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.…

Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

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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…

Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

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As you know, Bing Maps helps you understand your world. Last month I described how you can use imagery on Bing Maps to interactively learn about history by exploring where important events like the Civil Rights Movement took place. This month I’m going to focus on a lighter topic—learning about filming locations from your favorite movies. I like movies and love seeing places featured in movies I’ve seen. With Bing,…

It’s game time on Bing Maps

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Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game. Read…

Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

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Imagery on Bing Maps enables you to interactively and naturally learn about history by exploring the places where events took place. Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is a day reserved to commemorate not only a singular inspirational leader but also the movement with which he is most closely associated—the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The country underwent turbulent changes during…

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…