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Bing’s Bird’s-eye view

Posted by George J Janczyn on July 1, 2009

There are plenty of online reviews comparing and contrasting Bing, Google and Yahoo! search results and user interface and I’m not inclined to compete with them.

One thing I haven’t seen mentioned yet: if you want a good, detailed, close-up overhead satellite view, Bing’s bird’s-eye view is superior to Google’s satellite view.  The difference is not subtle, Bing is much better. Google’s street view is unique and useful, though, so for getting the layout of an area, take advantage of each service’s strength.

As for search results, in several cases, Bing did find something that I didn’t see with Google.  This could be a matter of how results are prioritized, though, as I often only go 3 or 4 pages deep into results unless I’m doing something important that requires more digging.

July 28: Search and compare for yourself using this nifty tool.

Dec 29: Four search comparison tools reviewed

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