Click here to go to Google Maps
Click here to go to Bing Maps
Here is a mashup of Google Maps and Bing Maps
Here is a mashup of Google Maps + Google Earth + Bing Bing + Yahoo Maps
The data is way more updated in Google Maps then in Bing, But its just a matter of time until bing update its data.
I suffered while I want to develop a small example in Bing Maps, didn't easily found a "Hello, World" Bing Maps. Google Maps are much easier to develop through Ajax API.
However I found it so easy to develop an ASP.NET application with Bing Maps, its greatly documented here for those interested.
Google Maps are rich in its documentation with all its examples and Ajax-PlayGround. Call me stupid but I just get confused with Microsoft way in documentation Here is Bing API. They write ALOT and I hardly see any example. I would love some live examples. More examples, more code, less talk please.
4. Browser Support
Google Maps support 3D images without any plug-in, Bing Maps need to install a 3D plug-in. Sadly that plug-in is not avaiable for my Mac - Firefox yet.
I liked this one, you can do geoProcessing and return Imagery data from Bing, I don't know if Google Maps supports that, please correct me if I'm wrong.
Big claps for Bing in this, I searched for Bahrain in Google Maps, it pointed me somewhere in the sea, however, when I searched in Bing Maps, it directly hit the center of the Island (Y), same goes for Sakigahara the Village in Japan.
Here is a quick "Hello World" for Bing Maps
Here is a quick "Hello World" for Google Maps
More Google Maps Bing Maps Comparison
Also, our friend Andrew have done a quick comparison between most of the maps applications, you can find the pdf here.
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Thanks alot for the incredible review.ReplyDelete
Any time pal ;)
Thanks for dropping by
Hm I'm glad I'm not the only who finds msdn documentation horrible.ReplyDelete
Man seriously i thought I am the only one !
Its filled with text text text
I hardly find any samples..!
they really need to learn from google documations..
I twitted a while back an intersting map comparison exercise, quick but interstingReplyDelete
Its a great comparison,
please allow me to add it to the main post..
yes please doReplyDelete
I love your motto: I want to create a world where everyone can be happy.ReplyDelete
A great sentiment. You should create a facebook page.
Thanks a lot buddy :)
, will at least try to do so
I have fb
Just a little example of me. Using Bing Maps Silverlight Control showing Panoramio World photo's. http://www.ravelin.nl/silverlight/panoramio/Panoramio.htmlReplyDelete
Great work Deomaarwat,!ReplyDelete
Didn't try the silverlight ..
I developed few apps on Google Maps that you might look at
I prefer Bing Maps for 3 reasons:Delete
-> better design
-> simple to use