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Company integrates property search with Microsoft Virtual Earth

New Sonic Eagle tool allows angled aerial views in some areas

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Sonic Eagle, a real estate technology company based in Pleasant Hill, Calif., announced that it has integrated its property-search tools with Microsoft's Virtual Earth mapping technology. The integration allows users to view bird's-eye views of properties at a 45-degree angle, which differs from standard top-down aerial views. "This technology gives consumers and agents useful new ways to map properties and better visualize their surroundings from multiple vantage points. On-screen navigational tools and preview tiles enable navigation between directional views or zooming in closer to a property," the company announced. Harper Thorpe, president and CEO at Sonic Eagle, said the company has incorporated the new mapping capability in its AgentAchieve product, which includes contact management, MLS property search, comparative market analysis, marketing, client relationship, and Web site design tools. Sonic Eagle Inc. was founded in May 2002. "In combining the features and functionality ...