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Monthly Archives: February 2008

Talking about New Birds Eye and 3D cities in Virtual Earth. Portugal, Italy, and Austria get big updates.

There’s a big list of updated cities that have new imagery (see below) so this is the easiest way to pass on the latest Live Maps/Virtual Earth news Smile


New Birds Eye and 3D cities in Virtual Earth. Portugal, Italy, and Austria get big updates.

The latest monthly update of maps is complete. Highlights include all maps for North America republished with the latest NavteQ street data, new JD Barnes aerial imagery in Canada, and lots of new aerial imagery in India and China. Below is a list of new and expanded Birds Eye and 3D cities as well.

I’m glad to see the Birds eye in Portugal getting a big lift.


New/Updated Birds Eye Cities in the US

  • Etowah Co, AL
  • Mobile Co, AL
  • Monterey Co, CA
  • Boulder Co
  • Broomfield Co
  • WashingtonDC.
  • Cobb Co, GA
  • De Kalb Co, GA
  • Muscogee Co, GA
  • Macon Co, IL
  • Will Co, IL
  • Rowan Co, KY
  • Fayette Co, KY
  • Anne Arundel Co, MD
  • Grand Rapids Metro, MI
  • Detroit Metro North, MI
  • Cottonwood Co, MN
  • Buncombe Co, NC
  • Greenville Metro, NC
  • Wilson Co, NC
  • Lancaster Co, NE
  • Strafford Co, NH
  • San Juan Co, NM
  • Binghamton Metro, NY
  • Butler Co, PA
  • Westmoreland Co, PA
  • Greenwood Co, SC
  • Williamson Co, TX
  • Fisher Co, TX
  • Salt Lake City Metro, UT
  • Hampton Metro, VA
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington Co, VA
  • Spokane, WA

New/Updated Birds Eye Cities in Europe

  • London, UK
  • Medway Towns Urban Area, UK
  • Islwyn, UK
  • Leighton-Buzzard, UK
  • Londonderry, UK
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Reims, France
  • Besancon, France
  • Chalon, France
  • Strasbourg, France
  • Belfort, France
  • Colmar, France
  • Metz, France
  • Mulhouse, France
  • Nancy, France
  • Troyes, France
  • Parma (integration), France
  • BustArsizio/Legnano, Italy
  • Alghero, Italy
  • Como, Italy
  • Empoli, Italy
  • Enna, Italy
  • Frosinone, Italy
  • Gorizia, Italy
  • Isernia, Italy
  • Mantova (integration), Italy
  • Nuoro, Italy
  • Oristano, Italy
  • Foligno, Italy
  • Marsala, Italy
  • Modica, Italy
  • Siracusa, Italy
  • Varese, Italy
  • Vittoria, Italy
  • Rieti, Italy
  • San Marino, Italy
  • Urbino, Italy
  • Verbania, Italy
  • VibValentia, Italy
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Aveiro, Portugal
  • Braga, Portugal
  • Coimbra, Portugal
  • Guimaraes, Portugal
  • Leiria, Portugal
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Setubal, Portugal
  • Austria
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Klagenfurt, Austria
  • Linz, Austria
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • St. Polten (Sankt Pelten), Austria
  • Villach, Austria
  • Wels, Austria
  • Germany
  • Lüdenschied, Germany
  • Norway
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Denmark
  • Herning, Denmark
  • Horsens, Denmark
  • Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Vejle, Denmark
  • Spain
  • Arrecife, Spain
  • Santa Lucia de Tiranjana, Spain
  • Finland
  • Hamnlinna, Finland
  • Belgium
  • Mouscron (Mouskroen), Belgium

New/Enhanced 3D cities


  • Vannes

Great Britain

  • Southampton


  • Pueblo


  • Bridgeport
  • Stamford


  • Portland


  • Battle Creek
  • Grand Rapids
  • Warren


  • Springfield



  • Billings

New Jersey

  • Trenton


  • Henderson
  • Sunrise Manor

New York

  • Rochester
  • Syracuse


  • Allentown


  • Olympia
  • Yakima


  • La Crosse
  • Madison

Oxfam impersonated by Errorsafe pimps – Spyware Sucks

Sandi (at http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/) has been tracking down and exposing malicious Flash ads for months now and this Oxfam impersonation is one of the worst cases she’s come across so this post is in support of her efforts.

The link to her latest post is below.

Other posts from her blog include the following:

Oxfam impersonated by Errorsafe pimps – Spyware Sucks

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Sites Fri 29-Feb-2008 – MySong, OneNote, Live platform services, World Wide Telescope

Plenty of sites on this extra day in 2008 – a video of the World Wide Telescope being announced at TED and another innovation from Microsoft Research Labs, MySong, which automatically adds accompaniment to a song’s vocals (links below):

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Sites Thu 28-Feb-2008 – Astronomy, World Wide Telescope, Schools

The World Wide Telescope from Microsoft Research is the main news item today (it should be available in the Northern Spring according to wwtelescope.com).

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Sites Wed 27-Feb-2008 – Live Spaces, Digital photo resources, Office

Today’s varied sites:

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Sites Tue 26-Feb-2008 – Live Spaces, photography, railway photos, Skydrive, musical illusions

Today’s sites:

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Sites Mon 25-Feb-2008 – Bills Horse Troughs, Powerpoint, secure software, Bendigo Madison

Today’s sites:

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Sites Sun 24-Feb-2008 – Windows Media Center, Skydrive, sound illusions

Sunday’s list of sites:

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Sites Sat 23-Feb-2008 – Malicious advertisements, Windows XP SP3, Aussie $10 chip

Today’s sites with another link to some information about Windows Live Skydrive:

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Sites Fri 22-Feb-2008 – Windows Live Skydrive, Live QnA, Heroes Happen Here, Live Spaces update


Today’s sites, among which there’s the announcement of Live Skydrive that gives Windows Live users in 38 countries 5 gigabytes of free online storage for documents, photos and videos (which can be shared or there’s a public folder for access by everyone):

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