Virtual Earth – The Webcast Series

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  We’re starting a new webcast series focused entirely on Microsoft Virtual Earth. Hosted by yours truly, the Webcast series will be hosted on the Momentum web site and is part of a new bi-monthly routine. Every month we’ll have a Virtual Earth 100 level overview of an industry, a technology or just something useful I want to discuss where Virtual Earth adds value. The second webcast will be at…

Angels and Demons…and a Photosynth Game

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The sequel Angels and Demons to the widely popular (and for some reason controversial) movie "The Da Vinci Code" is set to release in theatres in May 2009. Until then, you can play detective in the online Angels and Demons, The Path of Illumination Contest / Game hosted by MSN featuring Microsoft Photosynth. You ready to burn most of your day in mind-boggling puzzles only to be perplexed by more…

Announcing Live Maps Belgium…in French and Flemish

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Live Maps Belgium hit the web today as the next country in a wave of localized mapping sites built integrating local knowledge, local listing providers and the Microsoft Virtual Earth API. Belgium has an diverse audience, so leveraging this knowledge the local team built out both Live Maps Belgium in French and Live Maps Belgium in Flemish. Search Query: What is Flemish? Notice the "mkt" parameter for distinguishing between the…

Virtual Earth Imagery Release, January 2009

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The engine has been churning for a few months and we’ve finally pumped out another imagery release – a massive 37TB of data 100TB worth of data (initial calculations have been corrected, but seriously who cares? The coverage is expansive, regardless). Here’s where you can see the latest and greatest including our first use (and a HUGE amount) of the Digital Globe satellite imagery we licensed a few months ago.…