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Bing Maps Birds Eye View Gives Different Perspective

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The limited search capabilities on Bing Maps, Microsoft’s web map system, might make it look like a poor cousin to Google, but it does have one interesting feature the Big G lacks — a bird’s-eye view of selected Australian cities.

Google’s similar-but-different Street View has a much wider range of coverage, but the angled view offered by the ‘Bird’s eye’ option in Bing does make the overall layout of some city areas much clearer. Currently, there are bird’s eye maps for central Sydney and Melbourne, Geelong, Hobart, Wollongong and the Gold Coast; Microsoft says additional maps will be added later this year.

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