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    Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    I was looking at a vehicle tracking device I was trying out today for the manufacture, and the ASP is using Windows Live Local to show the "dots on the map". I use Windows Live Local in Outlook, but never have zoomed in to far. Today I did, and was flabbergasted to say the least at how clear the map view was, and what surprised me most, was that I zoomed in far enough to actually see my car parked next to my wifes. Looks like my stepdaughter parked mine though <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> I then went over to Google earth, and what a difference. Google earth maps were not as clear as though in WLL when zoomed in, and Google didnt seem to be as up to date either. I know this because of the difference in appearance of not only my deck, but of other homes around mine, and I dont see either of our cars. Are MS and Google both using the same service?
    Just my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> worth and observation
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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    I was amazed that Google had updated its map of our local area.. Jezzarette 1 was doing some homework on the local area and I said we could see our car on Google Earth outside our Log cabin....nope, not anymore, the maps had been updated and I can safely say they are no older than 3 months as we have an apple tree in the back yard , freshly pruned and in the picture and wait for it....Jezzarrette 2's go kart on the lawn.

    Can't see my parent house 10 miles away which we could normally see so they must be be continually being updated..where do Windows Live Local get their maps?
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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    Map updates seem to be a never ending cycle of who can trump whom in particular geographic areas. As soon as one service updates place A the other seems to update place B. Then each can claim to be newer and better in a such and such a spot. And so on and so on....

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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    I am not sure where WLL gets their maps, but they seem a lot clearer than Google Earth,
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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    I think Joe is correct. For The Netherlands, where I live, Google Earth is much better than Windows Live Local - see screenshots below for the area where my father lives (WLL at the maximum enlargement it supports!). For other areas, it is no doubt different.
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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    Have you tried the "Birds eye View" in WLL?

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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    I haven't explored WLL much, I just noticed that the satelite images for The Netherlands are low-res.

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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    You have NOT been updated yet or you are so fast that all they can is a "Blur" of you <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    <hr>I zoomed in far enough to actually see my car parked next to my wifes.<hr>
    How many do you have? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Google Earth vs. Windows Live Local

    Presumably just the one wife...!

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