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The New Bing Maps App is Like a 3D Virtual World…But Real

Written by Kurt Steinbrueck

Bing-Maps-App-300Bing Maps has announced that they are launching a new app that is pretty cool.  The new map app creates a virtual world of the real world.  The maps are a combination of real world, high definition photography and 3d computer rendering.

“We have assembled world builders from the video game industry, expert photogrammetrists, high definition aerial cameras and a massive data pipeline crunching petabytes of imagery to deliver a more natural way to experience our planet.”


In addition to the virtually real world, the map app is also interactive.  With the swipe of a finger, the tilt of your tablet, or tap of a stylus, you can move through the 3D map to view locations from just about any perspective.  The standard mapping features (street names, places of interest, etc.) are also present as well as traffic information.

Dual View:
Another cool feature is the dual view option, which allows the user to view the map in both streetview and the standard map view at the same time.  This allows you to see what you would see from that location without losing your bearings of where you are in the city and where your going.  This is just one of the new features the app offers.

You can see a demonstration of the new Bing Maps App in the video below:

 Tell us what you think.

  • Do you like the new app?
  • What features do you like best?
  • What features do you not care for?
  • Will you use the app?

About the author

Kurt Steinbrueck

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .


  • That's pretty cool, Kurt. It's like a combination of Google Earth and Google Maps, except the last time I checked Google Earth the 3D rendering of buildings was limited to a few experimental cities (not sure if they've taken it beyond that recently).

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