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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Season’s Greetings from Microsoft Maps

A little token of our nod to the holidays. Check out the site built with a Silverlight interface with post cards highlighting our imagery from our the world. Click on any of them to be redirected to Multimap’s implementation of Virtual Earth imagery on Multimap.com. If you don’t like Multmap, you can use the Virtual…

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Virtual Earth Via Seadragon on iPhone

Perhaps you’ve heard that the Live Labs team launched a free version of the Seadragon browser for iPhone…perhaps not. While the viewer is awesome and provides a killer photo viewer (arguably better than what comes with the iPhone) it also has Microsoft Virtual Earth included natively in the application. The application lets you navigate the…

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Virtual Earth and XNA Game Development

Here’s some sickness. I’m sure the first time you saw Microsoft Virtual Earth you were thinking, “Wow, is this going to integrate with Microsoft Flight Simulator?” Then, if you’ve ever seen me or one of my colleagues demonstrate Virtual Earth 3D you’ve probably seen us show off our Xbox controller support which then had you…

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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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Virtual Earth and Microsoft’s Single View Platform

There’s a new initiative at Microsoft to bring together different parts of the company under a single umbrella to prove the whole is greater than the sum of all it’s parts. The Public Sector initiative, dubbed “The Single View Platform” brings several different Microsoft products together to form a SUPER geographically-based, data visualization product suite….

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WorldWide Telescope – New Release!

The Microsoft Research Team has released an updated version of WorldWide Telescope for free download. The new release is jammed packed with features including my favorite, 3D Solar System and Universe View (plug in your X-Box controller prior to running WWT for fully immersive 3D tranquility). If there was ever a way to grasp how…

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Microsoft Software Pirates Beware

Microsoft Virtual Earth will find you…. A week ago, The Microsoft Anti-Piracy Group launched Global Anti-Piracy Day (Oct. 21). Okay, I’m a week late AND, to be clear, this has nothing to do with Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) – it is quite the antithesis, in fact. Seriously, though, the team works relentlessly…

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Live Image Search Adds Virtual Earth

Microsoft Virtual Earth just crossed into another Live Search domain – Image Search. Live Image Search just added a Virtual Earth map to image results for certain major cities and landmarks. For points of interest such as Space Needle, Statue of Liberty or Pacific Beach, you’ll get a Bird’s Eye image of the respective location….

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