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  1. Allow road condition reports and map updates.

    Allow users to report road conditions. Waze was the best at this; including their awesome map editor. Google scooped them up, and now what about Bing?!?

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      0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Factor whether a business is open or closed into directions in Bing Maps

      If you calculate your route to a place, bing maps should suggest if it is opened or closed upon arrival expected considering traffic and distance

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        0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to render/view route as a hyperlapse (or Photosynth walk) of the Streetside imagery

        Microsoft has all sorts of cool ways of stitching together images to create videos. When travelling I often plan routes using Bing and view the route using Streetside to make myself familiar with important landmarks. I would LOVE the ability to find directions and then have the route played back to me (with the opportunity to control playback) after some rendering time.

        The Photosynth's team "walk" synths would be an ideal way of interacting but equally Hyperlapses may work.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Public transportation

          Hi,

          Looking up transit directions is very cumbersome as the suggested routes are not very convenient in Leeds, UK. Bing Maps gives me routes with many changes while I can take a direct bus to destination.

          It would be great if you could update the public transportation data.

          A great feature that can be added to Bing Maps would be GPS integration to the web version of maps so users can find their way using their mobile phones.

          Thanks a lot. :)

          8 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Import to Bing "My Places" from Nokia HERE (or Google Maps)

            I am currently using Nokia HERE Maps for saving places into collections. I'd like to switch to Bing Maps for this task but need a way to import dozens of existing collections from my HERE Maps account.

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              0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Burkina Faso (West Africa)

              Hi,
              There is no good satellite imagery in Bing maps in Burkina Faso (West Africa) especially in Banfora where I am working for a help project. Please help us and get the satelite pictures for Banfora BF. Thank you!

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Time Stamp Bing Maps and create historical imagery for Aerial and Street View.

                It would be extremely helpful to know the dates when the Bing Street View AND Aerial View is taken. Having the time stamp in the lower (right-hand) corner whenever you switch from street view and aerial view will allow the viewer to see when the photography has taken place.

                Also, having the time stamp will allow for the creation of the historical imagery timeline where you can toggle back and forth between different aerial views and street views at different points of time. This will allow Bing to keep a portfolio of all the different photography that has taken place…

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                  5 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for submitting your idea. As mentioned in the comments this can be done using the Bing Maps REST service. We will also pass this idea on to the developers of the Bing Maps consumer site as a possible feature to consider.

                • Bing maps should list the number of traffic lights on a route

                  It normally takes quite a bit longer to get to my destination than Bing maps estimates. It has been my experience that the more traffic lights there are on a route, the more inaccurate the time estimate turns out to be. If the number of lights are either calculated into the estimate, or the number of lights is listed so people can account for them, I think it would help people better plan their trips.

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                    0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • search in maps not showing results.

                    for example, i searched for "REGAL MCARTHUR" its not showing any results. but google gives regal mcarthur theater near me.

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                      2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • bing maps search in calendar appointment location field

                      from mobile, from app and browser the text field for the location of the appointment should search for and suggest results (also showing Favorites)

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                        2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for submitting your idea. Currently this is partially supported on Windows Phone using Cortana. The team will consider additional features. Please add any additional details around how you would like to see this work.

                      • Please update map along Dominion Blvd. in Chesapeake, VA.

                        Please update maps. There are new alignments and road closures that aren't shown on Bing Maps. It is confusing and irritating drivers and businesses.

                        Check out the Dominion Blvd. project at http://www.cityofchesapeake.net/Government/City-Departments/Departments/Public-Works-Department/Divisions/bridges/bridges-steel/bridges-dominion-blvd-improvements.htm

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                          0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • bing maps url supports only 15 points for directions while it support 25 using bing maps UI. thanks

                          bing maps url supports only 15 points for directions while it supports 25 using bing maps UI.

                          now that new Google maps sucks, we would like to switch to bing maps...

                          thanks

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Win10 map control: Why isn't Opacity available on tile layers?

                            On Win10, creating a UWA with VS2015 RC and Version=10.0.10069.0 of Windows Universal DLL (which I assume is the home of the map control) I can't find a means to modify the opacity of tile layers. I understand that setting:

                            MapTileLayer.IsTransparencyEnabled = True

                            causes the alpha channel in the tile bitmap of custom tile layers to be considered, but I don't see how to use this capability to dynamically adjust layer opacity (say with a slider) if tiles have been previously loaded and viewed.

                            The WP7 map control lets one adjust layer Opacity. So does Leaflet. So does Cesium. So…

                            3 votes
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                            • Display Scenic route on map

                              on AAA maps, scenic routes are displayed with dots ...........

                              Why not add dots also to Bing Maps on scenic routes ???

                              Will make trip planning much more effective ....

                              5 votes
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                              • Need option to add/edit places easliy like Google Mapemaker

                                As I've said in the title we need this feature badly i.e. to add/edit places/roads etc in Bing Maps easily as Google Map offers. Bing maps in developing countries is unimaginable because you can't find important places, even locals roads are not listed in Bing maps. These lackings are leading to bad experience. Windows phone users are suffering most, because routes or interesting places suggestions are scarce.

                                If Microsoft avail this feature I promise I'll volunteer to improve Bing maps in free time. I'll also do a great marketing for Bing maps among my colleagues and known ones to use…

                                526 votes
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                                  under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    2 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cycling included in Maps

                                    The only reason I go back to Google is to use their "cycling" option in maps. You can see all the trails in your city, and find a great route by just clicking the starting and endpoint on the map, no need for addresses. There are multiple routes to choose from, all showing elevation changes as well, which is very useful.

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                                      under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Maps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unlimited size support for embed in a webpage

                                      Currently, the maximum size for embedding Bing Maps on a website is 800px by 800px. It would be nice if this limitation would disappear.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Metro Line Copenhagen - underground lines overlay

                                        Show/plot on map underground line.
                                        I can see that the line is visible if it is over ground, but as soon as it gets underground, it disappears

                                        http://binged.it/1JkcF69

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                                        • Let me add markings to a map

                                          When I'm sending directions to a friend, I like to use Bing Maps to help me get the driving directions or share a map.

                                          It would be cool if I could circle things on the map before I send it, or make notes to help them through the tricky turns ("don't miss this stop sign!") or to give advice ("This is the best place to park"), right on the map itself.

                                          138 votes
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