Announcing Live Maps Belgium…in French and Flemish

Live Maps Belgium hit the web today as the next country in a wave of localized mapping sites built integrating local knowledge, local listing providers and the Microsoft Virtual Earth API. Belgium has an diverse audience, so leveraging this knowledge the local team built out both Live Maps Belgium in French and Live Maps Belgium…

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Live Maps India v2 Released (with an API)

The Live Maps India team has released an updated version of their consumer site, as well as (for all your Virtual Earth platform lovers out there), an API for accessing the Indian map tiles in your applications via an AJAX Control or SOAP XML Web Services. Check out the list of new features and data…

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Live Search Maps Netherlands…Geboren

In the footsteps of the Live Search Maps Finland site launch, Live Search Maps Netherlands is now live on the web. Explore The Netherlands like never before with a localized experience including business search powered by our partner De Telefoongids, 43 cities in Birds-Eye view, 3D, Collections and directions (both driving and walking). I received…

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Live Maps Finland Hits the Web

The team in Finland has take advantage of recent improvements Virtual Earth and to create Live Maps Finland. How about an Finnish language lesson while we go over features, hmm? Katu (Road {Maps}) The route coverage for Finland is excellent in Virtual Earth, so you’ll see tons of roads throughout the country. Ilmakuva (Aerial) We…

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Photosynth Exploration in Live Search Maps

Finding cool Photosynth’s just got a heck of a lot easier. We’ve just introduced a new way to explore Photosynth’s as a part of our Collection Explorer feature on Live Search Maps. 2 things – (1) how do you find Photosynths and (2) how did they get there?? Alright, so in order to find Photosynths…

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Finding Haunted Houses with Virtual Earth

Halloween is BY FAR my favorite holiday, so I find it only appropriate to publish a little something to help spread the holiday fear. A few years ago we published a Halloween Map (aka The Haunted Map), but we’re not doing it this year (and haven’t in 3 years). This year, I’m simply going to…

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Live Search Maps China – New Features!

The Live Search Maps China site just got some improvements. Innovation is burning like wildfire worldwide. Driving Direction – New! Country-wide (mainland China) road coverage Inter-city (e.g. Beijing to Shanghai) and intra-city (e.g. Tiananmen to Bird’s Nest in Beijing) directions Multi-point directions (e.g. Tiananmen to Bird’s Nest to MS office) New data pipeline for China…

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Live Search Maps Argentina is Live!

Argentina now has it’s own Live Search Maps beta site. I’m a little late getting this on the blog, but better late than never. Plus, since I’m a little late to the game there’s a good chance you didn’t know about it either, so let’s dig in.  This site comes with geocoding places and addresses,…

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New Feature Release of Live Search Maps!

We’ve just made updates to our consumer site, Live Search Maps which are tied back to some of the updates in the Virtual Earth platform – there’s a slough of posts coming from me today! For the release we’ve included some AWESOME new features for users to enjoy, so please…enjoy! Communities  Community submitted collections are…

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Adding Live Search Maps As An Internet Explorer Search Provider

If you have Internet Explorer 7, you may be aware of the ability to add custom search providers to your browser. This allows you to add not just Live, Google and Yahoo!, but the likes of specific web site searches such as ESPN, Facebook or Target (yes, the retailer)! I figured there’s enough map lovers…

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