New Bing Maps Cut the Chaff and Leave a Treasure Map

Online maps have the same problem as online search and online anything: information overload. That's why these Bing Destination Maps that sketch your location aren't just whimsical and practical. They're incredibly useful as well, especially in cities. Plus: treasure maps!

The program's a little slow to load—it appears to still be in test mode—and doesn't provide directions so much as a pared down view of an area you'd like to explore. But at least it offers variety. You can choose among Sketchy, European, American, or Treasure (this is not a decision you should struggle with).

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It's refreshing to see such an innovative approach coming from Microsoft, of all places. And while I'm not sure how much day to day use I'd get out of it, when I do head to Bing Destination Maps I know I'll at least get a smile out of it. [Bing Destination Maps via Infosthetics via Dvice]