The first time I saw Google Maps I was amazed. Between the fancy AJAX interface and high resolution satellite imagery hours vanished toward what felt like minutes.
Last night I took a look at Microsoft’s Live.com Maps. It seems they’ve been doing some updating.
The pictures below speak for themselves, and I’m not even including the in-browser 3D maps (yes I know Google Earth does the same.)
Google Maps (Click text for external link, images for zoomed jpg)
Still not impressed?
What if you want to see what the other side of the building looks like? Not a problem — Microsoft offers north, south, east, and west views.
To be fair, Live.com maps does not have footage for the entire United States. Some areas stink, still stuck with grainy B&W ariel images. However, this is hardly limited to major US cities. I was able to see my old small hometown in Wisconsin, the garden behind the house I grew up in clearly visible. Perhaps the demise of Bill Gates and his company has been exagerated.