Fix: IE11 Mouse events in Bing Maps V7

The Bing Maps V7 map control has a small issue with IE11. The mouse events for polygons, polylines, and custom HTML pushpins do not seem to work. Looking into this I noticed that the SVG image being created to represent the shapes is inheriting the pointer-event CSS style information from it’s parent. In this case…

Free eBook: Location Intelligence for Windows Store apps

I am happy to announce the release of my  book “Location Intelligence for Windows Store Apps”. This is available as a free eBook. Yes I said “free”, as in “Free beer”. Location Intelligence has been one of the fastest growing industries in recent years and continues to grow at an exponential rate. Seventy to eighty…

Upgrading Bing Maps Apps To Windows 8.1

The Bing Maps Windows 8.1 Store SDK brings a lot of improvements over the Bing Maps Windows 8 SDK. The following instructions can be used to migrate your existing Bing Maps Windows Store apps to Windows 8.1. 1.       Upgrade to Windows 8.1 2.       Download and install Visual Studios 2013. 3.       Download and install the Bing…

Complex Polygons in Bing Maps

In Bing Maps we can easily create simple polygons. Simple polygons consist of a single exterior ring of coordinates. However, in more advance applications it is useful to be able to draw more complex polygons. Take for instance the borders of Lesotho, which is a land locked country within the main exterior borders of South…