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Windows Live Local comes to Australia

According to this Windows Live Local Australia Blog, Windows Live Local has now arrived in Australia. So you can now start navigating around Australia with detailed imagery, mapping and places of interest.

However I’ve checked myself and as of yet can’t find a single detailed image of Australia on Windows Live Local, only the screenshot on that blog, and the only reason for this that I can see is that maybe it’s because the actual imagery isn’t completely live yet as this is just pre-release news which wasn’t intended to be found yet, I guess soon we will find out.

Though if anybody does find any detailed imagery of Australia, let me know.

Windows Live Local Australia

11 thoughts on “Windows Live Local comes to Australia

Decipher July 7, 2006 at 2:54 am

Hi Darren,

I just tried this myself, being an Australian I was hoping it was so… unfortunately it couldn’t get anything worthy of mention even in Melbourne.

Pitty, hopefully it’s on the way though.

Cheers,
Decipher.

Darren Straight July 7, 2006 at 7:30 am

Hey Decipher,

Thanks for trying it out, I wonder why somebody actually made that post then if the imagery for Australia isn’t actually there yet.

Anthony Wolf July 26, 2006 at 12:31 am

I can confirm that the Windows Live Local beta is now available. You can access it by visiting http://local.live.com.au

Regards
Wolfy

Windows Live Local Comes to Australia with Aerial Imagery! » Darren Straight’s Blog July 26, 2006 at 8:57 am

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Chris July 30, 2008 at 9:12 am

Anyone work out how to add an Australian Business to show up on the Live Maps?

Can only get US states on the form
https://ssl.search.live.com/listings/BusinessSearch.aspx

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