Windows Maps

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Windows Maps
A component of Microsoft Windows
Windows Maps computer icon.png
Windows Maps screenshot.jpg
Details
Type Navigation
Included with Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile
Also available for Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens[1]

Windows Maps is a mapping service and application developed by Microsoft. It is available for the Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens as a Universal Windows Platform apps.

Features

The mapping service made by Microsoft and HERE maps. Some of the features include viewing classic style maps with roads and street names. Ability to view city's from an "3D" view of buildings and parks. This program also Includes Bing Maps Streetside feature to view panorama pictures of an Public city, state, or country roads. Users can also sign into Windows Maps with their Microsoft account and sync favorites and directions. Users are also have the ability to download offline maps of different regions, countries, states or territories, and use them offline including knowing where you are offline. Other features come straight from Bing Maps.

It is possible to submit updates to Maps based on real-life geographic changes.[2]

History

Maps is based on existing Microsoft technologies such as Microsoft MapPoint and TerraServer that are already used in Bing Maps. Maps was first implemented on Windows phone 7.5 and was updated with new features in Windows phone 8.1 where the Maps app took on a Purple paper map looking Logo and had features like the Windows 10 Mobile version but took on the Windows Metro style apps. Windows Maps (on Windows 10 Mobile) then changed the layout of maps. including the Logo to a destination pointer look. Since coming out of Preview there has been three different layout changes, including the introduction of tabs, the ability for users to sketch using ink, a switch for choosing between a light and dark interface for the app shell, and a switch for choosing between a light and dark map.[3][4][5]

After HERE Maps announced it was discontinuing its Windows 10 Mobile app, Windows Maps announced support for migrating up to 300 favorites from HERE Maps to Windows Maps.[6]

Map coverage

Global Ortho Program

In July 2010, Microsoft and DigitalGlobe, a leading global content provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, announced the collection of the first imagery from the company's Advanced Ortho Aerial Program. Through a special agreement with Microsoft, the Advanced Ortho Aerial Program will provide wall-to-wall 30 cm aerial coverage of the contiguous United States and Western Europe that DigitalGlobe has the exclusive rights to distribute beyond Bing Maps. The program's first orthophoto mosaics are of Augusta, GA, San Diego, CA and Tampa, FL, and can be viewed on DigitalGlobe's website.[7]

Americas

Country Navteq Coverage Bird’s Eye Map POIs
United States Full Yes Yes
Bahamas Full No Yes
Canada Full Yes Yes
Cayman Islands Full No Yes
Mexico Full No Yes
Puerto Rico Full No Yes
Virgin Islands Full No Yes
Argentina Full No Yes
Brazil Full No Yes
Chile Full No Yes
Colombia Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
French Guiana Full No No
Guadeloupe Full No No
Martinique Full No No
Saint Barthelemy Full No No
Venezuela Full No Yes
Anguilla Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Antigua and Barbuda Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Aruba Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Barbados Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Belize Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bermuda Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bolivia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Costa Rica Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Cuba Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Dominica Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Dominican Republic Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Ecuador Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
El Salvador Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Greenland Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Grenada Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Guatemala Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Guyana Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Haiti Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Honduras Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Jamaica Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Montserrat Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Netherlands Antilles Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Nicaragua Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Panama Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Paraguay Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Peru Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Saint Kitts and Nevis Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Saint Lucia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
St. Pierre and Miquelon Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Suriname Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Trinidad and Tobago Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Turks and Caicos Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Uruguay Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs

Africa

Country Navteq Coverage Bird’s Eye Map POIs
Algeria Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Angola Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Botswana Full No Yes
Benin Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Burkina Faso Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Burundi Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Cameroon Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Cape Verde Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Central African Republic Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Chad Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Comoros Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Congo Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Côte d'Ivoire Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Djibouti Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Equatorial Guinea Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Eritrea Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Ethiopia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Gabon Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Gambia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Ghana Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Morocco Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Guinea-Bissau Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Kenya Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Liberia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Lesotho Full No Yes
Namibia Full No Yes
Madagascar Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Malawi Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mali Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mauritania Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mauritius Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mayotte Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mozambique Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Niger Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Nigeria Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Rwanda Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
São Tomé and Príncipe Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Senegal Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Seychelles Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Sierra Leone Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Somalia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
South Africa Full No Yes
St. Helena Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Sudan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Swaziland Full No Yes
Tanzania, United Republic of Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Togo Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Tunisia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Uganda Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Western Sahara Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Zambia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Zimbabwe Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs

