Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Microsoft Launches New Version of Live Search Maps

Microsoft India on Monday said it has added eight cities to the new version of Live Search Maps, which offers multi point routing ability to enable users to plan multi-city road trips in a single search query.

With this expanded version of Live Search Maps, users can now also search for directions based on common points of interest and landmarks and access detailed street maps for top 17 cities and highway road network covering 48,000 cities and towns, Microsoft said in a statement.

The key features have been developed by the Live Search and Incubations for Emerging Markets team at Microsoft India Development Centre (MSIDC) based in Hyderabad, it added.

"Our focus is on constantly providing innovative and unique services that meet evolving needs of users on the PC and Mobile, and the release of this version of Live Search Maps India within three months of the first launch in November 2008 is testament to this," Microsoft India Group Manager (Live Search, Consumer and Online) Ravi Datanwala said.