Microsoft Makes Numerous Changes To The Bing Maps Preview Based On User Feedback

Bing Maps Cards

Microsoft Bing Maps team listened to customers and have implemented numerous changes to the Bing Maps Preview, including the following four suggestions. These changes are now live and you can try it online today.

Hide/show all cards

We learned that there are times when it would be useful to just have an unencumbered view of the map. You can now easily achieve this by hiding the cards.

Turn map labels on/off in aerial and birds-eye modes

Based on your feedback, we’ve made it easier to select the map style or mode that you want to use. As part of this change, we added a way to enable and disable labels in aerial and birds-eye modes.

Display the distance and time per segment in directions

Bing Maps Preview now shows the distance and time per segment in directions, for routes with more than two waypoints. Additionally, you can also collapse/expand each of these segments depending on which ones you want to see.

Ordnance Survey Maps (for the UK)

Ordnance Survey maps was the most requested feature so far, no doubt for many of you who love being in the great outdoors and are looking for a familiar, information-rich experience that you can’t find on other mapping sites. We’re pleased to announce that Ordnance Survey maps are now available to users in the UK!

Source: Microsoft