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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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Microsoft Virtual Earth

Oh my god, Virtual earth is so much better than Google Earth! Cardiff city center is almost completely done in 3d, and there is full birds eye views (you can see the sides of the buildings from North, south east and west) of the enitre city and surounds.

What other cities are covered in birds eye and 3d views?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #2
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Birmingham has birds eye view but I don't know about 3D view...
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Old April 16th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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It is good but my town is very out of date. Most pictures are from around 2000-01 but atleast it is possible to view up close.

It isn't very good for close up views unless you are looking at the UK or US, though. Google Earth is better for abroad.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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Birmingham has birds eye view but I don't know about 3D view...
You use the compass on screen and the picture rotates.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #5
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no changing North south east and west is still birds eye view, in Cardiff 95% of the buildings are done in 3d with facades (like 3d warehouse for google).
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Got ya I remember seeing that on the gadget show.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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I watched that too . I'd like to see what the 'finished' product will be.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #8
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The one of Preston is fantastic. Full coverage and the pictures must have been taken this year at some point.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 04:13 AM   #9
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Why has London not been done in Birdeye or 3d view yet????

I'm outraged, London is supposed to get EVERYTHING before the provinces....grrr
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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #10
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Greenwich and tower bridge are covered in birdseye view, Londons a big place so will take some time.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #11
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Can anyone post 3D images off the UK's main city centres?
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