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Bing Map no more?

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    magicalclick

    There is no MAP button. Are they going to kill Bing Map? Or are they trying to hide it long enough and kill it? I really like to stay with Bing Map, but, seems like MS is trying to phase it out. Crying

    http://www.liveside.net/2012/02/28/bing-has-a-new-design/

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    ryanb

    I don't see the problem.  If I search for a location (something that I would actually want a map for), the map comes up in the right margin, and I can click right on it if I want the full-size version.  You can also get to the map choice under 'more' if you want.  Those buttons at the top are context sensitive with the search term.  I see a different set than your picture, but I am on IE8 at the moment.

    Maybe someone overlooked it as part of an update.  I don't think MS is phasing out bing maps any time soon.

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    magicalclick

    @ryanb:

    The screenshot is the new GUI to limited users. It is from a blog. Usually I have a top bar with MAP button. There are many times I don't get the context result and I have to click the MAP button on the top bar, for example, search "LA".

    It may be under MORE, or it may not be under MORE. But, since it is not visible, I fear MS is no longer interested in Bing Map and trying to kill it.

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    Richard.Hein

    @magicalclick:  Well, they definitely aren't getting rid of Bing maps ... http://www.liveside.net/2012/02/28/microsoft-and-nokia-announce-new-unified-map-design/

     

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    Richard.Hein

    @magicalclick:  Well, they definitely aren't getting rid of Bing maps ... http://www.liveside.net/2012/02/28/microsoft-and-nokia-announce-new-unified-map-design/

     

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    magicalclick

    @Richard.Hein:

    Or they are going to out source Bing Map to Nokia? I mean, what's all the intentions on hiding the simple map button? There is no way a normal person would expect Bing has mapping service. In fact, a lot of people I know have no knowledge of Bing Map.

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    Blue Ink

    @magicalclick: that's not very surprising. As far as I remember, Bing Maps has always been powered by Navteq, which is owned by Nokia. They are just taking things to the next level.

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    magicalclick

    @Blue Ink:

    I see, no wonder they spend so much effort hiding the map button.

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    Sven Groot

    The Bing Maps app in Windows 8 apparently can't find anything. Doesn't matter what you type in the search bar, it always says no results.

    Real useful!

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    magicalclick

    @Sven Groot:

    It works for me. But, I cannot add any push pin and I cannot customize the direction that a normal Google Map and Bing Map do.

    So, I guess there is no point to use Bing.com for map because of the map app? I guess that's why they intentionally hiding map feature from bing.com.

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    Sven Groot

    @magicalclick: It might be a locale issue. I use the Dutch locale, and Bing Maps is utterly useless in anything except for the English version.

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