Microsoft significantly expanded its mapping capabilities in Europe with the acquisition of Multimap, a UK-based online and mobile mapping company. Multimap will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, within the Online Services Group alongside Virtual Earth and Live Search.
Multimap offers a consumer-facing mapping site that also provides local services via partners, including hotel, holiday-cottage, and restaurant-booking services. Multimap's location-based business services include mapping, proximity searching, routing, aerial images with map overlay, local information, and weather.
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