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Bing Maps Preview Is Now Available On Windows 8.1

Bing Maps Preview Is Now Available On Windows 8.1

By Zach Walton December 5, 2013

Bing Maps continues its journey of constant self improvement today with the release of the latest version preview for Windows 8.1. As this is a preview of the next big release, you can expect to see a ton of new …

Bing Maps Can't Show You Area 51 Bing Maps Can't Show You Area 51
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Bing Maps are by far the best thing to come out of Microsoft’s insistence to take on Google in search. The maps and aerial imagery is on par with a lot of the work that Google does in the field. …

Bing Completes Its Big Global Ortho Project In U.S. Bing Completes Its Big Global Ortho Project In U.S.
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Today, Bing announced the completion of the U.S. portion of what it says is its largest aerial imagery endeavor, and its most ambitious mapping effort to date – the Global Ortho Project. “In two years, the Bing Maps Imagery team …

Tons of Mall Venue Maps Added to Bing Maps Tons of Mall Venue Maps Added to Bing Maps

Malls are terrifying places. Malls are either so crowded that you can barely wade through the legions of shoppers feverish with the bloodlust of commerce or they are so devoid of both stores and shoppers that they represent a chilling …

Bing Maps Releases Largest Image Update EVAR Bing Maps Releases Largest Image Update EVAR
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If you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere, you have likely noticed that summer is in full effect. ‘Tis the season for ice cream trucks, watermelons, Slip ‘n Slides, roller coasters, baseball, sweat-stenched outdoor music festivals, and, of course, trips to …

Windows Phone Map App Gets Expanded Traffic Coverage Windows Phone Map App Gets Expanded Traffic Coverage

Last month, Bing Maps announced that it would be providing better traffic coverage for users thanks to some backend support from Nokia. Senior Product Manager of the Windows Phone Map App Scott Burton recently offered an update on the traffic …

Bing Maps V7 Adds Two More Data Modules Bing Maps V7 Adds Two More Data Modules

Bing Maps announced today that it’s added two new modules for the Bing Maps V7 API as well as some updates to a couple of existing modules. Till now, there were 15 different modules available for the Bing Maps V7 …

Bing Maps Improves Traffic Conditions, Geocoding Bing Maps Improves Traffic Conditions, Geocoding

Bing Maps and Nokia have been developing their maptastic relationship since the partnership was announced last year. In February, the two companies collaborated to give Bing Maps a fabulous new aesthetic upgrade. Now, the pair have added a couple of …

Bing Maps Lessons Brought To You By Bing Bing Maps Lessons Brought To You By Bing

Google and Bing do things differently. I think we all understand that by now. Their differences apparently extend to how they teach. Google teaches people through their weekly Office Hours Hangouts which gives developers to talk to the people behind …

Bing Maps Updates Bird's Eye, Streetside Imagery Bing Maps Updates Bird's Eye, Streetside Imagery

Bing Maps has announced a host of image updates to both the Bird’s Eye feature and Streetside imagery that offer up some stunning resolution to the included locations. Bird’s Eye offers a fully rotating view of select places giving not …

Bing Maps Moving To WPF Control Integration Bing Maps Moving To WPF Control Integration

Bing maps used to be integrated with AJAX and Silverlight. Those are in all the past now though since Bing Maps now has native WPF control. Some of you may be thinking that AJAX and Silverlight were just fine. Well, …

Shape Rendering Made Simple On Bing Maps Shape Rendering Made Simple On Bing Maps

Chris Pendleton of the Bing Maps team deals with a lot of complaints that Bing Maps doesn’t make it easy to render “GIS stuff” via the Bing Maps API. Your calls have not gone unheeded as the team has made …

Bing Maps Adds Venue Maps, Neighborhood Maps, & More Bing Maps Adds Venue Maps, Neighborhood Maps, & More

The Bing Maps Blog has announced a series of new updates, most notably the great feature that now offers maps of almost 900 indoor venues. Covering all sorts of facilities from malls to museums, casinos to football stadiums, the maps …

Microsoft Invests In OpenStreetMap To Counter Google Microsoft Invests In OpenStreetMap To Counter Google

For years, Google Maps has been synonymous with “online maps.” Although Microsoft launched its own mapping service, Bing Maps, in 2010, it was nearly five years after Google Maps launched its first stable release and well after Google’s service had …

Bing Maps Touches Up Pushpins & Popups, Transit Info Bing Maps Touches Up Pushpins & Popups, Transit Info
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If you’re a Bing Maps user, you might notice some changes to the service’s aesthetic as well as some updated transit information. At first, I have to imagine that these design changes are to further distinguish Bing Maps from Google …

Bing Maps Announces SDK For Metro Style Apps Bing Maps Announces SDK For Metro Style Apps

The Bing Team announced today that they’re releasing beta version of a new tool for developers that will allow them to improve the quality of apps written in Microsoft’s design language, Metro. Bing Maps SDK for Metro style apps will …

Bing Maps Getting Deep Into Route Planning Bing Maps Getting Deep Into Route Planning

Bing has implemented a whole new routing engine on Bing Maps with a new route calculation algorithm. The new algorithm changes how driving directions queries are computed. Algorithms behind routes on search engines’ maps probably aren’t something that most of …