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MSN Virtual Earth: wow, it’s like Google Maps only suckier. Complaints: 1) the icon to show a location is huge in the default zoom, completely obscuring my house; 2) the highest zoom isn’t as good a resolution as on Google Maps, which is also in color; 3) the aerial photo view of my house shows nothing but dirt, which isn’t a big deal if my house weren’t built in 1997; and 4) what’s with all the crappy overlays that, while easily dismissed, are obtrusive. Compliment: the scroll wheel zoom feature is awesome!

[UPDATE (7/26/2005): Wow, the World Trade Center is still there over at MSN Virtual Earth. As a historian, I can appreciate this relic. As a consumer, wouldn’t touch it with a cattle prod.]