November, 2006

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About Virtual Earth (MapPoint) B2B

The Virtual Earth (MapPoint) B2B blog I've created is more than just a post of my rants and raves about what's cool and lame. It's a place where people interested in Virtual Earth technology can come to review archived content, ask questions, or propose feature requests. It's fun but has a value added element for enterprise developers to *hopefully* find the answers they're looking for after they've looked everywhere else.

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    Want Virtual Earth 3-D in Outlook?

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    You got it: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7A0BCE98-EAB4-40A3-B7EC-43C09D6AE8CB&displaylang=en . This is an upgrade from the previous free ad-on for Microsoft Office Outlook which now includes the new 3-D map mode. You...
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    Virtual Earth - 3-D Maps & API

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    It's been a long time secret, but November 6, 2006 marks the day that Microsoft changed the world (or at least the Virtual Earth). We've launched our 3-D mapping system on our consumer site and it is fan-frickentastic. You'll never want a flat map again...
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    Spaceland Launch Review

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    Mike Boland did a good job of documenting the Virtual Earth 3-D Launch Event (code name Spaceland). Read about it on his blog here: http://www.kelseygroup.com/blog/blog_comment.asp?bi=1452&m=11&y=2006&d=&s = I gotta give props to anyone...
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    Spaceland Launch Video

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    We had a huge shindig in San Francisco last Monday when we launched Spaceland (aka Virtual Earth 3-D). As a part of the launch there was a video composed to get everyone pumped about the product. You can watch the video (as if you were at the launch)...
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    Map Cruncher 3.0 Released

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    Need to crunch more tiles? Need to crunch them faster? Now you can! Download the latest version of Map Cruncher @ http://research.microsoft.com/mapcruncher . Here's a high-level list of new features: • Far more robust -- major internal restructuring...
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    MWS CSR 4 Releases November 9, 2006

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    We're releasing our 4th customer service release for MapPoint Web Service in the wee hours of the night on Thursday/early Friday. This could affect your applications, specifically the uploading of your data. Please ensure your applications are fully tested...
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    Virtual Earth Expands to Japan

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    Virtual Earth map coverage just got broader. We now have maps and aerials of Japan http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=34.68734~135.509212&style=r&lvl=15&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=3695404 & http://local.live...
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    Home Services Adopts Virtual Earth

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    Many, many real estate companies are seeing the power and flexibility of the Virtual Earth platform. It all started with John L. Scott out of Bellevue, WA who set the precedent for Web 2.0 Real Estate site using maps and has spread like wildfire. Now...
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    Syndication on Live Maps

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    Enterprises can now advertise on our 2D maps on Live Maps (aka, Live Local, Windows Live Local or Windows Live Maps). The first to release into the service are our good friends at Petco. Check out the Petco icons hovering over all Petco stores across...
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    Home Builders Take Note!

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    Virtual Earth and Map Cruncher prove useful for home builders by allowing you to overlay planned developments. For example, let's say you're converting a parcel, adding a street, a block, or entire neighborhood (!) and you want to do some planning or...
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    Virtual Earth Business Value Webcast

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    In case you missed my webcast on "Using Mapping and Location Technologies to Grow Your Business" you can view the recorded version here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/Register.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032313598&CountryCode=US&IsRedirect...
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    Where are my pushpins?

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    In case you've run into the problem of your pins not showing up on the map there are a couple things your can do to troubleshoot. 1. Set the appropriate z-level - many times your pins are displayed, but they're under the map. Virtual Earth will always...
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    Mashing Sports and Maps

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    What do Roy Williams, Charlie Batch, Shawn Alexander, Alex Smith and Chris Chambers have in common? Yes, smarty pants, they all play football, but they are also highlighted - in detail - on this Sports Maps site: http://sports.maps.live.com/ . At the...
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    MapCruncher for 3-D?

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    Check out this site that has already adopted using Map Cruncher with our Virtual Earth Map Control in 3-D mode: http://www.3dgeomaps.com/ . You get the same interface that you do in 3-D mode including building models and digital elevation models; however...
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    Windows Live Local On MTV

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    Microsoft has teamed up with MTV to promote Windows Live Local on their mtvU (MTV University) show "Quad Squads." The show is "Apprentice"-like in that it pits two 4-person teams from different universities to complete challenges in order to win prizes...
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