Sound Transit: Riding the Bing Maps Wave

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Sound Transit has launched their new public transit system featuring Bing Maps and leveraging their repository of public transit information to create a trip planner for Seattleites to get around town. The application allows users to put in origin and destination addresses, set the date and time (defaulting to the current date/time) and start planning their trip. So, let’s say I wanted to travel from the Bellevue Art Museum (510…

The Architecture for Bing Education/Waiting for “Superman” Map App

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The following is a guest post from Steve Milroy of OnTerra Systems, the developer for the Bing Education Map App, on the architecture and design of map app using Azure and Bing Maps. He also recently developed the DonorsChoose.org and Teach Here map apps. – Brian Recently the Bing Education Map was launched in the Bing Maps app gallery in conjunction with the Waiting for “Superman” movie from Participant Media.…

Bing Maps in HeyGov! Helps Governments Manage 311 Issues

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Over two years ago, the Bing Maps blog highlighted MapDotNet, which is a suite of geospatial visualization, analysis, and integration products created by ISC. They have a lot of very interesting examples of how their product has been applied – I highly encourage you check out some demos. However, I’d like to highlight HeyGov!, a solution that uses MapDotNet, Bing Maps, and Azure to communicate and manage 311 issues for…

Facebook Places Launches with Bing’d Out Maps

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After listening to the rumor mills roar and authoring hundreds of emails with my friends at Facebook it can finally be said that Facebook has launched their location-based check-in service dubbed Facebook Places. And, while location-based services like this are certainly interesting to me I’m writing this for you because Facebook is using Bing Maps to pinpoint everyone’s location-based experiences on Facebook.com. When using Facebook Places from your mobile device,…

Facebook Maps Out User Stories with Bing

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Today, Facebook is launching a new application highlighting shared stories about people who have leveraged Facebook to reconnect. The application dubbed Facebook Stories uses stories that have been authored by users who’ve found family, friends and flames on Facebook after having been long disconnected and used the social network to find one another amongst the 500 million Facebook users. Of the stories that have been published, Facebook is providing you…

Facebook Launches Community Pages…with Bing Maps

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Facebook just launched in their Community pages which “are a new type of Facebook Page dedicated to a topic or experience that is owned collectively by the community connected to it. Just like official Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures, Community Pages let you connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.” Very cool stuff, which is why we’re excited that Bing Maps is part of this new…

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…

Florida Maps the Census with Bing Maps

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The State of Florida has found an innovative way to map out their census results. Florida is using Bing Maps Platform to visualize tons of information they’re gathering as part of the national census taking place right now (fill out your census info!). The Florida House Census Validator is a (Bing) map-based Silverlight application drawing information such as counties; Congress, Senate and House districts; census tracts and blocks; but more…

Maps 101: Educating Kids with Bing Maps

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Maps.com is launching Bing Maps Platform in their education portal as the backdrop for exploring their massive repository of map-based information. The new site Maps 101 launches today! For the initial launch, subscribers (there’s also a free trial) can use the dynamic map to find Maps101 content – including National Geographic videos, Maps, Lesson plans and Educational games and activities – for a specific geographic location. Users of the online…

Bing Maps Powers The National Grid

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Remember when President Obama announced support for a national smart grid? Well, we’re seeing some of this money being put to good use on the National Grid web site in the form of smart grid data visualization using The Bing Maps Platform. In partnership with iFactor Consulting, The National Grid now has 5 areas (Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York) online outlining coverage areas and pinpoint…