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Maps Blog — Apr 2013

  • April
    22

    Upcoming Bing Maps Events - Spring 2013

    Bing Maps Events The following events have been organized by the Bing Maps team. Bing Maps Windows Store Apps Developer Event Date : May 10, 2013 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm Location : Microsoft Cardinal Place, Auditorium, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL Bing Maps would like to invite you to our Windows Store Apps Developer Event. We have some great speakers lined up who will be showcasing some of the latest Apps developed using Microsoft technology whilst detailing the end to end technical build process. Register : https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032547101&Culture=en-GB&community=0 The Power of Bing Maps & CRM Date : May 10, 2013 @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm Location : Microsoft Cardinal Place, Auditorium, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL Microsoft Bing Maps would like to invite you to our CRM & Mapping event. The objective of this event is to showcase how mapping can add value, driving greater insights from your CRM data. Not only will we be showcasing existing solutions, but also the business and technical advantages and opportunities that mapping and CRM can bring. Register : https://msevents.microsoft... Read More Bing Maps Events The following events have been organized by the Bing Maps team. Bing Maps Windows Store Apps Developer Event Date : May 10, 2013 @ 9:30am – 12:30pm Location : Microsoft Cardinal Place, Auditorium, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL Bing Maps would like to invite you to our Windows Store Apps Developer Event. We have some great speakers lined up who will be showcasing some of the latest Apps developed using Microsoft technology whilst detailing the end to end technical build process. Register : https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032547101&Culture=en-GB&community=0 The Power of Bing Maps & CRM Date : May 10, 2013 @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm Location : Microsoft Cardinal Place, Auditorium, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL Microsoft Bing Maps would like to invite you to our CRM & Mapping event. The objective of this event is to showcase how mapping can add value, driving greater insights from your CRM data. Not only will we be showcasing existing solutions, but also the business and technical advantages and opportunities that mapping and CRM can bring. Register : https://msevents.microsoft... Read More
  • April
    10

    HTML5 Canvas Pushpins in JavaScript

    One of the more interesting features of HTML5 is the canvas elements. The canvas provides us with a feature rich, low level 2D rendering panel and is supported by all the major web browsers. In this blog post, we are going to create a Bing Maps module that wraps the standard pushpin class to create a new HTML5 Canvas pushpin class. There are a lot of cool and interesting things we can do with the canvas that would require a lot more work using traditional HTML and JavaScript. By using this module, tasks such as rotating a pushpin or programmatically changing the color can be easily achieved. In this post I will use the Bing Maps V7 AJAX control, but all of the code can be easily reused with the Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps JavaScript control as well. Creating the Canvas Pushpin module In Bing Maps, pushpins have the ability to render custom HTML content. We can take advantage of this by passing in an HTML5 as the custom HTML5 content into the pushpin options . Since we cannot access this canvas until it has been rendered, we will want to create a CanvasLayer class which wraps the EntityCollection class and fires and event with an entity is added to render the data on our... Read More One of the more interesting features of HTML5 is the canvas elements. The canvas provides us with a feature rich, low level 2D rendering panel and is supported by all the major web browsers. In this blog post, we are going to create a Bing Maps module that wraps the standard pushpin class to create a new HTML5 Canvas pushpin class. There are a lot of cool and interesting things we can do with the canvas that would require a lot more work using traditional HTML and JavaScript. By using this module, tasks such as rotating a pushpin or programmatically changing the color can be easily achieved. In this post I will use the Bing Maps V7 AJAX control, but all of the code can be easily reused with the Bing Maps for Windows Store Apps JavaScript control as well. Creating the Canvas Pushpin module In Bing Maps, pushpins have the ability to render custom HTML content. We can take advantage of this by passing in an HTML5 as the custom HTML5 content into the pushpin options . Since we cannot access this canvas until it has been rendered, we will want to create a CanvasLayer class which wraps the EntityCollection class and fires and event with an entity is added to render the data on our... Read More
  • April
    03

    Bing Maps in AutoCAD 2014

    We are excited to announce that Bing Maps is the default mapping service in Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2014 software. For those not familiar with AutoCAD, AutoCAD is Autodesk’s flagship software product and is the world’s most widely used 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software. Chances are that you use a product or have been in a building, public area or other development that was designed with AutoCAD. AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical products such as AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D, are used in a wide range of industries and by architects, designers and engineers. How is Bing Maps used in AutoCAD 2014 and the AutoCAD vertical products? AutoCAD now has a built-in Geolocation feature and allows users to create and enhance their designs with Bing Maps geocoding and map data. Bing Maps inside AutoCAD 2014 brings in location context and results in more accurate and richer designs. The key geolocation workflows in AutoCAD 2014 supported with Bing Maps include: Locate your AutoCAD design in the real-world using Bing Maps geocoding service View your AutoCAD design in the real-world high resolution aerial and satellite imagery Aggregate and overlay 2D and 3D... Read More We are excited to announce that Bing Maps is the default mapping service in Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2014 software. For those not familiar with AutoCAD, AutoCAD is Autodesk’s flagship software product and is the world’s most widely used 3D CAD (computer-aided design) software. Chances are that you use a product or have been in a building, public area or other development that was designed with AutoCAD. AutoCAD and AutoCAD vertical products such as AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D, are used in a wide range of industries and by architects, designers and engineers. How is Bing Maps used in AutoCAD 2014 and the AutoCAD vertical products? AutoCAD now has a built-in Geolocation feature and allows users to create and enhance their designs with Bing Maps geocoding and map data. Bing Maps inside AutoCAD 2014 brings in location context and results in more accurate and richer designs. The key geolocation workflows in AutoCAD 2014 supported with Bing Maps include: Locate your AutoCAD design in the real-world using Bing Maps geocoding service View your AutoCAD design in the real-world high resolution aerial and satellite imagery Aggregate and overlay 2D and 3D... Read More