Many technologies have aspired to change the world, but if there’s one that’s really made a difference, it’s digital mapping. Navigation software has replaced the paper map—and changed the way we drive.
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You probably use Google Maps to quickly plan routes, but it’s not the only mapping tool out there. iPhone and Mac users typically use Apple Maps.

But another option is Microsoft’s Bing Maps, which offers and a set of navigation APIs ready for use in your code, alongside tools for working with spatial data and a web control for displaying map data in browsers and on mobile devices.
It’s not just a map website as you may think. (Google offers similar APIs and tools for Google Maps, of course.)To read this article in full, please click here

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