Google Maps vs. Bing Maps: a showdown of satellite images

Let's take a head-to-head look at Google Maps and Bing Maps to see which service provides a better view of various locations.

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Moroccan Mountains -- Assa, Morocco

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Google and Bing have great imagery of the Moroccan mountains, featuring the same level of details, but with noticeable color differences.

Winner: Tie

Burj Khalifa -- Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Strangely enough, Google Maps does not have very good satellite imagery of the tallest building in the world. On Bing though, colors are vivid, details are sharp and the buildings do not look slanted.

Winner: Bing Maps

Taipei 101 -- Taiwan

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Looking at another tall building, the Taipei 101, Google Maps has better colors and more details, as Bing's imagery looks like it caught some haze on the lens.

Winner: Google Maps

Sarychevo Peak Volcano -- Sarychevo, Russia

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Google Maps had a really bad day when snapping the Sarychevo Peak Volcano in Russia. For some reason, the entire island is in a green hue, while Bing showcases detailed color-accurate images of the volcano.

Winner: Bing Maps

Oropeza -- Chuquisaca, Bolivia

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The Oropeza Mountains in Bolivia look stunning in sharp imagery on both Google Maps and Bing Maps. It looks like the images were taken at different times of the year, yet both are very detailed.

Winner: Tie

Bing Maps emerges on top, taking five out of 10, with Google Maps getting one win to go with four ties.

This story, "Google Maps vs. Bing Maps: a showdown of satellite images" was originally published by PCWorld.

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