Microsoft (MSN) virtual earth becomes Live Local



The Virtual Earth project at MSN will become local.live.com competing with other local search tools from Google and others. There will be some new features. It looks as though one is a 45 degree angle view of most large cities. Directions to a point by just clicking on the map (no address needed). It sounds like there are some interesting features here. Good to see some competition happening in the maps/local search space.


From what I’ve seen the aerial imagery looks good. I’ll have to sit down and do another comparison with the former Google Maps (now local.google.com). I’ll be interested to see what the maps/overheads for our (less heavily populated) area look.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Microsoft Fremont will challenge Google Base/craigslist Betanews is reporting that Microsoft has a competitor to Google Base in the works already, fremont.live.com is currently restricted to MS employees but a broader beta is claimed to be coming later this month (ummm... since this is the next to last day of November, I'll assume they mean later......
  • Real time Global strategy game using Google Maps? Some time back, there was a Risk clone using Google maps which was interesting, but taken offline due to a legal letter. Well, I have had a long interest in strategy games.... (Risk/Axis&Allies and variants as well as the civilization/freeciv variety and Age of Empires/etc....) Anyway... saw this last week.........
  • IBM donating DHTML accessibility code to Firefox Firefox 1.5 will have DHTML accessibility code donated from IBM. DHTML is code that makes some of the dynamic web pages like google maps as interactive with desktop-like application responsiveness. The accessibility code will help pages be narrated to the viewer, or magnified for easier reading. Also it will assist......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Local SEOs Importance To Church Marketing Part 2 In first part of this part article, Local search engine optimizations Significance To Church Advertising Half 1, I talked a bit about what native search and local web optimization is. To summarize, native search is either searching in the main search engines like google using native modifiers, (e.g. churches in......
  • MonaVie Sends a Second Cease & Desist On Friday afternoon, MonaVie sent Corey Whitlaw an "official-ish" Cease and Desist Order (CDO) to my Lazy Man and Money e-mail address on the basis of his use of their trademark in my metatag keywords. I had an idea that the CDO might be coming. MonaVie had publicly tipped their......
  • Google Says 60% of Local Searches Lead To Sales - Internet Marketing Redefined [/caption] How many of you have included some degree of "offline" in your Internet Marketing strategies? Did you know that 60% of Local Searches that take place on Google lead to sales? I mean.. How powerful is that man! :) This is not some regurgitated statistic, it's Google themselves......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


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

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site