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Bing and Google maps both improve detail and add more high-def renderings

Excerpt from PCMag.com

Jul 20, 2012 1:20 pm

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How wonderful is it that the tech heavyweights are having an arms race to provide users with the best free maps the world has ever seen?

— Jason Clampet

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Microsoft-owned search engine Bing this week unwrapped its newest Bird’s Eye imagery views of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Tokyo, as well as more U.S. locations. Meanwhile, areas of Europe, Africa, and Asia got a Google Maps facelift today, providing more geographical detail for locals and tourists alike.

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Bing Maps detail of Isola di Dino, Italy. Photo courtesy Bing

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