Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

On the Bing Maps forums we often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery, Angular, React, or Blazor. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into a method in JavaScript doesn’t. 
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New Bing Maps Experiences: Distance Calculator, Gas Prices and Parking Finder

New Bing Maps Experiences: Distance Calculator, Gas Prices and Parking Finder

Let’s take a little trip. It’s raining this weekend in Seattle (surprise, surprise), so we’ve decided to head to San Diego for the sun — the weather should be better there. The first thing we want to do is figure out how far it is from Seattle to San Diego, as well as find nearby gas stations with an easy map app. We’ve heard the drive is beautiful, especially along the Oregon coast, so let’s calculate the...
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Fun Map API projects to build using Bing Maps API

Fun Map API projects to build using Bing Maps API

Bing Maps API offers both beginners and experienced developers a wide scope for experimentation with mapping and data visualization.  Build your own treasure map for geocaching or guess "Where in the world?" with loaction aware APIs and colorful maps.
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MS Build 2022 Bing Maps in Microsoft Power Pages

MS Build 2022 Bing Maps in Microsoft Power Pages

Edgar Simões, an Economist, was inspired to help Ukrainian refugees resettling in Portugal and knew he needed a live interactive map. Despite not having a developer background, Edgar leveraged power pages within Microsoft’s Power Platform, including Bing Maps, to build Ukraine Live Aid, a website with an interactive map showing donation sites around the country.
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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 held 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, has been running since 1929. If you...
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Benefits of the Bing Maps API mapping platform

Benefits of the Bing Maps API mapping platform

Microsoft.com/maps offers both REST & SDK options and Developers can expect a wide range of benefits when using Bing Maps API as a mapping platform, ranging from accurate worldwide geolocation coverage to high-res location data.
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How Bing Maps Helped Vaccinate the US

How Bing Maps Helped Vaccinate the US

Bing Maps API helped vaccinate the US with a powerful COVID-19 tracker featuring accurate vaccination distribution data for public planners and casual users. The Bing Covid tracker, https://www.bing.com/covid, brings together multiple sources of information to a one stop website that leverages the Bing Maps V8 Web control.
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Microsoft has released new and updated building footprints

Microsoft has released new and updated building footprints

The Microsoft Maps team has been busy since our last Building footprints blog in 2020. Not only have we added Australia, South America, Nigeria & Kenya but we have also updated our previous collections from 2019 by leveraging newer imagery. As with our other releases, you can find all of the latest building footprint sets in Github and on Open Street Maps! 
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