Bing Maps United Kingdom Quality Update 2018

The Bing Maps team has been continuously improving its services with new data, quality updates and bug fixes. The March update added support of rooftop address geocoding with high precision post codes in the United Kingdom. It significantly boosts geo-accuracy in multiple services and improves the customer experience across Bing maps clients. Here are a few of the samples of the improvements:

Better Geo Accuracy with Higher Granularity

With millions of rooftop addresses added into Bing maps platform, our geocoding service now offers the most accurate rooftop-level geocoder for United Kingdom on the market. Instead of interpolated results, now addresses are resolved to the latitude/longitude coordinate at the center of the address parcel (property boundary) with high precision post code. This is critical for a country like the United Kingdom with high-density addresses. This example shows the accurate address coordinate returned by geocoder:

Geo Accuracy and Higher Granularity

Bing Maps result for the query: 411 Malden Road Worcester Park, KT4 7NY

Better User Experience with Richer Information on the Map

Improved Geocoding accuracy leads to improved driving directions. With the geo-accuracy improvement, users can see granular buildings and business landmarks shown on Bing maps. If you’re using our services to find the businesses near a point of interest, you won’t miss any that you might be interested in. This example shows accurate direction result returned by Bing Maps:

Accurate Direction Results

The Example below shows buildings and business landmarks returned by Bing Maps:

Businesses and Landmarks

Bing Maps nearby result for the query: London bridge

– The Bing Maps Team

Source: Bing Blog Feed

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