Virtual Earth UK Cities - Brighton and Swindon
Microsoft's Virtual Earth now includes fully texture mapped 3D buildings for Brighton and slightly bizarrely, for a first inroad to the UK, Swindon.
Of interest for those in the know will be the inclusion of the GetMapping copyright on the data.
Next stop London? This will happen without doubt, we try to like Virtual Earth - really we do - but there is something about it that's just not quite right. Google Earth and their 3D warehouse makes us smile, its community led with freely released modelling tools. Microsoft's approach makes us more worried than anything.
You can take a look at Brighton, Swindon and the also newly released cities of Calgary, Redmond, Buffalo, Beaverton and Portland via maps.live.com