Virtual Earth

3D Toulouse Movie – Virtual Earth

By August 16, 2007 2 Comments

Microsoft’s latest layer update to its Virtual Earth product includes two new 3D cities – Toulouse, France and Montreal, Canada. Toulouse is impressive as its a departure from the usual US city structure, illustrating how well Microsoft’s technology copes with tight medieval streetscapes.

The movie below provides an overview of the model:

An admittedly slightly eclectic choice of music – Morning Fantasy by Martin Gallaher.

View Toulouse direct in Virtual Earth


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


  • satellitegml says:

    heres a quick panorama i made from toulouse, france via Virtual Earth. This is similar to the google earth panos posted sometime ago.

    original link is a bit long so heres a tinyurl of it

  • Andy says:

    Thanks for the comment – it prompted us to update our Google Earth panorama tutorial for Virtual Earth..


    Nice panorama btw..