Channel 9: The Knowledge Chamber: Virtual Earth

I recently was graced with the opportunity to sit in with Robert Hess the host of the Channel 9 online show, The Knowledge Chamber for an episode focused exclusively on Virtual Earth. During the Virtual Earth episode, I focus on the Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control which is currently in community technology preview (CTP) form…


Rebranding Microsoft Virtual Earth To…

Microsoft Virtual Earth now has a new name (and it’s not Kumo or Kiev). First, a little background to ensure we’re all on the same page. As of yesterday…. Live Search Maps was our consumer maps offering. This is the web site you go to for maps, aerial photos, directions, searching for points of interest…


Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Features Virtual Earth

I recently posted a little teaser entry about Virtual Earth and Windows 7 – Windows 7 Release Candidate Available…Where’s Virtual Earth? Well, now today there’s more to talk about (and you can expect news to continue to roll out as time goes on). Today, the Windows Team announced the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7….


Virtual Earth Web Cast Playback – May 2009

Another month of web casts done. This month we focused on business intelligence applications using Microsoft Virtual Earth across the enterprise. The first web cast had tons of information thrown at you about the different scenarios for which you would need different BI applications across different verticals within the enterprise. In the second web cast,…


Saving America $329,000

Remember a few weeks ago, when Air Force one flew over downtown Manhattan escorted by a F-16 and scared the bejesus out of every New Yorker lighting nostalgic sparks of 9/11? Well, our partners at 3DVia decided to recreate the scene using Virtual Earth 3D – much less intimidating and considering they didn’t actually get…


Virtual Earth on the Edge (Computing Network)

Today we’re announcing the rollout of Virtual Earth to the Content Delivery Network (a part of Microsoft’s Edge Computing Network). What does this mean? Well, Virtual Earth has historically been in a single data center serving up all these billions of tile images (and the AJAX map control) which service our mapping platforms including the…


REMIX Australia – CP’s Coming to Oz

As a follow up to my presentation at MIX this year, I’ll be flying down under to attend REMIX – a sort of worldwide syndication of MIX. REMIX Australia will be held on Thursday, June 11 at the Star City Hotel in the Grand Harbour Ballroom at 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW. My session, currently…


OnStar Enhances Emergency Response with Microsoft Virtual Earth

OnStar (a part of General Motors) today announced their new application to integrate Microsoft Virtual Earth into their emergency response system as a data visualization function to better serve their customers. And, do you blame them? What a huge value add this will be for helping them sell their service! With our super, high resolution…


Shall We Play A Game? UMapper’s Virtual Earth Game

Okay, it’s been a long day, so let’s find today’s time waster to blow off some steam…ah, UMapper has a new Flash-based, Microsoft Virtual Earth game called “GeoDart.” The object? Click the aerial photo closest to location specified to identify where it is. The closer you are and the faster you respond, the more points…


IDV Solutions Releases Visual Fusion 4.0…And, It Is Awesome!

I just want to give IDV Solutions a huge shout out today. I dragged myself in to work after waking to another dreary Seattle morning. Hoping the coffee would perk me up…bring out the fail whale. However, this morning I finally got some time to investigate the latest version of IDV’s Visual Fusion (4.0). After…