Virtual Earth Santa Tracker

Check out the MSNBC Virtual Earth Santa Tracker.  You can see Santa at his village in the North Pole and also track Santa as he travels around the world delivering presents.  The Santa Tracker requires the Virtual Earth 3D plugin to be installed.    


Virtual Earth Platform Deep Dive Session Video from PDC

In case you missed us at PDC 2008, you can see the Virtual Earth Deep Dive Session  on the web:   Here’s a description of the session: Learn about the next major release of Virtual Earth. See the improvements to our parsing and geo-coding engines, clustering, localization, and routing. Hear how the new Virtual Earth…


Virtual Earth at PDC 2008, Day 2 – 3

(Note:(Day 2 and 3 were fun at PDC! We’ve met a lot of you our customers at the Virtual Earth booth and at the Ask the Experts session.  It’s been great getting the chance to talk with you directly and get feedback.  We will be back at the booth today in the Big Room, so…


PDC 2008 Day 1 – Virtual Earth Booth and Hands on Labs

It is Day 1 at PDC 2008 in LA and many stopped by to see the Virtual Earth Booth and worked on the Hands on Labs!  It was nice meeting many of our customers! The Virtual Earth Booth is right by the entrance to the Big Room and the Virtual Earth Hands On Labs are…


Virtual Earth Team at PDC2008

The Virtual Earth Platform Team will be at PDC2008 next week in Los Angeles, October 27-30.  Representing the Virtual Earth Platform development team will be me, Harish Jayanti, and Eugene Shinn.  Max Artemov our development test lead will also be out there.  So, come see us at the Virtual Earth booth in the Microsoft Product…


Virtual Earth Web Services 1.0

Last month, along with the Virtual Earth v6.2 Map Control, we also released the Virtual Earth Web Services 1.0.  The Virtual Earth Web Services are a new set of Web Services built using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)  The Virtual Earth Web Services include services for geocoding, imagery metadata, routing, and search. See Eugene Shinn’s post…


Silverlight 2 Released!

In case you haven’t noticed, the final release of Silverlight 2 went live last week! Silverlight 2 is Microsoft’s next generation cross-platform, cross-browser web development platform.  It enables rich experiences within the browser using .NET technologies.  Silverlight 2 is a subset of the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that runs in the browser and does not…


New Features in Live Search Maps

I know it was a few weeks ago when we released an updated version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to blog about it yet.  So in case you missed it, here are some details.  Some of the new features include: Multi-Point Routing.  You can now…


Clustering Pushpins with the Virtual Earth Map Control API

One of the new features introduced in the Virtual Earth Map Control API is Pushpin Clustering.  When there are hundreds of pushpin shapes on the map in a dense area, the map can become very cluttered. The pushpins can overlap each other and obscure the map view and make the map difficult to use.  Previously,…


Virtual Earth v6.2 Map Control API Released

The Virtual Earth v6.2 Map Control API was released today!  It is reverse compatible with the v6.1 version of the API.  Here’s a list of some of the new enhancements in the v6.2 API: Pushpin Clustering – This feature adds the ability to group pushpins into clusters so you can reduce the number of pushpins…