Convergence

Web 2.0 and the Future of Pervasive Computing

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Zoom in on Your Location with Streetside

I just checked out the newest addition to the Microsoft Live Suite - Streetside. This is a really cool preview service that takes network-centric mapping technology to a whole new level. Essentially you can not only find a location using their Virtual Earth package, but you can also navigate through street-level photographs of the location.













The interface is a bit lacking (see screenshot), but the promise of the technology is clear. Take this a step further and you can easily envision being able to not only find the location/picture of a new restaurant, but also quickly checking out any associated reviews/blog posts, or even Stickies.

Hats off to Microsoft. It looks like the folks at Redmond have every intention of using their $50B treasure chest to give Google a run for its money. Oh yea, and I like the race car.

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1 Comments:

  • At 8:10 PM, Anonymous boulder real estate said…

    Interesting. I never knew that Microsoft Live Suite has this feature. I'll try this out later. Thanks for sharing!

     

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