TaxiCity: A Game Combining Open Data and Bing Maps

Adam DuVander
May. 06 2010, 02:05AM EDT

Better 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

Adam DuVander Hi! I'm Developer Communications Director for SendGrid and former Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb. I currently serve as a Contributing Editor. If you have API news, or are interested in writing for ProgrammableWeb, please contact Though I'm a fan of anything API-related, my particular interest is in mapping. I've published a how-to book, Map Scripting 101, to get anyone started making maps on websites. In a not-so-distant past life I wrote for Wired and Webmonkey.