June 28, 2005
I found some good coverage with screenshots.
Basically, it shows images of the 3D rendering, 45-degree renderings, the ability to personalize and share your maps, integration with local search, and more.
UPDATE: Downloaded and been playing around with it. Not only can you pan,zoom, etc…but you can also tilt the 3D maps…It is better than MSN’s virtual earth because of this ability to move anywhere and view anything from any angle where MSN’s virtual earth is better at showing youactual appearance of the buildings since they are actual photographs and not just 3D renderings (or at least I’ll have to wait and see). Not all buildings are in 3D…mostly well-known tall buildings only…I had a hard time finding some. In some cases, there were a bunch of gray 3D renders that were interspersed in major cities that just looked like a child’s set of blocks standing up on top of flat images.