What did I do? I went to another site that I knew had Birds Eye and this portal just lost my consumer eyes. Keeping the end user on your site should be a top priority. Once lost it is difficult to get that user back.
Tip: If your base map control is giving you something that is useful and consumers expect it, use it!
For the map savvy people out there you can use Alt+B to switch to Birds Eye if the option does not exist.
Map Usability Fail Series: #1 Zoom To Rectangle
Map Usability Fail Series: #2 Map Widget Hoarding
Map Usability Fail Series: #3 Creating Custom Map Controls
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