Updates to Our Road Map Style

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If you have looked at a Bing map in the last 24 hours you might have noticed a few new things about our road map style.  So what did we change?  Simply put, we made things easier to see. Based on many phases of usability testing we’ve made dozens of changes to improve our base road map style. The result is a new style designed to communicate more important information…

A new user interface for Bing Maps

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Over the past few months, we’ve been testing some enhancements to the Bing Maps interface that we’re excited to now make available for everyone. The most apparent changes are to our task and navigation controls, where—based on your feedback—we’ve made it easier to find the most common actions to complete your task at hand. For reference, here’s the previous design (pay particular attention to the top and bottom of the…

Announcing V1.1 of the “New” Map Style

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(Note: This post is part of two major announcements for Bing Maps/Local on Dec. 15. Be sure to check out the other announcement about Interior Views, OpenTable, Real-time Transit, & Streetside on Mobile) A few months ago, we launched our new map style which provides a unique backdrop for information delivery and helps content "pop" on the map, allowing people to find what they are looking for more quickly. The…