Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

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Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to…

Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

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March Madness kicks off this week with the first round of games starting in a few days. Along with Bing’s bracket builder, the Bing Maps team is excited to share new imagery of the stadiums that will host both the NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s games across the US. In this blog post we will see how we created a visual of where these teams are from and where…

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,…

High-PPI maps now available in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

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Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to get high-PPI (high pixel density) map tiles from the Bing Maps AJAX Control? Wonder no more. By simply setting a parameter in your Bing Maps AJAX Control code for your application, users that are on high-PPI or Retina supported devices will automatically get high resolution map tiles. High-PPI maps provide larger map labels and street lucidity, which is especially helpful when viewing…

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…

Attend the Visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps Webcast

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Update: The recording for this webcast is now available. Simple go to the registration link below to view the recording and access the presentation materials. Join Ricky Brundritt, Bing Maps Program Manager with Microsoft Partners MapCite and Moonshadow Mobile for an overview of different solutions for visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps. In this webcast we will take a look at a number of different ways to visualize big data sets…

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…

Our New Year’s Resolution? More Great Streetside and Aerial Imagery

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With year’s end fast approaching it’s appropriate to take stock on your accomplishments over the past 12 month as well as your ambitions for the upcoming year. Here at Bing Maps we are proud to have delivered an ongoing series of major updates of aerial and Streetside imagery and are starting to plan for what’s next for us in 2015. This post highlights some of the cities in our latest…

Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

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With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and the winter holiday season right around the corner) thoughts turn to family traditions of years past. If you can’t make it home for the holidays Bing Maps imagery is a great way to spark memories of turkey dinner, snowball fights and watching football while you work off your “postprandial somnolence”  and this month we’ve released another batch of aerial 2D, aerial 3D…

Geography awareness week is Nov. 16th -22nd, GIS Day is Nov. 19th

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Hey teachers, students, parents and geography lovers, did you know that this week is Geography Awareness Week? It was established by the National Geographic Society 25 years ago to encourage American citizens to “think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it.” The event seeks to raise awareness about the deficit of geography education in American schools and to excite people about…