Sunday, January 3, 2010

Microsoft revamps Bing online maps

Microsoft released a revamped version of Bing Maps with street views and other features already offered by rival Google's free online mapping service.
The Bing Maps upgrade released in beta, or test form, also boasts a gallery for applications, such as live traffic data feeds or input from travel webcams or Twitter Maps, according to Microsoft. New features include letting users zoom in or out of immersive imagery stitched together for 360-degree viewing. Bing Maps users can swoop down from "bird's eye" views all the way into buildings, according to Microsoft technical evangelist Chris pendleton. "With bird's eye, high resolution aerials, high fidelity, accurate road data plus the new addition of street-side photography and enhanced bird's eye all available in Bing Maps as map-based content, I think the game is afoot yet again!" Pendleton said in a blog post.


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