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Microsoft Encarta Virtual Globe
The most comprehensive geographic reference

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Discover places, people and cultures without leaving your home

Embark on a worldwide multimedia adventure.

Discover the world with the most realistic 3-D maps, engaging multimedia, and authoritative content. Microsoft Encarta Virtual Globe 1998 Edition is the most detailed and comprehensive geographic reference in any medium.


  • More than 1.2 million place names. Interactive maps with four times the detail of any atlas let you find even small villages and islands with ease.
  • More than 5,000 multimedia images and video, music, and sound clips bring the world to life.
  • More than 6,000 comprehensive articles. Explore topics from daily life in Egypt to pressing global issues such as migration and the environment.
  • More than 9,000 Web Links. Connect directly from a map to Internet sites specially selected to give you current news, weather, and information from around the world.
  • More than a dozen globe styles. Gain new perspectives on the world with thematic maps—from the most detailed satellite views of the globe to maps that illustrate population densities.

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