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forgive my ignorance - I have never heard of the application? What is it?
Its Microsoft's online mapping application, which has put forth some very popular advancements, such as the "Birds-Eye View" feature. Here is the heart of downtown Austin, centered over 4th and Congress, and a rather popular local landmark:
Wow, that's great. I can so use this to help me build my model of downtown. The fact that they're not just aerials from one side, but that you can switch cardinal views and see buildings and blocks from different angles will be very helpful. Awesome!