Microsoft has announced that the online service, Windows Live Maps (https://maps.live.com) now includes “Bird’s Eye” views of a number of Irish towns and cities. The Bird’s Eye view consists of full aerial photography (at a 45 degree angle) of a location, making it easy to identify and explore.
The new feature also enables Bird’s Eye views from four directions and is available along with traditional road map views and satellite views of Ireland. Windows Live Maps also lets users get directions, plan journeys, print maps, and save collections of different locations.
Windows Live Maps bird’s eye views are now online for Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Navan and Wexford with other locations will be added over time.