Rendering Historic Maps on Bing

One feature of the Bing Maps APIs that has gained a lot of traction is the ability to overlay custom tiles atop the Bing Maps tiles to illustrate tons of data in a raster format. The ability to draw data on the map using vector graphics is all fine and dandy, but when you want to render census data, weather illustrations or even historic maps of what an area used to look like, well, browser-supported drawing techniques would pretty much crap out...
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Channel 9: The Knowledge Chamber: Virtual Earth

I recently was graced with the opportunity to sit in with Robert Hess the host of the Channel 9 online show, The Knowledge Chamber for an episode focused exclusively on Virtual Earth. During the Virtual Earth episode, I focus on the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control which is currently in community technology preview (CTP) form and available for download from Microsoft Connect. This episode is a result of my MIX Session earlier this year and...
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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Sample Code

As mentioned previously, I want to ensure the community has lots of code samples for the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control. Well, apparently I wasn’t alone. Many folks have sent me their code samples and links to blogs, so I’ll go ahead and consolidate a few of them here: Johannes Kebeck (Microsoft): Database Connections with the Virtual Earth Silverlight MapControl CTP Michael Scherotter (Microsoft): Data Binding with the Virtual...
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MIX 2009 Wrap Up and Virtual Earth Session Replay

Wow – MIX 2009 was truly a blur for many reasons, but mostly because there was just SO MANY exciting sessions and announcements and the show just FLEW by. For those of you who didn’t get to come, there’s always next year; however, if you missed MIX or you were there and missed my session (not sure why you’d do that!), the session, along with all the others MIX sessions, are now live on the MIX Replay site. At...
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MIX: Day 2 – The Guys Who Make Virtual Earth Light Up Silver

While hanging out at 3rd Place during an unsession at MIX, I busted out the camera and recorded a little video showing off the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control while discussing it with the Lead Developer, Keith Kinnan; Lead Tester, Max Artemov; and Lead Program Manager, Train Chiou. Well, the videos speak for themselves and is unedited in full raw footage greatness. I had to do two videos since it’s 15 minutes total and I couldn’t...
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Introducing The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control

Welcome to MIX! Following suit with many Microsoft web technologies, here’s our product announcement…..It’s been a long time coming – a year, in fact, since I presented a sneak peak of the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight (VESL) Map Control at MIX 2008. Now, here we are a year later at MIX 2009 releasing the Microsoft Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control as a CTP. We even got mentioned in Scott Guthrie’...
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