When I share a link to Bing maps, the map always opens in "standard mode". I want it to default or go directly to the Bird's Eye View mode.

What I want to do is this:

  1. Open Bing maps
  2. Switch to Bird's Eye View, zoom in, and rotate the view
  3. Share a link to that, with the exact settings that I made.

So when someone opens my link, it should directly open in Bird's Eye View, zoom in exactly like I did, and so on.

Is it possible to share a link like this?

1 Answer 1


Add style=o to the end of the url. You must also specify a scene parameter also. I find it easier to get what I want on the screen, then click the envelope in the lower left hand corner that is used to share the URL.

Check this page for more URL variables. http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=wl_local&market=en-us&querytype=topic&query=wl_local_proc_buildurl.htm

  • Regarding your edit for the envelope share link: Interesting. This results in a different url than using the Send link in the top left pane (which does not properly keep the zoom/view/rotation. Sep 30, 2010 at 21:22
  • I don't understand myself why MS would use a different function to create the link when emailing and sharing are essentially the same thing.
    – Dennis
    Sep 30, 2010 at 21:54
  • Thanks, the envelope worked for me! I didn't notice it before, I always tried the Send link in the top left pane. Oct 4, 2010 at 21:41
  • the URL for more variables doesent work anymore
    – rubo77
    Nov 17, 2012 at 17:41

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