Bing Adds Boatload Of New “Venue Maps” For International Markets

Microsoft announced today, that in conjunction with Nokia, Bing has added “more than 2,700 venue maps” in North America, Europe and Asia. You can access them online at (“explore venue maps”).

In the US and UK markets venue (indoor) maps are also available on Windows Phones and through the Bing app for the iPhone.

The following are the categories of venue maps on Bing (numbers indicate coverage in the US):

  • Airports (85)
  • Amusement Parks (1)
  • Casinos (25)
  • Community Centers (1)
  • Convention Centers (2)
  • Hotels (2)
  • Malls (1370)
  • Museums (1)
  • Parks (1)
  • Shopping Districts (26)
  • Stadiums (21)
  • Universities (20)

Presumably Windows Phone 8 (with Nokia Maps) will get the benefit of the full, combined data set of indoor maps across geographies.

Google has also undertaken an ambitious venue mapping and indoor-navigation project. I don’t have a clear sense of how its coverage compares to Bing’s venue coverage, however.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local | Microsoft: Bing | Microsoft: Bing Maps & Local | Microsoft: Outside US | Microsoft: Partnerships


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