Australia in Windows Live Local and Virtual Earth

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.