Bing Maps .NET Spatial Data Services Toolkit Made Open Source

Earlier this year we released the Bing Maps .NET REST Toolkit as an open source project on Github. Since then we have seen had a lot of positive feedback from developers and are seeing over 200M requests made each month to the REST services with this toolkit. Today we would like to announce the release…

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Drag and Drop GeoJSON files onto Bing Maps V8

GeoJSON is a common file format used for storing spatial data as a JSON object and is easy to import and export in Bing Maps V8 using the GeoJSON module. This file format tends to be more compact then its XML equivalents. This results in a much smaller file size, making it ideal for transferring…

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160+ Code Samples for Bing Maps V8 released on GitHub

The Bing Maps team has been working hard on adding features and functionalities to the Bing Maps Version 8 web control (V8). With each feature the team creates they also create several code samples to thoroughly test it. Many of the basic implementation samples are made available as code samples in the Bing Maps V8…

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Using US Census data with Bing Maps

While creating the code samples for the Bing Maps V8 web control, we wanted to make the samples more realistic and use real data. As such, many of the Bing Maps V8 interactive code samples use data from a number of sources such as earthquake data from the USGS, satellite imagery of hurricanes from NASA,…

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55 countries with Real Time Traffic in Bing Maps

The Bing Maps team is happy to announce the real-time traffic flow data is now available in 55 countries. Bing Maps uses traffic flow data in two ways. The first is to provide real-time and predictive route calculations. The second method is a traffic overlay of color coded roads on the map to indicate the…

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Bing Maps V8 SDK Fall Update

The main release branch of the Bing Maps Version 8 web control (V8) has been in a code freeze over the last two months for the holiday season. Over this time the Bing Maps team focused primarily on bug fixes and performance improvements in Bing Maps V8. Here are some of the more notable new…

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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…

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Bing API’s Developer Event – Microsoft London

You don’t have to have data scientists and a huge budget to add intelligence to your own apps to make them smarter and more engaging – you can do it in just a few lines of code using APIs that give you facial identification, location intelligence, speech understanding, text analytics, and more. Spend the day…

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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. Data Binning Module Data binning, is the process of grouping point data into a symmetric grid of geometric shapes. An aggregate value…

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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. Three…

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