Microsoft Previews What’s Next for Bing Maps


New features coming to Microsoft’s search technology include integration with Flickr photos, sick support in Streetside views for ‘indoor panoramas,’ and real-time video overlay capabilities.

Microsoft demonstrated new and experimental features that it proposes adding to Bing Maps, the mapping component of its search engine technology, at the Technology, Entertainment, Design 2010 (TED2010) conference in Long Beach, Calif. Thursday.

The new and proposed features are a follow on to announcements Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made regarding Bing Maps and what the company calls “spatial search” in December.

At TED, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Bing Maps architect, showed off a technology preview of Microsoft’s Streetside Photos application that ties geographical mapping capabilities with photos from Flickr.

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