Bing Maps Concepts
(formerly Virtual Earth)
Mike Garza   
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Welcome to the Bing Maps Concetps website. This website will present overviews of mapping concepts using Microsoft Bing Maps. The intent of this web site is to present conceptual solutions to some potential issues in the implemenation of Bing Maps in your web applications.

This site is still being developed, so please check back for more examples as they become available. If there are certian issues that you would like to have addressed, please feel free to contact us via email.

Online Examples

Bing Maps v7 Modules - Shape Toolbox Modue (3/4/2012):
Add shape drawing and editing functionality to your mapping applications via the Shape Toolbox Module and Bing Maps v7 Module framework(more...)

Bing Maps v7 Modules - Drag Handle Module (2/13/2012):
A walkthrough of implementing the Drag Handle Module using the Bing Maps v7 Module framework.(more...)

Updated! Polyline Drag Handles with Bing Maps v7 (8/20/2011):
This is an updated version of the previously posted Polyline Drag Handle example. This version takes advantage of some of the newer features in v7 to simplify the overall implementation.(more...)

Polyline Drag Handles with Bing Maps v7 (8/19/2011):
This example demonstrates how you can implement polyline drag handles with the Bing Maps AJAX Control v7.0(more...)

Draggable Polygon with Bing Maps v7 (4/8/2011):
This example demonstrates how you can implement a draggable polygon with the Bing Maps AJAX Control v7.0(more...)

Add Push Pins via JSON and Web Services with Bing Maps v7 (12/8/2010):
An example of how to bulk load push pins via JSON and Web Services with the Bing Maps Ajax Control v7.0(more...)

Layers vis the Entity Collection with Bing Maps 7 (12/1/2010):
This example demonstrates how to implement layer type functionality via the Entity Collection in the Bing Maps Ajax Control v7.0(more...)

Draggable Push Pins with Bing Maps v7 (11/30/2010):
This example demonstrates the (undocumented) push pin drag functionality is the Bing Maps AJAX Control v7.0(more...)

Protecting Your Map Key (11/20/2010):
This is an overview of one of the many way you can protect you map key and keep it (mostly) from being discovered.(more...)

Draggable Push Pins with Bing Maps v6.3 (6/9/2010):
This example demonstrates the draggable push pin functionality in Bing Maps version 6.3(more...)

Drag Handle: Circle (6/7/2010):
This example provides an overview of how a drag handle could be implemented to aide in the process of resizing a circle (polygon).(more...)

Push Pin Side Bar with GeoRSS (3/15/2009):
This is an updated version of the Push Pin Side Bar example. In this version, the location of the push pins are now supplied by a GeoRSS Feed.(more...)

Dynamically Draw Polylines (10/3/2008):
This example provides an overview of how you can implement functionality to dynamically draw polylines on a given map.(more...)

Drag Handles: Polygon (4/25/2008):
This example provides an overview of how drag handles can be implemented to aide in the process of editing a polygon. This example builds off of the polyline drag handle example.(more...)

Drag Handles: Polyline (4/25/2008):
This example provides an overview of how drag handles can be implemented to aide in the process of editing a poly line.(more...)

Selection Box, Part 2 (1/29/2008):
This is part 2 of the selection box example. In this example, the selection process is added so that a series of push pins can be selected for a given selection box.(more...)

Selection Box (1/18/2008):
This example provides an overview of how to implement a selection box on the map to select various items. This is part one of this concept.(more...)

Animated Push Pin: Dropping In (1/17/2008):
This example provides an overview of how you can add some animation to the push pins on the map.(more...)

Dynamic Info Box (12/18/2007):
This example provides an overview of how to implement dynamic content in the info box via the use of AJAX.(more...)

Push Pin Side Bar (12/12/2007):
This example provides an overview of how to implement an interactive side bar for all of the push pins on a given map.(more...)

Moveable Polygon (12/4/2007):
This example provides an overview of how to implement a moveable (dragable) polygon.(more...)

Moveable Push Pins, Part 5, Custom Push Pins (11/28/2007):
In part 5 of this series, we'll take a look at how the map can be visually enhance by using custom icons for the push pins.(more...)

Moveable Push Pins, Part 4, Automatic Panning (11/23/2007):
In part 4 of this series, we'll take a look at how the map can be automatically panned as the push pin is mopved towards the edges of the map.(more...)

Moveable Push Pins, Part 3, Determining Direction (11/20/2007):
In part 3 of what's turning out to be a muti-part series, we'll take a look at how the direction a push pin is being moved can be determined.(more...)

Moveable Push Pins, Part 2, Multiple Push Pins (11/19/2007):
This example builds off of the Moveable Push Pin example. In this example, multiple push pins are located on the map(more...)

Moveable Push Pins (11/18/2007):
This example provides an overview of how to implement moveable (dragable) pushpins in Virtual Earth v6. (more...)

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