Replace Bing maps with Google Maps or OpenStreetMaps
Bing maps suck, espeically outside of the U.S. An option to replace them with Google Maps or OpenStreetMaps would be great. There's a GreaseMonkey script that does this for Flickr, so I can't imagine it would be too hard to implement. http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/1574
Al H commented
Bunch of crap. Bing maps are Crap.
Our subdivision is 4 years old and completely built out now. Query my address and Bing shows a huge multi-acre untouched dirt lot!!!. Same with everything else I look for
@William Helton - This is just like those advice that people can use Google Maps on iOS 6 and can ignore Apple Maps, you CANNOT escape Apple Maps as it is hard-wired into the operating system and apps have to use it (Including Find My iPhone), exactly the same situation for Facebook, sure we can escape Bing Maps and copy the address/coordinates into Google Maps, but it is not convenient.
William Helton commented
i hope that everyone reading this is fully aware of the fact that you can already accomplish the absolute, very same result within your browser's own functionality.
while viewing your popped-up Bing map within FB, gaze to the top-left corner of that map and directly above the map's Zoom-In (+) and the Zoom-Out (-) buttons you will see the map location displayed in white text. highlight the location with your mouse, right-click, and then....OUCH, holy crap, believe-it-or-not, among your options are, "Search Google for LAZY-VILLE...POPULATION 7+ BILLION."
so lastly ~ and this one is for the geniuses at SF ~ after fixing this guys map-issues, how soon can you add a "Wipe-My-Ass-For-Me" button? It's just that, ever since someone else did it for me when i visited Thailand, wiping my own ass really sucks ~ especially outside of the U.S. There's already a similar button that wipes peoples asses for them in 3rd-World countries, so I can't imagine it would be too hard to implement it into the much more evolved and privileged First-World countries. thank you in advance!
i've found a facebook-chrome extension called facebook-panda that seems to work fine...the only problem is that (at least for me) once it is active i can't see some elements in facebook, ae the list of blocked contacts in chat
@ngyikp, that's great, but a SF fix would be better, especially if it got past the scrollable limitation
There's a userscript that replaces the map, but unfortunately, it only works for static maps, not the dynamic zoom-able maps: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89230
Fred Odoman commented
What a cracking idea. Letting Facebook get away with bedding down with Microsoft can't be good for the general community. Yes, the US is big, but it isn't the whole world; there's more world out there than the US, and much of it isn't very well supported by Bing maps.
What a brilliant idea. Bing suckz. Google all the way doods. :-)
Tim Lewcock commented
I heartily agree with this. Bing Maps are appalling in comparison to Google maps. I don't think that OpenStreetMaps has quite the same level of functionality or smoothness as Google Maps and I think that more people use and like Google Maps so that may be the better way for acceptance by the majority of users. Of course, if you can customise the Social Fixer plug-in to use whichever map service the user specifies (no doubt from a pre-defined list) then that would be the ultimate Fix. :-)
Actually, everything in Bing sucks outside the US :)