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July 22, 2011 / Omar J. Peters

Tools for Moving to a New City: Maps

There are several great online sites/mobile apps that are priceless when looking to a relocate to a new city, or a new part of a city that go beyond the obligatory Google search, Wikipedia, and craigslist.

Want to see the new city closer? Try Google Maps Street View, Bing Maps Streetside, and Bing Maps Birds Eye View. Street View is priceless when it comes to walking around a city’s streets virtually. Google Street View has extensive coverage in cities across the U.S. and globally giving a great sense of what the city is like.  Similarly, Microsoft Bing’s Streetside (as posted on here) gives a clearly and more vibrant view of buildings along the street, but has poorer coverage. Where Bing Maps shine is in the Bird’s Eye View, giving a better and closer aerial view of the city, which can be rotated to see from different angles.

Downtown Dayton Birds Eye

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