Microsoft Maps Out its Future
From The Sydney Morning Herald - After years of asking the world "where would you like to go today?", Microsoft is now ready to tell the world exactly where that is.
Microsoft can track users anywhere in the world to within metres, using its MapPoint location and mapping web service - the first segment of which was launched locally last week.
"The MapPoint database is becoming Microsoft's sole source of geographic data, using web services to supply maps to its Encarta encyclopedia software and online portals such as Carpoint and other businesses. Using standards such as SOAP and XML, MapPoint is open to developers working on non-Microsoft platforms such as Java and Linux. "
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