Visualizing ESRI ArcGIS Data in Virtual Earth Using Arc2Earth

Brian Flood from Spatial Data Logic has released an add-in for ESRI ArcGIS which enables data visualization in Microsoft Virtual Earth called Arc2Earth. Arc2Earth has historically allowed for visualization in Google Earth and Google Maps, but most recently added Virtual Earth to it’s list of mapping platforms to which users can publish. In their own…


Virtual Earth V6 – QFE

We had some features for Version 6 that didn’t make it into the last release in October, but we really wanted them to be available now so we shipped them in a QFE. There was a newsletter that went out to all licensed customers and I wanted to ensure the community at large was made…


New Imagery – December 2007

The latest release of imagery and photogrammetrics includes 36.3 TB of photography and models of 58 new cities worldwide! At a high level we’ve updated the Manhattan imagery, added 44 new cities with our Microsoft (Vexcel) ortho imagery, 36 new US bird’s eye areas, 26 new European bird’s eye areas, 5 areas of US orthos…


Case Studies: MarketLinx & iFly

Every now and then the Virtual Earth Marketing Team posts case studies for technical decision makers to read about how other companies are leveraging Microsoft mapping platforms. We’ve posted two of them recently that give an in depth understanding of not just the the power and flexibility of the Virtual Earth platform, but the cost…


The Virtual Earth Team Wants Your Feedback

We’ve set up a few surveys to get a better understand of what it is you actually want out of a mapping platform; or, at least from our mapping platform. Better route data? Higher resolution imagery? More data layers? Tell us your thoughts. There are a three different surveys established for providing your feedback: 1….


Live Search Instant Answers Clicks-Thru to Live Search Maps China

Yesterday we announced the launch of our Live Search Maps localization of world locations in Chinese including street level data for China. Today, we’ve added Live Search China results to include local links through to our Live Local Search using our localized Chinese maps. We have over 7 million local listings in 114 cities in…


Live Search Maps – China!

We’ve launched our Live Search Maps site in Chinese! Not only that but we have street data for China! The first public release supports most basic map and local search features across China with details for 114 cities, plus a Public Transit feature for 11 cities, but without Driving Directions and Public Collections; we will…


Microsoft Acquires Multimap

Today, we’re announcing our acquisition of Multimap. Here’s the release briefing: Microsoft Acquires One of Europe’s Top Online Map ServicesAcquisition of Multimap will help Microsoft deliver new, expanded services on the Web. LONDON — Dec. 12, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. has acquired Multimap, one of the United Kingdom’s top 100 technology companies and one of…


November Worldwide Imagery Update…OMG

Ok imagery junkies, get ready to overdose…..33.7TB….are you kidding? 3Di/Boulder hi-res Orthos/Aerial Imagery:Saitama, JapanOntario, CA Fullerton, CANew Haven, CTHartford, CT Cedar Rapids, IALowell, MARaleigh, NCCharlotte, NCGreensboro, NC Durham, NCFayetteville, NCSyracuse, NYWinston-Salem, NCHillsboro, ORProvo, UTNorfolk, VARichmond, VA                Obliques/Bird’s Eye in North America:  Gadsen/Etowah Metro, ALPulaski, ARRehoboth, DEIndian River, FLLeon, FLColes, ILWinnebago, ILWyandotte, KSShawnee, KSDetroit Metro North,…


Virtual Earth Business Decision Maker Webcast Posted

The Microsoft Webcast, “See How Virtual Earth 6.0 Provides an Immersive Web Experience (Level 100)” from last week is now posted for online viewing. If you missed it you can watch and listen here. You can also download the deck I used in the case that you want to reuse the slides. CP