Bing Maps Preview adds 15 3D cities

By Kip Kniskern | In Bing | Posted February 22, 2014 1 comment

In December, Bing Maps introduced a new version of its on-again, off-again 3D mapping product, the “Bing Maps Preview”, this time completely rebuilt from its Silverlight predecessor to now use WebGL, a web standards graphics engine introduced in Internet Explorer 11 (Web GL has been a staple of Webkit browsers like Firefox and Chrome for quite some time, although Microsoft has argued that it was insecure):

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This week, Bing Maps introduced a number of new cities to the preview (although still with no target for a full featured product…. maybe Build?).  You can read more about the additions on the Bing Maps blog, or check out some quick links to 3D enabled cities at the Bing Maps 3D Cities website.

Posted February 22nd, 2014 at 1:20 pm
Category: Bing
Tags: 3D, Bing Maps Preview
  • Mario Albertico

    I have also noticed a lot more Streetside data in my neck of the woods, I was glad too because I would have to default to Google for that.
    Something else though, at work today I noticed that the search box in Maps now has autosuggestions, is this new? I tried to replicate the scenario at home and am unable to in IE11, but it does show up in Firefox 26 (we use Firefox in the office).