Thanks to Google, on Google Maps, you find detailed aerial (satellite) imagery and detailed street data with full control over map navigation and display street view as imagery data. In case if you are interested, you can pan through a vast area of the digital map with the usage of the arrow keys or by dragging the interactive map with the mouse.
You can print or save a step-by-step driving directions shown on Google Maps and even plan a trip with multiple stops at your needs. From now, there is no reason to worry about the traffic jams because Google Maps shows you the way how to avoid them. The map also displays live traffic conditions in many cities around the world.
One of the most popular features is the step-by-step transit directions; All you need to do is enter your point of origin and desired destination and Google help you to find transit stops and view schedules, furthermore station information.
With no doubt, finding your route around a city is easy with Google Maps, probably you will never need to ask for directions on the road anymore.
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The new version of Bing maps (earlier known as Live Search maps), which is available today, brings a ton of new tools that appear to give Redmond’s online offering parity with Google Maps and perhaps even better it in many ways.
Bing Maps and Bing Directions is an internet based FREE mapping service from Microsoft which is quite similar to Google Maps. Visitors of Bing Maps can use this service to search a specific location and the map provides various tools for driving direction guidance, searching nearby shopping opportunities, popular buildings, places of interests etc. The usage is easy to use for everyone, the interface of the Bing Map is 100% user-friendly. As per the wish of the user, the map can be dragged, moved into all direction with just a click of the mouse.
General features like zoom in, zoom out, bookmark a location etc are also included like by its competitor, the Google Maps and it is very flexible and simple to use. The user can also see the latitude and longitude details (GPS coordinates) of the desired location furthermore, it also updates the user with live traffic updates by driving directions.
Its main addition appears to be the "results cards" that appear when a user searching for a location within Bing Maps. These cards feature opening hours, contact information, directions, nearby attractions like hotels and restaurants, photos, a description and reviews from sites like Trip Advisor. With no doubt, since its official announcement in 2009, the Bing Maps platform is getting more and more complex and useful tool for the traveler's daily life.
Get Directions with Bing Maps: Bing Maps enables you to search by business, person, address, and public collections, places of interests. You do not need to do anything else, just to enter the keywords and Bing Maps will provide the precise location in seconds. Street maps by Bing are topographically well shaded, so you can zoom in on various places of interest such as metro stations, hospitals, stadiums, and much more!
Directions service with extras: Bing Maps now features „predictive routing” to help car drivers avoid traffic jams. Just set the time of day you wish to depart and Bing Map will alert you to congestion and will suggest faster routes.
Most global cities around the world are well covered with a detailed map. So, is Bing Maps a Google Maps killer or is it trying to catch up with Google and jump ahead? The debate is wide open, but, truly, what we see by Microsoft is an ideal mapping tool that has managed to keep up and remain among the hardest competition in the niche of online mapping services.
The best feature of this mapping app is that it is absolutely free to use. Anyone can use it any number of time free of cost.
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