Sunday, May 20, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Acer Predator X27 Monitor Supports 4K, HDR, and G-Sync, But Costs $2,000
FCC Investigating Recent Report Website Flaw Exposed Mobile Phone Locations
Hisense Announces "Affordable" 80-inch Laser TV
Roaming Mantis Malware Infects Smartphones Through Wi-fi Routers
'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4' Will Not Have a Single Player Campaign
Enmotus FuzeDrive Performance Benchmarks
Intel and Mobileye Begin Testing Their Autonomous Fleet in Jerusalem
Zotac Debuts the ZBOX CI329 nano Mini PC
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Microso...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Microsoft Targets Google With New Online '3-D' City Maps


Microsoft has unveiled an online three-dimensional mapping function that provides detailed views of major US cities in a challenge to Internet maps offered by rival Google.

Microsoft's Virtual Earth 3D map service is built into its Live Search page at http://live.com and provides bird's eye three-dimensional model perspectives of locations.

The software giant said it used new technology to compile photographs of cities and terrain into "textured, photorealistic three-dimensional models with engineering level accuracy."

"By helping people visualize information in far more useful and intuitive ways, Virtual Earth 3D takes search to an entirely new level," Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said in a release.

As of Monday, three-dimensional models were available for 15 US cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose, Las Vegas and Dallas, and Microsoft said it planned to gradually include other cities.

The Virtual Earth maps offer real-time traffic information and business listings, and will include "virtual billboards", according to Microsoft.

"The release of Virtual Earth 3D is a significant step toward creating a truly new dimension in search not only in the look and feel of the experience but in the way consumers and advertisers can be involved," said Microsoft vice president Steve Berkowitz.

Virtual Earth will challenge the Google Earth online mapping, in which users get the illusion of sweeping down to selected spots on the planet from above, while tapping into Google's database of services for the area.


Previous
Next
NEC to Provide Largest SX-8R Supercomputer System to Osaka University        All News        Samsung Reveals the Latest in Wimax Mobile Devices
Microsoft Releases .Net Framework 3.0     General Computing News      Media, Financial Services, Travel and Automotive Companies Will Lead Online Advertising Spending Over the Next Five Years

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Build 2018 Highlights
Azure and Office Power Microsoft's Third Quarter Results
Microsoft Unveils Reorganization Plan
Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Sees Cloud services As The Future of Games
Microsoft Uses AI to Match Human Performance in Translating News from Chinese to English
Microsoft Offers New Cloud Tools to Health-Care Companies
Xiaomi and Microsoft Expand Their Collaboration in cloud, Devices and AI Areas
Windows Defender ATP Coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1
Microsoft Reports Quarterly Revenue and Profit on Cloud and Office Consumer Products
Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer Will Show You What Data Microsoft Gets From Your PC
Microsoft Takes On Chromebooks With Education Windows 10 Devices starting at $189

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .