Central London Birds Eye View Released – Virtual Earth

Microsoft have just released a data update for their Virtual Earth layer of London. London is now available to view using their ‘BirdsEye‘ system. The unique selling point of the BirdsEye view is the ability to view any location from 4 angles – north/south/east and west. Pictured below is an example from the London dataset of St Paul’s Cathedral:

BirdsEye is a welcome addition, it provides a unique insight into the architecture of London.

You can view St Paul’s and the rest of Central London direct via Virtual Earth

The top image btw is where Digital Urban is based….

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.


  1. Dawid - May 30, 2007

    Hey this is great, I didn’t know about that. Google have to get up their as**s and start to work very hard.

  2. Max - March 12, 2008

    The Bird’s Eye views are truly incredible. We’ve launched a commercial property search portal called propertybird based on these brilliant pictures. http://www.london-executive.com/propertybird

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