Live Search Maps Update!

We just released an updated version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform.  It is difficult to list all the new features, but here are some of the new features: Birdseye Imagery with Labels – Birdseye imagery now supports Road Labels showing roads and names on the birdseye scene similar to Aerial map…

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Microsoft Research Releases Tiled Vectors Demo

Microsoft Research released a Tiled Vectors Demo which is available for download.  The demo shows a way to solve the problem of showing extremely large mapping data sets in the web browser.  If you have used the Virtual Earth AJAX/JavaScript Map Control or other web-based mapping controls or any web application with a large number…

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MapCruncher Beta for Virtual Earth Now Available

MapCruncher for Virtual Earth has just been officially released as a Beta release for Virtual Earth! Previously, MapCruncher was a project from Microsoft Research – MSR MapCruncher. MapCruncher allows you to easily create custom image tiles to overlay in Virtual Earth mashup applications.  The custom image tiles can anything you want to overlay on Virtual…

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Virtual Earth API: Using Tile Layers

In the v3 version of the Virtual Earth API, we added support for custom Tile Layers, which allows you to add your own custom imagery and overlays on the map.  One of our developers, Jaya Bhatia blogged about Tile Layers with the v3 Virtual Earth API awhile back.  In the v5 Virtual Earth API, we have now simplified…

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