Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit Made Open Source

Many developers use the Bing Maps REST services to perform spatial queries such as geocoding an address or calculating routes and distances. The Bing Maps REST services are nice and fast, however, using them from a .NET application used to require a decent amount of work. The Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit aims to make it easy to use these services from your .NET application by providing a portable class library, which wraps the Bing Maps REST...
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Bing Maps V8 SDK September 2016 Update

Bing Maps V8 SDK September 2016 Update

In this regular update to the Bing Maps Version 8 developer control (V8), we have added a couple of new data visualization features to help you make better sense of your business data through the new Data Binning and Contour Modules.
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Bing Maps V8 August 2016 Update

Bing Maps V8 August 2016 Update

This is the second regular monthly update to Bing Maps Version 8 control (V8) since its release in late June. In last month’s update, we saw many new features such as draggable pushpins and spatial math geometry. Not to be out done, we have added many new and exciting features in our August update.
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Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Bing Maps V8 Web Control Released

Two and a half months ago, at the Microsoft //Build/ Conference, the Bing Maps team announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 web control. Since then, the team has been working hard fixing bugs, adding new features and support for mobile, and making the Bing Maps V8 control stable and ready for production. Today we are happy to announce that Bing Maps V8 control has graduated from preview and is ready for use in production applications.
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Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Pushpin Clustering in Bing Maps V8

Last month we announced the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 Web control. This new HTML5 power map control brings a lot of performance improvements and many new features. Today we would like to highlight the new Clustering module and how it can be used to make your data easier to navigate.
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Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2016

In case you missed it, the 2016 Microsoft Build conference was held last week in San Francisco. Bing Maps was present in many sessions throughout the conference. In addition to this, the Bing Maps team also gave a live session, a record session, two mini-theater sessions, two code challenges, and a code lab. We would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2016 in person or online. We would also like to say...
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Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

Announcing Bing Maps V8 control for the Web

It is with great pleasure that we announce the preview release of the Bing Maps V8 control, Microsoft modern web mapping platform. The Bing Maps V8 control reduces development time by requiring less code to implement more features into your app. It also brings significant performance improvement by using the HTML5 canvas, which provides the ability to render vector data significantly faster than previous versions of the Bing Maps JavaScript...
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Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Bing Maps imagery used in children’s book to make it more personal

Lost My Name, a publishing and technology start up that is revolutionizing story-driven personalized entertainment for kids, has launched a new children’s book called “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home”. This story tells the tale of a child and their robot friend who are on an amazing adventure from the depths of outer space to their own front door. The really unique feature of this book is that when you go to order it you provide some...
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Bing Maps now on Azure

Bing Maps now on Azure

Microsoft Azure is a fantastic flexible, versatile and extensible platform to run your business. From web applications through mobile engagement, business process modelling, data manufacturing and complex event processing – you name it and Azure has it. The Azure Marketplace allows internal and external partners to extend their offerings into the Azure platform and today we are happy to announce the launch of Bing Maps on the Marketplace. You will...
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Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Get Ready for the Big Race with Bing Maps

Memorial Day weekend, and the unofficial beginning of summer, is right around the corner. In addition to picnics and hanging out by the pool, a lot of people will be tuning in to watch their favorite motorsports on television. NASCAR is holding its longest race, the Coca-Cola 600, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina and perhaps one of racing’s most prestigious races, the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, is being held for the 73rd time. If...
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