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Did anyone else notice the addition of hillshading to the Road Map style on Microsoft Live Maps, or am I just late to the party?

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I noticed it a while ago...and I like it. It's very non traditional and looks quite good I think.

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I have horrible luck every time I look at Microsoft Live whatever...

The hillshading would be nice to see - but the UI is so inane is just makes me mad :angry:

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The hillshade is nice but it would be much improved if most of the hydrography didn't disappear while zooming in. I'm looking at a portion of Canada and, as I zoom in most of the lakes and rivers disappear, leaving me with less information than when I zoomed out. Compare sample1.jpg to sample2.jpg.
Attached File  sample1.jpg   222.21KB   95 downloadsAttached File  sample2.jpg   162.08KB   83 downloads
Also, many of the minor roads are labelled but not visible at certain zoom levels. Compare sample3.jpg to sample4.jpg.
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Someone's got to fix these (easily?) fixable issues.

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Unfortunately I no longer design the maps for Microsoft, otherwise I would be glad to fix this for you Rudy :P

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Point me in the right direction and maybe I'll work for them.

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I noticed it a while ago...and I like it. It's very non traditional and looks quite good I think.


How is it non traditional? Looks like a ArcGIS basemap. I really like the colors and how they did the different text casings.

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Light direction is from from almost due north. Definitely north traditional NW illumination.




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