Free Charity Mapping Tool

With Microsoft Bing Maps’ latest Terms of Use which enable not for profit organisations to use Bing Maps free of charge, Earthware have been working with the Bing Team to develop a free mapping tool which enables not for profit organisations to create, customise and embed project or events maps...
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Bing Maps AJAX & HTML5 GeoLocation API

In the second in our series on mobile mapping with Bing Maps AJAX V7 we are going to show you one of the great features of HTML5 that you can start using right now on mobile devices. Where the desktop may take years before all users have access to the...
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Creating mobile map infoboxes with Bing Maps and JQuery Mobile

This is the first in our new series on mobile mapping and are based on a talk I gave recently at the Bing Maps user group about some tips and techniques for creating maps specifically for mobile devices. This first tutorial will focus on creating Infoboxes (or popups) specifically targeted...
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Earthware - how we became famous...

Ok – so it It might be a slight over exaggeration to say that we are famous but we have been on TV. Or at least a piece of our work has! If you follow our The Technology Studio blog you may be familiar with our Kinect hack that turned a...
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Google Maps on iPhone - it's best kept secret!

I was mucking around with Google Maps on my iPhone the other day and accidentally double clicked the little triangle in the bottom left and found a piece of functionality that I had no idea was there.  In effect it acts as a compass and moves the map round...
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Earthware feature in this month's Bing Maps newsletter

We were delighted that this month we featured in the Bing Maps newsletter for a blog article we wrote regarding relative performance of mapping APIs (see below). If you want to read our full blog article please click here. Cool If you can't see the contents of this email, click...
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Puffersphere "Roving Eye" videos seen over half a million times

The two videos that we posted showing the “Roving Eye” that we developed using a Kinect and a PufferSphere have now been seen over 500,000 times on YouTube in less than three weeks. If you haven’t seen them yet, then here are the two videos. Giant eyeball following...
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5 ways to make your web mapping fly!

Over the past four years here at Earthware we have encountered a number of performance challenges when creating mapping applications on the web. We thought it might be helpful to bring together the 5 most common issues we’ve encountered, both when helping other developers or in some of our...
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Quake sequence leading up to Japan tsunami

We always say that displaying data on a map is one of the best ways to bring information to life, especially when the information has a geographical element. One obvious place where this is true is when looking at the pattern of earthquakes. The US Geological Survey publishes a list...
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Bing Maps Spatial Data Services –Part 2 uploading your data

In the second part of our series we show you how to upload the xml data you created in part 1 using a simple console application. The next and final part in this series will show you how to create a simple JavaScript map application that displays data from the...
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