European Environment Agency's Use of Bing Maps for Eye on Earth

Last year, I blogged about The European Environmental Agency’s partnership with Microsoft which resulted in a (then) Virtual Earth web site that monitors the bath water around Europe, (see: Eye on Earth Water Watch (and Virtual Earth)). Well, the project is back and now using the Bing Maps Silverlight Control, a new UI and addition data overlays for air quality. Per the press release, Eye On Earth was launched in May 2008 with WaterWatch...
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Vampires + Bing Maps + Silverlight = So Hot Right Now

With the impending release of the much anticipated teen vampire romance, Twilight: New Moon, the Bing team has put together The Virtual Twilight Tour, a blood-sucking fun application for you to view an exclusive Twilight video tour brings Forks, La Push, Port Angeles, and Volterra right to your computer so that you can see 16 of Twilight’s and New Moon’s most exciting locations, such as the Cullen house, Fork’s Police Station...
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Web Cast: Building Location-based Applications with Bing Maps for NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge

Planning on entering NAVTEQ’s LBS Challenge? Planning on using Bing Maps? You should probably tune into my session to get the skinny on how the heck you’re going to do that. See my blog post, “Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge.” Register for my web cast on the NAVTEQ’s Network for Developers Live Meeting site scheduled for next Tuesday, November 17 @ 9AM PST – write that...
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Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 Released

After months of residing online as a community technology preview (CTP), the Bing Maps Silverlight Control (Version 1.0) has arrived and the .dlls are ready for your grubby, coding hands and vividly, creative minds to start bringing to life the next generation of location-based applications. The Bing Maps Silverlight Control adds stunning aesthetic, unmatched performance and an innovative revolution to an already strong arsenal contained under the...
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Bing Maps Terms of Use Changes; Benefit Educators, Not-for-Profits and Developers

I mentioned in my “Bing Maps Silverlight Control 1.0 Released” blog post that we altered the Bing Maps terms of use and it would require a post all on its own. Well, here’s why. We’ve made a bunch of changes which makes things easier to understand, easier to use and easier to get started. The way the mapping industry grew up, depended on counting transactions. A transaction is either (a) a geocoding request/response, a...
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The Scottish Government Goes with Bing Maps Silverlight

 The Scottish Government launched their Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) site which identifies small area concentrations of multiple deprivation across all of Scotland in a fair way and allows effective targeting of policies and funding where the aim is to wholly or partly tackle or take account of area concentrations of multiple deprivation is now using a Bing Maps Silverlight interface to visualize their data. The SIMD Interactive Bing...
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Bing Maps Globally Sponsors NAVTEQ’s 2010 LBS Challenge

Up for a challenge? Got a killer idea for the next great mobile or web, location-based application? Wanna win some killer prizes to propel your application into the spotlight? For the first time, Microsoft’s Bing Maps is sponsoring the developer-focused NAVTEQ LBS Challenge a location-based contest for developers to strut their stuff and vie for the opportunity to go big on their ideas with funding from some of the biggest names in the...
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The Future of the Virtual Earth ASP .NET Control

Oh man, this has been a hot topic since we announced the Virtual Earth ASP .NET Control CTP last year. And, with today’s announcement to retire the Live Frameworks CTP the question (yet again) today is what will happen with the Virtual Earth / Bing Maps ASP .NET Control? In brief, it’s toast. It was great for what it was (ASP .NET wrappers for the AJAX control); but, we really needed to build a control that used the services in a...
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ESRI Launches MapIt Using Bing Maps in a Microsoft Geostack

ESRI made a huge push into enterprise mapping today with the launch of its MapIt product…this just got interesting! Ok, so what is MapIt? Well, it turns out it’s a lot of things, but in a nut shell “ESRI MapIt™ is a lightweight Web mapping gateway to SQL Server 2008. Much of your data may have a locational component that allows it to be displayed on a map. MapIt enables your data for use in interactive mapping applications...
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Imagine Cup 2009 – Team Croatia Builds GeoScout with Bing Maps

The Imagine Cup 2009 finals is in full swing. On July 3, 2009 in Cairo the winner will be announced for the most innovative project. The Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup is one way Microsoft is encouraging young people to apply their imagination, their passion, and their creativity to technology innovations that can make a difference in the world – today. Now in its seventh year, the...
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