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Release of Microsoft Virtual Earth Beta

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The beta version of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth has gone live at http://virtualearth.msn.com/ So far, it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that Google Earth can boast, and I think that the black and white imagery doesn’t match up to Google’s color imagery. It may be that Microsoft is working on some additional unique functionality, but […]

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MSN Virtual Earth – A sad reality

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The beta is up and Microsoft has NOT caught up to Google. My three largest issues with this are, in no particualr order: -Pulling B&W imagery -Vector overlays on imagery are weak…i.e. too transparent -No API (at least yet) One nice thing might be the scratchpad if they take in the right direction. That is […]