Microsoft working to fix Bing maps and Windows Map App delays

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Microsoft Maps is not always 100% correct, especially where mapping companies such as HERE’s maps data are in use. In case you forgot, Microsoft teamed up with a few mapping companies including HERE, Esri and TomTom to create a next-generation world graph.

These partnerships came at a time when location is exceptionally important for understanding the world, and it definitely has a growing potential in evolving industries, cities and transforming our lives.

Microsoft Maps should be as precise as possible

Lots of Windows applications currently use Microsoft Maps via the Maps API, and it’s a very significant feature that should be 99.99% right for the various apps across Windows 10 to work flawlessly.

Now, Microsoft is finally admitting that there are some flaws involving the maps and promised that they’re being fixed as soon as possible.

Occasional delays when bringing map data from HERE to Bing maps

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Loren E. Hillberg, Partner, Group Program Manager on the Bing Maps team, acknowledged that Microsoft encounters an occasional delay when it brings map data from HERE to Bing maps and the Windows Map App experiences.

This can sometimes result in some users seeing mapping errors but it looks like Microsoft is aware of this and it’s currently working on a fix to enhance map data and kill such delays.

A hotfix should be ready by summer 2018

Hillberg said that the company is speeding up data processing and an update should be available during the summer and it should make users forget they have ever experienced such delays with the mapping data.

Anyway, it’s great that Microsoft decided to address the issue and started working on a fix. Everyone who’s using Microsoft Maps is definitely looking forward to getting an update that patched things out.

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