Geocoding and Routing improvements added to Bing Maps

Geocoding and Routing are core services in mapping platforms. Today, the Bing Maps team is happy to announce improved algorithms and increased coverage support for these services, which also directly improve the coverage of many of the new Bing Maps Fleet Management APIs, such as the Isochrone and Distance Matrix APIs which rely on routing…

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Bing Maps Launches new Fleet Management APIs

The Bing Maps team just announced three new fleet management API’s; Truck Routing, Isochrones, and Snap to Road. This is in addition to the Distance Matrix API they released in October. Read the full announcement on the Bing Maps blog here: https://blogs.bing.com/maps/2017-12/bing-maps-launches-three-new-fleet-management-apis

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Bing Maps V8 Web Control SDK November 2017 Update

The Bing Maps V8 Web Control has been updated in November with one key feature which lets you provide your Bing Maps key as a URL parameter of the map script URL rather than as a map option when loading the map. This provides two key benefits: Load multiple map instances under a single session…

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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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