Virtual Earth Preview

Submitted by: buddy 11 years ago in Tech
http://preview.local.live.com/

Microsoft has mapped out San Francisco and Seattle from a street level view.
There are 31 comments:
Male 142
Lombard Street is pretty crooked
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Male 242
whats with the `360 controller in the racecar view?
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Male 4,431
Yepper, I can see the potential. We`ll see how it comes out, but I can certainly see the potential. I mean, think of what it would do for GPS systems. The machine would say, "in about a mile, turn right" and then it could project the photo or a short video of the area on screen. Would greatly improve things... We`ll see.
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Female 138
When they release the full version of Virtual Earth, I think it will be much better than it is now, although it`s pretty cool. If they actually mapped rural areas as well instead of just the main cities like Google Earth is like right now, it would be much better.
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Male 161
Keep in mind haters: it`s a "PREVIEW", not the finished product. when they finally perfect it and release it I think it will be pretty cool
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Male 54
Thats cool. Whens it gonna be out?
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Male 135
very cool indeed! it definitely has potential. the best part is that you can take a virtual road trip. real road trips are better. but if you`re short on time and money, this works just fine.
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Male 637
not nearly as good as google earth.
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Male 26
pretty good idea. if you want to find your way around somewhere, it`s usually better to see it in this perspective rather then Google Earth`s. Unless, of course, you`re in a plane.
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Male 224
It doesnt even work...
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Male 10,440
This has real potential, they need to work out the bugs though
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Male 645
why does microsoft suck exactly?
i think its a good idea and just might pull through
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Male 81
boring
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Male 94
sorry to burst your bubble, but this wont work unless they do major cities only..it will never be like google earth, mainly because the government would stop it..they dont like google earth because it give away certain things they dont want us to see..i`d give this little project a week befor it goes offline.
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Male 182
navigation is near impossible, good idea though. if microsoft didn`t suck it probably has potential
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Male 339
Just so every one knows, google earth isnt original, nasa worldwind came fist.
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Male 1,425
i like this idea, but the controls suck at the moment...
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Male 1,399
That`s pretty damned cool.

Imagine giving people directions with something like this. Or having it in your car.

I`m sure the MS haters will complain, yet, strangely, it`ll be hugely popular anyway.

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Male 2,720
I am okay with old-fashioned top-down view maps, for finding out how to get somewhere.
But I`ll admit, this could work out well. My pc also too "slow", btw.
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Male 419
That`s crazy. I love it.
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Male 203
What`s the point in this? Just because they can do it, doesn`t meen it`s a good idea.
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Female 125
yeah it`s kinda taking the google earth idea but bettering it - it`s much more from actual perspective rather than bird`s eye view. and yeh altho actual photos aren`t available of most places you can drive around the lil map at the bottom hehe yeh as bigbonny says it`s go potential
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Female 504
it loaded really slowly on my "slow computer" too and its not really their idea....google earth?
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Male 233
too sloppy to control
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Male 2,216
When that`s properly polished off and finished it will be very impressive.

And game, there`s nothing "gay" about it, dont be a moron.

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Male 182
Wow that was very cool !! Not much there right now but theres a lot of potential
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Male 424
wow...that was gay :|
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Male 888
I wonder how long, or how they got all that video from all the directions
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Male 118
^ Nah, you`ve just got a slow computer. Should have more than two cities though. Be good to see a Sydney on there.
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Male 207
Pretty cool but way to slow to load
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Male 10,115
Link: Virtual Earth Preview [Rate Link] - Microsoft has mapped out San Francisco and Seattle from a street level view.
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