Microsoft offers new window to the world

A few months ago, the pilot of a small Cessna flew low in the skies over Seattle, taking pictures from 3,000 feet.

The images were detailed enough to show people on tennis courts and the colors of cars on the street. Starting today, those images - and others collected from a dozen or so other cities - will be available on a new online search and mapping service from Microsoft.

Read the complete story here. (The Seattle Times)