It’s game time on Bing Maps

It’s game time on Bing Maps

Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game. Read More
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Attend the Visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps Webcast

Attend the Visualizing Big Data on Bing Maps Webcast

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 from tens of...
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Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

Imagery on Bing Maps enables you to interactively and naturally learn about history by exploring the places where events took place. Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is a day reserved to commemorate not only a singular inspirational leader but also the movement with which he is most closely associated—the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The country underwent turbulent changes during that...
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Choose Your Viewing Location with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marches and Parades Routes

Choose Your Viewing Location with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Marches and Parades Routes

In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, we have digitized the top march and parade routes to make it easier for you to find the best viewing location and plan your day.  Bing Maps makes it easier to visualize information in a way that is natural and easy to understand.  Surprisingly, most parade web sites don’t provide any maps, so we translated paragraphs of directions and, in some cases, some non-scaled maps to digital cartography...
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Our New Year's Resolution? More Great Streetside and Aerial Imagery

Our New Year's Resolution? More Great Streetside and Aerial Imagery

With year’s end fast approaching it’s appropriate to take stock on your accomplishments over the past 12 month as well as your ambitions for the upcoming year. Here at Bing Maps we are proud to have delivered an ongoing series of major updates of aerial and Streetside imagery and are starting to plan for what’s next for us in 2015. This post highlights some of the cities in our latest monthly content release. A complete list of locations with new...
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Gifts for map and geography geeks

Gifts for map and geography geeks

This holiday season, are you looking for gift ideas for someone who loves maps or geography?  Or are you looking for a unique gift for someone who is hard to buy for? There are all kinds of great gift ideas that relate to maps and geography that we at the Bing Maps team wanted to share. Books    Mark Monmonier is the author of several wonderful books that look at the societal impacts of maps. Check out his webpage here, my favorite of his is “How...
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Where’s Santa? NORAD tracks Santa with the help of Bing Maps

Where’s Santa? NORAD tracks Santa with the help of Bing Maps

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and Microsoft is excited to be partnering again with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (“NORAD”) to create their annual Santa Tracker web site! A holiday staple for nearly 60 years, NORAD Tracks Santa allows millions of people every year to watch Santa as he makes his annual trip around the globe. This year’s site – built as part of the Internet Explorer campaign to Rethink what the web can be ...
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Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and the winter holiday season right around the corner) thoughts turn to family traditions of years past. If you can’t make it home for the holidays Bing Maps imagery is a great way to spark memories of turkey dinner, snowball fights and watching football while you work off your “postprandial somnolence”  and this month we’ve released another batch of aerial 2D, aerial 3D and Streetside imagery...
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Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing...
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Geography awareness week is Nov. 16th -22nd, GIS Day is Nov. 19th

Hey teachers, students, parents and geography lovers, did you know that this week is Geography Awareness Week? It was established by the National Geographic Society 25 years ago to encourage American citizens to “think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it.” The event seeks to raise awareness about the deficit of geography education in American schools and to excite people about geography...
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