Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

In case you missed it, the 2016 Microsoft Build conference was held last week in San Francisco. Bing Maps was present in many sessions throughout the conference. In addition to this, the Bing Maps team also gave a live session, a record session, two mini-theater sessions, two code challenges, and a code lab. We would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2016 in person or online. We would also like to say...
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Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

It is with great pleasure that we announce the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 control, Microsoft modern web mapping platform. The Bing Maps V8 control reduces development time by requiring less code to implement more features into your app. It also brings significant performance improvement by using the HTML5 canvas, which provides the ability to render vector data significantly faster than previous versions of the Bing Maps JavaScript...
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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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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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Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial beginning of summer, is right around the corner. In addition to picnics and hanging out by the pool, a lot of people will be tuning in to watch their favorite motorsports on television. NASCAR is holding its longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and perhaps one of racing’s most prestigious races, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, is being held for the 73rd time. If...
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Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to explore and navigate the world...
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Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

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 the games will be played with the help of Bing Maps. You can view the completed maps...
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Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

Hunting for Movie Locations on Bing Maps

As you know, Bing Maps helps you understand your world. Last month I described how you can use imagery on Bing Maps to interactively learn about history by exploring where important events like the Civil Rights Movement took place. This month I’m going to focus on a lighter topic—learning about filming locations from your favorite movies. I like movies and love seeing places featured in movies I’ve seen. With Bing, you can explore these locations...
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High-PPI maps now available in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

High-PPI maps now available in the Bing Maps AJAX Control

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to get high-PPI (high pixel density) map tiles from the Bing Maps AJAX Control? Wonder no more. By simply setting a parameter in your Bing Maps AJAX Control code for your application, users that are on high-PPI or Retina supported devices will automatically get high resolution map tiles. High-PPI maps provide larger map labels and street lucidity, which is especially helpful when viewing maps on mobile...
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