Microsoft’s Eye on Earth
, a project designed to allow Europeans to literally keep an eye on various sites across the continent and monitor important environmental data, has evolved, now integrating the company’s mapping, search, and location platform, closer than ever. Eye on Earth will turn two years old at the end of this month, and the project has changed consistently from the moment when it was first introduced. Back in July 2008
, Eye on Earth delivered only a fraction of the environmental data it now offers visitors, also leveraging less Microsoft technologies than at the present.
With the latest update, the joint project between Microsoft and the European Environment Agency (EEA), now offers environmental data across Europe on top of all the flavors of Bing Maps. Essentially, users will be able to switch between all the style maps offered by Bing Maps. In this regard, Eye on Earth now features not only the traditional road maps, but also Aerial and Bird’s Eye imagery, just as Bing Maps.