Seems like the Microsoft Virtual Earth team is really pumping out the updates this month. This week we have some 3D updates. I noticed this morning when I started up VE3D I got the two following message boxes:
Looks like Microsoft is detecting your hardware and giving you the option of a less graphic intense choices in case you are still on that old Intel P-III.
When the VE3D first appeared, I was complaining about how the model of the Colosseum was great, but it was on a very low resolution aerial. Well no longer:
The other famous volcano, Etna is also in high-res:
Lake Como is of course beautiful, but the terrain model could use some updating.
Italy is such a beautiful country and having the whole peninsula and islands in high-res makes it look even better.