How to create bounded tile layers in Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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Bounded Tile Layers

Tile layers are a great way to visualize a lot of data on a map and still have good performance. Depending on the type of data you are displaying as a tile layer, you may find that it is localized to a small part of the world. If this is the case then you will want to limit the loading of tiles in your app to that area. Otherwise you…

Visual Studio Toolbox Video: See and learn about Bing Maps in under 1 hour

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Using Bing Maps Video

Technical Evangelist and host of Visual Studio Toolbox, Robert Green,  is joined by Bing Maps Program Manager, Johannes Kebeck who demonstrates how easy it is to add maps to your application.  Johannes reviews features of Bing Maps, shows you how to use the Bing Maps AJAX Control Version 7.0 Interactive SDK to see what JavaScript code you would write to perform a variety of actions with maps and demonstrates both a Web and Windows Store project in…

The Art of IntelliSense: Three ways to use IntelliSense with Bing Maps APIs

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Three ways to use IntelliSense with Bing Maps APIs

Do you find that you spend more time digging through documentation trying to figure out what properties do rather than spending time building great apps? IntelliSense can help. A few weeks ago, someone asked me if there was any IntelliSense support for Bing Maps. I vaguely remembered there being an open source project that added IntelliSense for Bing Maps AJAX v6.3 in Visual Studio. With a quick search on Bing…

Address and Location Capture in Dynamics CRM with Bing Maps

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With the Polaris release of Dynamics CRM Online, Bing Maps has been integrated directly into the Process forms for Accounts, Contacts and Leads. The integration is quite basic, however; the existing address details associated with the entity are geocoded when the form is displayed, and the results are used to show a map of the location. No additional data can be overlaid in the map, feedback on the quality of…

Cross Platform Development with Bing Maps and PhoneGap

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Bing Maps provides a variety of APIs and controls. One of which is the Bing Maps AJAX Control that was originally designed to provide interactive maps for the web, but meanwhile also powers the WinJS control in the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store apps. The Bing Maps AJAX control has a slim core to speed up the initial load of a website, is optimized for performance using HTML5 technologies…

Image Overlays with Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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There are a lot of different types of data that can be overlaid on top of Bing Maps. In this post, we are going to look at how to overlay images on top of the Bing Maps V7 AJAX and Windows Store JavaScript controls. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of great use cases for overlaying images on top of the map. Some of the more common use cases…

HTML5 Canvas Pushpins in JavaScript

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One of the more interesting features of HTML5 is the canvas elements. The canvas provides us with a feature rich, low level 2D rendering panel and is supported by all the major web browsers. In this blog post, we are going to create a Bing Maps module that wraps the standard pushpin class to create a new HTML5 Canvas pushpin class. There are a lot of cool and interesting things…

3D Elevation Models using HTML5 and Bing Maps

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Recently we published a blog post on 3D Elevation Models with Bing Maps WPF. In this blog post we will show you how to create a tool for generating a 3D model of elevation data from the Bing Maps REST Elevation Service using HTML5 and Bing Maps. There are a couple of different ways to create 3D models in HTML5. The method we are going to use to is to…

How to: the Bing Get Me There App for iOS

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The Bing team just recently released the Bing Get Me There App for iOS following the apps original release for the Windows Phone. Bing Get Me There is a London (UK) travel app that gets people from A to B with true door-to-door directions using Bing maps and live tube updates as well as Bus, Docklands Light Rail (DLR) and Overground data, to ensure that people get the best route.…

Reducing the Complexity of Rendering Shapes

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One of the most common themes I hear about Bing Maps is that we don’t make it easy to render “GIS Stuff” via our APIs. In fact, one of the first features I spec’d when I moved to the Bing Maps team as a Lead PM was the ability to render holes in our polygons. I’d seen many attempts to make this easy and find workarounds via the community; however,…