HO HO HO! Microsoft and Bing Maps help NORAD track Santa!

HO HO HO! Microsoft and Bing Maps help NORAD track Santa!

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is preparing for their annual tradition of tracking Santa around the globe. As NORAD conducts its primary mission of defending Canadian and United States airspace, they take on the supplementary mission of tracking Santa's journey for the holidays.
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Bing Maps Publishes 13 Million Square Kilometers of Imagery

This month, we are excited to announce 13 million sq km, or 315.92 terabytes, of new aerial imagery from around the world. Click on the links below to explore the new and exciting imagery from Bing Maps. Satellite High-resolution nadir or “straight down” orthophotographs taken by aircraft or satellite We routinely refresh our imagery and are happy to announce this latest update. The map below shows the coverage and location...
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Moore Tornado App with High-Res Before/After Imagery

Our hearts go out to all the people affected by the tornadoes that recently struck the Midwest. We ask everyone to please consider supporting the disaster response and relief efforts. Here are a couple of ways you can donate: AidMatrix Red Cross It’s really sobering to look at how destructive an EF-5 tornado can be, and adds perspective to the impact a disaster like this has on a city and its residents. As such, we’ve developed the...
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3D Models with Virtual Earth

Perhaps you know that Virtual Earth-3DVia by Dassault Systems is software for creating models in 3D; perhaps you didn’t. We haven’t seen many models built out, but what we’ve seen have been okay – but just okay.
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Welcome, Virtual Earth Developers

Welcome to the new Virtual Earth developer blog.  Going forward, we will strive to make this blog a good resource for news and information on developing applications powered by Virtual Earth.  Here we will be posting coding tips and tricks, pointers to new content on MSDN and community sites, and other information on building the best VE experience for your customers.  This blog is very new, and we don’t have...
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