Bing Maps Android SDK available on Codeplex

InKnowledge has launched an open-source Bing Maps SDK for Android. This new SDK now gives Android developers a choice in terms of map controls and provides greater flexibility as a result of having direct access to the code base. You can find the SDK at: http://bingmapsandroidsdk.codeplex.com/ Built using the latest Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, the Bing Maps Android SDK has all JavaScript wrapped with native Java calls. As a result, Android...
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Bing Maps venue maps now feature nine largest US malls, 148 total

Last December we introduced detailed shopping mall maps. Since then, we’ve been adding more mall maps every week. In fact as of this post we’ve finished more than 148 malls in more than 20 states — including the nine largest enclosed malls by square feet in the US.*  These are:    Mall of America, MN South Coast Plaza, CA Woodfield Shopping Center, IL  ...
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Dev Tip of the Week: How to search by driving time with AJAX v7, REST, and Spatial Data Services

by Geoff Innis, Bing Maps Technical Specialist The recently released Query API within the Bing Spatial Data Services makes it easy to build applications that enable searching for locations by area, by property, and by ID. A common scenario is the ‘Locator’ application, in which end-users enter an address, and find the locations that are nearest to them. We can easily cater for this in Bing Maps by geocoding the end-user’s address...
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Bing Maps v. 7 tops the AJAX performance charts

As independent interactive mapping experts, Earthware prides itself in making recommendations to clients on the best mapping platform to use for their specific project. Whilst we consider a number of factors of each mapping platform, a key factor is the performance of each mapping platform, both in speed of download and also speed of displaying information on the map. Recently Bing has released a new version of their AJAX map control, specifically...
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Bing Maps Tip of the Week: Shift-click and Right click

Tell the truth: how many times have you wanted to quickly zoom in to a specific part of the map, and found it tedious to continually press the zoom in button and re-center the map to get what you want? If you’re familiar with our handy click-zoom feature, you already know that there’s a better way (but continue reading—we’ve made some changes). And if you’ve never heard of it, read on—I think you’ll love...
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Webcast recording showcases what’s new with Bing Maps

Bing Maps developers from Earthware, OnTerra and Infusion recently discussed Bing Maps’ latest features and development tips and tricks. The webcast aired on March 1, and is now available as a recording here<http://www.microsoft.com/maps/>. During this fast-paced, 40-minute overview of the new Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, panelists discuss how to evaluate and improve the performance of Bing-powered mapping applications and new tools...
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Zimbio launches Celebrity Places, powered by Bing Maps

If you’re suffering from the latest epidemic, known as Bieber Fever, you may want to check out Zimbio’s newest feature: Celebrity Places for the cure. Zimbio is an interactive magazine publisher with a focus on entertainment, style, current events and a bevy of other pop culture topics. Their latest feature combines the accuracy and richness of Bing Maps with Zimbio’s high resolution photography of your favorite celebs...
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Free webcast to showcase what’s new with Bing Maps, March 1st

Bing Maps developers from Earthware, OnTerra and Infusion will discuss Bing Maps’ latest features and development tips and tricks in a free webcast at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 1. In this 40-minute webinar we’ll discuss the new Bing Maps AJAX Control 7.0, how to evaluate and improve the performance out of your Bing-powered mapping applications, and new tools for working with SQL databases. Earthware’s Brian Norman...
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Announcing V1.1 of the “New” Map Style

(Note: This post is part of two major announcements for Bing Maps/Local on Dec. 15. Be sure to check out the other announcement about Interior Views, OpenTable, Real-time Transit, & Streetside on Mobile) A few months ago, we launched our new map style which provides a unique backdrop for information delivery and helps content "pop" on the map, allowing people to find what they are looking for more quickly. The initial feedback was...
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Bing engages open maps community

Continuously innovating and improving our map data is a top priority and a massive undertaking at Bing.  That’s why we’re excited to announce a new initiative to work with the OpenStreetMap project, a community of more than 320,000 people who have built high quality maps for every country on earth.  Microsoft is providing access to our Bing Aerial Imagery for use in the OpenStreetMap project, and we have hired industry...
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