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…


Virtual Earth for SharePoint

Rachna posted a great blog entry for his web part using Virtual Earth. I get this request all the time, so I’m glad the MOSS team stepped up. Check out his blog entry here.  CP


MapCruncher Beta for Virtual Earth

It’s official – MapCruncher is now a supported beta product by the Virtual Earth team! This is big. This means that MapCruncher has graduated out of Microsoft Research as a pet project with really cool implications to a fully supported application by our team. If you’ve never heard of MapCruncher I’ve copied/pasted the description below,…


MSN Mexico, Motorola & Virtual Earth

MSN Mexico (aka Prodigy MSN) launched an application with Motorola using Virtual Earth as a backdrop for community data. The concept is an exclusive site for Motorola and MSN which focuses on entertainment. The site consists of podcasts, editorial music news, and product information. Of particular interest is the user’s ability to generate a mini-web site (or Motospace) which…


Live Search Mobile – Shipped

Live Search for Mobile Browse (point your mobile browser ) If you’ve used this product before, then you’ll definitely notice the improvements. If not, we think it’ll earn a spot on your bookmark list.    A Single Search Box: Tell us what and where, if applicable and you’ll get the most relevant results from…


Windows Live Contacts control

Danny Thorpe, from the Windows Live Contacts team, has a good blog post about the new JScript control for integrating Windows Live Contacts into your web page.  It is a chunk of re-usable script you can embed in your page, much like the Virtual Earth Map Control, for getting access to Windows Live Contacts in…


Windows Live Writer, complete with VE integration

The maps and imagery from Microsoft Virtual Earth aren’t just good for marketing, business intelligence, and vertical search, they can be an important component of telling a story. The Windows Live Writer team recognized that and has built support for putting a Virtual Earth map (as an image linked to Windows Live Local) into your blog posts as…


MSR MapCruncher Released

Microsoft Research has been working with Virtual Earth to develop a cool new application for overlaying information in the Map Control. Chris explains it better than I can: “The basic idea is that you can take any map in PDF format and overlay onto a Virtual Earth map. The benefit being that you can have…


Virtual Earth Technology Preview: Street-side Imagery

Today, the Virtual Earth team released a new Technology Preview of street-side imagery.  Take a look: This release is not a final product, and is being released early in the development process so we can engage with the community and gather feedback on the feature concept and our implementation.  We plan to integrate a more complete…