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.…

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

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First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a Microsoft Perceptive Pixel device (large touch screen, predecessor of the Surface Hub). Bing Maps made…

Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

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Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in…

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…

Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

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On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously…

Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

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Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some…

Visualizing point-based Business Intelligence data on Bing Maps

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It is often said that upwards of 80% of business data has some sort of location based context to it. In recently years many companies have learnt the value of unlocking this data and making use of it to make better business decisions. Many companies use Bing Maps to make better sense of their business data by visualizing it on a map. In this blog post we are going to…

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…

How to create bounded tile layers in Bing Maps (JavaScript)

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Bounded Tile Layers

Tile layers are a great way to visualize a lot of data on a map and still have good performance. Depending on the type of data you are displaying as a tile layer, you may find that it is localized to a small part of the world. If this is the case then you will want to limit the loading of tiles in your app to that area. Otherwise you…

Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

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Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there…