MS announced satellite images service

Microsoft has announced MSN Virtual Earth service that will debut this summer and go head to head with Google Earth. The article has a few screenshots of the software in action and map angles that are rather impressive.

Microsoft sends news today that founder Bill Gates has announced a MSN Virtual Earth service is to debut in the summer. The service is promised to provide: Satellite images with 45-degree-angle views of buildings and neighborhoods. Satellite images with street map overlays. Ability to add local data layers, such as showing local businesses or restaurants. The service will allow users to choose from a number of different data types plus allow people to contribute their own information.

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