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Microsoft Adds 26 Terabytes to Virtual Earth

Jul062007

Microsoft Adds 26 Terabytes to Virtual Earth

Microsoft on Thursday pushed its biggest update to Virtual Earth in the history of the mapping service, adding 26 terabytes of 3-D and birds-eye imagery. A large amount of the data is for a new feature the company calls “hill shaded,” which displays the topography of a location.

Microsoft has additionally added new cities to its list of aerial imagery, with most featuring textured 3-D buildings and cityscapes. Canadian cities Hamilton, Quebec, Toronto have been added (Montreal will arrive next month), along with Toulouse France, Eastbourne UK in Europe. In the United States, a slew of cities have received updates, including New Orleans, Brooklyn and Nashville.

Source:? BetaNews

Microsoft, Windows Live, Virtual Earth, Microsoft News, Live News

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