Bing Maps Gets Massive Image Update

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eday_2010

Unless I am using Street View just for fun, I use Bing Maps for everything else. The Bird's Eye view is really cool, and the mapping overall just seems better to me.

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reutnes

I checked it out and I guess bing's maps are okay.  Bird's eye was not available in my area and the satellite imagery was pretty crappy, and Bing also fails to have business names on the map in our downtown area.  

I have personally found Google's Streetview service to be excellent when traveling long-distance.  Seeing what that easy-to-miss turn looks like from the street before going there in person is extremely helpful. 

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Baer

I know of a few inacurate areas in this area in Google that in fact are correct in Bing. I also like the look better. Not a big thing but it seems like Bing, while not perfection, keeps on improving.

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cjdavis7

(This is regarding the beta Silverlight version of Bing Maps.)  I have been trying Bing Maps and I too really like the visuals and zooming appearance.  The additional search options are very useful as well.  Where I ran into problems was just the interface on the left pane.  I found myself often wanting to do something I couldn't (like modify the route or go back to something or search in the vicinity etc) and had to browse back and forth to get to what I wanted.  Sometimes it was there, just not obvious (needed to scroll down and didn't see that I could).  Also, I don't see a way to do more than two destination on a single trip.  I'll keep watching it though, because there's a lot to like!  Just some small things still that need tweaking in my opinion.

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ajuhawk

Modifying the route is incredibly easy with the Bing silverlight version, just click and drag on the section you want to change.  You can even drag your endpoints...  also the local search works really well and shows various things in the neighborhood in a nice manner (making it easy to add them to the route).

 It's not perfect, but works pretty well...

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IMathis

I have switched over to Bing maps almost exclusively.  I prefer the interface and aesthetics, and Bing3D seems to work much better than Google Earth.

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rubix

I have found that Bing is more accurate in my area. After wrong directions or inaccurate locations in Google Maps, I will be choosing Bing from now on. The only thing that Google does much better than Bing, in my experience, is searching for people.

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southernsara

Why is it better for Big M to have your information than Big G?  I do like the aerial and birds-eye views for viewing a place I'm going to visit, but for every day use I still prefer Google maps.

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powerman123

Bing renders the images way too slow, I'll stick to google maps.

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Rob42o

Sorry but Bing just sucks ass...

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Baer

Wow, what a brilliant and informative comment.

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Reaner

I completely abandoned Google, except for Youtube, and use Bing maps for all my mapping needs. So far it has served me well getting information for businesses i my area.

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Reaner

I completely abandoned Google, except for Youtube, and use Bing maps for all my mapping needs. So far it has served me well getting information for businesses i my area.

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