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  1. Wheelchair-friendly transit directions

    I know that Bing gives several options for transit directions (fewer transfers, less walking, etc.), but has Bing ever considered adding a "wheelchair-friendly" option for its transit directions? Bing doesn't seem to have a "wheelchair-friendly" option for its transit directions, but many people would be well-served by having wheelchair-friendly transit directions.

    If Bing hasn't thought of this, I don't take offense, as I didn't think of this until just a couple of weeks before I published a blog post on the matter https://blindinjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/the-ableism-of-internet-map-directions/). But I hope that Bing thinks about the issue going forward, and makes an option for…

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    • Make County Names Larger and viewable at 2 Mile level for Family Tree Maker users

      Make County Names Larger and viewable at 2 Mile level for genealogists that use Family Tree Maker please.

      Counties are really important to genealogists. I would like to be able to see County Names on the Map better - all caps and bright red would be great. Being able to place a city in the correct county is important because many times the same city appears in 2 different counties in the same state.
      Right now I can make out dashed county lines when zoomed at 2 miles but not the County Name which would be really helpful. Then, if…

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      • Add IANA Time Zone Features

        I would love it if geocoding requests also included the IANA Time Zone for retrieved locations.

        Also, it would be great if BING offered an endpoint similar to the Google Time Zone APIs. This endpoint takes lat/lon and obtains the IANA Time Zone for that specific point: https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/timezone/json?location=49.8949522,-97.137847&timestamp=1331161200

        Time Zone information should include exactly what Google offers:

        dstOffset: 0,
        rawOffset: -21600,
        timeZoneId: "America/Winnipeg",
        timeZoneName: "Central Standard Time"

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        • Unique ID's for Bing Maps locations

          Hello,

          I've played around with the Bing Maps API for a bit, and it is beginning to dawn on me that there simply is no unique ID associated with Locations there, is there? I want to associate some of my own meta-information to certain locations I look up via your REST API, yet how can I conceptually synchronize my entities with yours (on my end)? For that I would need a way of uniquely referring to any Location I pull from the API. This seems to be a shockingly straightforward idea, and yes, Google does implement it: https://developers.google.com/places/web-service/place-id Am I…

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          • Support for 3D maps in Hololens

            Support for height maps and 3D buildings in Hololens

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            • accuracy in maps

              Indian maps are shown poorly..
              Very poorly, example bank on main road but showing up on adjacent street. Badly need to work on indian maps

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              • Turn ordanance survey OS maps back on, on Bin

                Turn Ordnance Survey Maps back on, on Bing Maps UK. Earlier today, I was creating Wikipedia Bay and Loch articles in Scotland, and I was using Bing maps for the map ref. But I went back tonight and the ordnance maps are no longer there. The OS Maps are important for determining an accurate location and defintion of features like settlements, village, mountain, bays, lochs etc. I only used Bing Maps as it had the Ordnance Survey Maps feature available. I really don't want to use Google Maps. They are hopeless.

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                • Bing Maps - I would like to be able to save routes that I create. Please & Thank You.

                  It would be great if I could save routes that I create. Right now I copy the link from the sharing option, which tells me that the data is likely stored somewhere after I created the map initially.
                  Please & Thank You.

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                  • Make bingmaps in Mobile browser consistent with that of Web browser

                    I'm trying to launch Bing Map in external browser of the mobile phone for showing a specified location by specifying it's lat and long in the URL. I'm using the below URL for the same :
                    http://bing.com/maps/default. where lat and long will be replaced by the actual values.
                    When I hit the URL in a mobile browser, the URL automatically gets converted to "www.bing.com/search?q=47.". And the result contains a map with a pointer at an address specified by lat and long in the URL. (i.e. a bing search page is being displayed with a map pointing to…

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                    • Add ability to export maps to Google maps and import maps

                      Have the ability to import and export maps. Just like in the old bing maps. Pretty please!?

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                      • Community based Traffic updates

                        Very similar to Waze. Let us tell Cortana there is a police officer, accident, or any hazard so she can update the next person who has Bing Maps in front of them. If the app is open, let it see how fast we are going and redirect others accordingly. If it sees we are driving slow on the highway, reroute accordingly.

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                          • real time public transport monitoring (location, time & status) - LRT, MRT, TRAM, bus, ferry and taxi etc

                            latest update on location, time, status, time of arrival, time of departure, distance from mobile user's.

                            This include uber, grab, grabtaxi, go-jek and etc.

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                            • Bing Aerials outdated.

                              Since Bing aerials have been added to AutoCAD 2016 the imagery has not been updated for a very long time. I'm seeing areas that i do work in as old as 3 to 4 years past. What is the update schedule for USA mapping ? Should Autodesk get a contract with Google for more frequently updated aerial imagery?

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                              • Polyline support for Bing Maps Custom URL

                                It used to be possible to create a custom URL to Bing Maps displaying a polyline. I literally copy-and-pasted the example from their documentation, just modifying it slightly to center the map on the shape, but the polyline isn't showing up :

                                https://www.bing.com/maps?sp=polyline.47.68_-122.12_48.68_-123.12_49.68_-122.12_LINE_some%20notes_http://bing.com__%23ff0000__10px_Single_Solid&cp=47.68~-122.12&style=h
                                What is wrong ?

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                                • Add truck routes to the directions API

                                  Would like truck routing like PC Miler.
                                  The current Bing Maps does not tell you if a truck can travel on specific roads.

                                  Refer to the Google "denied" request.
                                  https://code.google.com/p/gmaps-api-issues/issues/detail?id=3284

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                                  "For example, we would call the google API with two zip codes:

                                  LOS ANGELES 90040 LOS ANGELES 90031

                                  Rand McNally says this is 4 miles. PC Miler says it is 7.6 miles and would take 10 minutes. Google says it is 9.4 miles and would take 35 minutes.

                                  Our customers have a high respect for google data and would prefer we use this to tell them their ETA. However,…

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                                    • Search in Bing Maps is BAD - Comparison with Google Maps

                                      I am in chennai and when I type "Satya" Bing maps does not suggest me Sathyabama University although it can access my location. Bing maps is making an exact pattern match and not showing places which are famous and if I have a typo in the search query, where as google maps give an accurate auto complete by taking in considerations like famous nearby places, typo in my search text, etc.. As you can see in the below screenshots. Bing was able to show me Sathyabama University only if I type it exactly. Please improve the search results.

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                                      • Ignored error correction

                                        A follow up to my post here at https://binglistens.uservoice.com/forums/283355-ideas/suggestions/13762467-a-comment-on-my-case-please

                                        I’ve come the supposition that Bing Maps’ refusal to correct the misnaming of my Pennsylvania village on your map must be personal for some reason because the references I supplied over the last 31 months are both conclusive and undeniable, and I have seen you correct other obvious map mistakes, although in many cases it has taken years. This has gone as far as one of your senior responding Developers to dubiously deny knowing what it was I was reporting even after reading all my posts on the Bing Maps forum.…

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                                        • Do something about Your Birds Eye View. New Maps are distorted and blurry.

                                          The NEW Bing Maps has replaced their great Birds Eye View with their 'NEW' distorted and blurry Birds Eye View. Either give us a link to the old Bing Maps or fix the terrible map that you have now. You used to be the best map on the internet, but have now ruined it with your NEW map. I don't even care if the images are a little older, at least I can actually see what I am looking for. Please see attached images to show the difference. Is this what you call BETTER AND NEW?

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