National Geographic Digitizes 120 Years of Magazines; Geobrowse with Bing Maps

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 National Geographic is publishing 120 years worth of their magazines onto a 6 DVD set (or external hard drive) for amazing discoveries, fascinating [Bing] Maps, and the world’s best photography with The Complete National Geographic. This definitive collection of every issue of National Geographic magazine, digitally reproduced in stunning high resolution, brings you the world and all that is in it. Use the advanced interface to explore a topic, search…

Virtual Earth Server Web Cast

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Very last minute, I know but it seriously just crept up on me! Register for the free web cast about the Virtual Earth Web Server and how Microsoft Partners like IDV Solutions are creating offline solutions for secure networks that need geographic data visualization using a plethora of content available from the Bing Maps platform. The web cast is tomorrow (!!!) Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 2:00 PM – 3:00…

Picture the Impossible Uses Bing Maps for Maptitude Game

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Picture the Impossible is a community-based game developed jointly by the Lab for Social Computing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. The game engages members of the community in exploration of the City of Rochester, and encourages both creativity and charitable giving in the community. Players participate in a range of activities, including casual web-based games, games that bring players out to events and…

Bing Maps at Tech Ed Europe 2009

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I just booked my ticket for Berlin, Germany to attend Tech Ed Europe, 2009. We have a packed agenda for Tech Ed Europe this year, so you better get your passports out; and, I’m going to be making my first visit to Germany just for you! If you can make it to Berlin November 10 – 12, you should. We have some really great Bing Maps sessions, a demonstration booth and…

Windows 7 Launch Features Bing Maps

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Today’s a big day for us Microsofties – the launch of our latest operating system, Windows 7 marks a new era in desktop computing and some exciting times for Bing Maps. As mentioned in my Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Features Virtual Earth blog post, Virtual Earth (now named Bing Maps) is onboard the multi-touch PCs natively as the Microsoft Surface Globe application. The Multi-touch pack comes with a whole…

Geo-Domain Names from Go Daddy and Bing Maps

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 ElPasoBurgers.com? LaJollaShoresFishTacos.com? MiddlesexPizza.com? Go to any of these domains and they won’t exist. Well, they might after the web crawlers get a hold of my blog post; but, at the time of authoring this blog they don’t. How did I find them? No, not senseless hacking away at the GoDaddy’s web site. I used their new GeoDomainMap. The GeoDomainMap provides a map-based interface for exploring available domain names with location…

Bing Maps at the SharePoint Conference

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I just booked my tickets to Las Vegas for the Microsoft SharePoint Conference. My session is on Tuesday, October 20 from 4:30 to 5:45 - “SPC271 Visualizing SharePoint Data with Bing Maps.” Come see how Bing Maps is changing the way people analyze business data. This session will provide an overview of Bing Maps, integration scenarios with SharePoint and current business intelligence engines that have already been built using Bing Maps…

Yeah, We Launched a Bing Rocket

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I had a bit of a crazy week last week mostly because my week revolved around being at the launch of the Digital Globe WorldView-2 satellite only to find out it had slipped two days and since I had committed to other meetings: no Vandenberg Air Force Base for me. However, my cohort who has more flexible schedules was able to attend and posted a share full of pictures from…