3 Ways Bing Maps Excels Over Google Maps

3 Ways Bing Maps Excels Over Google Maps

We all rely on online maps at some point or another. Even with GPS readily available, whether on a stand-alone device or our smartphones, there’s something about viewing a map on a bigger screen, like your computer monitor, that simply makes things easier.

Lately, I’ve found myself gravitating towards Bing Maps more often, thanks to a few standout features it offers that Google Maps can’t quite match. Let me share three of them with you.

1. Unparalleled traffic updates

Look up! On the left, we have Bing. On the right, we have Google. They’re both great, but there’s something special about Bing that I want to tell you about.

We all know that Google Maps is super helpful when it comes to traffic information. It tells us all about the crazy traffic jams and accidents that might delay our journey. But you know what it’s missing? Construction information! Lucky for us, Bing Maps has got our backs.

See those little orange triangles on Bing Maps? They’re like tiny icons just waiting for us to click on them. And when we do, Bing gives us all the juicy details about what’s happening at that construction site. Isn’t that cool?

Knowing about things like this can really come in handy when you’re trying to find out what’s happening with traffic.

2. Get all the details about your favorite mall

Let’s take a closer look at the Citrus Park Town Center mall in Florida using Google:

Alright, let’s talk about this mess. You see red dots scattered all over the place, and to be honest, they don’t really tell you much until you hover or click on them.

Now, here’s Bing doing the exact same thing:

Every store is listed, and I can easily see where they are located in the mall. If there are smaller stores, I can zoom in to read the text more clearly. This is definitely better than what Google offers.

3. Bird’s Eye View is easier than “45 degree”

No doubt about it, Google Maps has the best street views. When I want to see photos of a specific street at eye level, Google has it covered.

But sometimes, there’s a problem. Google’s Street View is sometimes blocked by objects in the photo, like trees, signs, or other cars.

In Google Maps, to get a better angled view from the air, I have to use the 45° option:

This does work, but it’s not very user-friendly – especially when I want to rotate the map.

Bing’s Bird’s Eye View does a much better job because it’s so much easier to rotate the map and quickly see what I want.

For example, on Bing Maps, I’m currently looking at the south side of the Citrus Shopping Town property:

Hey, guess what? There’s this really cool feature on Bing Maps that lets you see the storefronts of all the shops in a particular area. Isn’t that awesome?

So, here’s the deal. With Bing Maps in Bird’s Eye View, you can easily get a better idea of what the shops actually look like. Just flip that view around 180 degrees and voila! No more guesswork!

Now I can see the stores and their signs with my own eyes. It’s actually pretty cool!

And let me tell you, rotating the map on Bing is ridiculously easy:

All you have to do is flip it either clockwise or counter-clockwise. It couldn’t be simpler. Meanwhile, Google Maps makes you drag this tiny icon around a circle (seriously!) just to do the same thing.

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