New Improved Microsoft Live Maps Soon
This is now live to all
Nearly New Microsoft Live Maps
Image Source LiveSlide
They have listened to users feedback and have released a few 'sneek' peek improvements.
Live Maps Preview
- The second confusing search box is gone.
- The map control moves to the upper left corner
- more too be announced ... (support for KML geothought thinks so?)
Major improvements in traffic and driving directions includes
- directions with either the start or the finished directions compressed.
- another directions improvement is a traffic re-director based on real-time traffic data.
- one click directions if you are inviting others to an event,supports multiple starting points
- 1-click directions will show directions from the North, South, East, and West
- incorporating Birds Eye photography pictures directly into the 3D map
- a new way to create 3D collections that "flyover" of collection points
More new features and improvements pending - reportedly due in couple weeks.
More screen shots and details at LiveSlide.net
Also Version 6 of the Virtual Earth Map Control is soon to be released, good news for developers of Custom Live Maps.