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September
29

Bing Maps welcomes Multimap to the family

The Multimap team have been hard at work building a new version of Bing Maps for the UK, and are now ready to share the experience with Multimap users.

Recently Multimap users have been invited to try the Bing Maps experience and tell us what they think. Using their feedback the most popular features from Multimap as well as some new ones have been combined to form the latest Bing Maps experience.

These include:

  • Five map style choices, including Ordnance Survey and Collins Bartholomew for London

  • Expanded map data, including OS maps and improved Bird’s Eye and Aerial imagery

  • Detailed restaurant and hotel information, from partners such as TopTable and Booking.com

  • More flexible route planning, the ability to drag to customise your route, and save your destination history

Here at Bing we've created a tutorial to demonstrate the main features.  More information is available over on the Multimap is Moving microsite and the Multimap blog. Multimap business services will continue to run as usual, and as always our support teams are ready to deal with any queries.

For Multimap.com, moving home represents an exciting time for new mapping possibilities - as well as a chance to be part of the ever-expanding Bing feature-set.  Pop over and try it now!

 

 

Comments

  • What Bing has done to OS mapping is unforgivable. Poor quality imaging, no searching or selecting of GB OS grid references make these useless in comparison with multimap which was par excellence in this regard.  

    Please be sure to read the comments on the forums, take notice and act.

  • Hi Ian, thank you for your comment and sorry to hear your experience of Bing Maps hasn’t been an enjoyable one. At Bing Maps we are continuing to evolve and improve our mapping with the latest innovations. This Wednesday we will discuss the future of Bing Maps since its acquisition of Multimaps, if you would like we’d be happy to send you an invite?

  • What Bing has done to OS mapping is strange. No searching or selecting of GB OS grid references. Bing maps are now useless in comparison with multimap which was most useful in this regard.

    Why have you stripped out this most helpful feature?

    How would anyone who knows anything about maps delete such a useful feature?

    Please tell me that it is going to be reintroduced soon.

  • I have a Post Code. I want to enter it and see a map of the surrounding area. There doesn't appear to be any facility to do this, it's totally insane! I have to use Google Maps to do this

  • Street names spelt incorrectly and not even the correct golf course details.  Very poor.

  • Hi Debbie,

    Sorry to hear of your experience with Bing Maps. When you identify an irregularity there is a SERP feedback tab in the bottom right corner that you can click on. Alternatively you can click here http://bit.ly/dRltRy

  • Hi Mike,

    Thank you for your message and sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with Bing Maps. From the search bar within Bing Maps if you input your postcode it should show the address. In fact you don’t have to even go into Maps, you can do it straight from the homepage

  • When Multimap changed to Bing Maps there was a huge reduction in image quality couple with the fact that there is no longer any list of past searches. Bing Maps is extremely amateurish compared with MultiMap. Very much a thumbs down here. And practically everyone on groups concerned with tracing former railways agrees. A lot of work needs to be done just to bring Bing Maps up to the standard of MultiMap.com.

  • I must agree with many of the old users of Multi map with refgard to the ommision of the use of Ordnance Survey grid reherences to locate places in the Uk. Tthis was one of the most useful assets of Multi Map in identfying places in the UK and one I used many times when I was Web Master for a Local Midland Walking Group.   Our Group published a Yearly Walking Programme.  and I was able to give the Grid Reference fshowing the start of all of our walks as a link in the copy of the programme on our Website. This was a facility much appreciated by all our members. It is only recently that I have given up the job of Webmaster for the group and was extremely surprised to find the facility nolonger included on the Website. Only on contacting the new Webmaster did he tell me the reason why. This is a most retrograde step and I hope that this most useful asset will soon be reinstalled. Keithkcam

  • THANK YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR  ALL! HAPPY 2011

    NO MATER HOW IS BING USEFUL FOR ME SINCE I USE TOW MONTHS AGO..

    BUT REALLY THIS NICE DISCUSSIONS AND COMMENTS SOMETHING I NEVER SEE SINCE I START USING WINDOWS LIKE 10 YEARS AGO MY FIRST TIME USEING COMPUTER IT'S WAS LATES SOME YEARS BUT IT'S FINALY GOT WAS 24 YEARS OLD,SO FINALLY REASHING ME, AND FOUND ME EVEN I AM ALWYS SO LATE!

