TaxiCity: A Game Combining Open Data and Bing Maps

Adam DuVander, May 6th, 2010

Bing MapsBetter hurry–you have passengers to pick up and only a handful of seconds to get them to their destination. TaxiCity takes place on the actual streets of Vancouver. The game was created by students using open data and the Bing Maps API.

You can track your location on the embedded Bing Map, or switch to full map view to see the location. To see it for yourself, play the game.

One of the benefits of this being a student project is that they’ve shared the whole process. A “making of” video is embedded below and you can download the code.

via Chris Pendleton

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One Response to “TaxiCity: A Game Combining Open Data and Bing Maps”

April 16th, 2011
at 10:06 am
Comment by: Roch

Is there a way to have an embed map of bing using the bird’s eye view but zoomed out? The default zoom is too close and can’t really show the whole neighborhood.

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