Last month we announced that we’d recently surpassed the 100-city mark for both our Streetside imagery and our 3D cities. This month we’re adding even more new places to visit, including a number of cities where big time professional and college sports are part of the fall calendar. Whether you’re going to the big game or watching on television photorealistic imagery on Bing Maps is a great way to enhance your experience.
Below, we highlight just a sampling of the new imagery. See the end of this post for a complete list of all the new imagery now available on Bing Maps and in the Bing Maps Preview app.
Where the pros play
Professional teams are back in action and you can use Bing Maps to check out their cities and stadiums, look for great tailgating spots and see how far they are from downtown. Our Streetside cars were recently in the Detroit area and captured this view of Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions:
Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan
Aerial imagery is a great way to check view outdoor stadiums. It’s pretty easy to pick out parking, entrances and even seating sections from high-resolution aerial imagery like this example of Heinz Field in Pittsburgh:
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Using the recently updated Bing Maps Preview app, available exclusively on Windows 8.1, you can view stadiums in incredible 3D detail. Here’s a look at Philadelphia’s Sports Complex where you can satisfy your professional sports needs whether you like baseball, basketball or football:
Philadelphia Sports Complex in Philadelphia, PA on the Bing Maps Preview app
Show that college spirit!
College sports are a big part of the back to school season, especially college football. Bing Maps features imagery of a number of sports venues and many are located on some of the most scenic college campuses in the nation. For example, if you’re a “Fighting Illini” fan you’ll enjoy exploring Memorial Stadium and the Champaign-Urbana campus in 3D:
Memorial Stadium at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on the Bing Maps Preview app
Some stadiums get called on to do double duty. Our Streetside cars were recently in Minneapolis and caught a great view of TCF Bank stadium that is hosting both the University of Minnesota “Golden Gophers” and the Minnesota Vikings while their new stadium is under construction:
TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
If there’s one thing college teams take seriously it’s their mascots. Our aircraft recently visited Fresno, California and captured a 40-foot tall version of the Fresno State Bulldog on their stadium field:
Fresno State University football stadium in Fresco, California
More venues coming soon
This is just a sampling of what’s available today on Bing Maps and we’re actively collecting new imagery. Check back next month to learn what new cities and venues are available.
Too good to pass up
It’s not directly related to fall sports but we just had to share this image of Niagara Falls which looks amazing in 3D in the Bing Maps Preview app. Enjoy!
Niagara Falls in 3D on the Bing Maps Preview app
New Streetside cities this month include:
New 3D cities this month include:
||United States (cont.)
||Oklahoma City, OK
||Niagara Falls, Ontario
|El Paso, TX
||Quebec City, Quebec
||Salt Lake City, UT
||Santa Fe, NM
Download the newly updated Bing Maps Preview app from the Windows Store to view these cities in 3D.
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