Introducing Bing Maps V7 Modules CodePlex Project

The Bing Maps 7.0 Control was released last fall and is a complete rebuild from the ground up when compared to previous versions of Bing Maps. "The Bing Maps V7 map control is designed to support a modular framework. The puspose of this project is to compile all the community created modules into one location. […]

The Bing Maps 7.0 Control was released last fall and is a complete rebuild from the ground up when compared to previous versions of Bing Maps.

"The Bing Maps V7 map control is designed to support a modular framework. The puspose of this project is to compile all the community created modules into one location. Modules are a great way to create common reusable code that is easy to integrate into Bing Maps. By using modules you can save development time and money," Bing Maps team stated.

Today, the team introduced "Bing Maps v7 Module CodePlex Project" - a community site where people can share their modules for Bing maps.

"By having one central location for hosting these modules we make it easier for developers to find them and reduce the need to go searching through blogs for them," said the Bing Maps team.

This project site also includes information on how to create and submit modules for inclusion in this site. If you have an idea for a module but are not sure where to start, add it to our list of module ideas here.

To date there are currently 4 modules that have been submitted for inclusion in the portal:

Module Name

Description

Client Side Clustering

This module allows you to easily add in clustering functionality into Bing Maps simply by using an extended version of the EntityCollection class called ClusteredEntityCollection.

Custom Infobox Control

This module generates highly customizable infoboxes.

GeoRSS

This module allows you to import GeoRSS files into Bing Maps. This module supports majority of GeoRSS and GML tags.

Simple GeoRSS

This is a light weight module that can load a Simple GeoRSS feed to Bing Maps.

You can visit Bing Maps V7 Modules CodePlex Project Portal here. Also, take a look the list of other useful Bing Maps Resources.