Oxford from above

Wadham College, Oxford MCR bop

As a recent comment proves, there is at least one thing Microsoft does better than Google: display aerial views of Oxford.

Compare Google Maps, centred on Wadham College, with the Windows Live equivalent: enormously superior.

Here, you can see:

Those pointed out, I should return to the overly loud MCR freshers party, and stop worrying about my ongoing student loan appeal dialogue. People should feel encouraged to list more nice Oxford locations in the comments (with links to Live Local photos).

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

6 thoughts on “Oxford from above”

  1. Mark,

    Interesting. I will need to give it more of a look when more awake.

    On the Local Live pages, there is an insane perspective effect on Balliol. You can see the south face of south walls and the north face of north ones. This suggests that they slant inwards. More likely, it is a collage of multiple images.

    This is the area I mean, look closely.

  2. Thank you for introducing me to Windows Live Local! Unlike maps.google in Australia, Windows live has driving directions functionality! No need to purchase a map ever again… assuming I carry my laptop everywhere…

    Haven’t read the blog for a while, but Ellen and I are glad to hear you’re well. All is good at our end :)

  3. Nick,

    It is good to hear from you. Things are ticking upwards in the direction of ‘exceptionally busy’ at the moment. I hope we speak soon.

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