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Brian Norman
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Next Event Discussions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alastair Aitchison Mar 12, 2011. 7 Replies

you can discuss what you would like to see at future events here, or offer to present yourself

Free OS Data

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mapperz Apr 9, 2010. 1 Reply

So with the imminent release by the OS of some of its data free, for all types of usage (…Continue

Silverlight Developer (ideally with bing maps experience) contract / perm

Started Feb 17, 2010 0 Replies

We are looking web developers with at least at least 1year+ silverlight experience and strong .net skills. We have some contracts available in the next few weeks with the potential for…Continue

Tags: ajax, job, silverlight, maps, bing

Want to help?

Started Nov 6, 2009 0 Replies

Are you intersted in helping run a session at a future user group, or can you help with things like:- Sponsership of future events with prizes, competitions, venues, food etc- Filming and video…Continue

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Brian Norman commented on Brian Norman's photo

Bing Maps UG Members location

"obviously there is a London bias, but should we  look at hosting the next event in Manchester or Leeds?"
Jul 5, 2011
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Jul 5, 2011
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Jul 5, 2011
Brian Norman commented on Alastair Aitchison's event 'Bing Maps Usergroup Meeting - June 2011'
"We have also just posted a blog tutorial based on the mobile infobox demo we showed at the event:"
Jun 21, 2011
Brian Norman commented on Alastair Aitchison's event 'Bing Maps Usergroup Meeting - June 2011'
"The slides for my presentation on mobile mapping can be viewed or downloaded here:   probably wont make a great deal of sense until we have the videos available"
Jun 17, 2011
Alastair Aitchison replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"We can definitely do something on the migration process from v6.x to v7.x too... there's certainly a couple of pitfalls along the way, and I'm sure that there are many areas where a lot of people are going to feel some pain during the…"
Mar 12, 2011
Brian Norman replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"some great ideas so far guys, wp7 is one we have been trying to do for a while now"
Mar 12, 2011
Michael Draisey replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"I'd like to see something on the creation of map tiles for use with Bing Maps. Perhaps topics on creation and storage of custom tiles.   Thanks."
Mar 11, 2011
Julian Winter replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"Bing Maps on WP7 It is really easy - But what 'killer WP7'  Apps have been developed with Bing on the Wp7.  Issues and opportunities"
Mar 11, 2011
Andrew Gnennyy replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"Hi,   I would like to see a presentation that will focus on guidelines and best practices used when migrating an application from AJAX 6.3 control to AJAX 7 control. In particular for applications with extensive use of custom tile and vector…"
Mar 11, 2011
Gary Templar replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"Would be very useful to see how Bing and ESRI tools can be used together"
Mar 11, 2011
Anil Mujagic replied to Brian Norman's discussion Next Event Discussions
"Hi,   I'm not from UK and can't attend the meetings but I would like to see a good video presentation with focus on performance issues when dealing with large number of polygons (or any other map elements) using Bing Maps Silverlight…"
Mar 11, 2011
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Next Event Discussions

you can discuss what you would like to see at future events here, or offer to present yourself
Mar 10, 2011
Brian Norman replied to Iain Lawrie's discussion Bing and OS Explorer 1:25000
"Hi Iain I dont believe there is official support for using bings OS tiles yet, best to ask your local bing maps licensing team, which if you're in the uk is greymatter "
Dec 23, 2010
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Bing Maps User Group Jan 2011 at BCS, 1st Floor The Davidson Building

January 19, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Our next user group event is now taking shape with some exciting speakers being planned. The British Computer Society are kindly hosting the event at their offices in London. We will start informally at 6:30pm with coffee and socialising and start officially at 7pm finishing up around 9pm and off to the pub. Event Programme - 6:30pm - Coffee and socialising- 7pm Session 1 - "What's new in the Bing Maps world" - Johannes Kebeck…See More
Dec 20, 2010
Ricky Brundritt commented on Brian Norman's event 'Bing Maps User Group Jan 2011'
"Just to add to this event, there will be some free swag available to be won. Not sure how we are going to do this yet. We will likely pull names out of a hat based on who shows up."
Dec 8, 2010

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I'm a web developer with ten years experience creating consumer travel websites. I co-founded Earthware 3 years ago to developer consumer facing interactive mapping solutions using a range of mapping technologies including Bing Maps. I was recently awarded a Windows Live Platform MVP for my work in the Bing Maps Community.

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Posted on February 10, 2010 at 18:50 0 Comments

Now we have the next event announced, planning is well under way to make it even better than our first one. One of the best ways of making the event the best it can be is by interacting with each other before the event using this site. We are trialling a few ideas for future events on line to see how interest you are as a community so I thought I'd introduce a few of them in this blog post:…


Thanks for making a brilliant first event

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 9:24 1 Comment

Thank you everyone for making last night's first event either in person or online. It was great to see so many people battle through the weather to make it there and I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as I did. Many thanks to Jim and Alastair for ensuring I didn't have to present at the first event ;-)

We will be working on publishing various content from the event over the next week or so including video, powerpoints and maybe some code samples. We will also be sending out… Continue

Can't make the first event? Join in live online!

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 19:08 2 Comments

If you cannot make the event in person on Wednesday 13th January, we will be hosting a Office Live Meeting for the event allowing you to view the sessions remotely and get involved in the questions and discussion.

You will need to register for the event in advance using the following link… Continue

First competition winner!

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 9:47 0 Comments

Ok so our first competition "silly profile picture" finished on Christmas day, we still pretty much only had a few runners Ricky, Alastair and Richard.

As two of them are founders of the UG I thought it… Continue

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At 23:04 on February 7, 2010, Duncan McGregor said…
No problem Brian,

I fully understand how hard it can be to manage users, especially when yhey are distibuted.
At 22:12 on February 7, 2010, Duncan McGregor said…
Hi Brian,
I see myself and a few other users recieved SPAM messages from a user "Rayna Riley" you may want to remove this user

At 18:51 on January 13, 2010, Dan Rickman said…
Brian hi would be good to catch up I am based in London you can email me at
At 23:33 on January 12, 2010, Dan Rickman said…
hi I was hoping to be there tomorrow night but now looking as though I can't make it am very sorry to say due to some unexpected commitments tomorrow
FYI, I am chair of the British Computer Society geospatial SG see would be great to have you speak and host a UG meet - please contact me if of interest!
Good luck for tomorrow's event
At 13:52 on January 12, 2010, Tim Jonas said…
Hi Brian, it's looking like I'm not going to make it down from North Yorkshire for tomorrow with all the snow we've had here. I'll be watching online though and hopefully I'll be able to make it down for the next one.
At 14:04 on December 11, 2009, Steven Feldman said…
Thanks Brian
It's nice to be described as a "geoweb" guy rather than a dinosaur :)

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