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Working Example Geocoding in Bing
Working Example Geocoding in Bing and Google

Getting a Precise Location in Bing Maps

October 2010

Below is a working example for geocoding in Bing Maps adopted from MSDN library cc161074.

Bing maps is a further developement from Multimap, a popular mapping website, offering street-level maps of the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US and a number of cities worldwide; road maps of the world; door-to-door travel directions; aerial photographs with map overlay; Bird's Eye imagery and local information. Website developers can register for a Bing maps key, allowing to build highly-interactive websites. The API comes with its Mapping and Geocoding modules as standard, but also now offers the new Routing and Local Information modules. It also integrates with Microsoft Virtual Earth to provide access to high resolution aerial and Bird's Eye imagery.






Importing and Mapping Data

Another working example shows the importing and mapping data functionality linking to a GeoRSS Feed described in MSDN library cc316942. GeoRSS is an XML grammar for publishing events that are linked to a specific location. It supports both the W3C Basic Geo Vocabulary as well as those defined by GeoRSS. Both formats are versions of the basic RSS format, with an additional attribute for providing the latitude and longitude. The same xml file can be used for importing locations in Google maps API and Bing maps API.

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