Live Search Maps "New version" Live

Checked on maps.live.com and noticed a bunch of new features, and checked with the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog and sure enough the new release is now live. Denver in 3D (you really have to try it out, much improved!) Major highlights from Steve Lombardi's blog post: Lots of back end improvements (seems much […]

Checked on maps.live.com and noticed a bunch of new features, and checked with the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog and sure enough the new release is now live. Denver in 3D (you really have to try it out, much improved!)

Major highlights from Steve Lombardi's blog post:

  • Lots of back end improvements (seems much snappier, right off the bat)
  • Safari and IE8 compatibility
  • Map Control update to version 6.1 (for developers
  • Export your Collection to your Nav/GPS device (nice!)
  • Improved "version 2" cities (Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix to start, lots more to come)
  • 3D modeling with 3DVIA (much improved)
  • Labels for Bird's Eye imagery
  • 1-Click Directions improvments
  • MapCruncher integration (this is very cool, add layers of information from within Live Maps)
  • "GeoWeb" tagging and collections enhancements
  • Neighborhood Subscribe via GeoRSS
  • Tour Enhancements including Hi-Def Movies
  • Directions and Traffic Enhancements
  • Improved KML display including Google MyMaps links

Check out Live Maps, and the Virtual Earth / Live Maps blog for more & detailed information.

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