Bing Maps opens its programming interface
At the Summit Tech Ed 2010, the development team of Bing announced the opening of a programming interface to the developer community. Specifically, the mapping service of Bing Maps gain new layers of information.
The U.S. version of Bing Maps already offers some thirty "applications" to display on a map with different data types. This feature requires Silverlight. Thus it is possible to view the latest postings on Twitter, get the traffic line, take knowledge of local events, enjoy the urban graffiti or retrieve photos from Flickr for a specific monument.
Now, Microsoft is handing over to developers, and we imagine some additional layers such as a road map of the radar. For companies that could also be an opportunity to map their stores or restaurants by adding custom information for each (opening hours, menus, contacts, photos ...).
Download the SDK from here.
Re: Bing Maps opens its programming interface
Good plan to compare it with Google Maps. Basically we will also need Silverlight 4 to be installed on our system and after installation maybe some Windows Update and so on...
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