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If you’re in the UK and go to Bing Maps via Bing.com/maps you will get redirected to Multimap.com…or, at least you would’ve until now. Going to Bing Maps will take you to the new Bing Maps experience in the UK. We’ve introduced a slough a features just for the UK market (and some shared with the US market). Also, for those who still want the Multimap.com experience you can still access it directly via Multimap.com; however, over the next few weeks you will be asked if you’d like try the new Bing Maps experience instead – I’d advise you try it. Once you go Bing, you never go…wait. Never mind. Check out the features.
Whoa. I need some water after that workout. Congrats, people of The United Kingdom – you just got yourself one heck of a Bing! map system. If you're not in the UK and want see how good they have it, check out http://www.bing.com/maps/?mkt=en-uk. More to come…also check out the Bing Search Blog for more news about Bing in the UK.
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Good job. It's really nice. Noticed this a few days ago. We had some fun last night exploring the maps in 3D and looking at the Photosynths. Those, for me, are the killer features, but it's also nice to finally get some really good UK-specific information in there.
One question though - where is the UK business data pulled from? I'm trying to get listed. I'm in Thomson (who powers Google's local listings) but my business isn't showing up on Bing Maps yet...
This is a massive improvement - all the features you have listed here have real value; but the single biggest thing for me is that the search works well now. I can search for Belfast Airport for example and then find local hotels really quickly. I can't tell you what a hassle this was before, and it meant I would use google maps instead. Now Bing has the edge I think...
I think you should check out the statement "Thomson powers Google's local listings" as they are just one of many providers. Most of the info comes direct from Google Local Business Centre. I saw some marketing from Thomson the other day to a client of mine, it was very misleading about their relationship with Google.
So, when do we get Bing Local Listing Centre UK? :) Using Thomson to get listed is terrible, unless you pay you rarely get listed at all and their information is pretty scant compared to the full features of Google's LBC.
V much better, pretty usable now - but how on earth do I save a set of directions? In the past I've used a combination of google maps and mapyx.com (quo) to map and save my cycle routes, which hasn't been ideal - but I really really can't see how to save one of my standard routes which I create as a set of directions (to get distances etc). Oh and of course the OS maps don't let me do what I can with Quo, which is see the altitude profile of a climb.
Good progress though, stick at it.
I'm not to impressed with the quality of the information the maps give I put in my own post code and it showing one business that has never existed here and another that closed down over a year ago. I've tried to find out where this information is coming from and if I was in America this seams an easy task but in the UK I can find nothing. Maybe some of the trumpet blowers could take some time out to verify some of the data being presented.
As above, how do you get listed on Bing Maps?
I have recently started to use the Ordnance Survey maps inside Bing Maps to create walks which I then export and upload to my Garmin Etrex GPS. The problem I have at the moment is that under My Places I have created a place called Walks with 4 walks under that section. When I click on the individual walks under the walks section it shows me all the walks on the map rather than the walk that I have selected.
Walking in UK - Hi, I'm from the Bing Maps dev team. The expected behavior in the case you describe is that the map is zoomed to a best-fit view of the path you've created. If you don't mind sharing a link to your list of walks, we can take a look and make sure it's behaving as expected in your case. Thanks for the feedback!
Is there a way to set the distance units in the 'my places' UI to show the length of polylines in KM? I cant seem to find it. Thanks.
any ideas on how to get a UK Business Listed on Bing Maps, like the free Google Maps listing?
I have been directed to a market place form but there is no Bing info on there which makes me a bit wary?
Any advice greatly appreciated!
@annettet - the best place to submit your locations is www.marketlocation.com/changereq.
Hi who can tell me how to Add my business in UK on BING MAPS.I'm trying but it's giving me potion for USA but not for UK. Thanks in Advance.
@bellavip - You have to do it here: www.marketlocation.com/changereq.
Thanks for this. It's nice to see an alternative to Google Maps. One of our customers was keen not to use Google, so this is the first time we have used Bing Maps for a client. It was tough to work out how to add a business to the map and then share that map (with the business included) with others, for example embed on a "find us" page.
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