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:…

Cart Diem with Bing – Free Food Day in Portland on October 13th

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In August, Portland foodies cheered when we launched the Bing Food Cart Finder map app to provide a better search experience to discover the city’s amazing food carts and help make decisions about which one to eat at super easy and fun. Since the response was very enthusiastic, we figured why not have a little more fun with the Bing Food Cart Finder and continue to celebrate the rich street food scene in Portland.…

Improving the Map App Developer Experience

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Since we released the Bing Map App SDK publicly in June, thousands of developers around the world have downloaded it and many have provided us with feedback on their experiences. One of the most frequent comments was that the debugging and testing aspect was, well, cumbersome. As a company that prides itself in its developer tools and its ability to make a developer’s job easier, we felt—no, we knew—we could…

Support Education with the Bing Education Map App

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In our continuing commitment to education through programs such as REDU, today marks the launch of “Our School Needs”, a competition open to all public and private schools, grades K thru 12, in the United States.  Starting today schools will have the tools needed to create their entry with an essay, pictures and optional video telling us what their school needs the most.  Check out the Bing blog for more…

The DonorsChoose.Org Map App

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More years ago than I care to remember, Geoffrey Parsons changed my life.  Up until age 11, geography was the most tedious thing I’d ever experienced (these were pre-reality TV days.)  All I recall is struggling to recall the major crops of Canada or the annual tin exports of Bolivia.  Mr. Parsons was our new geography teacher and he had a mission to bring the world to life.  I learned…