ARTICQUE Using Bing Maps to Localize French Election Results

This website is provided by ARTICQUE, an electoral specialist and editor of statistical mapping technologies. With this application, you can easily analyze election results at a Country, Department and even Community level.   “ARTICQUE chose to use Microsoft Bing Maps because of their responsiveness and the system reliability. Users will be able to localize the data in an efficient and user friendly way.” – Helene Junin...
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Upcoming Bing Maps Webcasts Now Open for Registration

  The Bing Maps Platform from Microsoft enables organizations to easily and cost-effectively deliver geospatial content to the customers and businesses they serve. Not only does this optimize existing investments in GIS and imagery services, it allows organizations to save money using Bing Maps by making strong connections with customers and exposing relevant content easily on a map from Bing. Register today to attend a webcast and learn...
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Bing Maps in HeyGov! Helps Governments Manage 311 Issues

Over two years ago, the Bing Maps blog highlighted MapDotNet, which is a suite of geospatial visualization, analysis, and integration products created by ISC. They have a lot of very interesting examples of how their product has been applied – I highly encourage you check out some demos. However, I’d like to highlight HeyGov!, a solution that uses MapDotNet, Bing Maps, and Azure to communicate and manage 311 issues for governments and citizens...
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Data Connector: SQL Server 2008 Spatial & Bing Maps

For those of you who read my blog, by now I’m sure you are all too aware of SQL Server 2008’s spatial capabilities. If you’re not up to speed with the spatial data support in SQL Server 2008, I suggest you read up on it via the SQL Server site. Now, with the adoption of spatial into SQL Server 2008 there are a lot of questions around Bing Maps rendering support. Since we are one Microsoft I’m sure you heard the announcement...
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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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Virtual Earth Server Web Cast

Very last minute, I know but it seriously just crept up on me! Register for the free web cast about the Virtual Earth Web Server and how Microsoft Partners like IDV Solutions are creating offline solutions for secure networks that need geographic data visualization using a plethora of content available from the Bing Maps platform. The web cast is tomorrow (!!!) Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT. So, if you’ve had...
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Hoovers Puts Business Demographic Information on the (Bing) Map

Hoovers, a Dun & Bradstreet Company, just launched a new beta mapping feature on their site that allows you to lookup businesses and visualize demographic information on and around a respective company. For those who don’t know, Hoovers offers proprietary business information through the Internet, data feeds, wireless devices, and co-branding agreements with other online services. The Hoover’s Web site features a database of...
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Virtual Earth Server V2 Released

Our second revolution of the Virtual Earth Server is now available! Virtual Earth Server? Yes, we have a server product. If you have a need for offline or behind the firewall scenarios for your government or enterprise mapping applications, the Virtual Earth Server is the product for you. And, it’s available through Microsoft volume licensing which means it’s SUPER easy to buy. Easy = Good. And, it uses all the same maps and...
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ESRI (UK) / Bing Maps Mashup Challenge

A little plug for my United Kingdom friends who want to strut their GIS stuff…and win an X-Box. If you’re in the UK, you can participate in the ESRI / Bing Maps Mashup Challenge. The rest of us will just have to twiddle our thumbs until we get a cool contest… The collaboration and sharing of data presents endless opportunities for building GIS applications. ESRI (UK) and Bing Maps are challenging the UK’s Web developers to...
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OLAP and Spatial Data Import COM Add-Ins FIXED for MapPoint!

Here come the rolling punches of MapPoint information. Last week, I told you about the release of the Microsoft® MapPoint® Add-In for SQL Server as a free download to import, edit and save your data from SQL Server 2008 (spatially indexed by geometries and geographies). Well, here is some more good news for MapPoint lovers – we fixed a couple add-ins that had broken with the release of MapPoint 2006. The add-ins were unsupported...
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