Virtual Tourism

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Live Search Maps

I have been getting some traffic from Microsoft's Live Search Maps to this blog and have been wondering how and why. I have finally worked it out.

Live Search Maps has a 'collections' section that allows users to search for places in kmls. Microsoft has added the Worldwide Video Map kml that I created for Google Earth to their 'collections'. That means if someone searches for a place in the collections they might be directed to the Worldwide Video Map kml

The great thing is you can now view the places featured in Live Search Maps amazing 'bird's eye view'. Or you can view the 3d models of the featured places. Unfortunately Live Search Maps doesn't show the videos.

If you want to see the videos you will either have to open the Worldwide Video Map kml in Google Earth or view it in Google Maps.