Live Search Maps Nominated in CNET Top 100

Share
0 Shares

CNET’s Webware, a tech site about "cool web 2.0 apps for everyone," has announced its annual Webware 100 Nominees, and Live Search Maps (along with 3 other Live Search offerings – Live Search, Live Search 411, and Live Search Farecast Beta) made the nominee list. Introduced in 2007, the CNET Webware 100 is a round-up of outstanding Web 2.0 products and services, nominated by the readers. The Webware editors select…

Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009

Share
0 Shares

Another huge addition to the digitization of our planet just hit the web last night – 21TB – all ortho imagery launched into Microsoft Virtual Earth, powering Live Search Maps (and other Live Search properties). Now, this one isn’t huge in terms of terabytes, oh no. This is huge in terms of square kilometers of the world. This should take you some time to get through. And, FWIW, there are…

The City of Seattle Traveler’s Information Map

Share
0 Shares

The City of Seattle just added another Microsoft Virtual Earth application to their site – The Traveler’s Information Map features a Virtual Earth canvas illustrated with with lots of useful traveler information (also read as, commuter information). After launching their first Virtual Earth application dubbed the "My Neighborhood Map" which highlights everything you could possibly do in Seattle, they’ve now launched a new site under the Seattle Department of Transportation…

New ESRI / Microsoft Virtual Earth Partnership Announced

Share
0 Shares

This week during the Environmental Systems Research Institute Developer Conference in Palm Springs, CA, ESRI announced their extended partnership with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth business unit granting native access to Virtual Earth’s imagery and road network map data within ArcGIS Desktop and Server. How’s that for a footprint? At the very least it makes the GIS world a bit more interesting, no? Here’s the official announcement: ESRI Expands Virtual Earth Access…

Yum Brands’ Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Launch on Virtual Earth

Share
0 Shares

Making a run for the border? Hungry for 4th Meal? Thinking outside the bun? How about trying a pan of that new grubbulous looking pasta served up by Pizza Hut? If you choose to find your way to a couple of your favorite eateries there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be using Virtual Earth. Both Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, both owned by Yum! Brands, have launched their new locator’s…

Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Sample Code

Share
0 Shares

As mentioned previously, I want to ensure the community has lots of code samples for the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control. Well, apparently I wasn’t alone. Many folks have sent me their code samples and links to blogs, so I’ll go ahead and consolidate a few of them here: Johannes Kebeck (Microsoft): Database Connections with the Virtual Earth Silverlight MapControl CTP Michael Scherotter (Microsoft): Data Binding with the Virtual Earth…

MIX 2009 Wrap Up and Virtual Earth Session Replay

Share
0 Shares

Wow – MIX 2009 was truly a blur for many reasons, but mostly because there was just SO MANY exciting sessions and announcements and the show just FLEW by. For those of you who didn’t get to come, there’s always next year; however, if you missed MIX or you were there and missed my session (not sure why you’d do that!), the session, along with all the others MIX sessions,…

MIX: Day 2 – The Guys Who Make Virtual Earth Light Up Silver

Share
0 Shares

While hanging out at 3rd Place during an unsession at MIX, I busted out the camera and recorded a little video showing off the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control while discussing it with the Lead Developer, Keith Kinnan; Lead Tester, Max Artemov; and Lead Program Manager, Train Chiou. Well, the videos speak for themselves and is unedited in full raw footage greatness. I had to do two videos since it’s…

Introducing The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control

Share
0 Shares

Welcome to MIX! Following suit with many Microsoft web technologies, here’s our product announcement…..It’s been a long time coming – a year, in fact, since I presented a sneak peak of the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight (VESL) Map Control at MIX 2008. Now, here we are a year later at MIX 2009 releasing the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control as a CTP. We even got mentioned in Scott Guthrie’s…

Virtual Earth Web Cast Series, March 2009: Hospitality

Share
0 Shares

The Virtual Earth Web Cast Series continues this month focusing on the travel and hospitality vertical and how Virtual Earth and location can be leveraged to improve performance and the user experience for their applications. On Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, join me with special guest Tyler Davey from Infusion Development as we discuss, "Hospitality Businesses Create Strong Guest Connections with Virtual Earth (Level 100)" as…