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Does anyone know how I can link to a location in Bing Maps and have it open in 3D mode?

A link formatted like this:

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?lvl=15&cp=37.9609257054894~-87.3786394334287

will open that location using their standard 2D map. Is there anything I can add in to have it open in 3D instead?

Thanks, Seth

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add the parameters

&lvl=15&tlt=-90&alt=3224.73867795803&dir=0&cam=37.9607208577646~-87.3786394334287

&lvl=15 = zoom level

&tlt=-90 = tilt

&alt=3224' = altitude

&dir=0 = direction (0 is North)

&cam= camera position lat/lng

Full link (try it)

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=37.96072085776606~-87.3786394334287&lvl=15&tlt=-90&alt=3224.73867795803&dir=0&cam=37.9607208577646~-87.3786394334287

Please note: will only be active 3D view when the Virtual Earth Plugin (Bing Maps 3D now) is installed (IE only) http://www.bing.com/maps/Help/VE3DInstall/

Hybrid and Direction options http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=37.95860908056448~-87.37850329842601&lvl=17&sty=h&tlt=-19.2654529200015&alt=1119.90906599071&dir=101.685687616947&cam=37.9633254924612~-87.4073027434547

additional for hybrid and looking east

&sty=h =hybrid mode

&dir=101 =direction east

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Looks great! Is there an attribute to have the aerial imagery active? –  Seth P. Sep 20 '10 at 15:35
    
added &sty=h see link above –  Mapperz Sep 20 '10 at 15:41
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