Bing maps has announced that broadcasters can now freely display bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside images in their presentations. This post from the Bing community blog has the details:
There are already a few examples of how this technology could be used, including a story by King5 that used a bird’s eye shot to illustrate an intersection which challenges the legality of tickets issued at a 5-way intersection via a camera system, and a YouTube video of Bing Maps StreetSide Geocasting with IncaX.
This recent change to the terms of service means broadcasters now enjoy some of the freedom that educational, non-profit and developers gained last year:
There are some restrictions however, with broadcasters currently unable to use traffic data.
For more examples of Bing Maps mashups, visit our Bing Maps API profile.