Tag Archives: Bing Maps

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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Creating “The Legend of Zelda” map tiles from Bing Maps aerial imagery

Time for something light-hearted, I feel. Following on from last year’s Bing Maps tribute to Grand Theft Auto, I thought I’d do another videogame-themed map hack inspired by perhaps my most-loved game of all time – the Legend of Zelda. … Continue reading

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Creating a Windows 8 Metro Slippy Map Application

So (along with half the world, it seems), I grabbed myself a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview earlier in the week and have been trying to get to grips with it, both as a user and also with … Continue reading

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Grand Theft Metropolis Auto Street Racer. With Bing Maps.

Remember Grand Theft Auto (the first one)? It was one of the first free-roaming top-down driving games, and looked a bit like this: How about Metropolis Street Racer? The Sega Dreamcast game was one of the first to allow you … Continue reading

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Maps in the Time of Cholera

Today is John Snow day. Not Jon Snow, the Channel 4 news presenter, but Dr John Snow, the man widely recognised as the father of modern epidemiology. His statistical analysis and pioneering use of maps to understand the cause of … Continue reading

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Spatio-temporal Event Processing with StreamInsight, SQL Server Denali, and Bing Maps – Part 5

Yesterday, fellow Bing Maps MVP Nicolas Boonaert (blog) kindly tweeted a link to my series of posts about analysing spatio-temporal data using StreamInsight and Bing Maps. In addition to the generous words he said publicly, he also sent me a … Continue reading

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Spatio-temporal Event Processing with StreamInsight, SQL Server Denali, and Bing Maps – Part 4

Over the last few posts, I’ve been trying to use SQL Server StreamInsight to analyse a set of data recording outbreaks of  H5N1 avian flu. The data set is spatio-temporal – it contains both the location of each outbreak and … Continue reading

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