New Bing Maps Experiences: Distance Calculator, Gas Prices and Parking Finder

New Bing Maps Experiences: Distance Calculator, Gas Prices and Parking Finder

Let’s take a little trip. It’s raining this weekend in Seattle (surprise, surprise), so we’ve decided to head to San Diego for the sun — the weather should be better there. The first thing we want to do is figure out how far it is from Seattle to San Diego, as well as find nearby gas stations with an easy map app. We’ve heard the drive is beautiful, especially along the Oregon coast, so let’s calculate the...
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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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Benefits of the Bing Maps API mapping platform

Benefits of the Bing Maps API mapping platform

Microsoft.com/maps offers both REST & SDK options and Developers can expect a wide range of benefits when using Bing Maps API as a mapping platform, ranging from accurate worldwide geolocation coverage to high-res location data.
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How Bing Maps Helped Vaccinate the US

How Bing Maps Helped Vaccinate the US

Bing Maps API helped vaccinate the US with a powerful COVID-19 tracker featuring accurate vaccination distribution data for public planners and casual users. The Bing Covid tracker, https://www.bing.com/covid, brings together multiple sources of information to a one stop website that leverages the Bing Maps V8 Web control.
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Microsoft has released new and updated building footprints

Microsoft has released new and updated building footprints

The Microsoft Maps team has been busy since our last Building footprints blog in 2020. Not only have we added Australia, South America, Nigeria & Kenya but we have also updated our previous collections from 2019 by leveraging newer imagery. As with our other releases, you can find all of the latest building footprint sets in Github and on Open Street Maps! 
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Use Bing Maps to calculate an isochrone to reach your customers

Use Bing Maps to calculate an isochrone to reach your customers

Move Faster with Bing Maps Isochrones for Travel Time. What schools are within a 20-minute walk from my home? What available jobs are within a 30-minute transit commute? Where you are located and what is near you brings context to the choice of where you want to live. Bing Maps Isochrone API can help you bring that location intelligence into your applications.
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Routing made easier with traffic camera images and more

Routing made easier with traffic camera images and more

After launching traffic camera imagery on Bing Maps in April, we have seen a lot of interest in this new feature. Based on the popularity of this feature, the Bing Maps Routing and Traffic team has made some further improvements to this routing experience.
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