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Re: Google Earth and Microsoft Imitation

__/ [Tim Smith] on Saturday 05 November 2005 21:34 \__

> In article <dkibbu$1jfr$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Other Microsoft initiatives that should be attributed to Google:
>> - Interactive maps
> What do you mean by "interactive" maps?

I  wanted this to be succinct. I didn't mean that the maps could  actually
be  manipulated  (changed). I also did not mean to exclude  services  like
MapQuest or MapBlast which have already done this for ages.

If  I were to be more specific, I'd say: AJAX(or equivalent)-based,  high-
ly-responsive  map navigation with satellite images embedded, et cetera et



Microsoft  has had the ability to develop a satellite map service for  MSN
since  1998.  Chairman Bill Gates decided in April, the same month  Google
released  its version, to rush the project. He gave his engineers a  dead-
line  of  100 days. Stephen Lawler, who runs the Virtual Earth group,  and
his team figured they would need about a year to get the satellite mapping
technology ready.



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