Images: Touring MSN Virtual Earth

Images: Touring MSN Virtual Earth

Summary: MSN Virtual Earth takes on Google Maps with its new satellite mapping tool.

TOPICS: Nasa / Space, Google

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  • Here's what a Google satellite image of the same location looks like. Here's a bet that very soon MSN will add more color and Google will add street names to their maps. UPDATE: See next screen.

  • Perhaps spurred by the release of MSN Virtual Earth, Google updated Google Maps to include the names of streets and popular locations. This is the same map as the previous image, three hours later.

  • Google and MSN aren't the only players in satellite mapping technology. Terrafly has offered maps with street names and other information overlayed on top of satellite imagery for years, according to a search expert.

Topics: Nasa / Space, Google

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