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  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth API: Adding KML or GeoRSS Layers to the Map

    One of the new features of the Virtual Earth v6 Map Control API is the ability to import KML layers on the map. Previous versions of the API allowed you to import GeoRSS using client-side XML parsing. However, one of the restrictions was that the GeoRSS file had to be on the same domain as the application...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth API: GeoRSS Layers

    The v5 Virtual Earth API has improved GeoRSS support. The Virtual Earth API now integrates GeoRSS Layer support with the VEShapeLayer. So, you can now load a GeoRSS layer feed and then access the items in that layer through the VEShapeLayer and VEShape interfaces. The Virtual Earth API supports both...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps / Virtual Earth Update

    We just released another update to Live Search Maps today! This release includes the following: Improved performance Improved Firefox support - including 3D support on Windows Ratings and Reviews for search listings Improved details page for search listings when clicking on them GeoRSS...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth API: Adding a GeoRSS Layer Without an Automatic View Update

    When adding a GeoRSS layer to the map, the current map view gets updated automatically so the best view of the GeoRSS layer is visible. However, several people have asked how to disable this since they are adding several layers to the map or already had the map in the view they wanted. We are planning...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth API: Using GeoRSS Layers

    One of the powerful features that was introduced in the Virtual Earth APIs in version 3.0 is the GeoRSS Layer. The GeoRSS Layer allows you to easily add a set of points and information to the map from a standard GeoRSS XML file using the W3C Basic Geo (WGS84 lat/long) Vocabulary or the GeoRSS Simple...
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