Powered by Virtual Earth…v6 no less!

The folks at Starbucks just made it a whole lot easier to find their stores. They’ve added some new ways to find their stores as well as filters to find different types of stores and ammenities at those stores using Virtual Earth version 6 no less than 2 weeks after the release. Okay, they had some…


New Virtual Earth Case Study – Coldwell Banker

We recently launched a new case study (and yes, I’m a little slow getting this out) describing how Coldwell Banker was struggling with the lack of technological innovation around mapping and found Virtual Earth as an answer to their problems. I’ve plagiarized a bit of the excerpt below to whet your appetite. Coldwell Banker Real…


Virtual Earth – Authenticate and Track Usage

So, you want to know what kind of traffic your Virtual Earth application is getting? You want to start licensing Virtual Earth per user? Well, from a technical perspective we’ve got you covered. Virtual Earth now supports token-based authentication and usage tracking. We’ve published an article on MSDN explaining how to integrate authentication into your…


Virtual Earth Web Casts

I have a few web casts that may be of interest if you want to get more information about Virtual Earth. You should register for the web cast that lines up with your respective role – partner, business decision maker or developer. I’ll have just come back from Rwanda (like, the day prior), so at…


OGC – We’re Back!

Microsoft has rejoined the Open Geospatial Consortium as a Principal Member! And, we’re pretty excited about it too. Wayland, MA and San Antonio, TX, October 23, 2007 – Today, at the annual Geoint 2007 Symposium, the Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC) announced that Microsoft Corporation has joined the consortium as a Principal Member. Government agencies worldwide…


Virtual Earth for SharePoint

Rachna posted a great blog entry for his web part using Virtual Earth. I get this request all the time, so I’m glad the MOSS team stepped up. Check out his blog entry here.  CP


Virtual Earth Certification

Trika was nice enough to point out that the beta for the Virtual Earth Certification Exam is now available. I like how I helped author the exam, but I had to find out through her blog that it is available – love it. Anyway, here are some details about the certification that I plagurized from Trika’s blog….


Virtual Earth Version 6 – Now Available

The Virtual Earth version 6 API is now available. The launch included several new exciting features documented in the online SDK.Moving from Version 5 to Version 6 is easy! You simply need to change one character in your .ashx link – change to I’ve received several messages from people who were linking to the…


MapCruncher Beta for Virtual Earth

It’s official – MapCruncher is now a supported beta product by the Virtual Earth team! This is big. This means that MapCruncher has graduated out of Microsoft Research as a pet project with really cool implications to a fully supported application by our team. If you’ve never heard of MapCruncher I’ve copied/pasted the description below,…


October Data and Imagery Drop

Another huge drop of data for your liking (38.1 TB). Here are the details: Vector North America and EuropeRefresh of all North American and European road information Oblique Imagery (Bird’s Eye)United StatesWorcester, MDOrange, CTSelect areas of Connecticut Warren, NJHunterdon, NJCape May, NJSelect areas of New Jersey Jackson, MSTulsa, OKReno, NVMarion, ORFulton, NYNorthampton, PAAlbany Metro, NYHenrico, VAYonkers…