Sound Transit: Riding the Bing Maps Wave

Sound Transit has launched their new public transit system featuring Bing Maps and leveraging their repository of public transit information to create a trip planner for Seattleites to get around town. The application allows users to put in origin and destination addresses, set the date and time (defaulting to the current date/time) and start planning their trip. So, let’s say I wanted to travel from the Bellevue Art Museum (510 Bellevue Way...
Read More

The Architecture for Bing Education/Waiting for “Superman” Map App

The following is a guest post from Steve Milroy of OnTerra Systems, the developer for the Bing Education Map App, on the architecture and design of map app using Azure and Bing Maps. He also recently developed the DonorsChoose.org and Teach Here map apps. – Brian Recently the Bing Education Map was launched in the Bing Maps app gallery in conjunction with the Waiting for “Superman” movie from Participant Media. This map app integrates data...
Read More

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...
Read More

Facebook Launches Community Pages…with Bing Maps

Facebook just launched in their Community pages which “are a new type of Facebook Page dedicated to a topic or experience that is owned collectively by the community connected to it. Just like official Pages for businesses, organizations and public figures, Community Pages let you connect with others who share similar interests and experiences.” Very cool stuff, which is why we’re excited that Bing Maps is part of this new...
Read More

BGI ThematicMapper Integrates Bing Maps into CRM and ERP Systems

The Customer Relationship Management data warehouses are jam-packed with location information, so of course there’s no better way to view them than with a map (preferably, a Bing Map). However, there’s so much more that you can do with all of that wonderful location information – analytics, sales reports, thematic mapping, demographic overlays, marketing intelligence – the list is long. At Bing Maps, a number of partners...
Read More

Florida Maps the Census with Bing Maps

The State of Florida has found an innovative way to map out their census results. Florida is using Bing Maps Platform to visualize tons of information they’re gathering as part of the national census taking place right now (fill out your census info!). The Florida House Census Validator is a (Bing) map-based Silverlight application drawing information such as counties; Congress, Senate and House districts; census tracts and blocks; but more...
Read More

Maps 101: Educating Kids with Bing Maps

Maps.com is launching Bing Maps Platform in their education portal as the backdrop for exploring their massive repository of map-based information. The new site Maps 101 launches today! For the initial launch, subscribers (there’s also a free trial) can use the dynamic map to find Maps101 content – including National Geographic videos, Maps, Lesson plans and Educational games and activities – for a specific geographic location...
Read More

Bing Maps Powers The National Grid

Remember when President Obama announced support for a national smart grid? Well, we’re seeing some of this money being put to good use on the National Grid web site in the form of smart grid data visualization using The Bing Maps Platform. In partnership with iFactor Consulting, The National Grid now has 5 areas (Massachusetts, Nantucket, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Upstate New York) online outlining coverage areas and pinpoint outage...
Read More

National Geographic Launches iPhone Atlas Using Bing Maps

National Geographic has been hard at work getting their atlas of maps into your grubby little hands. And as such, they’ve released their newest mobile application for iPhone – World Atlas (iTunes link). The application allows you to view 7 different levels of cartography, 3 maps styles and the ability to find locations around the world with nearly 7 million place listings. And, of course, the Bing Maps Platform has been integrated...
Read More

Kroger Integrates Bing Maps

Need to do a little grocery shopping? Chances are you’ll be shopping at a Kroger and not even know it. The grocery retail chain behind such huge brands as Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Fred Meyer (to name a few) is now officially moved their store locator over to the Bing Maps Platform. The new locator application from the Kroger.com home page allows you to enter a postal code or city/state combo, then select additional search filters such as...
Read More