Bing Maps expands transit features in Japan

Bing Maps expands transit features in Japan

We recently enhanced Bing Maps with greater transit coverage and additional transit-related features in Japan, helping get you to your destination as smoothly as possible. Expanded transit coverage               With this release, we’ve expanded the number of agencies and routes in Bing Maps. This means that no matter where you’re heading in Japan, if there’s a transit route that can get you there, we know about it and can tell you how to use it....
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Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

Over 100 New Streetside and 3D Cities Go Live on Bing Maps

If you’re headed out on a last-minute vacation this summer, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps. We have been busy driving and flying to bring you more cities to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities, and there are a host of vacation favorites among them. New Streetside cities Drive right up to your destination with Streetside imagery. You can see Streetside...
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How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

How to Spatially Enable Customer Care with Bing Maps and Parature

Most enterprise data have a location component, and data related to customer support interactions are no exception. When interacting with a customer, knowing where they are physically located can enable us to provide them with location-specific insight and information. Further, by visualizing larger groupings of customers, interactions, or social media events on a map, we can identify trends by location, and use these location-based trends to...
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Bring Your Maps to Life: Creating Animations with Bing Maps (JavaScript)

Bring Your Maps to Life: Creating Animations with Bing Maps (JavaScript)

Bing Maps is a very powerful mapping platform that is often used for creating engaging user experiences. The fluid interactive maps make for a great canvas when visualizing location based data. In this blog post we are going to take a look at how to make the user experience a little more engaging by adding custom animations that can be used in both web and Windows Store apps. Full source code for this blog post can be found in the MSDN Code...
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Bing Maps REST and SOAP Services Imagery Styling Improvements Now Live!

Today, we are pleased to announce the following rendering and styling improvements to Bing Maps REST and SOAP Services imagery. We introduced a new gradient coloring for land areas that adjusts the brightness to your zoom level. The land color will now be lighter when zoomed out and get darker when zoomed in at higher levels of detail. Not only do these updates improve the overall aesthetic appeal of the maps, but they also help increase the...
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4 Easy Ways to Visualize Excel Data on Bing Maps

4 Easy Ways to Visualize Excel Data on Bing Maps

I have been helping developers visualize their data on Bing Maps for many years. One of the most requests I’ve had in the past is, “I have this data, but can you show it on a map?” More often than not this data would be sitting in an Excel file, usually with some address data, but rarely contained any coordinate information. To get this data into Bing Maps I would geocode the address information and then convert the data into a format that could...
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How to Make Use of Maps in Universal Apps

How to Make Use of Maps in Universal Apps

Universal Apps are a pretty hot topic in the world of Windows app development. Universal apps allow you to build an app for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 while, at the same time allowing you to share code, user controls, styles, strings, and other assets between the two projects in Visual Studio. This saves time having to develop code for each platform. Recently on the Bing Maps forums, there have been a lot of questions around maps and...
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Transit Directions Now Live in Taiwan

Transit Directions Now Live in Taiwan

We are pleased to announce that transit directions are now live in Taiwan. This update affects the Bing Maps website (www.bing.com/maps) and Bing Maps Enterprise products. This is a national data feed, meaning that Bing Maps now covers 96 transit agencies in Taiwan. These agencies provided over 2.3 billion transit rides in 2013, so this is a significant addition for users.   Overall, Bing Transit now covers almost 1,300 transit agencies in 32...
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Bing Maps Styling Improvements Now Live!

Today, we are pleased to announce several rendering and styling improvements to Bing Maps on http://www.bing.com/maps to enhance aesthetics and usability. Gradient Land Color We introduced a new gradient coloring for land areas that adjusts the brightness to your zoom level. The land color will now be lighter when zoomed out and get darker when zoomed in at higher levels of detail. Not only do these updates improve the overall aesthetic appeal of...
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