More Microsoft Virtual Earth news in the Microsoft category

3D is no longer just the domain of ESRI, Google and NASA. Microsoft has released their Virtual Earth 3D. What is different about Microsoft’s digital globe is that it runs inside your web browser. I’ll have to play with it some more when I get off of work, but it is visually amazing. It streams much slower than GE, but the detail is many times better. Click images for larger view:

The Digital Globe View

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The detail of the 3D cities is way beyond Google Earth

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Take a spin down the Las Vegas Strip

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But, Tempe is still low resolution

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It works with Internet Explorer 6 or 7, so Firefox users will have to wait for Microsoft to release a DirectX Firefox add-on (if that is possible).

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