Microsoft's Bing Maps in Competition with Google Maps

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing now has something new to deliver to its users, a new contest known as the, ‘King of Bing Maps’. This new contest is sure to give, Google Maps a tough competition.

One of the most appealing things about the Maps is its ability to calculate the taxi fair. Suppose, you are a college student and you have to go for an interview. But the problem is that you don’t know how much that would cost you. With Bing Map’s you can now get to know the taxi fair just by a simple click.

This feature has never before by itself popped up on Google Labs, though Google too can have it through outside sources.

However, this is not the only new feature that Microsoft's Bing Maps have divulged. The public beta too has been improved and now has new visuals and dynamic map labels.

Chris Pendleton said, "We've taken the OSM data as is, created tiles to fit our tile schema and are hosting it on our Windows Azure”.

Microsoft's Bing Maps use the Windows Azure CDN. The Content Delivery Network node takes care of the requests by users and collects all the data that is being seeked.

According to a recent report, almost 283,810 active users have uploaded 1,848,893,082 GPS points to the Microsoft's Bing Maps.