In This Chapter
Basic map functions
Taking a map offline
Working through the settings
Microsoft has had a short and rather tortured history with maps. Microsoft MapPoint emerged from the Expedia Streets and Trips Planner 98, which shipped in Office 97. It was released as a standalone product in 2000, and updated many times afterward, finally succumbing to much better mapping products in 2013.
Bing Maps, an outgrowth of MapPoint and MSN Virtual Earth, started in late 2010, and it’s still alive. You can see the latest at
As I write this, HERE is about to go through some major changes, with a consortium of Mercedes, BMW, and Audi in line to take over. It’s hard to tell what HERE’s new ownership will mean for the Windows Maps app.
Remarkably, the Windows ...