Last June, Nokia added its indoor mapping data for few cities in India. It was accessible through HERE Maps app in Windows Phone device. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they are also adding the indoor maps data as Venue Maps in Bing services.
Consumers using Bing can now use Venue Maps to easily navigate malls across the country. The service displays interior and exterior maps as a layer on top of Bing Maps, complete with store names and precise location data.
Currently Bing Venue Maps allows consumers to search 120 malls and 3 airports (Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi) across the country. Along with this, Microsoft has also added several extra features to Bing Search on Windows phones.
Consumers searching for local destinations on their Windows phones will automatically be provided with directions on how to reach that destination, with an option for audio drive directions.