The powerful mapping engine built into Windows does more than just display the detailed 3D models. Microsoft’s Map controls leverage our global database of mapping information to overlay street labels and place markers that dynamically adapt the 3D map to your vantage point. You can interact with the map to get additional information about a place, see what the view might be from a hotel window, or just browse the world as a virtual tourist.
To visit our 3D cities from your desktop:
1. Open the Windows Map application
2. Click on the “3D cities” list found under the “…” menu in the upper right
3. You can also type any location name in the search dialog to find interesting places
4. Set the view to “Aerial”, zoom in and press the “tilt” icon to put the city at a 3D viewing angle
Chateau De Chambourd, France
To learn more about Microsoft Maps, we recommend you check out Microsoft.com/maps where you will discover we also provide multiple control software development kits you can use integrate our maps into your solutions.