Cool Virtual Earth hacks begin

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or actually have a life away from a computer during the summer), Microsoft launched “Virtual Earth Beta” a number of weeks ago, offering an interesting view of our world. By merging geomapping data with aerial and satellite photography in a super-neat way. For people like me who like landmarks when driving, this could increase the chances of me getting to my destination.

Now some folks are starting to “hack” VE – check out these neat hacks to overlay GPX (GPS data), an RSS-based Photo feed, and even San Francisco Crime report data on VE.

An even cooler Photo hack with VE is here. And of course Google has some neat hacks as well for Google Earth.

Now we just need more Digital Cameras with GPS built-in and we can all start geotagging our photos effortlessly. 😉