Virtual Earths (yes that’s plural)

I just downloaded Google’s new Google Earth courtesy of a link from (of all people) Robert Scoble. I’ve installed and played around with it and it looks a hell of a lot like MSN’s Virtual Earth demo that I watched back in May (courtesy of, btw, Robert Scoble). They’ve got a free version (the one I was playing with) and seems to do quite a bit of neat stuff. There are buttons to show lodging, streets overlayed on the satellite images etc. MSN’s product was supposed to ship in July, looks like it might be a month too late.

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