165TB of New Imagery Added to Bing Maps

Today we’re thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date. In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined! The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data live on Bing Maps. Prior to this, our existing Aerial footprint was 129 terabytes total. AERIAL: HIGH-RESOLUTION NADIR OR “...
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Windows Phone Blog Announces Plans to Expand Traffic Data Option in New Cities

Scott Borton, a Senior PM in the Windows Phone Map App space, gives a quick introduction to the traffic option and highlights a few of the team’s latest upgrades in a recent blog post: Beep! Beep! Better traffic coverage on the way. If you haven’t tried checking the latest traffic conditions on your phone yet, open Maps, expand the menu, and tap Show Traffic. Enjoy the expanded traffic coverage to more highways and secondary streets...
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Two New Data Modules for Bing Maps V7

By Ricky Brundritt, EMEA Bing Maps Technology Solution Professional In September of 2011 we started the Bing Maps v7 Module CodePlex Project. The purpose of this project is to create a centralized location where developers could find and share useful modules that expand the functionality of the Bing Maps V7 API. Since the start of the project, we’ve had 15 modules submitted. Today, I would like to highlight the two newest modules added to...
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Bing Maps now using Nokia Backend services for Traffic and Geocoding

Last year, Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Nokia in Mapping. Our two companies have spent a lot of time working together, sharing information and investigating better ways provide relevant mapping information to help you find and get to where you’re going more quickly. Today, we’re excited to announce another important phase in that partnership with the launch of Nokia powered traffic results, which are rolling out...
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Snacks for Bing Maps and SQL Server Spatial Data

We are delighted to share the release of two Learning Snacks for Bing Maps and SQL Server Spatial Data. These Snacks are great if you are new to mapping and want to understand how these two technologies can create a stellar solution. We hope you’re hungry! Bing Maps and SQL Server Spatial Data Bing Maps – The Bing Maps Team
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New Bird’s Eye Imagery & Streetside Coverage on Bing Maps!

  We’re happy to announce the release of new imagery from around the world, including London! Check out where Eugene can take you for a tour. BIRD’S EYE: IMAGERY CAPTURED AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE, GIVING DEPTH AND THREE-DIMENSIONALITY TO ORTHO PHOTOGRAPHY           Total coverage of Bird’s Eye imagery currently live on Bing Maps!         With more timely Bird’s...
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Integrating Bing Maps With WPF

Back in August, Chris Pendleton announced the Beta for our Bing Maps WPF control. Today, Bing Maps moves beyond Silverlight and AJAX with the new native WPF Control, which enables you to build interactive tools for visualizing geographical data on the desktop. “The two main alternatives to Bing Maps with WPF are Bing Maps AJAX in a Web application and Bing Maps Silverlight. I’ve used — and like — all three approaches, but...
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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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Find Venue Maps, Businesses and Buildings Faster on Bing Maps

Today we’re excited to announce the release of a handful of updates to maps to help users navigate faster and find business, building and venue information to help you go from doing to done more quickly. Some of these features will also be available in select initial international markets. Let’s take a closer look. Never miss a venue map again. Did you know Bing Maps has nearly 900 venue maps including interiors maps of malls, airports...
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If You're Planning to Attend the Where Conference This Year, Don't Miss the "Bing Maps for Windows 8” Workshop Monday, April 2nd

The youngest member of our family of mapping APIs allows you to build Metro Style applications for the next generation of Microsoft’s operating system. No matter if you are a hardcore .NET developer or if you prefer developing with HTML5 and JavaScript – Bing Maps has you covered. If you’re planning to join us on April 2nd for the Bing Maps for Windows 8 Workshop, be sure to confirm that your registration includes Workshops. Get...
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