Bing Maps now comes with new design and more features. In a recent official blog, Bing unveiled the Bing Maps preview. According to this official blog on Bing Blogs, the new Bing Maps is more beautiful and has more intuitive design. Besides, Bing promises its users that they will have a better experience with the maps, as they will be able to search, view and share multiple places at the same time. This will help users to plan their travel easily. Besides, the maps are made touch-friendly, so as to make compatible with touch-screens.

Bing says that the maps are an outcome of the users’ feedback. The Bing Maps Preview is currently available in eight countries namely the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, South Africa, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Very soon, rest of the countries will also be able to see the Bing Maps preview.

“Travel plans become easy with Bing Maps” -Bing

The new features of Bing Maps

Bing Maps is a part of Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Bing search engine suite. It is powered by ‘Bing Maps for Enterprise’ framework. Bing Maps has undergone a lot of changes ever since it was released in July 2005. The current version of maps consists of lots of useful features which will help users to plan their travels and vacations easily.

Users can search and view multiple places at the same time. These search results are arranged in the form of ‘cards’. They can also see photos and reviews of these places, published by trusted partners of Bing like Yelp. Users can see a rich set of visuals of these places and the detailed information will help them make a better travel plan. Information like services nearby and hours of operation will also be displayed for the searched places. Users can also perform actions like “save as favorite,” “add to route,” and “view streetside” by right-clicking on their screen.

Bing has literally reformed the maps. It will be interesting to see how the Bing Maps perform against its competitor, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Maps.