Fixing Black Shadows on Transparent Tile Overlays

Lewis Harvey posted a great fix for the “black shadow” issue in transparent tile overlays on Virtual Earth – something that has been plaguing our platform since we began natively supporting tile overlays. The fix was completed by the dev team, tested and ready for release to production, but other priorities have prevailed. This is…


New Maps and Imagery

{OK, so change of plans. I’ve edited the this and reposted – specifically, the cities with 3D models. Oh, and the release is later today (12/14), so if you got this 2 days ago when I posted it, well, you were informed a bit early.} We updated our map coverage, ortho imagery, Bird’s Eye imagery…


Starwood Hotels Uses Virtual Earth

Check out this beautiful design and integration of Virtual Earth to highlight some of Starwood’s Westin Hotels around the world and the surrounding ammenities: I’m loving the smooth transitions, the 360 degree images of the hotels and the visitor commentary! Such a great site.