Europe

Country Navteq Coverage Bird’s Eye Map POIs
Andorra Full No Yes
Austria Full Yes Yes
Belgium Full Yes Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Croatia Full No Yes
Czech Republic Full No Yes
Denmark Full Yes Yes
Estonia Full Yes Yes
Finland Full Yes Yes
France Full Yes Yes
Germany Full Yes Yes
Gibraltar Full No Yes
Greece Full Yes Yes
Guernsey Full No Yes
Hungary Full No Yes
Ireland Full Yes Yes
Isle of Man Full No Yes
Italy Full Yes Yes
Jersey Full No Yes
Latvia Full Yes Yes
Liechtenstein Full No Yes
Lithuania Full Yes Yes
Luxembourg Full Yes Yes
Monaco Full Yes Yes
Netherlands Full Yes Yes
Norway Full Yes Yes
Poland Full Yes Yes
Portugal Full Yes Yes
Russian Federation Full No Yes
San Marino Full Yes Yes
Slovakia Full No Yes
Slovenia Full No Yes
Spain Full Yes Yes
Sweden Full Yes Yes
Switzerland Full Yes Yes
Turkey Full No Yes
United Kingdom Full Yes Yes
Vatican City State Full Yes Yes
Albania Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Belarus Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bosnia and Herzegowina Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bulgaria Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Iceland Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Macedonia Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Moldova, Republic of Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Montenegro Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Romania Full Yes Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Serbia Full Yes Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Azerbaijan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Faroe Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Georgia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Armenia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Cyprus Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Malta Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Ukraine Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs

Asia / Oceania

Country Navteq Coverage Bird’s Eye Map POIs
Brunei Full No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Japan Full Yes Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Afghanistan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
American Samoa Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bangladesh Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Bhutan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Cambodia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
China Limited No No
Cook Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Fiji Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
French Polynesia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Guam Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Kiribati Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Kyrgyzstan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Lao People's Democratic Republic Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Maldives Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Marshall Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Micronesia, Federated States of Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Mongolia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Myanmar Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Nauru Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Nepal Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
New Caledonia Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Niue Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Norfolk Island Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
North Korea Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Northern Mariana Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Pakistan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Palau Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Papua New Guinea Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Philippines Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Solomon Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
South Korea Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Sri Lanka Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Tajikistan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Timor-Leste Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Tonga Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Turkmenistan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Tuvalu Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Uzbekistan Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Vanuatu Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Vietnam Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Wallis and Futuna Islands Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Australia Full Yes Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Hong Kong Limited No Yes
India Full Yes Yes
Indonesia Limited No Yes
Macau Limited No Yes
Malaysia Limited No Yes
New Zealand Limited No Yes
Singapore Limited No Yes
Taiwan Limited No Yes
Thailand Limited No Yes

Middle East

Country Navteq Coverage Bird’s Eye Map POIs
Bahrain Full No Yes
Kuwait Full No Yes
Oman Full No Yes
Qatar Full No Yes
Saudi Arabia Full No Yes
United Arab Emirates Full No Yes
Iran Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Iraq Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Israel Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Lebanon Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Syria Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Yemen Limited No Named Places & Transportation Hubs
Jordan Full No No
Reunion Full No No
Egypt Limited No No

References

  1. ^ "Windows Maps". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  2. ^ https://mspoweruser.com/windows-maps-for-insiders-updated-with-improved-feedback-options/
  3. ^ https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-maps-updated-for-fast-ring-insiders---heres-whats-new
  4. ^ http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-ink-in-windows-10-maps-app
  5. ^ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/03/17/new-features-in-windows-10-maps-app/#PcOZXKyeq5Tmeh89.97
  6. ^ http://www.windowscentral.com/heres-how-windows-10-mobile-here-map-fans-can-transition-microsofts-new-maps-app
  7. ^ http://investor.digitalglobe.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=70788&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1348613
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