Bing Maps Preview: Free Windows 8 App To Locate Places, Get Directions

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Bing Maps Preview is a Windows 8 Map App. You can use it to locate any place, to find the path between them. It also has an option where you can mention any two places, and the app will provide you with the directions to reach the second place from your mentioned place.

The app provides the user with the option to see the direction he has to follow in order to reach one place from the other one.

The app will provide you with good quality 3D view for any place. You can also check the traffic in that area.

Bing Maps Preview

Bing Maps Preview is freely available in the tools category of the Windows store.

Using this free Windows 8 Map App

As you land into this app for the first time, you would be asked by the app whether it can use your location. Allow it, and the app will start. Now, let me tell you about the  main intended functions of the app:


In the search functionality of the app, you can specify any place, and the app will locate it, and show to you the location.

Bing Maps Preview- Search

As you find the place you were searching for, you will get options to get the direction between that place and some other place, and the option to find nearby places will appear there. These options are explained below:


In the Directions option, you can find the direction between two places, one of the place being the one you initially searched for. As you use this option, the app will open up the map, and will show you the  directions to reach one place from another.

Bing Maps Preview- find path between two locations

In the panel that is shown on the right side of the app, the paths will be shown. Choose any of the path, and the app will show you the directions for that route.

Bing Maps Preview- get detailed directions

You can print, share, or can add these maps to your favorite.

To share the directions with others over the Internet using the app, you have to make use of the option that is available there.

Bing Maps Preview- Share


Use the local option to find places of interest that are nearby. Places like Hotels, Parking, Shop, Banks, and others.

Bing Maps Preview- Local

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Key Features of Bing Maps Preview

  • Nice Interface.
  • Free availability.
  • Availability of maps to locate the places better.
  • You can share maps, and directions to reach one place from other.
  • Good quality graphics.

My Verdict

According to my experience with the app, this is a good Windows 8 Map app. It provides good quality 3D effects for any place. In addition to that, there is an option to share maps and directions between two places. All in all, a decent app, Bing Maps Preview deserves a try for sure.

Get Bing Maps Preview here

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Works With: Windows 8.1
Free/Paid: Free

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