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This week's development update brings news for a bunch of components including the Partnership Series, the SDK, Feedback Snapshots, and the development roadmap for August-November as well.
Outings, a Microsoft Garage project, is being retired at the end of this month. Much of the insights provided by the app over its run of almost two years will be used to improved the Bing experience.
Microsoft has introduced a new feature for Bing Maps today that lets users click on a traffic camera icon on a planned route on the mapping app in order to view images showing current road conditions.
Microsoft has introduced new features to Bing Maps that make it easier for travelers to see road traffic conditions ahead with the different route colors and view route labels on the mapping tool.
Microsoft and TomTom have expanded their partnership. Azure will now be TomTom's cloud provider, while the Dutch company's location-based services such as traffic data will be used by Microsoft.
Microsoft has been busy over the summer to refine and improve Bing Maps, bringing support for ground overlays, the ability to import and export popular spatial file formats, birdseye maps, and more.
The Bing Maps team has announced that users from 55 countries now have access to real-time traffic info, and some to traffic incident data. This includes users of the Windows 10 Maps app.
India is working to introduce legislation that would ban map or satellite data of the country unless they are approved by the government. Incorrect map information will also be prohibited.
After announcing that HERE maps would stop working on Windows 10 Mobile devices this summer, Microsoft is now promising to bring improvements to its own mapping solution to help out its users.
Teams from across Microsoft have been working together to make NORAD's Santa-tracker more fun and engaging than ever before, with a wide range of festive features for kids of all ages.
You'll now have access on Bing Maps to 35,000 cameras across 11 countries to plan your journey, and in combination with the Clearflow traffic algorithm, you should know what time you'll arrive too.
Cortana and Bing have added some specialized costume, decoration, and snack suggestions for indecisive users this Halloween, as well as some spooky updates to Bing Maps and the Bing homepage.
After months of feedback, it looks like the Bing team has addressed some of the more commonly requested fixes in its Bing Maps Preview. Check out the Bing Maps Preview and be sure to leave feedback.
Microsoft has overhauled Bing Maps with an updated interface and new features; you can try out updated service today by opting into the Bing Maps Preview.
After announcing the sale of some of its mapping technology to Uber earlier today, Microsoft has now said in a statement that it will no longer collect any of its own mapping data for Bing Maps.
Microsoft's Aaron Butcher talks about some of the enhancements included in the new universal Maps app for Windows 10, as well as specific features and capabilities regarding the app for phones
Microsoft has showed off the multi-platform universal Bing Maps app in their MWC 2015 conference, showing how searches are saved and synced across different devices.
Ready to track Santa this year? Microsoft is once again partnering with NORAD to give you and your little ones the ability to track Santa on Christmas Eve.
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
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.