Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Happy Halloween from Bing Maps!

Boo! Halloween is around the corner, and it is one of our favorite holidays. This year, thanks to our customers and fans who contributed so many ideas, we released the new Bing Maps. As a way to show our appreciation, we created a Spooky Map, just for you. We think it is fun, and we hope you all like it. To make your map spook-tacular, click on the map style picker (the drop-down menu on the top right corner) and choose “Spooky”. The...
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Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Lost My Name, a publishing and technology start up that is revolutionizing story-driven personalized entertainment for kids, has launched a new children’s book called “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”. This story tells the tale of a child and their robot friend who are on an amazing adventure from the depths of outer space to their own front door. The really unique feature of this book is that when you go to order it you provide some...
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We listened and your top suggestions are now live in the Bing Maps Preview!

We listened and your top suggestions are now live in the Bing Maps Preview!

Since we shared the Bing Maps Preview* in July, you’ve given us more than 46,000 suggestions and pieces of feedback! Thank you. The team is passionate about the new experience and it means a lot to have so many of you taking the time to share your thoughts. As we sifted through the feedback, a number of common suggestions bubbled up to the top of the list: People loved the new cards but lots of you want to be able to hide and show the cards on...
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Drive app engagement with amazing new capabilities of Windows 10 maps

Drive app engagement with amazing new capabilities of Windows 10 maps

Windows 10 is here, and it’s everywhere!  Amongst many other features, one special facet of Windows 10 is the mapping platform that’s built right into Windows. With Windows 10, the map control and geospatial platform go beyond mapping basics with several new capabilities including advanced imagery & offline.  With a few lines of code, developers can make their Universal apps more engaging as they bring them to Windows 10. With previous...
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Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

Earlier this year the Bing Maps WPF control was updated with a number of performance and bug fixes. Most notably, navigating the map using touch works much better in Windows 8 than it did before. This update also increases the number of supported cultures from 15 to 117 and aligns with the same cultures supported by the Bing Maps Windows Store SDK which are documented here. One new feature is the ability to have a lot more control over tile layers...
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Announcing the Integration of Bing Maps for Enterprise and a Special Offer for Esri Customers

Announcing the Integration of Bing Maps for Enterprise and a Special Offer for Esri Customers

We are excited to announce that Bing Maps for Enterprise is coming to Esri platform in the coming months. And to celebrate this, we will be providing Esri customers with a special, limited time offer of 180 days of free usage and up to 250,000 transactions using Bing Maps for Enterprise. With Bing Maps integrated into Esri platform, customers will be able to experience and enjoy the many benefits of Bing Maps services, which initially includes...
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Find stops along your route using Bing Maps Preview

Find stops along your route using Bing Maps Preview

I’m Chelsea from the Bing Maps team. Today, I want to share more details about one of the new features in the Bing Maps Preview called “along the route.” Our feature lets you find places along your current route, such as gas stations, coffee shops, hotels, and more. We built this feature after hearing many customers complain about not knowing where to find interesting and convenient places that are not far off their driving path. My favorite...
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Define your places in the new Bing Maps

Define your places in the new Bing Maps

The new Bing Maps Preview added many new features to help you plan your next outing. One of them is to make your map more personal to you. We learned from our customers that they want to be able to save the most-visited, most-loved destinations and trip inspiring spots on any devices, and have quick access to them later when planning a trip. In the new Bing Maps, we made My Places more relevant to you and easier to use. In sync with Cortana and...
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Search improvements in Bing Maps Preview

Search improvements in Bing Maps Preview

Search is a core feature of Bing Maps because we understand how important it is to find places of interest quickly and easily. That’s why we made search a focus in the new Bing Maps Preview*. Search within Bing Maps includes the ubiquitous “search box”. It also includes auto-suggest, which offers various suggestions as you type. Once you submit a search, you get back search results for businesses, places or attractions which are also shown as...
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Bing Maps now on Azure

Bing Maps now on Azure

Microsoft Azure is a fantastic flexible, versatile and extensible platform to run your business. From web applications through mobile engagement, business process modelling, data manufacturing and complex event processing – you name it and Azure has it. The Azure Marketplace allows internal and external partners to extend their offerings into the Azure platform and today we are happy to announce the launch of Bing Maps on the Marketplace. You will...
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