Bing Maps Update

Microsoft wants you to know:

Today, Bing is announcing several updates to help people navigate Bing Maps faster and more easily find businesses, building and venues.

-  Expanded venue maps: Now there are nearly 900 venue maps which are much easier to find and use. Simply zoom-in into your favorite shopping mall, airport or stadium and click on its footprint to access the venue map.

-  Improved local business info: Zoom-in into Bing Maps and find some of the most popular local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, and much more. Simply click on a business name or icon and find out more details about it.

-  Better navigation: Bing Maps added semi-transparent 3D building outlines for metropolitan areas, providing better context of how a city looks and where the key buildings and landmarks are located. Additionally, most labels in Bing Maps now act as shortcuts, making it faster and easier to zoom-in and provide the best map view for a particular place (state, neighborhood, park, etc.).

- e-mail from Microsoft PR


Published Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg



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