Online Mapping News

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There have been a few items of note in the online mapping world in the last couple of weeks.

  • Microsoft’s Bing had a huge update: “We just deployed 41TB of new satellite imagery, aerial photography and vector data for Bing Maps covering 189,000+ square kilometers of Earth including 12,000+ square kilometers of Bird’s Eye photography.” (seen via James Fee)
  • Google Maps has launched an outreach  that schools users in the quick and advanced ways of embedding maps into web pages easier with their new Google Maps section (seen via Google LatLong).  Google has also added Points of Interest (POI) and landmarks to Google Maps (seen via Google LatLong)
  • MapQuest released a preview of 6.0 version of the MapQuest Platform: JavaScript SDK that includes functionality for draggable routes (seen via James Fee).



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