Nov 4, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft India has come with the launch of Live Search Maps! The feature provides a detailed analysis of listings as well as street maps for nine cities, listing for business aspect across 29 cities and access to highway networks to 20,000 cities and towns in India.

The feature is available on Microsoft's Live Search Service, and is geared up with certain aspects to allow the users to browse for geographical information, places of general interest and business listings both on the Computer as well as Mobile at and

The version is the initial local mapping service for India. The key features of the version are developed by the Microsoft India Development Center (MSIDC) based in Hyderabad.

Key features include:

  • Street Maps, Location Search
  • Business Listing Search
  • Routing or Directions for Navigation
  • Options for users to print, share collections through email, blogs on Windows Live.

Speaking at the launch, Rishi Srivastava, who is the consumer & online marketing operations Head, Microsoft India, said, “Over the last two years, Microsoft has made significant investments into research and development for Live Search, acquired global resources and introduced several new features which we believe are extremely relevant and will deliver great value to our users."

He further added, “After recent innovations for Live Search such as image search, video search, local search, xRank and instant answers, we have rolled out Live Search Maps on our search platform to enable people to learn, discover, and explore specific locations in India.”

Live Search Maps India is powered by the Microsoft Virtual Earth platform.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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