Announcing Live Search Maps India

Announcing Live Search Maps India

We’ve just launched the new Live Search Maps India site and for a v1 it is SUPER robust. Check out this list of features: Street Maps for 9 important Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur and National Road Network of India with roughly 20,000 cities/towns/major localities (as points on the map). 
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Virtual Earth Imagery Release - September, 2008

Virtual Earth Imagery Release - September, 2008

For those of you who follow the imagery releases, there was no release for August. September, however, is now live and contains the following 46TB of imagery and vector updates. Orthos Yakima, WA Springfield, MO Spokane, WA Portland, ME Grand Rapids, MI Billings, MT Minneapolis, MN (UltraCam Refresh) Seattle, WA (UltraCam Refresh) Las Vegas, NV (UltraCam Refresh) Phoenix, AZ (UltraCam Refresh) Tampa, Fl (UltraCam Refresh) Vector Vector overlays...
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Virtual Earth and Microsoft Commerce Server

Virtual Earth and Microsoft Commerce Server

If you’ve visited us at the Microsoft booth at the Shop.org conference, you may have seen the Microsoft Virtual Earth demonstration application illustrating Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 and Virtual Earth working together. The concept for the application is based on inventory data in Commerce Server being used to help end users find the nearest location that carries the item you’re searching for – an advanced store locator and...
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Is your robots.txt file on the clock?

Just recently a strange problem came across my desk that I thought was worth sharing with you. A customer notified us that content from a site she was interested in was not showing up in our results. Wanting to understand why we may or may not have indexed the site, I took a look to see what the problem was and stumbled upon an interesting but a potentially very bad use of the robots.txt file. The first visit I made to the site had a very standard...
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Virtual Earth Presence at Shop.org Retail Conference

Virtual Earth Presence at Shop.org Retail Conference

Microsoft will have a booth at the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org Annual Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV Monday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 17 and the Microsoft Virtual Earth team will be there to illustrate the power of location in retail scenarios, as well as, integration with other Microsoft technologies applicable to retail. I’ll be presenting a session, as will the PacNW Virtual...
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Something's different at Live Search!

Whew, what a busy couple of weeks it’s been. We launched our new home page back at the end of July with the goal of using a new picture each week. Then we decided to get a little crazy for the Olympics and rotate the images twice a day. About three days into the Olympics, we realized we just could not go back to one picture a week! So a few days ago we shifted gears again. We’re now giving you a new image every day...
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