Microsoft has announced a new functionality added to Microsoft Live Search Maps. The announcement includes beautifully done 3D photo-realistic maps which gives an in-depth tour of New York City and 8 other US, UK, and Canadian cities.
Microsoft continues to keep one step ahead of Google in the maps competition. While Google Maps has gained 3D scales, the graphics of the 3D layout are still yet to be photo-realistic. Along with NYC, Austin, Cape Coral (Florida), Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Northampton (UK), Ottawa, Savannah and Tampa can also be viewed in 3D, with more cities worldwide coming in the summer. — Andrew Dobrow