I was checking out Microsoft’s Live Map Search today and noticed they have the option of looking at maps in 3D. Doing so requires the downloading and installation of Microsoft Virtual Earth (Beta)… once installed, I navigated to downtown Seattle where the buildings popup from the ground in full 3D (complete with skins). Amazing! Microsoft is even placing ads on virtual billboards (check out the fullsize image for a better view of a Windows Mobile billboard). When will this technology be available in our cars?