US: The big three tech companies, Microsoft, Google and Apple, are all getting serious about their mapping services. Microsoft has announced that 3D imagery is coming to its Windows 8.1 mapping application. The new 3D mode looks similar to Apple”s “Flyover” mode, which shows 3D rendered images.
Maps will also have Bing services built in to give users information about points of interest. There”s also voice support in maps, which lets users ask questions while exploring the world with Maps.