View Full Version : Bing Maps March 2010 Newsletter

Eric Frost
03-22-2010, 04:23 PM
Use Bing Maps in your Broadcast for Free!:

Now you can use the rich imagery and immersive mapping experience from Bing Maps for free in broadcast. Create videos that travel to news locations, give geographic context, tour properties, and explore the world with Bing Maps. See the updated terms of use for details.

Huge Imagery Release:

Last month we pushed out our largest amount of new imagery ever in terms of square kilometers. This month, we're blowing that record out of the water. Find new imagery in the Russian Federation, Australia, Mexico and most places in the US where we had black and white imagery. Learn more at the Bing Maps Blog.

Enter the Bing Maps Twitter Contest:

We're so excited to be going to Where 2.0 that we're giving away 10 Bing t-shirts a day! March 24 - April 1. Join the conversation and see what people are saying about Bing Maps. Follow us on Twitter, get up to the minute news about Bing Maps, and enter win a t-shirt while you're at it.Get the Twitter Contest details.

Bing Maps Tracked Dallaglio on a Map as he Raised Money:

Masternaut was a proud sponsor of the Dallaglio Cycle Slam in aid of Sport Relief with an incredibly rich and detailed mapping feature powered by Bing Maps. Riders were monitored and tracked using real-time GPS tracking technology.

New Developer Tutorials:

New, quick, video tutorials give developers the information they need to start innovating. See step-by-step instructions-and the code-to get started with the Silverlight Control and use enhanced bird's eye and Streetside. And stay tuned, we'll be adding more to the collection soon. Check out the videos today.

RAC Launches Route Planner Widget:

In a move to make life easier for web-users planning road journeys, breakdown and insurance provider RAC launched a map-based route planner powered by Bing Maps. The widget can be used on any website, within any blog post, or anywhere else where the html code can be pasted. Check out the widget today.

Worldwide Telescope App Launches in Bing Maps:

The WorldWide Telescope Map App allows you to view most real-time telescope data right in Bing Maps. This provides context for where celestial entities are in real time if you were to look up at the night sky. You can navigate the universe the same way you do Bing Maps by grabbing an area and dragging the universe map around.

New IFS planning solution with Bing Maps:

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, launched Virtual Map: a new planning solution for service management businesses built on Bing Maps. The new tool provides information about ongoing and planned jobs with road and satellite maps, and enables service companies to optimize driving routes, alert on due jobs and efficiently plan last minute jobs that quickly need to be resourced. Read more about the new solution.

For Partners: New MPN Business Intelligence Competency

Take the Bing Maps Development Exam to help your organization achieve the BI Competency. Get the Preparation Guide and details about the exam today