Bing Announces Airport Maps

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Today Bing Maps team announced the launch of Airport maps which will join Mall maps in the list of venue maps. Airport maps include information on parking garages, ticket counter location, terminals and gates, baggage claims, currency exchange and more. Also you will also see a sortable directory of airlines, cafes and restaurants.

From Bing blog,

Finding Airport Maps

We’ve made locating airport maps an easy task from your desktop. There are two ways to do this:

1. Just search for the airport (by name, city, or even code) on Bing Maps, and zoom in using map.

2. Search for your flight status on Bing (for example: CO 1665), and click on the map link besides the airport to see its map.

You can also view different levels within your selected venue by clicking the “Level” button at the top of the screen and then selecting the correct level from the provided list.

For now, Bing covers 42 airports across USA. You can find the full list at Bing blog,.

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  • Anonymous

    Pretty cool, I just tested to see if it works on WP7 mango, and it doesn’t work there. It will probably take Microsoft a whole year to add it to WP7 considering that we just got mall map support in mango and mall maps were on the desktop a year earlier.

    • Aaron Rodriguez

      This is nice but you are right not having this on the phone is a big problem….  most people don’t have their computers in a airport when they would want to look this kind of thing up but most have cell phones which is where this would be useful to have.

  • enOZero

    Hi,

    I’m Andy Vanosdale, from the Windows Phone engineering team. The airport maps do work on Windows Phone 7.5! You have to search for the airport first, open the place card for that airport, and then you will see the slab for opening the “indoor map”. Once you tap on it, you will get the same interface for the indoor maps that you get with shopping malls.  Thanks!

    Andy

    • Fleon

      Not working for me on Mango.  Tried the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport and Eppley Airfield.  It finds them, but fails beyond that.  Searching for flights (I used the above CO 1665) just loads a webpage when I click on them.  

      Good luck fixing this!