Localizing Custom Mapping Data With Bing Translator

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The Bing Maps for Enterprise platform offers extensive localization capabilities for map navigation, map labels, directions, and geocoding results in the AJAX v7 map control, Windows Store map control, and REST Services. Typically, you will also have your own custom data that you will be displaying within your mapping application. In this post, we will show how you can use another of the Bing Developer Services – the Bing Translator…

If You’re Planning to Attend the Where Conference This Year, Don’t Miss the "Bing Maps for Windows 8” Workshop Monday, April 2nd

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The youngest member of our family of mapping APIs allows you to build Metro Style applications for the next generation of Microsoft’s operating system. No matter if you are a hardcore .NET developer or if you prefer developing with HTML5 and JavaScript – Bing Maps has you covered. If you’re planning to join us on April 2nd for the Bing Maps for Windows 8 Workshop, be sure to confirm that…

New ‘Via’ Waypoints feature added to the REST Services Routes API

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The Bing Maps team has added a new feature to the Bing Maps REST Services Routes API called “via” waypoints. This feature already exists on the Bing Maps consumer site (http://www.bing.com/maps ) as the ability to drag-and-drop a route to create one or more “via” waypoints. We are excited to expose it to developers using the Bing Maps REST Services API. The first question that might come to mind is…

Optimizing Bing Maps Platform Sessions and Transactions Usage

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As many developers using the Bing Maps Platform know, some Bing Maps API calls generate billable transactions while other Bing Maps API calls don’t. The Bing Maps Platform team has documented which Bing Maps API calls are billable vs. non-billable (and when) here. As a side note, understanding and accessing your Bing Maps usage reports was previously discussed in the Bing Maps blog post here. Please refer to that blog…

Bing Maps: Not Just A Fair-Weather Friend

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The term ‘hurricane season’ recently brought new meaning to many communities across the U.S. East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Irene.  Being able to see the latest developments and impacted locations online through Bing Maps makes it possible to better anticipate, respond and recover from the destruction of hurricanes.  Around the world, people use Microsoft technology every day to stay in touch during difficult times. Today, we’re calling out…

Pistachios, Turkey and Travel

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What do pistachios, Turkey, and travel have in common? In a recent post on the New York Times’ Frugal Traveler blog, we learn that a city called Gaziantep located in southeastern Turkey is the self-proclaimed pistachio capital, and apparently a trip there is lovely and quite affordable. While the blog itself is a good read, the New York Times needed an easy way for readers to visually follow the blogger…

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.…

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,…

De-coding the “Decode Jay-Z with Bing” Campaign

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Last month, Bing concluded the Decode with Jay-Z campaign – a campaign which ambitiously brought every page of Jay-Z’s new book, Decode, into both the real world – on New Orleans rooftops, Miami swimming pools, Manhattan billboards – and into an online contest built on the Bing Maps platform. In order to provide an immersive game experience which would hook the user into a scavenger hunt for over 200 pages,…

New Features for Bing Maps REST Services

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A couple of weeks ago we announced Bing Maps is going mobile as the default map control on Windows Phone 7. Today it’s my turn to follow up with news of more goodness from Bing – new routing and geocoding features for Bing Maps REST Services – your choice when developing for mobile or when you’re looking for simplicity and speed on the web. Bing Maps REST Services include: *Show…