Alex Daley has posted news that the MSN Virtual Earth site (now called Windows Live Local) will go 'live' on the web tomorrow (Thursday, December 8th).

Press release here, coverage here and here.

When it goes live (it hasn't yet!) you'll find it at local.live.com.

I'm looking forward to playing with the first few experiments and services to take advantage of new Virtual Earth API that goes along with it (V2). Apparently this enables 'a bird’s eye view' imagery at high res (more on the user experience here). Alex has info on non-commercial use too and will update his post with links to documentation as things happen.

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