Microsoft Adds 3-D Online Mapping Interface to Live Search

Microsoft's Live Search offering just got a lot more sophisticated with the addition of Virtual Earth 3-D, a new online mapping interface currently available in the United States. The mapping interface provides consumers with a three-dimensional experience to search, browse and explore the real world online.

Virtual Earth 3-D lets users navigate over cities and between buildings much like the way they can in virtual-reality environments, but it is different from many other offerings in the market as it is a downloadable browser application, Stephen Lawler, general manager of Microsoft's Virtual Earth Group, told eWEEK.

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