Can I take a look inside ?

For many years mapping services have answered one of those tormenting questions …….”How do i get there ?”  The benefit of using a city guide either in the form of a paper map, online map or via a mobile has proven to be invaluable to millions worldwide.

But what if you wanted to take a peek behind the doors or under the roof.

What if your question is – “How do I get to the store within the mall ? ” or ” How far am I from the stage ? ” or ” Is it a long walk to the gate  ?”.  Well look no further.  Over the last 12 months those clever guys in our Bing Maps development team have been working actively to answer just those questions through the introduction of “Venue Maps”.

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The introduction of Venue Maps has provided a new dimension to mapping.  This new feature allows users to navigate through a mall, airport, stadium or even university.  With over 900 venue maps and growing Bing Maps team are working daily on providing new Venue’s.   The maps are not just limited to providing with a lay out or footprint but provide contextual data – Business name, contact details and links to home pages where available.  As well as through Bing.com from your desktop, Venue Maps are available through mobile devices that support HTML5 capable browsers including iPhone, Android and RIM devices.

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