Microsoft has released new updates for its Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview apps for Windows 8.1, adding in new features such as integrated reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor and more
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Microsoft used Earth Day today to officially reveal FetchClimate, a new online tool from Microsoft Research that allows anyone to find enviromental data instantly via Bing Maps.
Microsoft has now added a way to display the travel time, mileage and a map when asking for driving directions while using Bing in the US, which is something that Google has had for several years.
Microsoft Research has announced HereHere NYC, an effort to give New York City residents a way to view community concerns on a map based on data collected by the 311 non-emergency stream.
Microsoft has updated the Bing Maps Preview app for Windows 8.1 which adds 15 new cities around the world that have been mapped with the company's 3D imaging technology.
Microsoft has hints about some features it plans to add to Bing Maps in the future in a blog post, including ways to annotate locations with more information and more.
Blaise Aguera y Arcas, who was a developer for Microsoft's Bing Maps and its Photosynth software, has now left the company to take a new job at Google focusing on machine learning.
Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Bing Maps Preview app, offering a way to try out a number of upcoming Bing Map features, including 70 cities rendered in 3D.
Microsoft announced this week it has added 13 million square kilometers of global aerial imagery to its Bing Maps service, which have a total file size of 315.92 terabytes.
Microsoft will use WebGL to help create their upcoming Bing Maps 3D features, in addition to supporting the graphics API inside the Internet Explorer 11 web browser.
Microsoft will launch a new version of its Bing Maps app exclusively as part of the Windows 8.1 preview, along with two all new apps: Food & Drink and Health & Fitness.
Microsoft has announced it has added nearly 270 terabytes of Bird's Eye images to its Bing Maps service, along with more indoor venue maps and a new "Report a problem" feature.
Microsoft has added new images to its Bing Maps service, including a lot of updated satellite-based images and new "top of the world" imagery which also has bathymetry data.
Microsoft has sent over a statement that, unfortunately, does not offer any word on when the company will fill in the gaps in images for the Birds Eye views in Bing Maps or in the Windows 8 Maps app.
Microsoft still has some noticeable photo gaps in its Bing Maps service, as scenes in Los Angeles and Las Vegas show big structures complete in Aerial View but barely under construction in Bird's Eye.
Microsoft and NORAD's tracking of Santa Claus' journey to deliver presents today seems to be very different than Google's information, including how many presents Santa has given out.
Microsoft has added a new app to its Bing Maps web page, which allows its users to see how parts of the eastern seaboard of the US have been affected by Hurricane Sandy in October.
Microsoft has officially launched two SDK packages for Windows 8 app makers for integrating Bing Maps features in their upcoming Windows 8 "Modern" app products.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has released a letter to consumers apologizing for the quality of Apple's new Maps service. In the letter, Cook even suggests competitors' alternative mapping services.
Microsoft is not commenting on if it will be updating its Bing Maps app for Apple's iOS platform, even as Apple's new iOS 6 maps app is getting slammed by critics.
Microsoft has announced that its Bing Maps division has completed its Global Ortho Project for the United States, offering aerial images of the US that have the resolution of 30cm.
Microsoft's Bing and Bing Maps online services will be providing special features and improvements for coverage of the currently running London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Microsoft has announced it has added 215 terabytes of new Bird's Eye images to its Bing Maps service, covering 230,004 square kilometers of area all over the planet.
Microsoft has expanded its venue support for its Bing Maps service to over 2,700 locations in over 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.
Microsoft has announced that it has now added a whopping 165 terabytes of new images to its Bing Maps service, covering 38 million square kilometers on six continents.
Data from Microsoft is apparently being used in the iOS 6 beta version of the newly announced Maps app from Apple, along with data from a lot of other companies.
Following recent announcements from Apple and Google of 3D mapping services, it appears Microsoft will be joining the party by announcing a 3D mapping system for Windows Phone devices.
Microsoft's Bing Maps are now using the traffic and geocoding information provided by Nokia via their Nokia Map application as part of the two companies' continuing collaboration.
A new video shows 28 Windows Phone devices linked together to form one large screen that displays Bing Maps which is controlled by another Windows Phone device.
Microsoft has been revealed to be supporting the efforts of the open source-based OpenStreetMap project which has been competing with Google Maps for third party app support.
Microsoft has released an SDK for developers who want to put in Bing Maps features in their Windows 8 Metro apps. Developers can put in Bing Map support for free in the Windows 8 pre-release period.
Microsoft has announced that it has unified the design of its Bing Maps service with that of Nokia's own map utility, creating a simplified design for both online mapping services.
Microsoft is rolling out new features for Bing Maps this week that will make it easier to share results and edit direction requests on the fly.
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