Bing Maps is one of the popular service Microsoft’s Bing offers. In spite of tough competition from Google maps, Bing Maps are steadily getting more and more users for their improved accuracy, features and usability.
Microsoft recently rolled out some new features to improve the service usability based on user’s feedback. The new user interface to access maps has consolidated actions that were previously scattered throughout the page, and concentrated them along the top, to easily find them. Special attention is given to making the controls accessible while still allowing the map to be the focus of the page.
The new interface will change according to where you are; for example, if you’re accessing Bing Maps from UK, you will see an extra “London Street Map” option in the top bar.
Most Popular Bird’s eye view, viewable from all four compass directions, and high resolution Aerial imagery got a single click access from top navigation bar.
If you’re visiting Bing Maps with a browser that supports the W3C Geolocation API, you’ll find a new button (called locate me) available to the left of the breadcrumb that, when clicked, will center the map on your current location as reported by your browser.