- Ask.com maps
- Google Maps
- Microsoft Virtual Earth
- Yahoo Maps
Microsoft's Virtual Earth is part of Microsoft's Live services. It's a free mapping service that provides users with driving directions, real-time traffic reports, street maps, and satellite imagery. One of its standout features is the use of aerial photography at an oblique angle, a view that gives users a detailed and visually familiar view of the city, compared to the rooftop view you get from satellite imagery.
Another interesting feature is the Locate Me button, which will show you which geographical region you're in based on your Internet address. It's a handy way to zoom in to your area without having to type anything or mouse around.
Web site: http://maps.live.com/
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