Zillow’s aerial from Microsoft, Yahoo! and GeoEye

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You may have heard that Zillow.com has announced the addition of a significant amount of clarity and visual information to its home and neighborhood images with the addition of bird’s eye views from Microsoft Virtual Earth.

The photos are taken from low-flying airplanes and at a 45-degree angle, allowing viewers to get a much better look at important components of a real estate decision, such as neighboring homes, streets and parks. See also www.zillow.com, www.zillowblog.com

Some more about Yahoo!’s launch of their mapping application… According to the company, you may not know that GeoEye (recall Space Imaging) is providing the hi-res satellite imagery for the program. GeoEye, the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery company, is providing 1-meter resolution satellite imagery that was included in the launch of their beta site on the evening of April 11, 2006. A PR rep from Yahoo! notes that imagery provider, DigitalGlobe, who’s new satellite has been postponed from October 2006 to mid-2007, will only be able to provide Google Earth with black and white imagery in the near future.

Retraction of statements regarding Yahoo!, DigitalGlobe, and GeoEye

Some Clarification… earlier I had a blurb in here referencing imagery used by Yahoo!. In that post I accidentally stated that a PR source from yahoo! had provided some information… I should have stated that the rep was actually from GeoEye (aka. a competitor to DigitalGlobe). As a result, the mention of the statements regarding DigitalGlobe may not be considered reliable at this time given that the 2 companies are in fact competing in the same space… my appologies for any confusion

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