Bing’s announcement last week of their latest and most sophisticated augmented reality integration into Bing Maps was very exciting in both the mapping and augmented reality circles. Yet, real estate professionals, especially those with local blogs and or websites will find as much to drool over as the biggest geo-geek. For those of us who have been screaming to have Flickr geo-tagged photos integrated into Google Maps, Bing just beat them to the punch! Not only photos, but video, Live Streaming Video and Local Blog content as well! Think about the Open Houses you could have!
Here are just a few ways Bing’s new Augmented Reality integration can be incorporated into your business:
- Makes sure to create a professional Flickr account and geo-tag all of your community photos. If you don’t have a camera that automatically geo-tags, you can do it right on Flickr. Your photos will appear on Bing Maps.
- Their different map apps capture geo-tagged video, but more exciting LIVE STREAMING VIDEO! How cool would it be to have an open house and while you wouldn’t be able to have the interior included, you could have a walk through the gardens or yard with live streaming video!
- If you have a community blog The Local Lens app pics up hyper local blog content and places it on the map.
- You can create photosynth “experiences” of your community (which are truly amazing) – FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE WHAT Photosynth is
It’s just so exciting it could make a geo-girl scream. If you are not sure what the heck I am talking about here, watch the TED presentation below and let me know if it makes you say “WOW” to! If this sparks your imagination, please share in the comments below, I am all ears for new ideas for using geo-tagged data and tools for real estate blogging.