Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Streetside Views on Bing Maps

Bing Maps recently announced updates to their Streetside Views for desktop browsers. The new Streetside Views offer better panoramic views of city streets and landmarks. In the past exploring Streetside Views was a double-clicking point-to-point experience. Now in Streetside Views you can slide through the panoramas to virtually tour streets in major U.S. cities. The Streetside View includes an overlay of business names and street names when available.

Here's a landmark in Streetside View for all my fellow Red Sox fans.

Applications for Education
Streetside doesn't have nearly same quantity of views that Google Streetview has. But for the places where Streetside is available, the viewing experience is better than that in Google Streetview. If you would like your students to take a virtual tour of a major U.S. city, give Bing's Streetside Views a try.

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