First look at the Windows 8 Metro Map app

Some of the Map options

As you would expect, there are standard features like roads view or aerial view and directions, however, there is also a dynamic traffic flow feature.

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comes up with at least a quality match for Google's street view - Google maps will be king forever. I wouldn't bank on it happening anytime soon - but one can always hope! Competition is always good!

Albert Myles
Albert Myles

I have to agree. Street View is Killer feature. I am surprised no one else is doing it yet.