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Bing Map ‘Distance Calculator, Gas Prices and Parking Finder’ Apps

Distance Calculator Map App, generate the distance between two places on the Bing Map. Enter “Seattle” in the “Add a Place” box in the left-hand navigation. You’ll see it added to “Your Places” list below input box. Then, select “San Diego, CA” from the disambiguation box. With each input a flag is placed on the map and after you select San Diego a distance calculation will kick in and calculate the distance “as the crow flies.” So, next to airplane icon you’ll see just how many miles it is to fly from Seattle to San Diego (you can also switch to kilometers). Additionally, a arc will be drawn on the map to represent the distance over the Earth. Beneath airplane calculation, you’ll see a bus and car icon with a button adjacent to it for calculating route. Clicking button and map will calculate fastest route distance between Seattle and San Diego.

Gas Prices Map App provides gas prices within a 5 mile radius of where you’re searching. “So, lets look closer at the beginning of the route in Seattle and find closest gas station with best price. Because we can have two map apps running simultaneously, we can see my route from Seattle to San Diego still on the map. This show where these gas stations are relative to a route. So, while Union 76 is $3.06 per gallon, there’s a Shell station that’s $3.14 per gallon and time is worth more than 7 cents per gallon.

Parking Finder Map App helps users find a place to park their car. Bing Map App was built by BestParking.com and they’ve a massive amount of data about various parking lots around US. Once you select a parking lot by clicking on respective pin on the map, you’ll get contextual information such as address, hours and a phone number. You also get information about type of lot such as outdoor and self-parking plus payment types they accept. There’re links to view photos of respective lot or view facility on BestParking.com.

More Info: Bing Maps Explorer


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