Maps Pro is the most advanced mapping application on the Windows 8 Store. Directions, Street View, geolocation, points of interest, custom styles and a powerful search engine in one application, available worldwide. Maps Pro is the best replacement for Microsoft Street and Trips, now discontinued by Microsoft
*NEW* Record your journey as a GPX file *NEW* Offline Maps! *NEW* Maps Pro now opens your KML, KMZ, GPX and GeoJSON files! *NEW* Maps Pro is now the only Windows 8 Store application compatible with external Bluetooth GPS, including Microsoft Surface users!
Maps Pro allows you to change the style of your map, choosing from over 20 different styles and providers including Nokia, ESRI*, MapBox, Stamen, OpenStreetMap and Bing Maps. Create beautiful custom maps by adding overlays such as Land Shading 3D or transportation details (**not available in standard Maps).
Display points of interest (POI) such as restaurants, cinemas, bars, etc. from 80+ categories, with reviews and details
Search for a location straight from the Windows 8 Search interface, using a street name, a country name or a postal code.
Your location is automatically detected by Maps Pro depending on your IP address (desktop computer) or GPS (tablet). If the location is too approximate, you can redefine it later and it will be saved automatically.
Access Google Street View directly, by a click / tap on a location and experience HD images in full screen**.
Maps Pro also helps you find your way with its powerful Directions feature. Get directions to and from locations either by a click / tap on the map, by typing an address or by using your geo-location. You will be able to change the route easily by moving the markers on the map. You can also choose between "Driving", "Cycling" and "Walking" to calculate the directions
Version 65 - 30 September 2014 Added support for KMZ files. Embedded images and GroundOverlay (mapping an image on top of an area) are now supported. Please note that GroundOverlay with distortion or rotation are not yet supported. Boosted StreetView performances, no more lag when dragging the panorama around. The icon is now disabled if Street View is not available when the marker is. Altitude in meters is now truncated to 0 digits Fixed an issue related to search. Nothing would happen when you clicked a suggetion in some special cases
Version 64 - 23 September 2014 Added an option for Chinese users to use http://ditu.google.cn/ and not google.com, for their basemaps, to avoid Google restrictions in China Points Of Interest displayed on the map are now limited to 120 per category for performance and map readability reasons Other performance and bandwidth enhancements for Points of Interest Fixed a bug that would make search suggestions hidden by on-screen informations.
Version 63 - 6 September 2014 On-screen informations (speed, altitude, coordinates, ...) are now a lot more readable, especially when driving When doing turn-by-turn navigation, your Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and distance remaining are now
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