Via Clare Dillon the Virtual Earth blog and Martha Rotter on Twitter I spotted that Microsoft’s Live Maps now includes images of Cork, Galway, Carlow, Limerick, Navan & Wexford – cool!
The Bird’s Eye button becomes active when you are over an area that Microsoft has detailed aerial imagery of.
The image below is of Cork City Hall. You can rotate and zoom to see it from other angles and sizes! Way cool.
According to Clare’s blog post, Dublin will be up soon as well.
I’m delighted to see that all my nagging of my old friend John Prendergast has paid off and he has started a blog!
However, I wouldn’t have been more surprised if it was about crochet! I never knew John was a closet golf fan.
John’s is the Ryder Cup blog (the Ryder cup is the biennial golf competition between Europe and the US). The Ryder cup is being held in Ireland this year.
John has all the Ryder Cup info on his blog from the Park and Ride facilities to security arrangements (no mobile phones allowed – security my arse, they just don’t want any camera phones getting news out before Sky do!) to player profiles.
John also makes use of Microsoft’s Live Local mapping to put up maps of the area and he has and a great looking template too.
Good stuff John – as someone who knows nothing about golf, even I found this site interesting!