Sunday, March 05, 2006

SightMap: Down at the Street Level

Local Maps and Search are getting more attention from the big guys recently and Microsoft just announced the use of Facet SightMap technology in a preview website where you can navigate through streets of Seattle and San Francisco while moving a mouse.

This is similar to what A9 has made available a while ago for more areas. Facet has patents covering graphical search and has compiled "over 200 terabytes of image data". The idea is to provide turn-by-turn directions with reference to actual landmarks.

First seen at ExtremeTech

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