TaxiCity: A Game Combining Open Data and Bing Maps

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 The former ProgrammableWeb Executive Editor, Adam is an API expert now helping regular people connect them at Zapier. Previously he worked at API companies SendGrid and Orchestrate, and wrote for Wired and Webmonkey. Adam is also the author of mapping API cookbook Map Scripting 101. Find him at

Comments (1)

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.