A new application called “Snow Globe,” is added to “Bing Maps Application Gallery” (is a simplified way to use search and map visualization for dynamic applications exposed through Bing). Snow Globe brings snow to Miami…or, anywhere else Streetside imagery is available. Adjust the sliders to (1) increase the amount of snow (July to February), (2) change the wind direction (Calm to Hurricane) or (3) change the wind speed (This way to That way). Check out the dude taking a shower…he must be freezing now! Muhhahaha! Now that’s a Christmas in Miami worth writing home about.
Other applications include:
- What’s Nearby – Find what’s in a specific neighborhood regardless of the business type or name
- Local Lens – allows you to look at a specific area on the map and see what people are blogging about
- Twitter Maps allows all kinds of fun scenarios for map-based views of Tweets from people moving and sharing information from around the world!
- Photosynth – Photosynth has an entire web site dedicated to the creation of Synths
- Current Traffic
- TrafficLand turn on the flow and incident information from the Current Traffic application
- Businesses by Category
- Today’s Front Pages
- Restaurant Finder
- Hotel Finder
- Travel Webcams
- Roadside Attractions
- Roadside Sculptures
- Urban Graffiti application highlights some of the beautiful vandalism found, captured on camera and geotagged around the world
- Urban Murals application lets you view different murals around the world captured within the Bird’s Eye photos
- Signs and Billboards.