Bing Maps Token Service Reminder: Upgrade to Keys Today!

For our current Bing Maps Platform customers using the Bing Maps Token Service, we want to remind you that this service will be retired on March 30, 2012. Please be sure to upgrade any of your applications that are using the Bing Maps Token Service to Bing Maps Keys before this date to ensure that your access to the Bing Maps Platform is not interrupted. What Bing Maps Platform API’s does this upgrade apply to? This upgrade only applies to...
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Migration Tip Archive

For Multimap and MapPoint Web Service  customers, there are several blog posts from the past year that have helpful migration tips. Read the posts below to understand more about the migration process and get tips and tricks from the experts. Bing Maps Updates—November 2011 Upgrade from Bing Maps Tokens to Keys Updates to Bing Maps: REST API, AJAX Control v7, and Account Center Dev Tip: Repositioning an Infobox New Module for v7 Adds...
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Bing Maps Updates

Today we are announcing the release of several updates and new features in the Bing Maps REST web services and the Bing Spatial Data Service. Bing Maps REST Web Services New features are available for the Locations and the Imagery service. Most notably are: Additional Properties in the Geocoding Results Previously the geocoder returned a set of properties that included the coordinates, address and certain flags to indicate the confidence in the...
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Upgrade from Bing Maps Tokens to Keys Today

For our current customers using the Bing Maps Token Service, we want to make sure you’re aware that this service will be retired on March 30, 2012. We strongly encourage you to upgrade any applications using a Bing Maps Token to a Bing Maps Key now. It is much easier to authenticate your application using a Bing Maps Key and keys do not expire. Ready to get started? The MSDN article, Migrating from Tokens to Keys, tells you how to obtain a...
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Updates to Bing Maps: REST API, AJAX Control v7, and Account Center

Today we are announcing the release of several updates and new features in the Bing Maps REST web service, Bing Maps AJAX Control version 7, and the Bing Maps Account Center. Bing Maps REST Web Services  Support for Multiple Image Formats Previously a request for static images through the Imagery-API would have always returned results in the PNG-format. With the new release you have now the choice between PNG, JPG and GIF. While PNG...
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Dev Tip: Repositioning an Infobox

In the Bing Maps v7 AJAX control, when you open an infobox it will open up where it is positioned. If you are near the edges of the map it will go beyond the edges and end up getting cut of, out of view as the infobox is within the map div which hides any overflowing elements. Here is an example. This might not be the ideal default case, but Bing Maps is developed in such a way that it tries to give you the basic use case and all the tools needed...
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New Module for v7 Adds Support for Long Routes

Need to calculate routes with more than 25 waypoints when using our AJAX v7 control? “King of Bing” Ricky Brundritt has created a module to do just that!  Check out his blog post for more information. Or go directly to the Bing Maps v7 Module Community Project on CodePlex. Thanks Ricky, another great module for v7!  What module are you building? What would you like to build? Let us know!
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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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Dev Tip of the Week: Uploading Excel Data to the Bing Spatial Data Services

This is a guest blog written by Ricky Brundritt, cofounder and CTO, InKnowledge. Last month InKnowledge released their Bing Maps Locator Wizard, which allows users to create Bing Maps locators in minutes. During development of the wizard, we quickly realized another benefit of the tool: importing Excel data into Bing Maps. With this, it’s easy for anyone to manage the data without the need for a database. Excel files can easily be stored in...
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Migration Tip: The Value of Spatial Data Services (SDS)

This is a guest blog written by Steve Milroy, cofounder and CEO, OnTerra Systems. The end of life for MapPoint Web Service and Multimap is quickly approaching (November 18, to be exact), so it’s a good time to start considering migrating to Bing Maps. This blog focuses on why the use of the Bing Maps Spatial Data Services (SDS) should be considered as your migration solution. With MapPoint Web Service there are customer data sources and...
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