The news is out, here, there and everywhere. Microsoft Virtual Earth and Windows Live Local are live with support for Australia.
The developer features include:
- Geo-coding and parsing for Australian addresses
- Aerial imagery for major Australian cities (more coverage to come)
- Maps and routing for major cities and highways/freeways across the country
- Local search results for Australia
- and more…
The new coverage and features are available immediately for use with the Virtual Earth Map Control in your application. Give it a try, no changes should be needed…
The same base map and geo-code data for Australia is live in MapPoint Web Service as well, so customers with hybrid solutions or pure MWS solutions can also take advantage of the coverage.