Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a Microsoft Perceptive Pixel device (large touch screen, predecessor of the Surface Hub). Bing Maps made its way into lot of presentation at //Build/. In this blog post we want to highlight...
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Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch the sessions on Channel 9. Bing Maps Sessions at //Build/ Leveraging Maps & Location in your Windows Phone, Tablet, and PC Apps Speaker(s): Mike...
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Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

Bing Maps now provides coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies

Last week, you may have made some Earth Day resolutions such as having a greener commute. If so, we would like to help to keep your commitment by reviewing your transportation options. With coverage of more than 3000 transit agencies across 30 countries, Bing Maps can help you to plan your daily commute, or schedule your next vacation. In this Blog post we want to show the extent of our transit coverage. North America Bing Maps Transit coverage...
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Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this post), we re-released our global aerial 2D data set with a...
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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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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bing Maps

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bing Maps

Bing Maps is a great tool for exploring and learning about many things, including the numerous celebrations held each year in cities across the country. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, named in honor of the patron saint of Ireland. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and is widely celebrated in the United States and other nations with a large Irish immigrant heritage. Celebrations in the US often involve a festive...
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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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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 I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. 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 an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be updated asynchronously by exchanging small amounts...
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Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

Integrating Bing Maps with Salesforce.com

Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their Salesforce.com solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for Salesforce.com in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it is to integrate Bing Maps into a Salesforce.com solution. It might seem strange to some readers that we are blogging about using Bing Maps on a non...
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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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