Maps News: UMI, Microsoft, Google

Microsoft Virtual Earth announced that it had added a boatload of new imagery from around the world to Live Maps. The comprehensive list of global locations is in the post.

Separately, Urban Mapping announced that it surpassed “50,000 neighborhoods” in the US, Canada and EU:

This announcement marks another milestone in Urban Mapping’s compilation of neighborhood boundary data represented in more than 2,400 U.S. cities and towns and is coupled with the growth of the company’s collection of international boundary data corresponding to 20,000 neighborhoods across Canada and many European countries. Local search, mapping, GIS, location-based services, real estate, social networks and other interactive applications can tap Urban Mapping’s neighborhood boundary data through the company’s Urbanware: Neighborhoods database product.

Finally Google has added the option to get walking directions on Google Maps (see SEL post):

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