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.

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