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…


Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps WPF

Earlier this year the Bing Maps WPF control was updated with a number of performance and bug fixes. Most notably, navigating the map using touch works much better in Windows 8 than it did before. This update also increases the number of supported cultures from 15 to 117 and aligns with the same cultures supported…


Migrating “My Map” from Google to Bing

Many users have asked about migrating their data to Bing Maps from Google Maps, after recent changes to the Google “My Map” feature. In this blog post, we show available solutions in Bing Maps. Getting your data out of Google “My Places” To get started, you can find your “My Map” data on Google here….


Recap: Bing Maps at //Build/ 2015

First off we would like to say thanks to those who attended the Bing Maps sessions during //Build/ 2015 in person or online. We would also like to say thanks to those who came by the Bing booth and to ask us questions or to just try out the our new 3D maps on a…


Adding Opacity and WMS support to tile layers in WP8.1 Maps

The maps in WP8 did not support adding an opacity to a tile layer. The only way around this was to set the opacity in your tiles or to use a proxy service and change the opacity of the tiles on the fly. With WP8.1 a new map API was released which is available through…


Join the Bing Maps team at //Build/ 2015

Microsoft //Build/ 2015 is taking place in San Francisco from April 29th to May 1st. If you are attending the //Build/ conference in person come meet the Bing Maps team at the Bing Booth or attend one of our sessions. If you weren’t able to get your ticket to the conference you can still watch…


Let the madness begin on Bing Maps

March Madness kicks off this week with the first round of games starting in a few days. Along with Bing’s bracket builder, the Bing Maps team is excited to share new imagery of the stadiums that will host both the NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s games across the US. In this blog post we…


Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL…


Integrating Bing Maps with

Recently I had a customer ask how to add Bing Maps to their solution. I regularly work with developers who are integrating Bing Maps into Microsoft Dynamic CRM, but this was the first request I’ve had for in a while. In this blog post we are going to see just how easy it…


Visualizing point-based Business Intelligence data on Bing Maps

It is often said that upwards of 80% of business data has some sort of location based context to it. In recently years many companies have learnt the value of unlocking this data and making use of it to make better business decisions. Many companies use Bing Maps to make better sense of their business…