Seeing is believing. Here at Bing Maps we know the value of traffic information, however, there is something to be said about being able to see the current road conditions. We are proud to announce that you can now view more than 35,000 traffic cameras across 11 countries in Bing Maps.
Let’s take a look!
First we are going to turn on the traffic layer. You can do this by clicking on Traffic.
Now you should see traffic information overlaid on the roads, let’s zoom in and bring up some traffic cameras. Here’s a camera on I-90 here in the Seattle area. The interstate doesn’t look too bad!
Want to compare a few cameras? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Simply return to summary and we will show your Recently viewed cameras. Now the cameras you check for your daily commute are ready and waiting.
As you can tell, we are very excited. Integrating the Clearflow traffic prediction algorithm was just the tip of the iceberg. Now we are showing traffic cameras. Can you believe this all started as a data-driven experiment? Neither can we, however, this is just part of the innovative culture we embrace at Bing Maps.
Thanks for reading. We won’t keep you from hopping in the car any longer. Go take a look and explore! Whether you’re checking to see if the local car pool lane is open or want to check on the infamous congestion in New York City, Bing Maps is here for you. Keep mapping with confidence!
As always, we love to hear from our users. Your feedback and thoughts are very important to us.
-The Bing Maps Team