Google Earth Meets Windows Live "Virtual Earth"

Nov 7, 2006 • 8:14 am | comments (9) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

Extremely impressive release by Microsoft with Virtual Earth. It is basically a Google Earth product with "dramatic 3-D mapping" in your browser, as Greg Sterling reports. I personally tried installing it on Mac running Windows in Parallels but it did not take, due to video driver issues.

Because of that, I am borrowing one of Greg's pictures to show you the 'wow' factor of those 3D images.

Virtual Seattle In Windows Live Local

The 3D images are only available in select areas of San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Detroit, Phoenix, Houston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Denver, Dallas and Fort Worth. Gary price has his thoughts on the mapping software here.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

wkcow

11/08/2006 03:23 am

i also tried to play the Virtual Earch of Live Search,but when i installed the software, it displayed your region and language could not be supported. maybe i am from China, and my OS is Chinese Version?

PHANIREDDY

11/24/2006 05:21 am

JUST I WANT TO SEE THE MAPOF MY HOME SOME ONE TOLD THAT LIVE IS AVAILABLE

Betty

04/13/2007 09:44 pm

Is there a way to live pictures... not just views from 5 years ago but current ones.

brandy lay

10/25/2007 04:46 pm

you need better directions on your website

carlos

01/05/2008 07:29 pm

why on other countrys there is no name on the streets or when i type an address for another country wont work alsois not really clear when you zoom in on another country like italy or cuba or new zealand thank you

carlos

01/05/2008 07:30 pm

why on other countrys there is no name on the streets or when i type an address for another country wont work alsois not really clear when you zoom in on another country like italy or cuba or new zealand thank you

carlos

01/05/2008 07:31 pm

can you tell me the diferent in pro version?. thank you

sam

06/12/2009 08:09 am

dear sir iam still looking for google earth to update my place. i built my house 3years back and i still see the place empty. whom can i ask to update pls help

venkata sai krishna

08/12/2009 01:39 pm

i want to see the google earth live how to see?

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