    I LIKE ALL GOOGLE AND EVEN WAS I LOVE!BUT I REALLY I NEVER START MAKE USEFULE LIFE THROW MY PC HOME ITS WHEN START MAKE REAL LIFE EVEN REALLY I AM VERRY TRUSTED AND USEFULE PROFITIT BACK AFTER USE!

    I RESPECT YOU SO MUCH GOOGLE AND LOVE YOU!BUT REALLY BING MICROSOFT MAKE MY LIFE MORE NICE,I BACK SOME TIME TO GOOGLE NOW SOME TIME ..I GO BACK TO GOOGLE NOW CAUSE ONLY I USE LONG TIME AND SAVED FAST USE!IT'S I AM SURE BECOME NOT BECAUSE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS NOT USEFULE NO!IT'S REALLY BECOME FROM I AM SO LATE START MY NICE LIFE!I WAS USING COPY WINDOWS 3 YEARS IN MY LIFE!I LOOK TI IT NOW LIKE LOSTS NICE 3YEARS ,IT WAS COME FROM MY NOT GOOD MIND! AND REGRET!

    BUT NOW I REALLY CHEANGE..THE TRUST FOR USEING GOOGLE BECUSE GOOGLE CAN EASY REACH THE NEW USERS AND LESS EDUCATIONS LIKE ME!IT'S BECOME FROM THE HOOL AND SPACE PETWEN THE TOW DIFERNT THINGS LIKE THE DIFERINT PETWEN WRONG AND RIGHT!I ITS SAME AS MY SETUATION I WAS LEASY GIVE MY HAND FOR THE RIGHT TAKE ME TO THEME! I WAS REALLY NOT CLEAR MIND,I LEARNING EVERYDAY WITH ALL MICROSOFT STUFE!I

    MY SITUATION IN HERE SAME MY SITUATION  IN REALL LIFE!I WAS NOT RIGHT ALSO IN MANY WAYS!

    I BACK EVEN NOT EASY BUT I REALLY BACK!

    AND ASK THIS NICE ARTS TEAMES IN THERE START MAKE THE OPTIONS THAT CAN BE LIKE PRESS HER TO KEEP MICROSOFT MANAGE OTOMATICLY ALL YOUR LIFE!

    AND IN EASY FREE WAY MEMBERSHIP!IN ONE TUCH IN MY MOBILE!!HAHA

    THE PROBLEM COME REALLY FROM THE SPACE PETWEN THE KNOLEGE AND GOOD UNDERSTANDING!I WAS NOT RIEAD ALL OR TRANSLATING IN HERE..I WAS VERRY FAST USE JUST EASY WAYS...

    I NEED SOME HELP BUT REALLY I DONT KNOW WHAT ECSACTLY THIS HELP AND HOW!??I JUST KNOW BROTHER I AM BACK!I WILL KEEP TRYING HARDLY LEARNING ANY LANGUGE CAN MAKE ME CONECTED WITH YOU! I WAS USE MANY WRONG EASY WAYS!I GOT BIG LOSTS WHEN I AM SO YONG!IT'S REALLY WORTH MUST BE BACK TO RIGHT!IN ONE WORL WHY I DESIED KEEPING IN BING CAUSE I NORMALY BACK TOW MONTHS AGO ORGENAL WINDOWS NOT COPY!SO THE BIG TRUST COME FOR ME COME CAUSE I ALREADY TRUST AND AGREE MICROSOFT IT'S SAME REASON BOSH TO BE GOOD OPTIONS IN TOOLS BUTON!WHY?IT'S MICROSOFT DEFINED FOR RIGHT!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR ALL,AND REALLY LOVE YOU ALL

    THANK YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR  ALL! HAPPY 2011

    NO MATER HOW IS BING USEFUL FOR ME SINCE I USE TOW MONTHS AGO..

    BUT REALLY THIS NICE DISCUSSIONS AND COMMENTS SOMETHING I NEVER SEE SINCE I START USING WINDOWS LIKE 10 YEARS AGO MY FIRST TIME USEING COMPUTER IT'S WAS LATES SOME YEARS BUT IT'S FINALY GOT WAS 24 YEARS OLD,SO FINALLY REASHING ME, AND FOUND ME EVEN I AM ALWYS SO LATE!

