Forums

Creating Bird's Eye View (BEV) URLs

General Discussion : Tutorials Previous Index Next Threaded
Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
kjfitz
05/07/08 09:46 AM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
In the Bing Maps Interface:

Select "Birds Eye" mode, not "Automatic". Turn off labels.

Click "Share" (envelope icon) when viewing BEV map and copy the (shortened) URL & paste it into your browser's address bar. Verify that the scene is what you want to submit. Copy the expanded URL & paste it into URL field on the Submit Map form.

In the VGT viewer

After you have your scene lined up, you MUST switch out of Bird's Eye View then back into Bird's Eye View, re-adjust the zoom level and direction as needed. Verify your URL by selecting the URL link and click "Direct View". This will open the Bing Maps interface in a new tab/window. Note: the direction may be wrong, but if you can view your scene by just changing directions, you're good to go. Now, switch back to the original tab/window and click "Submit Location". This opens the VGT submit form. Fill in the rest of the fields, but do not make any changes to the URL that is filled in for you.

That's all there is to it.


Edited by mlc1us (11/30/11 03:44 PM)
hhgygy
06/26/10 08:24 AM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
Hi.

Is there a way to post BEV with the image rotated by 90 or 180 degrees?
I wanted to post St. Quirinus Chapel in Luxembourg which can only be seen if turned by 180 degrees
Thanks
AKpilotEMT
08/28/10 10:11 AM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
"2) Switch to aerial view in LL"

What's LL????
mlc1us
08/28/10 10:38 AM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
Quote:

"2) Switch to aerial view in LL"

What's LL????




"Live Local". It's one of Microsoft's former names for what we now know as Bing.

By the way, it is no longer necessary to do the copy and paste coordinates thing since nic (VGT Head Honcho) figured out how to decode the string of alpha-numeric characters. You can now submit the BEV URL without modification.


--------------------
mlc1us
Virtual Globetrotting Moderator
AKpilotEMT
09/15/10 05:54 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
So wait. Huh?

Just to clarify: you can submit a URL just like this --

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=r17...0Forest%2C%20IL

???

That's cool?
kjfitz
09/15/10 07:45 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
Yes, just submit the raw Bing URL and VGT now converts the long/lat for you. That is cool.


--------------------
kjfitz
Virtual Globetrotting Moderator
neotrix
12/14/10 01:32 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
since bing was updated in the beginning of december it is not possible to post a map that is rotated in BV to south or west or east.

If i rotated the view in BEV to south and copy the link the map always switch automatically to the north.

Has anybody an idea to solve the problem?
nic
12/14/10 08:38 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
It looks like the Share link from Bing doesn't contain the orientation, eg:
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=ry0...76036&sty=b

Any ideas?
mlc1us
12/16/10 02:20 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
URLs created with the VGT viewer work correctly with the VGT viewer but not with the Bing interface.

Also there is a "Tell us what you think" link in the lower right corner of Bing Maps. Maybe they will do something about it if enough of us tell them what we think.


--------------------
mlc1us
Virtual Globetrotting Moderator
nic
12/19/10 07:09 PM

Edit Reply Quote Quick Reply
I can't seem to find a way to construct a new Bing Maps BEV URL that has a different direction than North in it.

These are what the Share links for North are for a random BEV image:
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=...76142&sty=b

And the East view of the same image:
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=...27596&sty=b

Clearly, the dir parameter is the direction.

However, if you paste either of those URLs into your browser, they both end up pointing North.
Pages: 1

Extra information
0 registered and 1 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Pdunn, Parabellum, dda, TexasAndroid, kjfitz, Hinkkanen, AlbinoFlea, mlc1us, milwhcky 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Topic views: 5191