Bing Maps Adds Streetside and 3D View for More Than 100 Cities

Are you looking to visit a new city or maybe just take in the scenery from a location on your bucket list?

Bing's new Streetside imagery and 3-D cities are making all of that possible with a few clicks of a mouse or taps on a smartphone.

Take in the View, Streetside

Streetside imagery is exactly what it sounds like. The images displayed make it appear as if viewers are standing on the street looking at a particular destination. This feature is available for both Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview app. Below is an image of the aptly named Chicago Theatre in Chicago.


Taking 3-D National

Users of the Bing Maps Preview app can also view more than 125 cities in 3-D.

Unfortunately, as of August 25, this app is only available for Windows 8.1 users.

One of the examples provided by Bing was of the Las Vegas Strip. It's clear the image is not an actual photo - notice no cars on the road - but the Aria Resort and Casino and other attractions are still visible.


International Hi-Res Access

Bing has also upped its aerial game. Users can view high-resolution aerial shots in more than 150 countries. This is accomplished through the use of aircraft-mounted cameras.

A consumer preparing for a trip to Mexico, for example, can take a sneak peek at Cancun, like the one below.


Do you think there is an opportunity to begin integrating Bing's new map views as a part of your digital marketing strategy?

About the author

Ashley Zeckman is the director of strategy and development for Gruen Agency, a Minneapolis-based digital marketing agency. She is responsible for the digital marketing strategy for the organization, which includes branding, search engine optimization, social media, content marketing, and PR.

Prior to joining Gruen Agency, Ashley was the director of marketing and client relations for Benovate, a population health management company. Ashley also held the position of marketing manager for TopRank Online Marketing, a digital marketing agency. Her areas of expertise include content marketing, social media marketing, communications, client relations, integrated marketing, marketing strategy, SEO, digital PR, blogging, B2B and B2C marketing, customer segmentation, and social media strategy.