d Out Maps

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After listening to the rumor mills roar and authoring hundreds of emails with my friends at Facebook it can finally be said that Facebook has launched their location-based check-in service dubbed Facebook Places. And, while location-based services like this are certainly interesting to me I’m writing this for you because Facebook is using Bing Maps to pinpoint everyone’s location-based experiences on Facebook.com. When using Facebook Places from your mobile device,…