Bing Maps

Microsoft Virtual Earth is now officially known as “Bing Maps”.  You can see the Bing logo on the Bing Maps website (formerly known as Live Search Maps) and on the Bing Maps Interactive SDK .  You can see the SDKs for the Bing Maps Web Services and the Bing Map Control 6.2. The Virtual Earth…

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TechEd Sessions on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Available Online

The session I gave at TechEd 2009 is now available for online viewing for TechEd attendees. Click on the link below to view the session if you missed it or if you want to watch it again: WUX402: Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control The Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform has grown immensely over…

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Learn about Virtual Earth at TechEd this Week!

Just a reminder that I’ll be out at TechEd this week in LA. Come see the Virtual Earth session on Wednesday at 4:30 PM to learn how to build applications with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control: WUX402 Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Wed 5/13 | 4:30 PM-5:45 PM | Room 408B…

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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Spinning Map with Silverlight 3

The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP is designed to work with Silverlight 2.  However, since Silverlight 3 is reverse-compatible with Silverlight 2, you can use it with Silverlight 3 projects also. At MIX09, Joe Stegman demonstrated a nice Perspective 3D demo where he rotated a DataGrid in the X, Y, and Z directions using…

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Virtual Earth at Tech-Ed North America 2009

Come learn about Virtual Earth and the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control at Microsoft  Tech-Ed North America 2009, May 11-15 in Los Angeles. I will be presenting a session on Virtual Earth and and the details are below. I hope to see you there! WUX402 Deep Dive on Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control The Microsoft…

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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Put Scalable Content on the Map

In the previous post I showed how to position Silverlight UIElements at a Location to create pushpins with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP.  You can also position content in a scalable manner using the MapLayer.MapRectangle attached property. For example, the following code will position a scalable video on the Map by specifying the…

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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – How to Create Simple Pushpins

The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP supports several different ways to position content on the map.  Some of these ways are to: Position a fixed-size element at a Location on the Map, which will act like a pushpin.  Position an element in a scalable manner on the Map by mapping it to a Location…

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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP: Setting the Map Mode and View

In a previous post, I showed you how to get started and create the simple “Hello World” sample using the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP.  Notice in that sample, the map by default shows the “Road” map.  The navigation control at the top left of the map lets users manually change the Map to…

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Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP – Building a “Hello World!” Sample From Scratch

I wanted to start with a simple “Hello World!” sample to show you how to create your first application with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control CTP.   With just a few easy steps, you can get started building applications with the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control and get the rich interactive experience of Silverlight.  Here…

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