Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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Microsoft Releases New Live Maps, Adds Photosynth Integration

So I was goofing around with the new Live Search maps today, and I've been really impressed with the new UI. Interacting with the site has been a lot cleaner then it used to be, and I think they've done a great job with interface design.

Then I switch to the 3D view, and I discovered some truly amazing new features. Apparently the team has integrated technology from Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth into the 3D suite, and now you can hover over the different areas, and see the exactly what region the Birds-Eye shot is from. It also moves seamlessly between each shot, which was a poor experience before.

Kudos to the Live Maps team. V2 is an amazing piece of software, and I hope the rest of the blogosphere takes notice too.

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