Bing Maps update: Overlay georeferenced images, customize road maps and easily import and export common spatial file formats

Aug 10, 2017   |   Suzanne Choney

An example of overlaying georeferenced images on top of a map in Bing Maps Version 8
You can overlay georeferenced images on top of a map in Bing Maps Version 8.

Bing Maps Version 8 (V8) Web Control has been updated over the summer and brings some new features, including being able to customize the look and feel of the road maps inside of your application. For example, you can change the colors of the roads and land and hide certain types of labels.

You can also now easily import and export common spatial file formats such as KML, KMZ, GeoRSS, GML (via GeoRSS) and GPX, as well as overlay georeferenced images on top of the map so that the images move and scale as you pan and zoom the map. “This is great for building floor plans, overlaying old maps or imagery from a drone,” writes the Bing Maps Team.

To learn more, visit the Bing blogs.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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