On the map

Since last weekend, Swindon has the dubious privilege of being one of the first towns in Britain to have some of its buildings rendered in three dimensions on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth. If you haven’t got a high resolution monitor, it looks rather basic, like a town built of children’ building blocks. Quite why anyone would be interested in looking at the ‘3D’ map when the same website offers detailed ‘2D’ photographic perspective views, with all buildings in perspective, not just the main town centre ones and a select few elsewhere. The only good point is that komadori’s home is one of the few private houses to be shown in kiddy building block 3D.

(Skip through to about half way, to miss the boring Brighton bit.)

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