Mapping Maps: Google Street View, Microsoft Expands 3D Views, & MapQuest Adds API

May 30, 2007 - 7:18 am 4 by

A ton of mapping news came out yesterday. Search Engine Land has a great overview of ma lot of the ones that apply to the search engines.

- Google Launches "Street View" Photography - Microsoft Virtual Earth Expands 3-D Coverage To Include New York - MapQuest Introduces New ActionScript API For Richer Maps

Google Street Views: The Google Lat Long Blog posteda on it linking a video demonstration of it in action. I made my own yesterday at personal blog and here it is showing off my office neighborhood.

Check it out yourself, this is a street level view of around times square

google-maps-streets-ny.jpg

Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D New York: To see this in action, check out this video and the press release.

I did not demo this because it doesn't run (or run well) on a Mac.

MapQuest API: Well, Garmin took advantage of it already. Check out MapQuests API for Adobe ActionScript for more information.

Google Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums and Cre8asite Forums. Microsoft Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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