Monday, 31 May 2010

Microsoft Fuselabs - Bing Twitter Map

Bing Twitter Maps shows "geotagged" public Tweets from the last seven days. Many Twitter applications now allow Twitter users to add location to a Tweet, a functionality that Twitter introduced back in November 2009.


Microsoft FuseLabs Bing Maps Twitter

Why isn't my Tweet showing up?

First, you need to "enable geotagging" on your profile page at http://twitter.com/ Second, you need make sure you use a Twitter application that supports adding location to Tweets. If you want to find a client that does support geolocation, look at Twitter applications used to generate Tweets the list on the left panel.

A few ideas: first, please read the above about adding location to your Tweets. We are not placing Tweets based on Twitter profile, but based on per Tweet geolocation.

What about privacy?We are only showing public Tweets (which is the default setting when you sign up at Twitter). Please remember that when you create a public Tweet anyone may be able see your Tweet content and location. Tweet with care.

How can I find specific Tweets?

You can search by location, username, keyword term using the "Search Filters" in the left hand pane.

Microsoft Fuselabs - Bing Twitter Map Project:

http://fuse.microsoft.com/projects-bing-twitter-maps.html

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Taxi City - the Bing Maps Game

Taxi City

This is a pretty decent taxi driver simulation game built on top of Bing Maps. The aim of the game is to pick up and drop off passengers in and around Vancouver, Canada.

The game itself is very impressive but what is even more wonderful is that the developers have made the source files for the game freely available. So if you want to build something similar yourself just download the files and get to work.

If that sounds too much like hard work then just play the game!

Friday, 21 May 2010

More Bing Maps Apps

More Bing Maps Apps

Three more Bing Maps Explore Apps

  1. Gas Prices (US only)
  2. Distance Calculator (Worldwide)
  3. Parking Finder (US only)
Bing Maps Gas App
Find the gas prices near you or where you intend to go before you set off.

Bing Maps Distance Calculator App

Find either the straight line distance or the driving/road distance to your chosen locations.

Bing Maps Parking Finder Calculator App
And the latest app is parking with useful calculator or rates over the period of time you require.
Like the update this app on the parking icons with the costs

Full Coverage:
http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/maps/archive/2010/05/19/new-bing-map-apps-gas-prices-distance-calculator-and-parking-finder.aspx

Friday, 14 May 2010

Bing Maps gets Navigation for Windows Phones

Bing Navigation Map app for Windows phones.

Redesigned even the home page. Navigation refreshed to give people faster access to common searches such as Locations, Traffic.

Turn-by-turn navigation for Windows 6.x phones, powered by Bing Maps. Microsoft Tellme team’s built hte voice applications to deliver an amazingly lifelike voice experience for the turn-by-turn navigation. If you have a Windows phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, or AT&T you can use the voice guided navigation. USA Only.

Now when getting directions with Bing, you’ll see a new “Navigate” button. By selecting it, Bing will calculate your route, and guide you as you drive. You can select the fastest or shortest route, choose to avoid traffic and/or tolls, get a map or a list of directions, and see arrows and hear alerts to know which way to turn next.

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The navigation feature is compatible with the phones below. If you have one of these and are in the U.S., check your phone for the update or go to m.bing.com

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

National Geographic Global Action Atlas using Bing Maps

Global Action Atlas by National Geographic

Global Action Atlas by National Geographic. The application allows users to peer into areas where our planet needs help. National Geographic and Bing Maps invite you to support efforts across the globe to help people in need, protect plants and animals, usands of others who are donating, volunteering, and sharing knowledge on behalf of community-based projects working to solve global challenges.

National Geographic Global Action Atlas Bing Map
"The Global Action Atlas spotlights hundreds of local, cause-related projects from around the world to a large audience of concerned citizens, giving individuals opportunities to take action by donating, volunteering, advocating, and sharing information. The Atlas enhances and extends the mission of the National Geographic Society"