Microsoft MSN Adds Street-Side Views To Local Maps - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
News
News
2/28/2006
06:08 PM
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Faster, More Effective Response With Threat Intelligence & Orchestration Playboo
Aug 31, 2017
Finding ways to increase speed, accuracy, and efficiency when responding to threats should be the ...Read More>>

Microsoft MSN Adds Street-Side Views To Local Maps

The latest feature presents a view similar to what a person would see from a car, according to the company.

Microsoft Corp.'s MSN portal on Tuesday launched a preview of a feature that adds interactive street-side views to its Local Live search and mapping service.

The feature adds on-the-ground pictures to Virtual Earth, which has been folded into Local Live and offers satellite imagery of geographical locations. The latest capability presents a view similar to what a person would see from a car, Sean Rowe, program manager for Virtual Earth, said in Microsoft's MSN Search blog.

The screen is cut in half, so the user can see the street-side view on top and the satellite view on the bottom. The satellite imagery can be changed to a road map.

Currently, San Francisco and Seattle are the only cities covered, but "many more cities" would be added by the time the feature is formally integrated into the Windows Live Local site this summer, Rowe said.

MSN is not the first search engine to introduce street-side views. Amazon.com introduced the feature more than a year ago in A9.com, which currently offers street views for two-dozen cities.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
IT Strategies to Conquer the Cloud
Chances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll