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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Head for the Golf Course with Bing Maps

Head for the Golf Course with Bing Maps

Sunday is Father’s Day, a celebration observed the world over (although in some countries on a different schedule) and an opportunity to pause and reflect on the influence of fathers and paternal figures on society. It’s also a time for dad to indulge in his favorite pursuits, and for many of them that means golf. It’s estimated there are almost 30 million golfers in the United States alone, about three quarters of them men, and 50-60 million...
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It’s game time on Bing Maps

It’s game time on Bing Maps

Are you one of the lucky few to be heading to Phoenix for the Big Game? If so, we have some new Bing Maps that will help you navigate your way to, in and around University of Phoenix Stadium. Even if you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your living room or your favorite sports bar, these new map features give a preview of the venue before the game. Read More
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Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

Experiencing the Civil Rights Movement with Bing Maps

Imagery on Bing Maps enables you to interactively and naturally learn about history by exploring the places where events took place. Today is Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is a day reserved to commemorate not only a singular inspirational leader but also the movement with which he is most closely associated—the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s. The country underwent turbulent changes during that...
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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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15 New 3D Cities Available in the Bing Maps Preview App

In December, we launched the Bing Maps Preview app on Windows 8.1, introducing a new way to explore the world in a touch-friendly way. We’ve been flying, driving and processing since then and have just added 15 more 3D cities to the list we launched with. With the help of world builders from the video game industry, expert photogrammetrists, high definition aerial cameras and a massive data pipeline crunching petabytes of imagery, we are...
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Draggable Pushpins in Bing Maps (.NET)

When building a Bing Maps application, you may want to give the user the ability to drag a pushpin. In the JavaScript version of Bing Maps this can be done by setting the draggable property of a pushpin to true, but the Pushpin class in the .NET version does not have this property, so what can you do? In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a reusable user control that gives you draggable pushpins, plus a lot more flexibility in...
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Free webcast to showcase what’s new with Bing Maps, March 1st

Bing Maps developers from Earthware, OnTerra and Infusion will discuss Bing Maps’ latest features and development tips and tricks in a free webcast at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1. In this 40-minute webinar we’ll discuss the new Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, how to evaluate and improve the performance out of your Bing-powered mapping applications, and new tools for working with SQL databases. Earthware’s Brian Norman...
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Did you feel the TweetHeat this summer?

What did you do on your summer vacation this year?  I got sunburned and helped my son Harry catch his first fish.  Pretty good summer, I thought. Meet Viswa Mani.  He spent the summer on the Microsoft intern program, joining our search test team. His TweetHeat Map App won the “OSD (ie Online Services Division) Intern Hack Day”.  Ever wonder what people are really saying where on Twitter?  Viswa spent some...
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