Earthware are officially 'Windows 8 Elite'!

On Friday we received the good news from Microsoft that thanks to the submission of our first Windows 8 app, Meet½Way, we at Earthware are now officially ’Windows 8 Elite’! So, what is this ‘Meet½Way’? Meet½Way began back in August as a result of our ‘Earthware Day’...
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Bing Maps Silverlight - smooth zoom skydive animation

In 2010 Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner teamed up with scientists and Red Bull to form the Red Bull Stratos; a project that aims to see Baumgartner free fall from a height of 120 000 feet; the edge of space; to the surface of planet Earth. Have you ever wondered what...
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Earthware ready to release their first Windows 8 Bing Map app!

On Wednesday the Bing Maps SDKs for Windows Store apps were released. You can take a look at the announcement here, http://binged.it/Vv6kxi, but essentially what this means for us at Earthware is that we can now upgrade our first Windows 8 Bing Map app from the Beta...
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Bing Maps Street Side Imagery for London, UK

Today Bing Maps have released their first street side imagery outside of North America in our very own UK capital city London. This first release appears to cover the capitals major roads but lets hope there is lots more to come over the next few months. Below is an overview...
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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 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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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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