Better Data Integration - by WorkSmarter

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ID 800317 Comments
Status Active Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 9/11/2013 5:04:24 PM
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Description

One frustrating thing about Bing Maps is that oftentimes one can't find a business in Bing Maps, but searching Bing Web you can.  In fact, it will give you an tantalizing preview in Bing Maps where you can click and find the business location.  I think Bing Maps should make business locations more searchable.

For example, I'll search for 'Northern Crossarm' in Bing Maps.  There will be no results.  http://www.bing.com/maps/#Y3A9NDUuNDk2NDQ5fi0xMjIuNzk5ODgxJmx2bD00JnN0eT1yJnE9bm9ydGhlcm4lMjUyMGNyb3NzYXJt

Click on the Web link in the upper left hand corner and lo - Bing finds Northern Crossarm.  I can even click on the Bing Local location.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=northern+crossarm&FORM=HDRSC1

http://www.bing.com/local/details.aspx?lid=YN955x16330452&q=Northern+Crossarm+Company+Inc+Chippewa+Falls+WI&FORM=LARE

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?q=Northern+Crossarm+Company+Inc+Chippewa+Falls+WI&mkt=en&FORM=HDRSC4#Y3A9NDUuNDk2NDQ5fi0xMjIuNzk5ODgxJmx2bD00JnN0eT1yJndoZXJlPUNoaXBwZXdhJTI1MjBGYWxscyUyNTJDJTI1MjBXSSZzcz15cC5Ob3J0aGVybiUyNTIwQ3Jvc3Nhcm0lMjUyMENvbXBhbnklMjUyMEluY35wZy4xfnJhZC44MA==

So, why can't I simply search for it in Bing Maps?  One click is a lot friendlier than 3-5 clicks.
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