I have been playing around with Windows Live Maps today and doing a comparison with Google Maps. On a pure mapping front there doesn’t seem to be much between them but the aerial views are much, much better on WLS. The quality of the view for our house for instance is just stunning. It was clearly taken a couple of years ago at least but the clarify is almost frightening. It’s not as good for every area but is still pretty good. As an example of the level much seems to be at take a look at the aerial of the WilliamsF1 factory. When you are bored of that take a look for your house.