Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tilt Shift Lens Effects and Toy Trombonists

Watching the Eurovision Song Contest with friends last Saturday (don’t ask – it’s a family tradition…), we noticed the extensive use of tilt-shift lens effects in the opening “postcard” video preceding each act. Tilt-shift lenses can be adjusted (well, tilted, … Continue reading

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Displaying Labels on top of Bing Maps Custom Tile Layers

Before I go any further, I ought to mention that any credit for this post should go to Bing Maps MVP Nicolas Boonaert, who first pointed out this technique in this post on the MSDN Bing Maps forum. Thanks Nicolas! … Continue reading

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Displaying Weather and Traffic Conditions in Bing Maps

I’ve answered several questions on the MSDN forums recently asking how to overlay traffic and weather information on Bing Maps. For future reference, I thought I’d write up the answers together here. Weather You can get weather information from the … Continue reading

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Bing Maps v7 Lazy-Loading and the OnScriptLoad parameter

One positive thing that seems to have come out of the confusion regarding the recent Bing Maps v7 AJAX update has just been mentioned in a forum post by Chris Pendleton, in which he suggests a possible resolution to the … Continue reading

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Getting Errors with the New Version of the Bing Maps v7 Control? – UPDATE

After further investigation following my post yesterday, it seems that the scope of changes included in the latest Bing Maps AJAX v7 update is rather wider than I initially realised. This became clear after a number of threads started appearing … Continue reading

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New Version of the Bing Maps v7 control

It seems that, in the last few hours, Microsoft have pushed out a new release of the Bing Maps AJAX control (or, maybe their content delivery network has only just started serving a new version – the timestamp attached to … Continue reading

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