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Using the Bing API, how can I achieve the same cylindrical view as the Bing iOS app? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In my iPad app I have to integrate Bing maps and their Bird's Eye view.

    I have successfully used the Bing API in my app, but after certain level of zooming it is not giving me the cylindrical view as seen in the Bing app on the App Store.

    How can I present this same cylindrical view from Bing maps?

    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:37 AM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:23 AM

Answers

  • I'm not quite sure what "cylindrical view" you're describing... can you provide a screenshot or better description? Also, can you confirm that you're using the Bing Maps SDK rather than the Bing SDK (they're different).

    Not all features available in Microsoft's own Bing Maps applications are available through the Bing Maps API. This applies to functionality you'll find in the Bing iOS or WP7 App, as well as on the http://www.bing.com/maps site, for example. I think Hemant's answer suggests that you're describing a feature that is programmed into the native client code rather than exposed through the API.


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    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:58 AM
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  • That appears to be the Bing Maps application not the Bing Maps API. The Bing Maps Application has some features not available in the development sdk.
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    Friday, August 26, 2011 4:24 PM

All replies

  • Are you talking of of 2.5D mode which comes at zoom level around 18? This feature is native to iOS & requires client side vector data rendering.

     


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    Hemant Goyal
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 4:03 PM
  • Thanks for your reply Hemant,

    but i am not getting you. Actually what i have done is i have installed bing app in my iPad it works fine but when i run sample project provided by bing sdk it is not giving me cylindrical view at the maximum zoom level.

    Is there any changes i have to do in my iPad settings or something else you know?

    please suggest.

    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:14 AM
  • I'm not quite sure what "cylindrical view" you're describing... can you provide a screenshot or better description? Also, can you confirm that you're using the Bing Maps SDK rather than the Bing SDK (they're different).

    Not all features available in Microsoft's own Bing Maps applications are available through the Bing Maps API. This applies to functionality you'll find in the Bing iOS or WP7 App, as well as on the http://www.bing.com/maps site, for example. I think Hemant's answer suggests that you're describing a feature that is programmed into the native client code rather than exposed through the API.


    twitter: @alastaira blog: http://alastaira.wordpress.com/
    Friday, August 26, 2011 6:58 AM
    Moderator
  • here is the screenshot for the cylindrical view

    i am using Bing maps sdk in my app, here is a link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1112

    Friday, August 26, 2011 8:05 AM
  • That appears to be the Bing Maps application not the Bing Maps API. The Bing Maps Application has some features not available in the development sdk.
    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com
    Friday, August 26, 2011 4:24 PM