Monthly Archives: March 2012

Google’s April Fools’ Day 8-bit Map

Today, Google launched its annual April Fool’s joke – go to http://maps.google.com right now and you’ll see a new “Quest” map style in addition to the regular satellite and aerial map styles. Looks a little…. familiar? Here’s the 8-bit tileset … Continue reading

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More Tilt-Shift Trickery… with Bing Maps Birdseye

A few weeks ago, John Nelson of IDV Solutions posted an infographic describing how to simulate tilt-shift photography using aerial imagery from Bing Maps. You can see his guide on visual.ly. While using Bing Maps imagery as a source for … Continue reading

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Rotating Bing Maps

The question of how to “rotate” a Bing Map comes up a surprising number of times on the MSDN Bing Maps forums. The Bing Maps Silverlight Control has a Heading property, which, according to the documentation: “when overridden in a … Continue reading

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Fun with NFC Part Three – Make-your-own Sony Xperia SmartTags

(Before continuing, I should state that I am indebted to a reader, “James”, who provided the Sony SmartTag URIs in a comment to my previous post.) My explorations into the world of NFC on my Android mobile phone continue. After … Continue reading

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