Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

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Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial beginning of summer, is right around the corner. In addition to picnics and hanging out by the pool, a lot of people will be tuning in to watch their favorite motorsports on television. NASCAR is holding its longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and perhaps one of racing’s most prestigious races, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco,…

Migrating “My Map” from Google to Bing

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Many users have asked about migrating their data to Bing Maps from Google Maps, after recent changes to the Google “My Map” feature. In this blog post, we show available solutions in Bing Maps. Getting your data out of Google “My Places” To get started, you can find your “My Map” data on Google here. Note that Google is currently giving users until June 1st, 2015 to download their data.…

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

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First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a Microsoft Perceptive Pixel device (large touch screen, predecessor of the Surface Hub). Bing Maps made…

Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

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Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in…

Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

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Bing Map Transit Coverage

Last week, you may have made some Earth Day resolutions such as having a greener commute. If so, we would like to help to keep your commitment by reviewing your transportation options. With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation. In this Blog post we want to show the extent of our transit coverage.

Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

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Bing Maps Globe

Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this…

Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

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Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to…

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bing Maps

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Bing Maps is a great tool for exploring and learning about many things, including the numerous celebrations held each year in cities across the country. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is widely celebrated in the United States and other nations with a large Irish immigrant heritage. Celebrations…

Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

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March Madness kicks off this week with the first round of games starting in a few days. Along with Bing’s bracket builder, the Bing Maps team is excited to share new imagery of the stadiums that will host both the NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s games across the US. In this blog post we will see how we created a visual of where these teams are from and where…

Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

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On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously…