New Release of Virtual Earth Launched

The Windows Live Local blog reports on a new build of Virtual Earth. This version has features that will especially appeal to walkers, runners and bicyclists. It has new tools for drawing and measuring that can be creatively used to determine bicycle and running routes. In the new version of Virtual Earth, as the user employs the drawing tool a convenient tooltip reports the distance. When users share their favorite loops and routes drawn using the tools in Virtual Earth, the distance is displayed in the Collection Viewer. Not only can you plot and share your own favorite routes on Virtual Earth, but you can also discover routes plotted by other users. The new build includes other enhancements, but the features around drawing are the most exciting .

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Amanda Watlington is the owner of Searching for Profit, a search marketing consultancy focusing on the interaction of the consumer with businesses using search engines, RSS, blogs, podcasting or other new media to deliver their message. She is a frequent speaker at Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld and other industry conferences. She's the author of three books and has written feature articles for over thirty magazines and journals. She has twenty years of experience as a communications, sales and business strategy consultant, and over ten years as a search marketer.