New Bing Maps Beta Could be the Google Maps Killer

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BinaryMonkey

I played around with it a bit and it's actually really slick. The fact that you can rotate around things makes it very nice.

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Caboose

 It's almost like a web browser version of Google Earth!

 

Oh, and I found out that the 3D doesn't work with FireFox. At least not the beta/RC/whatever it is

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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bathtbgin

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cj100570

Since it's useless without installing silverlight  to work it's a non starter for me.

 

 

           CJ 

"Semper Paratus"

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bathtbgin

whats wrong with silverlight?

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vistageek

This is so much better than goologue maps. The detail is incredable!! 

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Caboose

 Thats kinda neat. Looks like for the 3D to load smoothly, you'll need a pretty fast internet connection!

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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bathtbgin

Bings multi-angle aerial view is much cooler/creepier than googles satellite pics.   I was actually able to see my car parked outside of our my apartment.

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jnutley

Where-ever they got their sat pics, Bing is obviously not as good, check Cannon AFB, NM just as an example.  Google wins hands down. 

Also, there's no challenge to the Google "Terrain View" on Bing.  I really enjoy those maps.

The 3D stuff is not enough to win me over.  Bing needs to be at least as good as Google on the other features before I'd consider switching.

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JohnP

 1st time I have been able to get a 360 degree view of my house. The close in maps are so much better than Google's so far as I can see. I think this even beats out street view. I wonder what the Swiss will think of this app? You can look over any damn fence you want and map your getaway at the same time!

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