Mapping the Earth in Near Real-Time

One of the projects Microsoft researchers are working on is called SenseWeb, and Technology Review has a nice article that gives an overview of SenseWeb which, when incorporated into Windows Live Local, will allow searching for real-time location-based information, such as local restaurant specials or even gas prices. Local search and LBS will continue to be a focus of new applications, so it will be interesting to see how SenseWeb might fit into Microsoft’s long-term plans.