Microsoft releases new Virtual Earth

Posted on Thursday, Jun 29 2006 @ 21:43 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has released a new version of Virtual Earth. Here's a look at the new features in version 1.64:
1. Driving directions drawn directly on the map.

2. Pushpins! Now when you search for an address, business, or contact, the map won't just be centered on the place, there will be a nice labeled pushpin there.

3. GPS improvements. GPS should work much smoother now. I fixed some bugs, and added an options dialog directly in the app so you don't need to deal with any other GPS control panel (which was missing on Smartphone anyway). You will still need to set up a Bluetooth COM port for Bluetooth GPSes, however.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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