Virtual Earth Updates: 3D City Textures, Italy

A major update to Virtual Earth this week: new three-dimensional city textures for Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tacoma, Sacramento, the L.A. suburbs and Irving, Texas on the one hand; a massive imagery and terrain update for Italy on the other. James explores terrain, interface and 3D texture upgrades; Stefan surmises that the Italy imagery is a result of Microsoft’s recent agreement with a Norwegian pictometry company.