Jamie Thomson

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Live Maps update is here

with 5 comments

OK, ignore my last entry, the real info is herein.

1. New search bar


Finally Live Maps now has a single search box for whatever you want to find and it is much simpler than the last one. Scoble will be so happy.

2. Favourite collections


You can now save your favourite public collections for easy retrieval later. Great to see this being moved into Live Maps proper.


3. More 3D Tour Options


We now have new options for 3D tours including something I asked for, the ability to display photos from my collection when recording a 3D tour. Good news.


4. The ‘Share’ options dialog box has changed appearance


5. Birds Eye indicator

Whenever you happen to be browsing an area that has Birds Eye imagery you now get a more visual indication about it



6. Mapcruncher maps can now be added to a collection and thus added to a 3D tour



7. Collections can now be exported as KML, GPX or GeoRSS feeds


8. Send collections to a GPS device


This is for all those people that have signed up with MSN Direct.


9. New version of the Virtual Earth 3D control


and Liverpool appears on the installer






That’s all that I could find for now. Its a very quick and dirty list and I’m sure there’ll be something more complete on the VE blog very soon


Written by Jamiet

April 11, 2008 at 12:05 am

Posted in Live Maps

5 Responses

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  1. The new sites looks good.  I only have 2 issues.  1- there is a wasted line  where share and print are.  These two options should be moved up.   2- There is still no way to enter, Lat & Long in the search filed.  I know other services have this, and it is needed.   Nice that they added labels on the 3D view now as well.(or at least I don’t remember see them before)


    April 11, 2008 at 4:28 am

  2. Wow, nice coverage. This whole new update is really sweet. Now there’s really absolute reason to use Google Maps except for StreetView. All these goodies just keeps making Live Maps better and better.
    I agree with Medford, along with other must-have features that Live Maps needs to be the best. I have to say, the Live Maps team is the most efficient, and represents the change that all of WinLive should strive for.


    April 11, 2008 at 6:11 am

  3. Hmm Jamie you must elaborate for this feeble mind of mine! Where can we view the new Live Maps do dah? Its no good just shouting at a little old granma ‘hey the new live maps are here!’ you have to go over step by step 1) Where to go to see them, 2.) How to then access all of the different features that you kindly showed inside your blog, and 3.) That’s it!
    Only joking I’ll have a look later but they do look very good. I love the 3D view.


    April 11, 2008 at 1:35 pm

  4. I noticed Lat & Long work on my end, if you click on the locations, under search.


    April 11, 2008 at 2:44 pm

  5. Nice photo review.


    April 13, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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