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Developer of LineDrive Receives MacArthur "Genius Grant"

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    Developer of LineDrive Receives MacArthur "Genius Grant"

    Two Indian Americans Win MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants

    "One example of [Maneesh Agrawala's] work can be seen on Microsoft’s MapPoint Web site, which uses LineDrive technology to display a map with a sequence of turning points, rather than one with extraneous details, drawn to a fixed scale. LineDrive looks more like a hand-drawn map, which is easier to use, said Agrawala, adding that the sequence of turning points is an online map’s most important function."

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    I think Microsoft aquired LineDrive from MapBlast! - or at least that's what I remember Dylan Vance telling me. Then it looks like Maneesh Agrawala moved over to Microsoft Research for four years.

    Speaking of MapBlast, the mapblast.com domain now redirects to
    http://www.bing.com/maps/
    as does
    maps.msn.com
    maps.live.com
    www.mappoint.com
    and probably a dozen or more other domains.

    I think it would be interesting to see the stats on which domains are getting the most traffic over to Bing Maps!

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    Last edited by Eric Frost; 09-25-2009 at 09:42 AM.
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