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

New Bing Map 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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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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Use Bing Maps to calculate an isochrone to reach your customers

Use Bing Maps to calculate an isochrone to reach your customers

Move Faster with Bing Maps Isochrones for Travel Time. What schools are within a 20-minute walk from my home? What available jobs are within a 30-minute transit commute? Where you are located and what is near you brings context to the choice of where you want to live. Bing Maps Isochrone API can help you bring that location intelligence into your applications.
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Guest Post: How Maplytics uses Bing Maps Truck Routing API for hassle-free delivery

Guest Post: How Maplytics uses Bing Maps Truck Routing API for hassle-free delivery

Maplytics is a geo-analytical app Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) that seamlessly integrates Bing Maps with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to visualize Dynamics CRM/365 data on a map, helping improve business processes and engage the right customers at the right time. The April release includes a new feature using the Bing Maps Truck Routing API, which defines routes for trucks by taking into consideration attributes such as size, weight and...
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