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The following wikipedia page says that 3d mode in bing maps was discontinued

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_map_services

Whats the reason for that? Is there any official announcement or page regarding this from Microsoft?

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It was abandoned in favor of "Bird's eye everywhere."

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Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for. –  Hasan Khan Apr 6 '11 at 19:37

A good review of bings capability is here: http://www.georelated.com/2012/02/cloud-web-map-api-services-reviewed_19.html

Bing Maps 3d was finally retired in dec 2011 because users wanted more birds eye instead.

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