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  • Hello, i'm trying to upload a 3d building to bing maps. I'm doing it within a school project in order to graduate. Since know i failed to find a way to upload something. First of all i would like to know if that is possible for a simple user to upload to bing maps? I would be appreciate if you could help me and let me know how i can go on with my project.
    Monday, December 2, 2013 6:21 PM

Answers

  • Which Bing Maps API are you using? If you are using the old Bing Maps V6.3 control with the 3D control which is built on ActiveX it is possible to import custom 3d models into it. Note that this is an old map control which was deprecated a couple of years ago but is still online. You can find a blog post on how to import a 3D model into it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtualearth3d/archive/2008/05/27/loading-a-model-into-ve3d.aspx

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    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:27 PM
  • If you are not a developer I would strongly recommend moving on to another project. What you are looking to do is something that Bing Maps did 4 or 5 years ago and has since been deprecated. Bing Maps had the ability to load custom 3D models and had a lot of existing models as well however, it was too far ahead of it's time and very few people used it. In the past year or so there has been a lot more interest in 3D maps and we are bring them back but in a completely new way. This was announced at the Build conference in June and will be the best 3D maps available online and released to Windows 8. Since it isn't released and there is no details on how to use it yet I wouldn't recommend planning to use that control instead.

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    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    as far as I know you cannot upload custom 3d buildings to Bing Maps. One way of customizing a map is adding custom imagery layers and overlays. If you could describe in more detail what you're trying to achieve we might be of more help with this.


    Viktor Halitsyn

    Monday, December 2, 2013 11:00 PM
  • Which Bing Maps API are you using? If you are using the old Bing Maps V6.3 control with the 3D control which is built on ActiveX it is possible to import custom 3d models into it. Note that this is an old map control which was deprecated a couple of years ago but is still online. You can find a blog post on how to import a 3D model into it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/virtualearth3d/archive/2008/05/27/loading-a-model-into-ve3d.aspx

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    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 2:27 PM
  • The concept is to create 3d models of the buildings in my town and upload them at the corresponding place to bing maps.

    What you recommend was the first idea of the project... Meanwhile i found a tutorial on youtube which is exactly what i'm trying to do. The problem is that when i tried to follow it step by step the option "add a 3d model" appears nowhere in my place.

    If you would like to check out in which tutorial i refer to please type on youtube: "3dvia shape for maps for bing maps" (i'm not allowed to add a link in here).

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 6:57 PM
  • I'm using the bing maps version i found on official microsoft download center.

    I threw a quick glance at the links you suggested me and to be honest i terrified!! In order to go on with my project i have to use code?!!

    As i said above i find a tutorial on youtube which is exactly what i'm looking for but i can't make it work right in my place...

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013 7:35 PM
  • If you are not a developer I would strongly recommend moving on to another project. What you are looking to do is something that Bing Maps did 4 or 5 years ago and has since been deprecated. Bing Maps had the ability to load custom 3D models and had a lot of existing models as well however, it was too far ahead of it's time and very few people used it. In the past year or so there has been a lot more interest in 3D maps and we are bring them back but in a completely new way. This was announced at the Build conference in June and will be the best 3D maps available online and released to Windows 8. Since it isn't released and there is no details on how to use it yet I wouldn't recommend planning to use that control instead.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:24 AM
  • Thank you very much for your help! I really appreciate that you spend time to help me.
    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 7:22 PM