Virtual Earth and Microsoft Popfly

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that there was a Microsoft Virtual Earth block in Microsoft Popfly which allows you to create your own mapping applications with a WYSIWYG interface. So, I figured it was time I posted a bit of a walk through on the capabilities. Now, you don’t have to be a developer to understand or use Popfly – what you see is what you get means, you get a graphical user interface for creating these applications...
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Formula 1 Grand Prix and Virtual Earth

Gert Van Waelvelde built a nifty little application for racing fans to be able to see all of the Formula 1 Racing locations on a Microsoft Virtual Earth map. The application sits in the Live Gallery so it can be added to your Live.com custom homepage, your Live Spaces web page or you Live Events page. Now, apparently this has been updated because it was originally posted in November, 2007 but now uses the updated controls. The application...
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Add Listings to Live Search Maps via The New Live Search Local Listings Center

We’ve just released the ability to add your listings to Live Search Maps via the Live Search Local Listings Center (US only). Actually, the service had been in place for a while, but not many people knew about it and functionality was, well, rudimentary. Live Search Local (and Live Search Maps) lets users find businesses near them, or near where they want to go. Per the site, why list your business on the Live Search Local Listings Center? ...
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Studying Climate Change in Alaska

The Microsoft Environment Team published a case study called “Studying Climate Change With a SEAMONSTER” which leverages many Microsoft technologies including Microsoft Research personnel, but most importantly Virtual Earth. If you’ve ever seen The Day After Tomorrow, you might be reminded of the kind of catastrophes that could happen due to global warming. Hey, based on information from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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Live Search Maps Goes Live in Taiwan

Live Search Maps Taiwan just made it’s debut (as Live Pages). This service is a joint effort between Microsoft Taiwan and Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunication operator in Taiwan. This new service is created based on technologies from the following companies : Chunghwa Yellow Page, a subsidiary of Chunghwa Telecom, on their geocoding engine together with an abundant database of Business Listing and Point of Interest information...
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Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Includes Virtual Earth

Yesterday we (Microsoft) launched the second beta for Internet Explorer – you can download the new web browser from the Windows IE8 web site. As you’re browsing the web, you select the text on any page, right click (or just hover) and get a map using the “Map with Live Maps” link which will bring up a small window (formerly called Activities, now dubbed Accelerators) highlighting the map. From there you can get a bird’...
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Photosynth Released - Now, Let's Mash it with Virtual Earth

Feel free to bypass my blog and download Photosynther now. Photosynther is the client software to create your own Photosynth’s viewable in the browser. Some of this post may look familiar to you folks who leverage search engine cache, but I’ve added some Virtual Earth integration to the post so get ready to be excited (again). Ever since the launch of Photosynth there’s been much discussion about the natural synergy of it and...
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A Few Virtual Earth / Silverlight Demo Applications

A few months back I posted about Lots of Virtual Earth and Silverlight Development Outside of Microsoft and things haven’t quite slowed down, now have they? I found a couple interesting applications with Silverlight and Microsoft Virtual Earth that I figured I’d share with the rest of you in case you hadn’t seen them. IDV Solutions IDV’s Fusion Server is always top of the list for demonstrating the power of business...
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Advertising Opportunities on Live Search Maps

If you’ve ever been on Live Search Maps, there’s a good chance you’ve seen some of the advertisements we display on the site. I figured it was time to dive a little deeper into the opportunities that are available to you as a Virtual Earth platform customer (or if you’d like to be one) to increase your reach across our Microsoft mapping properties. There are 3 advisement types that you’ll find on the Live Search Maps...
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SQL Server 2008....Finally

I’ve been hanging out with Ed Katibah in San Diego at the ESRI User Conference and not in the whole two days we stood in our circular booth did he mention this was going down tonight, but whatever Ed! Actually, the booth was so busy, we spent all of about 5 minutes catching up. I digress. After waiting through CTPs, SQL Server 2008 is finally locked down and released to manufacturing. The press release is out – Microsoft Releases SQL...
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