Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Microsoft release Virtual Earth 3D beta

All you Google earth lovers, he is something else to talk about. This cool tool by Microsoft lets you do what you did with that Google earth. So you must be wondering, whats so great about it?

I strongly suggest you checkout this tool for its 3D features and very detailed driving Directions.

The Live Maps site could give me a perfect way to drive from Little India MRT to Shenton Way. (both places in singapore).

you guys should give it a try.

Download it here.

One of the trick while searching for driving direction is search for place and then country.

So say if you want to go from Baker Street to King's Cross, then you type

From: Baker Street, United Kingdom

To: Kings Cross, United Kingdom

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, or the Windows Vista operating system.
  • Windows Internet Explorer version 6 or 7, with security settings set to enable or prompt Microsoft ActiveX controls.
  • A video card with 32 MB or greater video memory that is compatible with Microsoft DirectX 9.
    Hardware acceleration must be set to Full. For more information, see Help.
  • Recommended: Broadband connectivity.