Bing Maps adds Worldwide Telescope

Last month, we showed you that amazing video of Blaise Aguera y Arcas showing off some new and upcoming features of Bing Maps.  One of those was the integration of Worldwide Telescope, which is now available.

To try it out for yourself:

  • Go to: www.bing.com/maps/explore
  • Click on Map Apps (bottom of the left-hand rail, below the explore section)
  • Select the WorldWide Telescope App

It’s nothing groundbreaking (we’ve seen both products before), but it’s solid and logical integration that helps make both of them more useful.

Amazing video of Bing Maps at TED

Blaise Aguera y Arcas recently shared some new Bing Maps features with the audience at TED, and he showed off some amazing stuff. The way that Flickr images (and even video) are incorporated into the StreetSide imagery using PhotoSynth technology was stunning, as was some other features.

This eight-minute video is absolutely worth the time to watch it.