Virtual Earth Web Casts – Virtual Earth in Retail Recordings

I just wrapped up the first Virtual Earth web casts as a part of our new ongoing series to keep people informed about opportunities for leveraging Virtual Earth and to keep you abreast of what’s new in the Virtual Earth product group and what’s storming in my brain that just needs to get out. In…

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AGI Visualizes Geo-Physics on Virtual Earth

I may have to quit my job. I want to go out on top like John Elway. Once I’ve seen everything, I don’t know what else will light a fire under me to get up in the morning. Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) has just changed my world by demonstrating how Microsoft Virtual Earth can be…

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Virtual Earth + SharePoint = Business (Location) Intelligence

In many of my discussions with customers I talk about the value Virtual Earth plays in data visualization, especially around business intelligence and visualizing that information on maps for analysis. Now, even the iPhone is making its way into enterprise applications hosted by SharePoint with IDV Solution’s new Visual Fusion Contribute application (see below). We…

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MapPoint 2010, 2011 or 2012?

Do you want to see a new version of MapPoint? If so, do you want to determine what features go in and what features get out? Do you love MapPoint and just want more, more, more? Do you post threads on Channel 9 spitting on MapPoint because you think “it sucks,” but don’t really provide…

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GeoLife 2.0: A Location-Based Social Network

GeoLife was shown at TechFest in Redmond this week by Yu Zheng (Microsoft Researcher). I figured it was applicable and you might be interested. What is GeoLife? GeoLife is a GPS-data-driven social network on Microsoft Virtual Earth. It is not only a Website where individuals can manage, visualize, and understand their life experience using their…

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Hyatt and Virtual Earth

Hyatt just launched their new hotel finder application with Microsoft Virtual Earth. The application is accessible from their home page by searching for Hyatt hotel locations around the world. Now, this is in NO WAY anything but a coincidence that one of the March, 2009 Virtual Earth web casts is focused on hospitality, so now…

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Virtual Earth at MIX ‘09!

It’s official – we have confirmed our Virtual Earth session for MIX 2009 and we will be there in star-studded fashion. The session is titled, “The Next Generation of Microsoft Virtual Earth – More Experiences, More Places, and Exciting New Capabilities” and it’s abstract is as follows, “Come see and experience new and exciting offerings…

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Microsoft Virtual Earth on Windows Azure

I reserved a part of my day to explore Windows Azure and how it can work with the Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Service. In my investigation I found out that what I was really interested in is The Azure Services Platform (to clarify any branding issues). In fact, “Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating…

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Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their “Developing a Mobile Application Using Virtual Earth Web Services” technical article published on MSDN and it’s available for your reading and plagiarizing pleasure. Excerpt: “The constraints of mobile device applications are very different than the traditional web or desktop applications. Unlike a desktop or…

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Utilities Leveraging Virtual Earth for Data Visualization

A couple weeks ago I presented at the EUCI (Electrical Utility Consultants Inc.) GIS 2.0 Conference in San Antonio, TX. As a result of this conference and the work of our partners and field sales folks, we’ve seen a significant uptake in utility companies adopting Microsoft Virtual Earth for their applications. In previous posts, I’ve…

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