Introducing Visually Rich and Highly Informative Weather Answers

Introducing Visually Rich and Highly Informative Weather Answers

Winter is an especially critical time for checking weather reports, and even more important if you’re the type that likes to hit the slopes. That’s why Bing has just released two new experiences designed to help you navigate every day weather, as well as check the latest snowfall on your favorite ski resort.
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55 countries with Real Time Traffic in Bing Maps

55 countries with Real Time Traffic in Bing Maps

The Bing Maps team is happy to announce the real-time traffic flow data is now available in 55 countries. Bing Maps uses traffic flow data in two ways. The first is to provide real-time and predictive route calculations. The second method is a traffic overlay of color coded roads on the map to indicate the real-time flow of traffic.
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New Imagery Released Covering All of Australia and India

New Imagery Released Covering All of Australia and India

We are pleased to announce the release of fresh imagery in Australia and India for Bing Maps. This latest imagery release includes 7,685,768 square kilometers in Australia, which covers the entire country with all of the major cities and areas outside of those cities. Also, the entire country of India is covered with the total square area of imagery being 3,119,733 square kilometers.
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Over 8.5M Square Kilometers of Imagery for Brazil Released

Over 8.5M Square Kilometers of Imagery for Brazil Released

We are excited to announce that we have launched over 8.5 million square kilometers of fresh imagery for Brazil on Bing Maps. This imagery release covers the total area of Brazil, including land and water. With stunning imagery of shores like those in Copacabana, you can just feel the ocean breeze on your face. Below is an aerial image of the Copacabana that has one of the most iconic beaches in the world. All year round people relax along the 4...
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Bing Maps V8 SDK Fall Update

Bing Maps V8 SDK Fall Update

The main release branch of the Bing Maps Version 8 web control (V8) has been in a code freeze over the last two months for the holiday season. Over this time the Bing Maps team focused primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements in Bing Maps V8. Here are some of the more notable new features added in this release.
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How IncaX uses mapping to protect law enforcement officers and citizens

How IncaX uses mapping to protect law enforcement officers and citizens

Software Company, IncaX, uses Bing Maps as part of its CopTrax solution, which streams live video from a police officer’s vehicle or body camera and stores it in the cloud. To better pinpoint officers’ locations and reconstruct details of police activity, IncaX incorporated mapping into its solution. Now, IncaX law enforcement customers use CopTrax to make more informed day-to-day decisions, reduce IT administration, and...
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New Intelligence Services That Make Bot Building Easier

New Intelligence Services That Make Bot Building Easier

Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker and the Bing Location Control are new intelligence services for use with the Microsoft Bot Framework. Built by the same engineers that work on Bing relevance, ranking, and geo-spatial maps services, these are another example of how we are adding Bing AI to tools for developers.
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Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit Made Open Source

Many developers use the Bing Maps REST services to perform spatial queries such as geocoding an address or calculating routes and distances. The Bing Maps REST services are nice and fast, however, using them from a .NET application used to require a decent amount of work. The Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit aims to make it easy to use these services from your .NET application by providing a portable class library, which wraps the Bing Maps REST...
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Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker Helps Developers

As announced earlier this week on the Bot Framework Blog, the Microsoft Cognitive Services QnA Maker, is a free, easy-to-use, REST API- and web-based service that trains AI to respond to users’ questions in a conversational way. QnA Maker works in three steps: extraction, training, and publishing. To start, feed it anything from existing FAQ URLs to documents and editorial content.
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