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Bing Maps gets huge bird's eye imagery update, equivalent to 100,000 DVDs

Bing Maps gets huge bird's eye imagery update, equivalent to 100,000 DVDs

By 12 June 2013

Microsoft has pushed out a major update to Bing Maps in the form of a huge library of bird's-eye satellite imagery. Bing says the new high-resolution pictures are the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs of data, which is a lot. It amounts to 1,452,958 sq km,... >>

Bing Maps improved with high-resolution satellite imagery and ocean typography

Bing Maps improved with high-resolution satellite imagery and ocean typography

By 4 March 2013

Microsoft has released an improvement to its Bing Maps service with 13 million square kilometers of higher-resolution satellite imagery and the addition of better ocean typography.  In a post on the Bing Maps Blog, the company explained it had begun... >>

Nokia improves Bing Maps with live traffic information and geocoding

Nokia improves Bing Maps with live traffic information and geocoding

By 25 May 2012

Bing Maps is to receive a welcome boost courtesy of Nokia, as the latter’s traffic information and geocoding algorithms are integrated into the mapping service.  For those who don’t know, geocoding is a series of algorithms that are created by taking... >>

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

Somerset House venue map marked on Bing as Microsoft’s mobile search focus goes local

By 16 May 2012

You’ll be able to get a much closer look at Somerset House from today without even needing to set foot in London, thanks to Microsoft and its increasingly popular Bing Maps. Head over to the service on either desktop or mobile and you’ll find a detailed... >>

Google Maps could be covered with adverts following Facebook HQ stunt

Google Maps could be covered with adverts following Facebook HQ stunt

By 26 March 2012

Google Maps could be about to be covered with adverts following a Facebook HQ stunt that has seen the social network's headquarters roof get a massive 42ft square QR code. The code, which loads your mobile phone's browser with a URL when you scan it with... >>

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

Best Windows Phone 7 location apps

By 30 November 2010

Location and navigation have become one of the most fundamental fields for mobile phone apps. We want to know where we are and what's around us without having to pull some unwieldy paper map out of our pockets, and we want it done quick. Naturally, with... >>