Now, I’ve seen some cool newscasts with Bing Maps (formerly Virtual Earth), but I’ve got some new eye candy to help boost your weatherman’s ratings. The Weather Network in Canada has integrated Bing Maps into their weathercasts and it is, simply put – sick. Watch this weather broadcast video (in Silverlight) and check out the Virtual Earth / Bing Maps 3D integration with animated weather right in the 3D control and temperatures layered over the map itself (click map to view video).
Anyway, I may go to Canada just to watch this. Perhaps for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Oh! I could head up to Whistler and stay at a resort cozying up with someone special, watching skiers and snowboarders fly by while I sip hot espresso on the snow-littered patio. Oh, Whistler, how I do adore thee.
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