Bing Map List

Welcome to the instruction pages for the Bing Map List Orchard Module.

  • 1. What is Bing Map List

    Bing Map List is a module for Microsoft's Orchard CMS. It allows you to show locations and lists of locations on a Bing Map in your Orchard website. I'm hoping it will inspire lots of local guide sites and other interesting ways to use maps.

    Bing Map List comes with two new Orchard Content Types. These are Bing Place, which lets you describe a place and add its location to a Bing Map; and Bing Area which lets you group together a list of Bing Places on a map.

    This instructions content page is a Bing Area (it's showing Leeds in the UK) and the various help topics are Bing Places in that area. … more

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  • 2. Installing the Bing Map List module

    Bing Map List is available in the Orchard Module Gallery. You could download the package from here and install it, but the easiest way is through the gallery feature in your Orchard site.

    Log into the admin section of your Orchard website and then go the Modules section in the Gallery. The gallery feature will need to be enabled for this to work.

    In the gallery scroll down to Bing Map List or use your browsers search feature to find it.

    Then click Bing Map List's install link.

    Once the module is installed you will need to enable it.

    In Admin go to the Features section under Configuration. … more

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  • 3. Adding a Bing Area

    A Bing Area is a holder for your Bing Locations. The map on this page will show any Bing Locations you have linked to this area. You choose how big the map is, what sort of display it uses and where it shows. You can also add a description of this area.

    Title and url

    First choose the title and URL for your page. This is the same as for any other Orchard content part that has a title and a URL so it should look very familiar to you.

    The map

    The map shows how the map will look to a site visitor. You can drag the map around, zoom in and out and change the map type to choose how it will look. … more

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  • 4. Adding a Bing Place

    A Bing Place is a location that can be part of a Bing Area. It includes a Bing Map showing the location, a title, body content, tags and user comments.

    Title and url

    First choose the title and URL for your page. This is the same as for any other Orchard content part that has a title and a URL so it should look very familiar to you.

    The map

    The map shows how the map will look to a site visitor. Double clicking on the map places a pin and chooses the location for this place. You can zoom in and out and change the map type to choose how it will look. There are text boxes under the map where … more

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  • 5. Problems

    If you're having problems please check the issues page on Codeplex to see if it's a known problem. If you need any help please start a new topic on the Codeplex discussions page. more

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