The big three tech companies, Microsoft, Google, and Apple, are all getting serious about their mapping services. Microsoft has announced that 3D imagery is coming to its Windows 8.1 mapping application. The new 3D mode looks similar to Apple’s “Flyover” mode, which shows 3D rendered images. From the short demo we saw, it looks a lot more impressive than Apple’s implementation with more detail and better performance.
Maps will also have Bing services built in to give users information about points of interest. There’s also voice support in maps, which lets users ask questions while exploring the world with Maps.
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