    I LIKE ALL GOOGLE AND EVEN WAS I LOVE!BUT I REALLY I NEVER START MAKE USEFULE LIFE THROW MY PC HOME ITS WHEN START MAKE REAL LIFE EVEN REALLY I AM VERRY TRUSTED AND USEFULE PROFITIT BACK AFTER USE!

    I RESPECT YOU SO MUCH GOOGLE AND LOVE YOU!BUT REALLY BING MICROSOFT MAKE MY LIFE MORE NICE,I BACK SOME TIME TO GOOGLE NOW SOME TIME ..I GO BACK TO GOOGLE NOW CAUSE ONLY I USE LONG TIME AND SAVED FAST USE!IT'S I AM SURE BECOME NOT BECAUSE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS NOT USEFULE NO!IT'S REALLY BECOME FROM I AM SO LATE START MY NICE LIFE!I WAS USING COPY WINDOWS 3 YEARS IN MY LIFE!I LOOK TI IT NOW LIKE LOSTS NICE 3YEARS ,IT WAS COME FROM MY NOT GOOD MIND! AND REGRET!

    BUT NOW I REALLY CHEANGE..THE TRUST FOR USEING GOOGLE BECUSE GOOGLE CAN EASY REACH THE NEW USERS AND LESS EDUCATIONS LIKE ME!IT'S BECOME FROM THE HOOL AND SPACE PETWEN THE TOW DIFERNT THINGS LIKE THE DIFERINT PETWEN WRONG AND RIGHT!I ITS SAME AS MY SETUATION I WAS LEASY GIVE MY HAND FOR THE RIGHT TAKE ME TO THEME! I WAS REALLY NOT CLEAR MIND,I LEARNING EVERYDAY WITH ALL MICROSOFT STUFE!I

    MY SITUATION IN HERE SAME MY SITUATION  IN REALL LIFE!I WAS NOT RIGHT ALSO IN MANY WAYS!

    I BACK EVEN NOT EASY BUT I REALLY BACK!

    AND ASK THIS NICE ARTS TEAMES IN THERE START MAKE THE OPTIONS THAT CAN BE LIKE PRESS HER TO KEEP MICROSOFT MANAGE OTOMATICLY ALL YOUR LIFE!

    AND IN EASY FREE WAY MEMBERSHIP!IN ONE TUCH IN MY MOBILE!!HAHA

    THE PROBLEM COME REALLY FROM THE SPACE PETWEN THE KNOLEGE AND GOOD UNDERSTANDING!I WAS NOT RIEAD ALL OR TRANSLATING IN HERE..I WAS VERRY FAST USE JUST EASY WAYS...

    I NEED SOME HELP BUT REALLY I DONT KNOW WHAT ECSACTLY THIS HELP AND HOW!??I JUST KNOW BROTHER I AM BACK!I WILL KEEP TRYING HARDLY LEARNING ANY LANGUGE CAN MAKE ME CONECTED WITH YOU! I WAS USE MANY WRONG EASY WAYS!I GOT BIG LOSTS WHEN I AM SO YONG!IT'S REALLY WORTH MUST BE BACK TO RIGHT!IN ONE WORL WHY I DESIED KEEPING IN BING CAUSE I NORMALY BACK TOW MONTHS AGO ORGENAL WINDOWS NOT COPY!SO THE BIG TRUST COME FOR ME COME CAUSE I ALREADY TRUST AND AGREE MICROSOFT IT'S SAME REASON BOSH TO BE GOOD OPTIONS IN TOOLS BUTON!WHY?IT'S MICROSOFT DEFINED FOR RIGHT!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR ALL,AND REALLY LOVE YOU ALL

  • Although I'm a long time user of MSN/Bing search engine, I am afraid that your acquisition of Multimap has thrown up a diminished travesty of a mapping site.  Multimap was a clear, precise service with excellent search features using a number of useful coordinate systems - now, it's very, very average....

    Please, please bring back the clarity and usefulness of the final Multimap site as it was extremely easy to use with a useful set of local info links.

    OK, you now own Multimap - just change the logo and we can have a top class service back!!

  • If you enter full address - postcode = answer  cannot find location?

  • i agree with the last comment this is completely useless you have destroyed and excellent website and i will not be using this again

  • awful...cant use it...old style easy to use

  • your location finder could not find Templemeads train staion or any train station in Bristol!!!

    bring back the old multimap

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