Live Earth takes on Google Maps. Real serious this time around

Microsoft’s Live Earth team went through a major feature upgrade today with the addition of 3.8 terabytes worth imagery data. And the end result is just amazing. Switching to bird’s eye view almost takes you live to the location. Live Earth team will be making the official announcement soon about which all cities are covered as part of the upgrade. NYC, Chicago, Seattle all seem to there.Chicago, Ventura County California, Broomfield Colorodo, Pinellas Florida, Charleston South Carolina  are the places covered in  US.

Does this explain for Google’s rumored buyout of Vutool?

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Live Earth’s enhanced bird’s eye view

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9 Responses to “Live Earth takes on Google Maps. Real serious this time around”

  1. FreeMySpace.info » Blog Archive » Microsoft Live Maps gets close up Says:

    […] It looks like Microsoft has gone and added 3.8 terabytes worth of image data to its Google Maps-like Live Maps system. It’s a bit creepy exactly how close up you can get with some locations. […]

  2. SoftSaurus Says:

    […] It looks like Microsoft has gone and added 3.8 terabytes worth of image data to its Google Maps-like Live Maps system. It’s a bit creepy exactly how close up you can get with some locations. […]

  3. Microsoft Live Maps gets close up! at Magnicio.com Says:

    […] It looks like Microsoft has gone and added 3.8 terabytes worth of image data to its Google Maps-like Live Maps system. It’s a bit creepy exactly how close up you can get with some locations. […]

  4. Extreme Close-Ups in Live Maps at McC Journal Says:

    […] Within the last week or so, Microsoft has uploaded about 3.8 terabytes of new hi-res aerial imagery to their Live Maps service. This seems like it’ll really put the screws to Google to get more advanced with their Google Maps service. However, I still believe Google’s got all their competitors beat in terms of the look and feel of their application. It just feels a lot smoother and faster than Live Maps, Mapquest, and Yahoo! Maps. They’re also coming along on their Mobile Maps and direction finding features. This ultrasharp aerial stuff from Microsoft is very impressive, though, and because it’s oblique it’s much easier to pick out landmarks in the cities. Here’s a side-by-side comparison at the closest zoom of the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta: […]

  5. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Google Maps Mashups now for everyone Says:

    […] Launch of MyMaps from Google pretty much signifies the potential threat any startup can face when building a product on top a 3rd party API. If you are able to build fast enough and scale in terms of userbase, you might escape from getting trampled. Otherwise building on top of a larger set of 3rd Party APIs might be better option, since all of them can’t really get together and come after your idea. Anyway Google is not really going for just the smaller players. The rapid enhancements being introduced by Microsoft/LiveMaps, and Yahoo Maps is forcing Google innovate faster. […]

  6. » Live Maps Improves Bird’s Eye View »  InsideMicrosoft - part of the Blog News Channel Says:

    […] Windows Live Maps has redone the way its bird’s eye view works. The bird’s eye view is a 3/4 overhead view, taken from planes flying over, that provides some amazing detail on city streets. Previously, the bird’s eye view involved choosing from a selection of different images in a nine-image grid, a completely annoying way to do anything, and devoid of any continuity. Now, bird’s eye view is seamless and continuous. Take a look: New birds eye view 1 Hosted on Zooomr New birds eye view 2 Hosted on Zooomr […]

  7. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Navdog - fun mashup on Live Maps Says:

    […] As for Microsoft virtual earth, it seems to gaining quite a few friends all over with the recent upgrades. Redfin is another major site using Live Maps to power it’s property search. […]

  8. oli Says:

    good

  9. carrie ruiz Says:

    Need to address location on map

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