Transit Directions Now Live in Taiwan

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Transit Directions Taiwan

We are pleased to announce that transit directions are now live in Taiwan. This update affects the Bing Maps website (www.bing.com/maps) and Bing Maps Enterprise products. This is a national data feed, meaning that Bing Maps now covers 96 transit agencies in Taiwan. These agencies provided over 2.3 billion transit rides in 2013, so this is a significant addition for users.   Overall, Bing Transit now covers almost 1,300 transit…

Bing Maps Styling Improvements Now Live!

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Today, we are pleased to announce several rendering and styling improvements to Bing Maps on http://www.bing.com/maps to enhance aesthetics and usability. Gradient Land Color We introduced a new gradient coloring for land areas that adjusts the brightness to your zoom level. The land color will now be lighter when zoomed out and get darker when zoomed in at higher levels of detail. Not only do these updates improve the overall aesthetic…

Bing Maps Publishes Equivalent of 100,000 DVD’s of Bird’s Eye Imagery

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Today, we are excited to announce a number of updates to Bing Maps, including the largest shipment of Bird’s Eye imagery yet, nearly 270 terabytes of data or the equivalent of 100,000 DVD’s, along with expanded venue maps and our new “Report a problem” feature. Bird’s EyeImagery captured at a 45 degree angle, giving depth and three-dimensionality to ortho photography To date Bing has published a total of 1,452,958 sq km,…

New Traffic Manager in AJAX v7

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Bing Maps AJAX v7 control can now show traffic incidents in addition to traffic flow and gives you the control to show or hide both with the new TrafficManager. Check out the following view of Seattle traffic flow and incidents. Hovering over an incident bring up details including time and duration. You can find the sample that created this view and more details on the TrafficManager page. Note: The TrafficManager…

New to REST Services: Elevations API

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We are happy to announce the release of Elevations API as the latest addition to the Bing Maps REST Services offerings. The Elevations API will enable you to query for elevation information for a set of points, polyline or a region on the Earth described by latitude and longitude pairs. Here are some example use cases for this API. Let’s say you have a sports GPS tracking device that tracks…

Geocoding Dynamics CRM Data with Bing Maps

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The majority of data in the enterprise today has a location component, and this includes much of the entity data in Dynamics CRM. We can leverage the location attributes of our CRM data to provide a wide variety of location-based functionality, including geospatial visualization, finding nearest service agents to jobs, optimizing routes for mobile sales people, analyzing our data in heat maps and thematic maps, and much more. One of…

New Hurricane Sandy app uses High-Resolution Imagery

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Our new Hurricane Sandy app provides a detailed view of the destruction left in the wake of Sandy. Once weather permitted, Keystone Aerial Surveys, one of our Global Ortho flying partners, acquired over 5,368 sq km of striking high-resolution aerial imagery along the New York and New Jersey coastlines. The area covered is depicted by the red polygon in the image below. To view more of our Hurricane Sandy imagery:…

Create Heat Maps with Bing Maps and Dynamics CRM

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The majority of data in the enterprise today has a location component, including most sales, operational, or service-related data. By visualizing our business data on a map, we can identify trends by geography, and use them to make smarter business decisions. In this blog post, we will show how you can visualize business data within Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Bing Maps in the form of a heat map, to identify…

Getting started with Bing Maps Windows Store Apps (JavaScript)

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If you follow this blog regularly, there is a strong chance that you are familiar with Bing Maps and all the greatness it brings to the web. And, with Windows 8, you can add that same greatness directly into your applications using the Bing Maps Windows Store App controls. When developing with the Bing Maps Windows Store App control, you have the option of using JavaScript or Native code (C#,…