Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Microsoft Demos New "Live Local" Salvo in Virtual Earth vs Google Earth

Street LevelSatellite and birds eye views are set to be supplemented by a street level view of the world, as demonstrated by Microsoft's Virtual Earth Team. The team kitted out a fleet of vehicles to take 10 million photos of Seattle and have put together a great system where users drive or walk around the virtual city with an an AJAX web interface. Take a look at what they have achieved without resorting to flash.

It definitely has a technology preview lumpiness about it, but certainly a street level glimpse of the future.

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