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Project Wollongong

Proximity Scoring (Preview)

Introduction

Does it matter to you who many cinemas, bars, theaters, parks or other places of interest are near you? If so, project “Wollongong” is right for you. It allows you to provide a score for the attractivity of a location based on the number of amenities, proximity to public transit stops or other criteria. You can search by time or distance and also take into consideration the predicted traffic at the time that matters most to you.

Examples

Score the proximity to restaurants for a place

https://api.labs.cognitive.microsoft.com/BingMaps/NavJoin?startPoint=47.6100196838379,-122.187850952148&routeMode=walking&categoryIds=90243&maxTime=15 Img01

Limitations and Known Issues

  1. Coverage for the preview is currently limited to the United States of America
  2. A bug prevents the parsing of multiple comma separated points of interest category IDs. This will be fixed shortly after Build 2017

Resources

  1. Cognitive Labs
  2. User Voice
  3. Detailed description of query parameters and response
  4. Live Demo
  5. Bing Maps V8 Interactive SDK
  6. Bing Maps MSDN Documentation
  7. Windows 10 Map Control Documentation
  8. Bing Maps Forums
  9. Bing Maps Developer Center
  10. Bing Maps Blog