Bing Maps Driving Directions Improved

Jan 10, 2012 - 8:34 am 3 by
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Bing MapsThe Bing Maps blog announced that they have revamped their algorithm for determining driving directions.

They went from the "Dijkstra" algorithm as their routing engine to a new one they named "Customizable Route Planning." The new algorithm is twice as fast in calculating driving directions - try it, it does seem incredibly snappy and also offers alternative routes, up to three.

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Chris Pendleton from Microsoft said, "for any of our route calculations we’re now processing requests twice as fast as we ever have." "We exposed a feature in the API for alternate routes, so when you’d like to see additional options for the route you can request up to 3 routes in one request using the maxSolutions method,:" Chris added.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


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