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…

Intermingle Location Data with Geo Fact Finder

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Those guys at Urban Mapping, famous in our industry for some of the best neighborhood boundary data, are doing more than just polygons these days. They’ve created Geo Fact Finder which had the original intention of illustrating the capabilities of their platform Mapfluence. Mapfluence is a web-based geoservices engine designed to push geo-intelligence to the browser. Mapfluence also maintains a data catalog, providing immediate and query-able access to geographic data.…

Bing Maps for WordPress Bloggers

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Got a WordPress blog? Want to map out some information for your blog readers? Rich Gubby (@mobilewebjunkie) felt the need and wanted Bing Maps to do it. He took it a step further and created a WordPress plugin that allows for super simple configuration of a Bing Map that you can easily insert into your blog. Bing Maps for WordPress allows you to create maps easily with a [bingMap] shortcode…

Add Bing (Maps) to Your Safari Browser Extensions

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A while back I blogged about Internet Explorer Accelerators that used Bing services for quickly highlighting text and performing subsequent searches (see, “Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Includes Virtual Earth”). Well, Apple’s Safari browser has extensions that allow 3rd party services, such as Bing, to add on capabilities such as Bing Search, Bing Travel and arguably most important Bing Maps. If you have Safari installed, go to the Safari Extensions…

Following Tweets Along The Tour de France

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 Exciting news of digitally showcasing the renowned Tour De France happening in real time this summer. Bing Maps and Team Radioshack are proudly teaming up to make social media a big part of this year’s Tour De France. If you are a Tour De France fan and love this event, you need to check this out. This summer, everyone will be able to get live tour updates via geo-tagged tweets…

Mashable Adds Trending Topics with Bing Maps

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Mashable just launched a new function of their web site highlighting Local Twitter Trends on a Bing Map. The application is intended to give devoted Mashable readers the sense of trending topics in selected areas around the world. Using a Bing Map gives immediate context for the respective markets and the top trending topics from Twitter for the respective market. Wondering what people are tweeting about in New York? Click…

Grad Students Create TaxiCity Game with Bing Maps

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What happens when you mix Canadian Grad Students, Silverlight, Bing Maps and the perfect push up? Well, apparently, you get Taxi City. Taxi City is an online game powered by Silverlight and Bing Maps Platform for picking up and dropping off passengers in and around Vancouver, Canada. The game uses keyboard controls to navigate the streets and a Bing Map inset for viewing the actual road in Vancouver. It’s fricking…

Vancouver Applications Feature Bing Maps

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All eyes will be watching Vancouver in the next couple weeks since the 2010 Winter Olympics roll into town. For those of you who won’t just be watching, but instead living the Olympics the Microsoft Canada Development Centre published a contest challenging developers to create interesting applications featuring the Bing Maps Platform and below are the resulting, quite helpful visitor applications. The Apps were developed by Developers at the Microsoft…

Tracking Santa with Bing Maps in 2009

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MSN and The Today Show (.com) have united forces to create this year’s Santa tracker with the Bing Maps Platform. This year’s effort allows you to follow Santa’s current location as well as where he’s been. Check Santa to see his current position. Check the presents to see where he’s been. Click on a gift on the map and you’ll see a popup with information about the location, when he…

Bing Maps Platform in Flash/Flex/ActionScript

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So, you’re stuck using ActionScript in Flex so you can produce Flash applications. You’re all excited about the Bing Maps Silverlight Control, but are getting some directive that requires you to use Flash; but, man, you really love Bing Maps. No problemo. The Bing Maps Platform team has partnered with AFComponents (AFC) to provide a Flash-based interface for building robust map applications. AFC has created a very robust SDK for…