Bing Maps Excel Addin

Excel is one of the most widely used applications for managing data on the market today. It is said that 80% of of business data has some sort of GIS relevance. In the past, if you wanted to visualize this data you would have to upload your Excel data somewhere and then build out an…

Advance Shapes in Bing Maps V7

Bing Maps has always supported basic polygons and polylines. Unfortunately we are always left to figure out how to add support for advance shapes such as polygons with holes, multipolygons, and multipolylines. In the past the following solutions have been created: Advance Polygon Shapes for Virtual Earth (Bing Maps v6.3) MultiShapes and Virtual Earth (Bing…

Integrating a GPS receiver with Virtual Earth

Integrating a GPS receiver with Virtual Earth has often been a topic that has come up on the Virtual Earth forums. In the book Practical .NET 2.0 Networking Projects there is a great section on how to create a Virtual Earth WinForm application that integrates with a GPS device. The Virtual Earth related code was…

MultiShapes and Virtual Earth

  Current Virtual Earth supports pushpins, polylines, and polygons. Another commonly used shape type that is used in other mapping applications is MultiShape or MultiGeometry. Not having this in Virtual Earth has been an issue for some users. I have put together a javascript file that can be loaded after the Virtual Earth map control…

KML to GeoRSS Translator

When version 6.0 of Virtual Earth was released it was announced that KML file types were supported. Unfortunately, it there were some delays and support was not added until after the release. It just happened that I needed to load some KML data into a Virtual Earth map so I threw together this program that…

Batch Geocoding with Virtual Earth Geocoding Service

It has been a standard practice for MapPoint and Virtual Earth users to Geocode their location data using the Virtual Earth/MapPoint Customer Service site. Since the introduction of rooftop geocoding in Virtual Earth users have been asking for the ability to Geocode their location data with the same accuracy. This can now be done using…