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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Updates to the Bing Maps Account Center – Data Source Management

If you manage data sources in Bing Maps then you know we’ve made several updates to the Bing Maps Account Center and the REST Web Services in the last few weeks. We released more changes to the Bing Maps Account Center including bug-fixes, improved usability and some new features for the management of your own points of interest (POI) in the cloud. The top 3 improvements are: 1. Direct Publishing of Data Sources Management of your own data...
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XBox Live for Windows Phone 7 Will Feature Bing Maps

With the impending release of Windows Phone 7, I’ve been working with both the Windows Phone and XNA teams on creating experiences that will involve Bing Maps. As a preview, Crackdown 2: Project Sunburst is the first game to be shown and announced to use an XNA control with Bing Maps for Windows Phone 7. Hot. The game uses Bing Maps as a backdrop for an attack and tank-like game for blowing stuff up (or protecting stuff). Here are a couple...
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Windows Live Essential Adds Geotagging with Bing Maps

With today’s release of Windows Live Essentials Beta, one of the new features relevant to us here in the Bing Maps team is within the Windows Live Photo Gallery application in a function called geotagging. For those of you not familiar with the concept, it basically means you can add location information to a photo. This provides location context to a photo such as where the photo was taken or the ability to sort your photos by location. You...
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Imagine Cup, 2010 Apps Focus on Location

 The Imagine Cup, 2010 is in full swing and at least 16 of the applications are using Bing Maps to represent their focus on visualizing location information. Open to students around the world, the Imagine Cup is a serious challenge that draws serious talent, and the competition is intense. The contest spans a year, beginning with local, regional and online contests whose winners go on to attend the Worldwide Finals held in a different...
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New Location Browser on Bing Search

Bing Search continues to innovate and the latest and greatest little tidbit involves a location browser for mapping out places in Bing Search reference results. If you do a Bing Search query for “The Hurt Locker” you’ll be presented with a listing of Wikipedia articles. If you select the first one, you be transported to a Bing Reference page which has this nifty little feature browser hovering on the right-hand side of the page. ...
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Bing Maps Publishes Haitian Post-Earthquake Imagery

For those of you wanting to see the devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent Earthquake, Bing Maps has published the new imagery online. Visit the Bing Maps web site to view the imagery first hand. The imagery Is 50 cm color imagery taken from Digital Globe’s new Worldview 2 satellite.  While the imagery is current, there was a cloud over part of Port au Prince which obscures some of the downtown area.  Digital Globe will be...
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Tracking Santa with Bing Maps in 2009

MSN and The Today Show (.com) have united forces to create this year’s Santa tracker with the Bing Maps Platform. This year’s effort allows you to follow Santa’s current location as well as where he’s been. Check Santa to see his current position. Check the presents to see where he’s been. Click on a gift on the map and you’ll see a popup with information about the location, when he was there and picture of...
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Bing Maps in Bing Toolbar and Accelerators

Recently, the Bing Search team released the Bing Bar which places the Bing Search capabilities into your browser tool bar for easy searching of Bing and its different search facets – Web, Images, Videos, Shopping, News, Travel and, of course Maps (see Bing: Connecting People, Places and Things for full details). I wanted to clarify the functionality and where exactly to find Maps since I’ve had a couple people tell me Bing Maps is...
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Bing Unveils iPhone Application with Maps

Last night the world was abuzz with the release of Bing’s iPhone application. The application is fully described on the Bing Search Blog, “Bing for Mobile Comes to the iPhone;” however, I wanted to go a bit deeper on the Maps part of the application for my fellow geospatial peeps. The following is a laundry list of Bing iPhone application features: Location Enabled – Bing Maps for iPhone locates your position based on...
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