Live Search Books: Now with In-Copyright Content

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Today we’re delighted to announce the availability of in-copyright book content in the Beta version of Live Search Books! For hundreds of years books have been the repositories for the world’s most trusted, authoritative knowledge. But until recently, books have been invisible to the world’s search engines. Change is afoot! Starting today, you’ll find search query results from in-copyright books in Live Search Books. The integration of this valuable content…
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Updated Imagery – May 23, 2007

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The following imagery was added to Virtual Earth (and Live Search Maps) today. Can you say 11.5 terabytes of new imagery data? Hi-res Orthos (using the UltraCam camera) Canadian Areas…• Toronto US areas…• Savannah, GA• SaintPaul, MN• Queens, NY• Queens, NY• Tampa, FL• Yonkers/Bronx, NY• Cape Coral, FL• St. Petersburg Beach, FL• Minneapolis, MN UK areas…• Cardiff• North Hampton • Gloucester • Bristol• Plymouth • Eastbourne • Wolverhampton • Swindon Hi-res orthos from GlobeXplorer/Digital Globe• Kansas City/Metro, MO• Greenville, SC• South Collier County, FL• Richmond, VA• Norfolk, VA• Chicago, IL• Phoenix, AZ• Phoenix/Metro, AZ• Casa Grande, AZ• Tampa/St….
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Webcast: Virtual Earth Platform, Version 5 Overview

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I’ll be doing a web cast covering the technicalities for Virtual Earth, Version 5. It’s a Level 200 course and should last about an hour with time at the end for Q&A. It’s on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 @ 10AM PDT. Here’s the description: Join this briefing to learn about the new features and functionality in latest release of the Virtual Earth Platform, v5, which was released in April. This…
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Virtual Earth @ Where 2.0

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I’ll be working the booth at Where 2.0 and running the “Going Deep with Virtual Earth” session of “Bird’s of a Feather.” You’ll want to get there early for Erik Jorgensen‘s session called, “Building out a 3D World.” Also, see Stephen Lawler talk in the interactive discussion, “3D Data: Platforms for Real World Virtual World Interaction.” We look forward to a great, interactive show so please stop by and see…
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Priceline Goes Live with Virtual Earth

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Priceline.com just rolled out a new way to visualize locations on a map using Virtual Earth. Do a search for a hotel and under the “Area Map” tab you will see your results on a Virtual Earth map. The map includes a mini-map in the upper right hand corner for better context when zoomed close to street level. Priceline build a custom navigation and zoom bars and links to switch…
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Find Real Estate in Canada

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RealEstatePlus.ca just launched their site using Virtual Earth. To try it out, enter postal code “M6S 4H7″ in the search box. Hover over a listing on the map and select "View Demographics" in the pop-up. You get tons of demographic data about that neighborhood plus 8 layers of POI data. Notice how the neighborhood is now outlined with a green vector line. Drag the map and the adjacent neighborhoods get…
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MSDN Webcast: The Russ and Joe Developer Show: Virtual Earth (Level 100)

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Mark Merchant – Virtual Earth Technology Specialist for the East Coast – will be presenting on the Russ and Joe Developer Show on Wednesday May 16. Mark will cover how to build applications with Virtual Earth and provide an under the covers look at Virtual Earth. Check out the event site for more information: http://www.microsoft.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?CMTYSvcSource=MSCOMMedia&Params=%7eCMTYDataSvcParams%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ID%22+Value%3d%221032340720%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22ProviderID%22+Value%3d%22A6B43178-497C-4225-BA42-DF595171F04C%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22lang%22+Value%3d%22en%22%2f%5e%7earg+Name%3d%22cr%22+Value%3d%22US%22%2f%5e%7esParams%5e%7e%2fsParams%5e%7e%2fCMTYDataSvcParams%5e  For those of you who attended Mark’s web cast, you can download his sample code…
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The Virtual Earth Lab @ MIX ’07

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Tonight is the night of the big mashup camp for all you late night campers. It will be @ The Venetian in the Tuscana Room 3701 (3rd Floor) from 8P – 2A. For those of you unlucky enough to not be here, fear not. You can have access to the Virtual Earth Version 5 lab I wrote for MIX. I’ve pasted it below for your coding pleasure. It’s fairly simple,…
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