Bing introduces Mall Maps

By Kip Kniskern | In Bing | Posted December 7, 2010 18 comments

Well this one is even more exclusive than the usual Bing “US only” announcement, but quite cool anyway: in a blog post today, Bing Maps has announced “Mall Maps”, which feature individual store locations inside of (mostly Washington State, with some New York and Boston locations, at first) major shopping malls:

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Well maybe malls are somewhat of a US phenomenon.  Bing promises to provide “deep coverage” for major markets, but only in the US:

We’ll continue to add new malls regularly, focusing on the largest malls in the US (for example, Mall of America, Palisades Center, etc) and getting deep coverage in major cities. Major incremental additions will be announced as they release.

Here’s the current list of supported shopping malls, from the blog post:

1. Bellevue Square, WA
2. Crossroads, WA
3. Redmond Town Center, WA
4. Shops at the Bravern, WA
5. Meridian Town Center, WA
6. North Bend Premium Outlets, WA
7. Seattle Premium Outlets, WA
8. Cascade Mall, WA
9. Everett Mall, WA
10. Kitsap Mall, WA
11. University Village, WA
12. Marketplace at Factoria, WA
13. Bellevue Place, WA
14. Lincoln Square, WA
15. North Gate Mall, WA
16. Pacific Place Mall, WA
17. Tacoma Mall, WA
18. West Field Southcenter Mall, WA
19. Southhill Mall, WA
20. Queens Center Mall, NY
21. Roosevelt Field Mall, NY
22. Chestnut Hill Mall, MA

Each store within the mall map features a pop up window when clicked, offering details on the particular store:

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Posted December 7th, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Category: Bing
Tags: Maps, mall maps
  • Anonymous

    It would be nice if they had kiosks support too. Or even detailed road maps showing businesses and the building area like Google does would be even better…

  • http://macrosofter.wordpress.com/ quikboy

    It would be nice if they had kiosks support too. Or even detailed road maps showing businesses and the building area like Google does would be even better…

  • Ruben

    Just wanna comment “Well maybe malls are somewhat of a US phenomenon.” lol, in which country do they NOT have malls. ;-)

  • Ruben

    Just wanna comment “Well maybe malls are somewhat of a US phenomenon.” lol, in which country do they NOT have malls. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Everything is US only in Bing now. The new maps sidebar, this, music/entertainment stuff… US Bing is probably is HTML 5 by now. Bring some stuff to UK Bing!!

    • Mario Albertico Magana

      Actually, US Bing is HTML6 now ;)

    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      just add ?mkt=en-us to the end of any Bing address and you get the US features – of course that won’t work for localised contents (like this Mall Maps feature for example – US malls only).

  • http://alexsimkin.tumblr.com/ Alex Simkin

    Everything is US only in Bing now. The new maps sidebar, this, music/entertainment stuff… US Bing is probably is HTML 5 by now. Bring some stuff to UK Bing!!

    • Mario Albertico

      Actually, US Bing is HTML6 now ;)

    • damaster

      just add ?mkt=en-us to the end of any Bing address and you get the US features – of course that won’t work for localised contents (like this Mall Maps feature for example – US malls only).

  • Mario Albertico Magana

    I would imagine this level of detail would be useful for walking directions on Windows Phone’s Bing “app.” Although there are maps in malls, sometimes (e.g. Mall of America), I would imagine your phone as a guide wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  • Mario Albertico

    I would imagine this level of detail would be useful for walking directions on Windows Phone’s Bing “app.” Although there are maps in malls, sometimes (e.g. Mall of America), I would imagine your phone as a guide wouldn’t be a bad idea.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t seem to work. Tried doing a local search for Bellevue Square, couldn’t figure out how to view the map.

    • Damaster – LiveSide.net

      And clicking on the first “Bellevue Square, WA” link we have in the article doesn’t work for you either?

      • Anonymous

        That link does, but I was hoping for Bing to have actually implemented the mall maps in their actual search results. Or did I miss something?

  • wasapasserby

    Doesn’t seem to work. Tried doing a local search for Bellevue Square, couldn’t figure out how to view the map.

    • damaster

      And clicking on the first “Bellevue Square, WA” link we have in the article doesn’t work for you either?

      • wasapasserby

        That link does, but I was hoping for Bing to have actually implemented the mall maps in their actual search results. Or did I miss something?