Posted by: mrpeatie | August 25, 2010

Checking Out Charleston with Bing’s Bird’s Eye

When Google Maps came out, I thought it was the coolest thing the Internet had ever invented. I spent hours flying over Charleston, my hometown, and other cities in the US. Google Earth upped this by providing a similar experience to countries and cities around the world.

I was recently made aware that Bing has a similar application but there’s  is a bit cooler with a feature called Bird’s Eye. Instead of using satellite or high altitude images that get grainy when you zoom in and make taller structures look akward, Bird’s Eye uses pictures taken from a low level plane. The images have much better resolution and are angled so you get a more realistic 3D view. Check out some Charleston area images from Bing’s Birds Eye.

Google Maps view of the Battery downtown is pretty cool…

But not nearly as cool as Bing’s Bird Eye. You can even zoom in closer than this.

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