Planning Great Events with Location Intelligence
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
1w ago
Throwing a great event can make all the difference for a growing business, but conference planning is a difficult task to pull off on your own–whether that’s juggling accommodations or finding the ideal venue that works for everyone. Bing Maps API lends a helping hand by giving you the tools you need to build the perfect event planning software application with location intelligence. A better way to plan Unless you happen to get lucky, chances are that your attendees will be spread out across many different hotels. This means that each of them will have a different travel time to the venue, an ..read more
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Map your world with Map builder!
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
3w ago
We live in a world where the geography around us is rapidly changing. As you walk around your neighborhood you may notice a new street, a building, or other items that are not reflected on your favorite map.   Are you passionate about how your neighborhood is represented on the map? Do you want to help everyone by building a community powered worldwide map? Read on to find out how you can join a community of mappers that use their local knowledge to make the map better!  With the goal of empowering people with the most up-to-date maps worldwide, we would like to introduce you to ..read more
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Bing Maps and Low-Code February
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
1M ago
According to web search results, there are three main ways to use Bing Maps in a low code solution: You can use Microsoft Power Platform, which includes Bing Maps, to build a website with Power Pages. This is a tool that allows you to create web pages without writing code. You can drag and drop Bing Maps components and customize them with properties and formulas. If you have a WordPress site, a bing search like https://www.bing.com/search?q=Bing+Maps+Wordpress suggests quite a few options: Leverage the Embed a map in your website - Bing Maps experience Create a Custom Map URL ..read more
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Selecting the Best Site for New Construction
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
1M ago
Selecting new sites for expansion, whether that’s a new distribution center or just another office, is a natural part of growing a business. Along with building site plans, managers have to weigh several different factors to find the ideal new location, including commute times for existing and new employees, proximity to competitors, and access to suppliers. Bing Maps API gives you the tools to do all that and more, powered by location intelligence and spatial data. Site planning with location intelligence Consider the scenario where you are planning to move your office to a new city unfamilia ..read more
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Guest Post: Maplytics Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Territory Management
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
1M ago
Smart Sales Territory Management using Maplytics and Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM! Are you a Manager who wants a permanent solution for your sales reps that unknowingly act on each other’s Leads?  Do you have clients outside of convenient travel areas making scheduling visits a challenge? Is your company looking to branch out sales beyond your current zone but are unsure of how to build the logistics infrastructure required for such expansion? Well then, the common solution to your woes lies in defining Sales Territories! Defining Sales Territories Targeting markets in a country ..read more
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How Bing Maps is Bringing About Digital Equity
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
2M ago
Broadband mapping and technology have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years, particularly in critical sectors like education and healthcare. Unfortunately, not everyone gets access to these tech resources, a form of inequity that is fiercely making its presence known as more schools and offices turn to hybrid methods of learning and working. Mapping platforms like Bing Maps API are providing a way to push digital equity, helping governments and businesses make a difference with targeted action. Identifying underserved areas The Digital Equity Data Dashboard is a great example of the map ..read more
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Discover New Roads with Bing Maps
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
3M ago
The Microsoft Maps AI Team has detected 47.8M km of all roads and 1.16M km of missing roads from Open Street Maps (OSM). These new roads were detected using Bing Maps imagery collected between 2020 and 2022 including sources from both Maxar and Airbus. The complete set of roads is also shared on Github with the open data community and is freely available for download and use under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). How did they do it? Using a Neural network architecture and dataset of course! The Microsoft Maps AI team’s network was based on UNet and ResNet and the following p ..read more
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How to Build a Shipping Routes Map
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
3M ago
From a predictive traffic overlay to automated itineraries for hundreds of agents, creating a shipping routes map is easy with Bing Maps API–no matter how complex your requirements may be. We will be going through 4 core Bing Maps API features that allow developers to deliver powerful route planning apps: batch geocoding, multi-itinerary optimization, truck routing, and high-res imagery. Step 1: Batch geocoding Step 2: Optimize routes for delivery Optimized Itinerary Step 3: Use customized routing   Step 4: Visualize your delivery routes Logisticst done right FAQ How can agents fi ..read more
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Beating Traffic with Bing Maps’ Route Optimization APIs
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
4M ago
The ideal route optimization software works in real-time to give users contextually relevant routes, accounting for traffic, road closures, and even vehicle specifications. Whether you’re on the road for a personal errand or managing a large fleet of agents, Bing Maps API’s free (with a basic key) routing suite goes the extra mile so you don’t have to. Travel faster with the Routes API The Bing Maps Routes API is a powerful REST service that can calculate efficient routes for multiple modes of transportation, whether that’s on foot, driving, or even public transit. One of the most useful advan ..read more
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Gifts for map and geography geeks
Bing Maps Blog
by Bing Team
4M ago
This holiday season, are you looking for gift ideas for someone who loves maps or geography? Or are you looking for a unique gift for someone who is hard to buy for? There are all kinds of great gift ideas for map geeks, relating to maps and geography, that we at the Bing Maps API team wanted to share. Books     Mark Monmonier is the author of several wonderful books that look at the societal impacts of maps. Check out his webpage here, my favorite of his is “How to Lie with Maps”. Ken Jennings, best known for his impressive winning streak on Jeopardy! in 2004 is the author of s ..read more
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