Sweet Home San Diego – You’re in 3D!

Along with a few more cities, plus more bird’s eye and our first exposure into the GlobeXplorer library. Also, Chicago you finally get your bird’s eye (Germany too). And, Norway? Are you kidding me? Check out Oslo! And how about some International 3D? Britain, you finally can see some 3D. Here are the full details directly from…

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MWS 5.2 is now Live!

I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but for those customer who use Microsoft’s MapPoint Web Service, today marks a fantastic day. With the release of Version 5.2 we have moved out of the Microsoft Extranet system (which is great and all), but now you are no longer held to the strict password resets required…


InfoNow parts ways with MapQuest for Microsoft

It’s official – InfoNow is now a Microsoft partner and will be pushing the Virtual Earth and MapPoint Web Service platforms for its customers. Why is this significant? Oh, I don’t know….maybe because they are one of if not the biggest integrator of MapQuest technology into customer applications….maybe because they’ve been seen as thought leaders…

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Farallon Geographics Builds Web Based GIS Redevelopment Project Tracking Portal for Boston Redevelopment Authority

Check the press release here: http://www.fargeo.com/company/press/2007/03/farallon_geogra_2.html. This is a great example of how Virtual Earth can help in government applications. You can see screen shots of the application via the link which illustrates the use of pushpins, vector line and polygon drawing, raster overlays, Bird’s Eye imagery and 3D all integrated into a site with…

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Plan out your Trips with TripHub.com and Virtual Earth

http://www.prnewswire.com/news/index_mail.shtml?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-26-2007/0004552820&EDATE Check out TripHub.com’s use of Virtual Earth – You have to sign up to get access to most of the features, but a sick little site highlighting ways to map out your travel itenerary and the events associated with your trip.

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Going to ETech 2007?

ETech (Emerging Technology Conference) is in San Diego which is reason enough, but now you have another reason – ME! Ha! I’ll be presenting a 45-minute session titled “Virtual Earth in the Enterprise” March 28 @ 5:25 You can read about me and my session on the ETech site. This will be my first trip to ETech,…

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Microsoft Hosting Summit 2007

If you’re coming to the Microsoft Hosting Summit Tuesday, March 20 expect to see a kick ass Virtual Earth demo by none of than yours truly. I’ll be presenting an application you’ve probably seen before, as well as, one you probably haven’t. I’ll get 4 whole minutes during Andy Lees’ presentation. Hope to see you…

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SuperPages.com – Maps Powered by Virtual Earth

Superpages.com recently launched their new “map-based searching” using Virtual Earth. The site looks, oh, too familiar – almost as a replica of Windows Live Local; however, there some more aesthetically pleasing portions of the site.  Pros: The site is very clean; great colors for the UI and pushpins. I love the “saved” and “recent” map searches…

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Aesthetically Pleasing Uses of Virtual Earth

The MSN Branded Entertainment and Experiences Team has created several unique mashups using Virtual Earth and I wanted to get them documented in a single blog post. LeBron James Bike-A-Thon – The “King for Kids” Bike-a-thon is a fund-raising event hosted by NBA All-Star LeBron “King” James. The site integrates Virtual Earth to highlight (1)…


ConocoPhilips Finds Gas Stations with Virtual Earth

ConocoPhilips (COP) replaced their MapPoint Web Service Station Finder and Trip Planner with Virtual Earth. COP brands include Union 76, Conoco and Philips 66. Go to their site and click on “station finder” to enter your address and search radius. You’ll get a list of the nearest stations including the brand, with address and phone…

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