Steve Lombardi, Virtual Earth Program Manager responds to my comments about Virtual Earth

Steve Lombardi, the Virtual Earth Program Manager took some time to respond to my post on the quality of imagery in Phoenix, AZ.

The things our users have been asking for include maps and geocoding Internationally (number 1 by a landslide. See Daanish’s comment above as an example of typical feedback), trip planning, ability to correct bad geocodes, ability to add their own content to maps and printing improvements. Not surprisingly, in this release we added features like Real Time Traffic Overlays, the ability to move algorithmically geocoded pushpins, and Collections which allows someone to build their own layer of points to share with others. Our new Print menu isn’t gonna get us a lot of coverage in hardcore GIS blogs, but its features like that that users need to complete the tasks they actually want to do at WLL.

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