I’ve found this cool video on Youtube, published my Microsoft Researchers.
I’m sure you all know that Microsoft has an Online Mapping Service called Bing Maps, with an equivalent to Google Street View named Street Side.
The video reveals Street Slide (part of Street Side), which allows you to view a panoramic perspective of a whole long street and slide back and forth. It’s an amazing product that could challenge Google Street View one day. Although I contacted one of the researchers at Microsoft who told me that it is available just for a few streets in the USA at the moment.
Even though Google Street View’s coverage is wider and much more advanced than the one of Bing Maps, we like seeing Google being challenged, because we know that they will respond strongly by offering us more and more incredible products.
Look at the video and choose who is your champion