Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

In case you missed it, the 2016 Microsoft Build conference was held last week in San Francisco. Bing Maps was present in many sessions throughout the conference. In addition to this, the Bing Maps team also gave a live session, a record session, two mini-theater sessions, two code challenges, and a code lab. We would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2016 in person or online. We would also like to say...
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Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

It is with great pleasure that we announce the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 control, Microsoft modern web mapping platform. The Bing Maps V8 control reduces development time by requiring less code to implement more features into your app. It also brings significant performance improvement by using the HTML5 canvas, which provides the ability to render vector data significantly faster than previous versions of the Bing Maps JavaScript...
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Traffic Cameras in Bing Maps

Traffic Cameras in Bing Maps

Seeing is believing. Here at Bing Maps we know the value of traffic information, however, there is something to be said about being able to see the current road conditions. We are proud to announce that you can now view more than 35,000 traffic cameras across 11 countries in Bing Maps. Let’s take a look! First we are going to turn on the traffic layer. You can do this by clicking on Traffic. Now you should see traffic information overlaid on the...
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Explore your transit options and plan your trip with Bing Maps!

Explore your transit options and plan your trip with Bing Maps!

Thanks to all our transit users who provided feedback on the Bing Maps Preview! We’ve now made it easier for you to explore and plan your trips using transit in Bing Maps. We’re happy to let you know that these improvements are now available. Let’s take a look at them. Exploring nearby transit stops Want to find nearby transit stops when exploring in Bing Maps? There are two ways to do this. First, you can see transit stops on the map itself...
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Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Boo! Halloween is around the corner, and it is one of our favorite holidays. This year, thanks to our customers and fans who contributed so many ideas, we released the new Bing Maps. As a way to show our appreciation, we created a Spooky Map, just for you. We think it is fun, and we hope you all like it. To make your map spook-tacular, click on the map style picker (the drop-down menu on the top right corner) and choose “Spooky”. The...
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Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Lost My Name, a publishing and technology start up that is revolutionizing story-driven personalized entertainment for kids, has launched a new children’s book called “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”. This story tells the tale of a child and their robot friend who are on an amazing adventure from the depths of outer space to their own front door. The really unique feature of this book is that when you go to order it you provide some...
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We listened and your top suggestions are now live in the Bing Maps Preview!

We listened and your top suggestions are now live in the Bing Maps Preview!

Since we shared the Bing Maps Preview* in July, you’ve given us more than 46,000 suggestions and pieces of feedback! Thank you. The team is passionate about the new experience and it means a lot to have so many of you taking the time to share your thoughts. As we sifted through the feedback, a number of common suggestions bubbled up to the top of the list: People loved the new cards but lots of you want to be able to hide and show the cards on...
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Drive app engagement with amazing new capabilities of Windows 10 maps

Drive app engagement with amazing new capabilities of Windows 10 maps

Windows 10 is here, and it’s everywhere!  Amongst many other features, one special facet of Windows 10 is the mapping platform that’s built right into Windows. With Windows 10, the map control and geospatial platform go beyond mapping basics with several new capabilities including advanced imagery & offline.  With a few lines of code, developers can make their Universal apps more engaging as they bring them to Windows 10. With previous...
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Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

Earlier this year the Bing Maps WPF control was updated with a number of performance and bug fixes. Most notably, navigating the map using touch works much better in Windows 8 than it did before. This update also increases the number of supported cultures from 15 to 117 and aligns with the same cultures supported by the Bing Maps Windows Store SDK which are documented here. One new feature is the ability to have a lot more control over tile layers...
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