MSN Virtual Earth erases Apple?



Well, since I did the summary of MSN’s new Virtual Earth and compared it to Google Maps. I find this article at The Register that notes that Apple’s Cupertino headquarters is missing from Virtual Earth’s satellite Imagery. They make a bit about how Google Map’s satellite imagery displays it, while MSN doesn’t.
This is one where I really don’t buy into the conspiracy though. I suspect that MSN is just using old Satellite imagery. I don’t know when Apple’s headquarters was completed, but apparently their Satellite imagery still shows a pre-9/11 attack World Trade Center site. So, we might assume the images are at least 4 years old. Beyond that, most of these Satellite images of the earth are not taken at the same time, the scope of that would be tremendous.
I’m more interested to hear details on the ” Locate Me ” feature that I saw. Perhaps there’s some integration with On-star style navigation in the not-too-distant future?

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Net nuetrality and the changing of the web as we know it Not too long ago I had an article about an ISP/telecom executive that floated the idea of charging some BIG web sites to make sure they had a fast connection/delivery to the ISP's customers. In effect, they would prioritize traffic for the bigger websites that were able to pay for......
  • Mustek ScanExpress A3 USB 1200 Pro Scanners... I had a nice microtek scanner that for the last year has refused to work and I decided to replace it. I have a project coming up that would require scanning some larger format pages so I was really pleased to find a $165 A3 scanner (usually the larger......
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter coverage The Globe and Mail has a good writeup on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is schedule to lift off Wednesday from Florida. It mentions some of the other upcoming space missions related to Mars and mentions that this specific craft could be a stepping stone for a manned mission in......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Amouage Ubar Perfume for Women Review Amouage Ubar is an ideal springtime perfume for women mainly because nothing exemplifies the idea of spring quite like the scent of lily of the valley. This scent is light an ethereal and it has just a tinge of something luscious and green. The Amouage Ubar perfume for women is......
  • Blogging for Business Pt 1 Business blogs are quickly becoming the "in" thing, at least as far as corporate communication is concerned. "Blog" is short hand for weblog or web log, which is an online public diary that is updated on a regular basis. Some web logs are updated daily, while others see updates every......
  • Internet Site Position To boost your web ranking on Google, and the of many major search engines, you have to have the latest version of SEO Elite. This program does a lot of the user using analytics, that can help consumer and user of a certain website check out the go through in......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Switch to our mobile site