Bing Maps Preview App

The Bing Maps Preview app uses the best of Windows 8.1 and Bing to help you get real world tasks done with beautiful 3D, designed for touch and personalization courtesy of your Facebook friends, favorite routes and more.

More info at http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/search/archive/2013/12/05/maps3d.aspx

Mapstraction: The javascript mapping abstraction library

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Mapstraction is a Javascript library that provides a single, common interface for a wide variety of Javascript map APIs. It’s designed to enable a developer to switch from one maps API to another as smoothly and as quickly as possible.

Support for all the major mapping APIs:

  • CloudMade
  • ESRI ArcGIS
  • Google – v2 and v3
  • Leaflet
  • MapQuest and MapQuest Open
  • Microsoft Bing – v6 and v7
  • Nokia Here
  • OpenLayers
  • Ordnance Survey OpenSpace
  • Nokia Ovi
  • Yandex

Find out more on http://mapstraction.com/

Bing Venue Maps Goes International Adding Thousands of Shopping Malls

Whether you live in Poland or Spain, Russia or Belgium, or pretty much anywhere in-between, you will now be able to explore your local shopping mall through Bing maps – helping you locate the stores you are looking for, find the closest services and facilities like restrooms and cash machines, and even browse their directories.

Try it yourself on:

Read more about this update on: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2012/06/28/venue-maps-goes-international-adding-thousands-of-shopping-malls.aspx

SAPER – Sensor Amplified Perception for Explosives Recognition


SAPER is a mobile solution which identifies hidden improvised explosive devices and landmines utilizing magnetic field distortion. SAPER transforms Smartphone into a personal portable dangerous explosives detector and a ground scanner which can be successfully adopted in real life scenarios by civilians.

Bing Maps now using Nokia Backend services for Traffic and Geocoding

Last year, Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Nokia in Mapping. Our two companies have spent a lot of time working together, sharing information and investigating better ways provide relevant mapping information to help you find and get to where you’re going more quickly. Today, we’re excited to announce another important phase in that partnership with the launch of Nokia powered traffic results, which are rolling out today in 24 countries on Bing Maps.
The following countries will see improvements through Bing Maps as a result of our use of Nokia services:

· Austria
· Belgium
· Brazil
· Canada
· Finland
· France
· Germany
· Greece
· India
· Indonesia
· Ireland
· Italy
· Luxembourg
· Mexico
· Netherlands
· Poland
· Portugal
· Russia
· Saudi Arabia
· South Africa
· Spain
· Sweden
· Switzerland
· UAE
· United Kingdom
· US

Works good on the Windows Phone and also on Bing Maps itself! :-)

Find out more here: http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2012/05/24/bing-maps-now-using-nokia-backend-services-for-traffic-and-geocoding.aspx