Microsoft Enhances Virtual Earth Product in Great Britain

Microsoft Corporation and Intermap Technologies Corporation have launched an enhanced Virtual Earth 3-D viewing platform based on Intermap Technologies' highly accurate and up-to-date elevation data for all of Great Britain. Intermap is also creating similar maps for all of Western Europe and the continental United States. The resulting product delivers a more seamless and accurate 3-D experience for all Internet users visiting Microsoft's Live Search Maps for England, Scotland and Wales. Intermap is proactively remapping entire countries and building unprecedented national databases, called NEXTMap, consisting of highly accurate digital topographic maps that include elevation data.

"Microsoft is committed to delivering the highest-accuracy and highest-quality product for our Live Search Maps customers, and this enhancement is another step toward meeting this commitment. Having Intermap's highly accurate and reliable foundation layer under our imagery and building models allows us to provide one of the most accurate viewing experiences on the Internet today," said Microsoft's Aric Weiker, director of product management for the Virtual Earth platform.

News source: Press Release

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Its strange, the ariel version is out of date/not as good zoom for my area compared to google. However the 3D view is up to date and more zoom

Well it was already the best for arial photos. I know that just a few weeks ago google added a whole new layer of detail to equal microsoft.

Still preferred Virtual Earth though!