Monday, 22 August 2011

Bing Maps Streetside - London UK

Bing Maps Streetside - London UK
Bing Maps Streetside - London UK
Streetside is now available for some parts of London, England

Bing Maps Streetside - Westminster Bridge London UK
Westminister Bridge, London Bus and London Eye Iconic Landmarks, but do not expect 'Google Streetview' type functionality this is more a slide-show of images.

More information on Streetside

View Streetside - London UK (click the icon next to Traffic)

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Decode Jay-Z with Bing Maps

Last year Bing ran a cool campaign around the release of a biography by rapper Jay-Z. The campaign involved placing objects around America related to Jay-Z's life.

Fans were then invited to take part in an on-line game to find the objects using Bing search and Bing Maps. The campaign has now finished but you can still see how the game unfolded at Decode Jay-Z.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A new user interface for Bing Maps

A new user interface for Bing Maps

A new user interface for Bing Maps

Text labels for most of the buttons, Controls accessible while still allowing the map to be the focus of the page.

These improvements are being rolled out to all of Bing's international sites with appropriate market-specific functionality. For example, Bing Maps users in the UK will still have access to the London Street Map and Ordnance Survey styles, along with our standard Road map, via the vector style drop-down. The public transport overlay, showing tube, DLR, and tram networks, is also readily available from the navigation bar when the map is centered over the greater London area.

A user interface for Bing Bird Eye View

Improved access to these imagery types by making them directly accessible from the top of the navigation bar. At the same time, you can now more easily switch between various road and imagery styles with a single click.

More information on the update:

Thursday, 6 January 2011

#ukfuel Bing Maps

#ukfuel Bing Maps

#ukfuel Bing Maps

Same concept as Ben Marsh's but with UK fuel prices and UK Post Codes and twitter mapped out on Bing Maps

The format of #ukfuel tweets is as follows:
[postcode] [fuel type] [price]

For example:

DA16 UL £1.30

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Street Slide

In the video above Blaise Aguera y Arcas of Bing is demonstrating a new Photosynth application for iPhones. The application is expected to be released in the coming months.

It looks like Photosynths captured with the iPhone could be added to Bing Maps. In the second half of the video Blaise demonstrates Street Slide. Street Slide is a side on view of a road, which can be scrolled left and right. If you zoom in Street Slide seamlessly integrates with Street Side (Street View) views.

Street Slide is available in the lastest version of Bing for iPhone.

Via: Photosynth Blog

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Route Savvy App - Bing Maps

Whether you are going five or fifty places, the Route Planner app is a useful, unique map app that will get you from point A to Z in the shortest amount of time possible.Route Savvy App  Bing Maps

Find Shortest Routes or quickest routes with traffic and managing geocoding from Excel data.

How it Works

Route Savvy App Geocode - Bing Maps

The first step is to add destinations on the map. “RouteSavvy” makes it easy to quickly add a few or 100 destinations – you can click locations on the map, enter addresses manually on the left-rail, or upload an Excel file with addresses on each row. For demonstration purposes, I’ve shown eight points below. Each time you add a destination, the map auto-zooms and centres so you can see all the destinations at once.

Route Savvy App Import Excel - Bing Maps

"General users likely have between three and ten destinations when they plan trips that could benefit from route optimization. The value of this tool for business use is amplified when businesses may have 25 or more destinations to reach in a day. Other servicesonly allow up to 25 waypointsconsidering the Bing app can handle up to 100, we feel that we’ll be a strong choice for businesses who need great route optimization for lots of destinations. Realtor's who have multiple showings in a day, any business that does deliveries, shuttle services, technicians, and florists – just a few examples - will find this to be a great tool to make their lives easier with the “RouteSavvy” app."

View the new Map App: OnTerra’s “RouteSavvy” Route Optimizer

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Bing Maps Education App

The ‘Bing Education’ map app shows local school information and donation, mentor, and volunteer opportunities in the area. The app integrates opportunities from Mentor Pro, Great Schools, and The app includes a feature to embed the map externally for your website.
Bing Maps Teach Here

The Bing Education Map App:,Scholarship,StateEducationDepts,SchoolDistricts,CareerBuilder:embeddedmap_zoom:12:embeddedmap_latitude:40.7685307828233:embeddedmap_longitude:-73.9625170826912/5872/style=auto&lat=40.768531&lon=-73.962517&z=12&pid=5874

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Piracy Watch

Piracy Watch uses Bing Maps to help visualise piracy incidents around the globe from 1978 to present, displaying the data in both a map and timeline. The visualization also includes a heat map to give an immediate understanding of what parts of the world have been most impacted.

It is possible to click on any of the map markers to get further details of an incident. You can also click on the incidents displayed in the timeline to load the details and to see it highlighted on the map.

Piracy Watch