Bing Maps Add Spatial Streetside Photos
Bing Maps have just released their latest offering to web based digital mapping and it’s pretty impressive.
New features include tagged photos from Flickr which overlay the exact location on the Bing Maps Streetside imagery, putting a static image in context of it’s local surroundings enabling the user the to compare a location at different times of day as well as historically.
The transition of the imagery as you zoom in from space to the street side is seamless moving through road view, aerial view and then Bird’s Eye view before ‘landing’ you on the ground so you can walk around the street. But it doesn’t stop there: Bing Maps are now starting to map the inside of buildings.
And, if you get bored of navigating around Earth (well just America so far), then look up to the sky and navigate your way through the planets and stars.
Seeing as Bing Maps is an interactive mapping experience, watch the man (well one of the men) behind these new features, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, and see for yourself what they can do. Our question is, will you be joining the (over)excited applauding by the end?