What’s New in the AJAX Map Control

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Today we are officially introducing three new modules and several new features for the AJAX 7.0 map control.  The new modules add some very handy features, and they really show off the dynamic module loading capabilities of the AJAX 7.0 control by adding functionality when you need it, and getting out of the way when you don’t. The new modules help you: Calculate driving directions using the new Microsoft.Maps.Directions module.…

Loading GeoRSS-Feeds with Dynamic Modules in the Bing Maps AJAX Control v7

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Introduction In May several Updates have been released to the Bing Maps AJAX Control v7 which Keith Kinnan has summarized here. Possibly the most significant one is the ability to dynamically load additional modules. When the Bing Maps AJAX Control had been re-written for v7 some of the design goals had been to improve performance and to support mobile devices. In order to achieve these goals the Bing Maps AJAX…

Bing Maps Android SDK available on Codeplex

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InKnowledge has launched an open-source Bing Maps SDK for Android. This new SDK now gives Android developers a choice in terms of map controls and provides greater flexibility as a result of having direct access to the code base. You can find the SDK at: http://bingmapsandroidsdk.codeplex.com/ Built using the latest Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, the Bing Maps Android SDK has all JavaScript wrapped with native Java calls. As a result,…

Bing Maps v. 7 tops the AJAX performance charts

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As independent interactive mapping experts, Earthware prides itself in making recommendations to clients on the best mapping platform to use for their specific project. Whilst we consider a number of factors of each mapping platform, a key factor is the performance of each mapping platform, both in speed of download and also speed of displaying information on the map. Recently Bing has released a new version of their AJAX map…