What is Microsoft's MSN Virtual Earth?

A. Virtual Earth is Microsoft's equivalent of Google maps. It lets you view any area of the United States via a map or satellite image (or a hybrid view as the figure shows). The satellite images aren't real time and most are several years old (as the figure shows--otherwise it means I'm living on farmland). Visit the Virtual Earth Web site at http://virtualearth.msn.com for a test run

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