Virtual Earth @ Maker Faire 2007

I’ll be working the booth at the Maker Faire this weekend in San Mateo, CA. I’ll be showing some cool sites that are using VE, showing off some coding and highlighting our consumer site features. Stop by and chew the fat with me.
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Virtual Earth @ Where 2.0

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...
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Priceline Goes Live with Virtual Earth

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 map style, reset the map or print the current map. The...
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Find Real Estate in Canada

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 drawn on the map, the...
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MSDN Webcast: The Russ and Joe Developer Show: Virtual Earth (Level 100)

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...
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The Virtual Earth Lab @ MIX '07

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, but highlights the core changes in Version 5 around the VEShape Class and...
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April 2007 Virtual Earth Imagery Release

We just released tons of new imagery and 3D models. The list is below… New UltraCam Orthos (2D Aerial/Hybrid)USALa Jolla, CALa Mesa, CA Malibu, CAMiramar, CASan Francisco, CAAurora, ILIndianapolis, IN Joiliet, IL Naperville, ILSpeedway, IN Newark, NJ Brooklyn, NY Niagara Falls, NYRoseville, MNBeaverton, ORPortland, OR CanadaLevis-StRomuald (Quebec City)Toronto Bird’s Eye Imagery (Oblique)Riverside County, CADouglas County, COHamilton...
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Move.com Now Using Virtual Earth

Move.com (aka Realtor.com) launched tonight using Virtual Earth for their home property search. Move had previously been using Virtual Earth for their rental property search and now has expanded to include their houses for sale search. It’s a pretty slick implementation with a property search, custom icons, and popup divs for Bird’s Eye view. I do like how the Bird’s Eye is popped into these divs instead of changing their entire...
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Virtual Earth Version 5 is Now Live!

Here’s the official release doc for Virtual Earth V5: The new Virtual Earth platform The Virtual Earth platform is an integrated set of services that combines unique bird’s eye, aerial, and 3D imagery with best-of-breed mapping, location and search functionality. With ongoing investments in innovation that are driven by customer feedback, the Virtual Earth platform 5.0 continues to offer new tools, advanced feature enhancements, and...
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