Pictometry Partnership Goes Live, Local
Pictometry's patented technology for capturing high-resolution aerial digital imagery is a significant aspect of Microsoft's new Windows Live Local service.
As envisioned, Live Local will offer a catch-all of Internet communications services, such as e-mail and blogging. Pictometry captures images of every square mile of a particular geographic area, from an oblique angle. The imagery provides greater detail than traditional top-down aerial imaging.
Pictometry, based on technology originally envisioned at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is getting great ink over the service: The Seattle Times has a feature. The popular industry journal Search Engine News weighs in with a piece, as does PC World and PC Week.