05-10-2017 06:13 AM
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  1. farhanaxiq's Avatar
    Bing maps outside US is just, terrible ugh

    here some comparison between the map provider

    and dont forget the search algorithm issue, in here, i can type simple word offline and it will search just fine, but not on windows maps

    Comparison of google, bing and here - Album on Imgur
    Last edited by farhanaxiq; 05-05-2017 at 12:01 AM. Reason: //add new stuff
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    05-04-2017 11:57 PM
  2. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    Agreed Maps experience is terrible when compared to AU.
    It takes time to render.

    Right after search



    A few seconds later





    This problem happened only after CU

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    05-05-2017 05:30 AM
  3. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    In general I find the new maps better, it looks smoother and more informative.

    My one gripe though is that street names don't appear while I scroll through the map.
    I'd have to stop scrolling and wait maybe about 2 seconds before street names appear.

    Hope this gets fixed
    05-05-2017 06:12 AM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    @Daniel Gilbert M what are you using maps on Daniel? your layout looks like the maps menu layout I have on my tablets, S3 & SP3 having the top section like the top but without the buttons on the bottom like you have. Can you give me an city / address so I can compare what I see with what you see?
    @Martin Zone I can't even find 5 northumberland avenue wc2n 5by london haha, when I search what I see in your screen cap, I get one in E12 5 or one in TW7 5 as options.
    wp_ss_20170505_0001.jpg
    @garisa I updated my 930 to feature 2 ... the maps is a a newer version 5.1705.1162.0 but I don't see much difference in rendering if any (just the different screen size makes it different I think)

    What I find interesting is my SP3 is still on 14393.1066 and the maps version 5.1703.762.0 is the same as my 950XL and surface 3 (both on RS2 CU) but you get a different look.
    sp3-14393.1066-maps.jpg

    Here's what's on my Surface 3... I do prefer the newer one

    screenshot-2-.jpg
    05-05-2017 12:47 PM
  5. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    @Daniel Gilbert M what are you using maps on Daniel? your layout looks like the maps menu layout I have on my tablets, S3 & SP3 having the top section like the top but without the buttons on the bottom like you have. Can you give me an city / address so I can compare what I see with what you see?
    I am using maps on my 640XL. Just turn down the display scaling close to 100% . It will change appearance/layout of all apps.
    It looks really good.
    More menu options will appear and layout will change a bit to accommodate more buttons on screen.
    The thing about UWP apps is that they can change layout based on screen resolution.
    Windows 10 phones display scaling settings on mobile are >150% by default.
    That makes the text, buttons really big and ugly.
    Scale down as close to 100% as possible and you will see how beautiful Windows 10 Mobile is.

    No need to compare with city.
    Its the rendering time that has increased.
    Open maps and press on the (o) button to zero in on your location.
    First it will be blurred and then after a few seconds it will become clear.
    It wasn't like that before CU. Everything used to load quickly and clearly.
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    05-06-2017 01:51 AM
  6. anthonyng's Avatar
    @Daniel Gilbert M on my 950xl, the lowest is 250% and recommended is 350%. 250% too small and touch elements too but I see now your layout of maps. Never thought to change it as i was comfortable with the default for my 950xl
    05-06-2017 02:23 AM
  7. prasanna moholkar's Avatar
    Old maps ( which we use n anniversary update) looks clean,but Creator update maps just bull......
    05-06-2017 03:32 AM
  8. N1cks's Avatar
    I regularly read Windows news sites and don't recall any news items about Windows Maps changing from HERE to Bing. This is especially significant for W10m given the Creators upgrade didn't bring much else to the platform.

    In any case, I quite like the new Bing Maps powered Windows Maps.
    I always thought it was strange Windows Maps used HERE in the first place - not that I have a problem with HERE Maps, which is a good service.
    05-10-2017 12:05 AM
  9. garisa's Avatar
    I regularly read Windows news sites and don't recall any news items about Windows Maps changing from HERE to Bing. This is especially significant for W10m given the Creators upgrade didn't bring much else to the platform.

    In any case, I quite like the new Bing Maps powered Windows Maps.
    I always thought it was strange Windows Maps used HERE in the first place - not that I have a problem with HERE Maps, which is a good service.
    Yes, they haven't even said anything about the new maps bring crippled.

    We're not sure that Maps now use Bing Maps instead of HERE Maps though. But that doesn't even matter, what matters is that most of us have problems with these new maps.

    But if HERE Maps are better than Bing, which they are, then I prefer to have HERE Maps in Windows Maps. We don't care that l about Bing Maps belonging to Microsoft.

    Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 phone
    05-10-2017 04:47 AM
  10. unmorphed's Avatar
    Meanwhile, Here on an iPhone is smooth and stable. The routing can be a bit off the beaten path though, especially in New York, so always end up using Google Maps instead.

    On a side point, I still have an old 1020 and 1520 on WP 8.1, with Here installed. I've played with them recently, and they still seem to work.......okay? I haven't tested them on a drive though. Is Here on 8.1 pulling from updated maps data or is that a dead end?
    The iPhone doesn't have Windows Maps.
    05-10-2017 06:13 AM
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