#Fun

Youtube Geoquiz – Can you identify these 10 European countries?

Today we’ve got for you another YouTube quiz by fellow GeoGeek Guido Goudswaard. This time your challenge with be to identify 10 European countries based on a map. It might not be easy but it’s awesome:)

DID YOU LIKE THE QUIZ? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

[wysija_form id=”1″]

Say thanks for this article (0)
#Fun
#Fun
Top 15 maps and charts that explain Christmas
Aleks Buczkowski 12.24.2021
AWESOME 0
#Featured
Top 27 maps, charts and videos that explain Ukraine and the Russian Aggression
Aleks Buczkowski 02.26.2022
AWESOME 2
#Featured
Virality in cartography: What makes a map go viral?
Ishveena Singh 05.19.2022
AWESOME 0
Next article
#Business

Microsoft adds live traffic cam stream to Bing Maps

New-Bing-Maps-Traffic---Geoawesomeness

Microsoft haven’t said the last world with regards to Bing Maps yet. In June the company sold its own „Street View” department to Uber. At the same time Microsoft introduced tge brand new, redesigned version of its mapping service. It’s terribly slow but the new design looks and feels cool and modern. Microsoft is clearly searching for a niche that could help it win even a tiny part of the web maps industry ruled by Google, Apple and OpenStreetMaps. Last week the company has added a new feature which might help to reach that goal – live stream from traffic cameras.

The idea of traffic cams on a map comes back to the mid 2000s, when there was no better traffic information available. Today no one else has this feature as users prefer to get pre-interpreted results right away in the form of colorful stripes. Looking at images from cameras along your route is simply not intuitive and time-consuming. Nonetheless there might be a group of users who are missing that feature and prefer to check the traffic on their own rather than to fully trust machine-generated traffic flow data based on probes.

For the start Microsoft will add images coming from over 35,000 cameras in 11 countries. And there might be a method in that madness…

There is however one obstacle that might successfully stop users from using it. After couple of minutes you need login via your Microsoft account in order to view traffic cam streams. Too bad mr Satya Nadella…

Read on
Search