Weird how pretty much no one, including MSNBC which has MS in its name, uses Microsoft’s Google Earth clone, right? Always Google Earth. Especially odd given that the consensus appears to be that Microsoft has, at least in examples I’ve seen, the better imagery. I guess the Bing Maps 3D software is just that inferior to Google Maps, but I’ll never know because I won’t try it — why not? Because I don’t have to. I can use my precious Google Earth and layer in Microsoft’s satellite data, and you can too (along with many other mapping services), with a quick stop here.

Keep up the good work Microsoft! :)


  1. You have got to be kidding me simmons, this is a new low even for you, you are actually ripping on a program without even having tried it? I’m not a big Microsoft guy, I like Apple products, but man, what is your deal?

    … and you wonder why this site isn’t on google news. you aspie.

    • who: I’m confused, I believe I installed Bing 3D Maps, but when I start it, it just loads up Bing Maps in IE. Did they go web-based with this or am I doing it wrong? And if they did go web-based, why do I need to install anything for what I’m looking at?

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