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July 28, 2005

MSN and Google on earth!

Well I dont know the history. I knew a company called Keyhole existed and Google bought it over. And a product called Google Earth was launched. Meanwhile Microsoft launched Virtual Earth.

As of now, Microsoft’s piece locates stuff only in the US. Google’s application (well it has to be downloaded to begin with) at least identifies some cities across the world. Though the satellite image for that place need not be accurate – it covers the entire earth.

A word about MSN Virtual Earth – the URL for a particular map is somewhat like a tinyurl but still it doesnt fit on a single line in an email. The resolution in MSN seems to be much better, google seems to have reserved it for premium users. Looks like MS wants to stay ahead in the game and pump in a lot of money!