The Bing Maps Forums

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By Ricky Brundritt, EMEA Bing Maps Technology Solution Professional The Bing Maps MSDN forums are one of the best places to ask a question if you need help developing with Bing Maps. This forum has served us well for many years, but over time, it’s become more difficult to manage. As the number of Bing Maps API’s has grown, it has become increasingly difficult to answer questions. In many cases,…

Map Controls in Windows Phone 7 with Chris P.

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Early previews of Windows Phone 7 have shown some pretty powerful integration of Bing Maps. Last week, Chris Pendleton spoke at the Seattle Silverlight Group’s Summer Series to provide potential WP7 app developers an overview of Bing Maps and the WP7 Bing Maps controls. You can watch his presentation below (note: the audio is very low and your volume will need to be turned up). Also, if you want even…

Steeler Nation Comes Together on Bing Maps

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I was reading Fox Sports this morning and noticed that the Pittsburgh Steelers are ranked number 1 in the Power Rankings as we enter the 4th week of the NFL season (and my lowly Chargers are off to another slow start ranked 18, ugh). And, with the Steelers clashing with their archrival Ravens this weekend this is as good a time as any to talk about a new app that…

Bing Maps for WordPress – Take 2

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A while ago Chris Pendleton had blogged about Bing Maps for WordPress. In his post he described a plugin that was developed by Rich Gubby using the Bing Maps AJAX Control.  Just yesterday I discovered now another Bing Maps plugin for WordPress. This one is using the Bing Maps Silverlight Control and was developed by Regart.net. You can download the plugin directly from the WordPress Plugin Directory. Once you have…

Switch on the Light – Bing Maps and LightSwitch

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Introduction Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch has just been released as public beta and it claims to be the “SIMPLEST WAY TO BUILD BUSINESS APPLICATIONS FOR THE DESKTOP, WEB AND CLOUD”. That’s quite a bold statement and it certainly deserves a closer lock. And while we’re at it we will of course have a look at the use of Bing Maps in LightSwitch projects – both for desktop and web applications.…

Data Connector: SQL Server 2008 Spatial & Bing Maps

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For those of you who read my blog, by now I’m sure you are all too aware of SQL Server 2008′s spatial capabilities. If you’re not up to speed with the spatial data support in SQL Server 2008, I suggest you read up on it via the SQL Server site. Now, with the adoption of spatial into SQL Server 2008 there are a lot of questions around Bing Maps rendering…

BGI ThematicMapper Integrates Bing Maps into CRM and ERP Systems

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The Customer Relationship Management data warehouses are jam-packed with location information, so of course there’s no better way to view them than with a map (preferably, a Bing Map). However, there’s so much more that you can do with all of that wonderful location information – analytics, sales reports, thematic mapping, demographic overlays, marketing intelligence – the list is long. At Bing Maps, a number of partners have built out…

Adding Streetside and Enhanced Birds Eye To Your Applications

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Well, it didn’t take long for us to add these features to the already robust set of APIs in the Bing Maps Platform, now did it? In case you’ve been in some analog state without Internet access you should first read, “Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More.” Starting today, you can download the required DLLs for adding Bing Maps Streetside(TM) and Enhanced Bird’s Eye to your…

Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More

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Today is a day I’ve been waiting for. Today is the day that I can finally stop biting my lip and start blabbing to the world that YES we have Streetside photography in Bing Maps – woohoo! Today is the day we release our beta Silverlight version of Bing Maps and it is smoking hot. We’ve added two new map modes – Streetside and Enhanced Bird’s Eye. We’ve added an Application…

Bing Maps Platform Web Cast – Fall 2009, Release

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I’m putting together a web cast focused on the latest features of the Bing Maps Platform scheduled for Thursday December 10, 2009 @ 10AM PST. And, this time it’s Level 200 so I get to show code! If you’re already familiar with the Bing Maps Silverlight Control you may still want to tune in. I may surprise you with a thing or two. If you haven’t developed with the Bing…