MSN Virtual Earth is a free online virtual globemap service by Microsoft. It overlays satellite imagery and aerial photography over a 3D model of the Earth. Google Earth, a highly detailed virtual globe that comes with atmosphere effects, seabed and even a simplified planetarium A virtual globe is a 3D software model of the earth. ... A map of the world by Johannes Kepler A map is a simplified depiction of a space, a navigational aid which highlights relations between objects within that space. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worlds largest software company, with over 50,000 employees in various countries as of May 2004. ... Satellite imagery are photographs of Earth or other planets made from artificial satellites. ... Aerial photography is the taking of photographs from above with a camera mounted on an aircraft, balloon, rocket, kite or similar vehicle. ... Earth, also known as the Earth, Terra, and (mostly in the 19th century) Tellus, is the third closest planet to the Sun. ...
World Wind is a virtual globe developed by NASA for use on personal computers running Microsoft Windows. ... Screenshot of Google Maps showing a route from Toronto to Ottawa Penang island and Province Wellesley on the mainland as seen on Google Maps  Google Maps is a free, online virtual globe map service provided by Google found at http://maps. ... TerraServer-USA web site TerraServer-USA is a free online repository of public domain aerial imagery and satellite imagery, formerly known as Microsoft TerraServer. ... A screenshot of MapPoint in action Microsoft MapPoint is both a technology and a specific piece of software created by Microsoft yearly that allows users to view, edit and intergrate maps. ...
MSN Virtual Earth
Via Virtual Earth is a blog and informational site about Virtual Earth
Flash Earth compares satellite images of Virtual Earth and Google Maps
A virtual globe may be as simple as an inexpensive globe found in a typical school class room or a sophisticated interface that provides intuitive access to multiple GIS databases.
Virtual globes may be used for study or navigation (by connecting to a GPS device) and their design varies considerably according to their purpose.
Virtual globes (along with all hypermedia and virtual reality software) are distant descendants of the Aspen Movie Map project, which pioneered the concept of using computers to simulate distant physical environments (though the Movie Map's scope was limited to the city of Aspen, Colorado).
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