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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Get ready for fall sports with new imagery on Bing Maps

Get ready for fall sports with new imagery on Bing Maps

Last month we announced that we’d recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities. This month we’re adding even more new places to visit, including a number of cities where big time professional and college sports are part of the fall calendar. Whether you’re going to the big game or watching on television photorealistic imagery on Bing Maps is a great way to enhance your experience. Below, we highlight just...
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Latest Bing Maps Preview app helps you get around town faster

Latest Bing Maps Preview app helps you get around town faster

The latest release of the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows (8.1) is now available in the Windows Store. With this release, we set out to take some of the hassle out of public transportation. In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, we are shipping a trial experience to see if you find it useful. Now you can plan your journey via bus, train or subway in a few short clicks. Get all the details in the official announcement on the Bing Blog and...
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Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination with Streetside imagery. You can see Streetside...
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Announcing New Features and Cities Added to the Bing Maps Apps for Windows 8

Back in December, we rolled out the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1. The app introduced a new way to explore the world in glorious 3D, more personal features and a streamlined design to help you get more done. In the past 6 months, we have been listening to feedback from around the world and today we’re announcing major updates to both the Maps and the Bing Maps Preview app, available for download in the Windows Store  (preview...
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New to REST Services: Elevations API

We are happy to announce the release of Elevations API as the latest addition to the Bing Maps REST Services offerings. The Elevations API will enable you to query for elevation information for a set of points, polyline or a region on the Earth described by latitude and longitude pairs. Here are some example use cases for this API. Let’s say you have a sports GPS tracking device that tracks your distance, speed and elevation while you are...
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Find Venue Maps, Businesses and Buildings Faster on Bing Maps

Today we’re excited to announce the release of a handful of updates to maps to help users navigate faster and find business, building and venue information to help you go from doing to done more quickly. Some of these features will also be available in select initial international markets. Let’s take a closer look. Never miss a venue map again. Did you know Bing Maps has nearly 900 venue maps including interiors maps of malls, airports...
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Microsoft Partners with Navteq for Streetside Photos

By now you’ve noticed our latest release of Bing Maps which includes Streetside photography (read, Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More). Now, you may be wondering, “You don’t have coverage in my area. When will you have pictures of my house?” OMG – go outside, stand in the middle of the street and BOOM there’s your house. Kidding. Seriously, we have some massive...
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The Weather Network Broadcasts with Bing Maps

Now, I’ve seen some cool newscasts with Bing Maps (formerly Virtual Earth), but I’ve got some new eye candy to help boost your weatherman’s ratings. The Weather Network in Canada has integrated Bing Maps into their weathercasts and it is, simply put – sick. Watch this weather broadcast video (in Silverlight) and check out the Virtual Earth / Bing Maps 3D integration with animated weather right in the 3D control and...
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National Geographic Digitizes 120 Years of Magazines; Geobrowse with Bing Maps

 National Geographic is publishing 120 years worth of their magazines onto a 6 DVD set (or external hard drive) for amazing discoveries, fascinating [Bing] Maps, and the world’s best photography with The Complete National Geographic. This definitive collection of every issue of National Geographic magazine, digitally reproduced in stunning high resolution, brings you the world and all that is in it. Use the advanced interface to explore...
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