First look at the Windows 8 Metro Map app

First look at the Windows 8 Metro Map app

Summary: Mapping is a mandatory app for tablets and mobile devices and Windows 8 is in compliance with their obligation. Here is a first look at this Metro UI app.

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  • 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.

    Images by Mark W. Kaelin for TechRepublic

  • The aerial view of the CBS Interactive office building.

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  • The thing that makes a Map app useful is its ability to give you directions from point A to point B. In this case, I am asking for directions to one of Louisville's most noteworth restaurants, Lynn's Paradise Cafe.

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  • "as a Louisville native, I would..."

    In our area, I've scoffed when a GPS or map app suggests a route other than what I, as a native, know to be the best route. Then I try the suggested route, and damned if they're not right most of the time!
    CarlS
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