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  • Blog Post: Bing Maps

    Microsoft Virtual Earth is now officially known as “ Bing Maps ”. You can see the Bing logo on the Bing Maps website (formerly known as Live Search Maps) and on the Bing Maps Interactive SDK . You can see the SDKs for the Bing Maps Web Services and the Bing Map Control 6.2 . The Virtual Earth Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: New Features in Live Search Maps

    I know it was a few weeks ago when we released an updated version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform . Unfortunately, I haven't had time to blog about it yet. So in case you missed it, here are some details. Some of the new features include: Multi-Point Routing. You can now...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps Update!

    We just released an updated version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform. It is difficult to list all the new features, but here are some of the new features: Birdseye Imagery with Labels - Birdseye imagery now supports Road Labels showing roads and names on the birdseye scene similar...
  • 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: New Live Search Maps Release!

    We have just released a new version of Live Search Maps built on the Virtual Earth platform. The team has worked very hard to get this release out the door. There are many new features and improvements, so it is difficult to list them all. However, some of the major new features include: 1-Click...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Screen Saver

    Check out the Virtual Earth Screen Saver I created and uploaded on CodePlex , Microsoft's open source project website. The screen saver reads Virtual Earth permalinks from RSS feeds and uses the Virtual Earth API to show Birdseye and satellite images with information about those images from the feeds...
  • 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: Bing Maps Traffic Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar

    If you have not seen this already, check out the Bing Maps Traffic Gadget . It attaches to your Windows Vista sidebar and shows the real-time traffic conditions from Bing Maps for the major city around the U.S. of your choice. The cities you can choose from include: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Update

    We have just released an updated version of Virtual Earth at http://maps.live.com ! The biggest change this release is the improved Birds Eye user interface. Positioning the map is now a lot simpler with the new improved small map navigation feature. Using the small map, you can position the center of...
  • Blog Post: Live Local - New Features

    We have just released a new version of Windows Live Local! Check it out at http://local.live.com . Some of the new features this release include: Support for drawing lines/polygons on the map with user collections. See the new drawing tools in the Scratch Pad People Search (white pages) Send...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Local v3 Released

    Windows Live Local v3 release went live on May 24th! Our team worked hard to get this release out. Try it out at http://local.live.com . The major features of this release include real-time traffic, user collections, new UI, improved search, improved driving directions, and increased map coverage. We...
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