Guide complet de la cartographie interactive

johnWeeGo[1]Nicolas Boonaert’s book on Bing Maps has been released and it looks awesome! Nicolas lives in France and is an active developer in the Bing Maps community.

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The book is in French, but amazingly I can still understand much of it 🙂 It covers quite a bit in 450 pages:

  • History, including TerraServer, MapPoint Web Service and Virtual Earth
  • Architecture of the platform
  • AJAX control
  • Silverlight
  • Bing Maps Web Service
  • Building Mobile applications
  • 3rd Party Projects, including DeepEarth
  • Comparison with Google Maps, Yahoo Maps and OSM.

If your interested in Bing Maps or web mapping in general and can read French this is a must. If you don’t speak French but this sort of title interests you, then ping Nicolas and encourage him to do an English translation, he is on twitter here. Great work Nicolas!