Virtual Earth Update

We have just released an updated version of Virtual Earth at http://maps.live.com!  The biggest change this release is the improved Birds Eye user interface.  Positioning the map is now a lot simpler with the new improved small map navigation feature. Using the small map, you can position the center of the viewport where you want…

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Virtual Earth 3D Scenes Mashup

Here is a simple example mashup that automatically cycles through a set of Virtual Earth 3D Scenes every minute.  This mashup shows how to control the screen view of Virtual Earth 3D.  Virtual Earth 3D Scenes Mashup Here are some screenshots of some of the scenes:   If you want to go to the next…

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Create a Simple Virtual Earth 3D Mashup

Creating a 3D mashup with Virtual Earth is very easy.  Here is some sample code for a basic Virtual Earth 3D Mashup: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”><html><head> <title>Virtual Earth 3D Mashup</title> <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″><script src=”http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6.2″></script> <script> function CreateMap(){   var map = new VEMap(‘myMap’);   map.LoadMap(new VELatLong(46.935893, -99.71), 4, VEMapStyle.Aerial, false, VEMapMode.3D);} </script></head><body…

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Virtual Earth 3D Released

Virtual Earth 3D is now available at Live Search.  Click on “3D” on the navigation control to enter 3D mode.  Here’s a direct permalink to Virtual Earth 3D: http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=46.935893~-99.71&style=a&lvl=3&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=12800519.899355 With this release, the Virtual Earth API’s have also been updated to version 4 so you can create 3D mashups.  Check out the Virtual Earth Interactive…

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Virtual Earth API: Adding a GeoRSS Layer Without an Automatic View Update

When adding a GeoRSS layer to the map, the current map view gets updated automatically so the best view of the GeoRSS layer is visible.  However, several people have asked how to disable this since they are adding several layers to the map or already had the map in the view they wanted.  We are…

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Virtual Earth API: Using GeoRSS Layers

One of the powerful features that was introduced in the Virtual Earth APIs in version 3.0 is the GeoRSS Layer.  The GeoRSS Layer allows you to easily add a set of points and information to the map from a standard GeoRSS XML file using the W3C Basic Geo (WGS84 lat/long) Vocabulary or the GeoRSS Simple Syntax. …

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Live Local – New Features

We have just released a new version of Windows Live Local! Check it out at http://local.live.com.  Some of the new features this release include: Support for drawing lines/polygons on the map with user collections.  See the new drawing tools in the Scratch Pad People Search (white pages) Send to Phone / Call for Free Improved…

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Windows Live Local v3 Released

Windows Live Local v3 release went live on May 24th! Our team worked hard to get this release out.  Try it out at http://local.live.com.  The major features of this release include real-time traffic, user collections, new UI, improved search, improved driving directions, and increased map coverage.  We also have a new and improved API, which…

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