The September 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine includes an indepth article on how to code applications using Virtual Earth. Find out why Chandu Thota is such a studd @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/09/EarthlyDelights/default.aspx.

Excerpt:

You can build your own application or Web site that uses Virtual Earth mapping technologies by using the Virtual Earth map control, a JavaScript component that provides all the functionality you need to draw maps, search for locations, and get driving directions. In this article, I'll highlight some of the most salient features of the Virtual Earth APIs and show you how to build rich, powerful mapping and local search apps.