The company’s new live mapping feature serves two purposes: fun toy and handy tool for Phillies fans.
Yesterday, when a Microsoft representative delivered a note to my inbox, I figured their telescreen surveillance had caught me in some unbecoming act, like when I told a coworker that Zune™, Microsoft’s foray into the portable mp3 arena, might go bust.
Instead, the rep was pumping their new Live Search Maps™ tool, similar but more comprehensive than Google Maps. Microsoft recently made the Philadelphia region available through their high-res "Bird’s Eye" imagery, including a bright, crisp shot of Citizens Bank Park on a sunny, snow-free day. Viewers can also access their live traffic report overlay, a useful tool if you’re headed down to the sports complex for any event. For example, tonight’s Flyers/Maple Leafs game begins at 7 p.m., so expect delays, and that earlier accident on 95 is now clear. Besides its functional use, viewers can get a full 360-degree look at the park and the surrounding region. Check it out [here].