Quote "I'm sure not a lot of people have much interest in that area"
Unless you live in outside the USA. It's not just Latvia you know but the whole of the rest of the world.
Bing has far less detail; it knows very little about London and defaults Hampstead to Horse Guars Parade. Yes you can map every place but it is a laborious process, especially when you have over 1000 place names to manually click on. This is the major failing of FTM on all other counts it is very good.