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Announcing: Virtual Earth 6.2 and Virtual Earth Web Services 1.0
Well here it is everybody. The next version of Virtual Earth is out. Not only that but we now have our 1.0 version of the Virtual Earth Web Services here live as well. Let’s dig in to some of the features in this release. Maps for Mobile Devices . Develop mobile applications with rich imagery optimized...
24 Sep 2008
Tech Ed Interview with Carl Franklin
Hey everyone. Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. Been a little crazy for me lately getting everything ramped up for our upcoming release of Virtual Earth which is due here very very soon. When we were all at Tech Ed North America in Orlando, FL this past June I sat down with Angus Logan , Dr. Neil and...
26 Aug 2008
Add your own 3D models to Virtual Earth
Well we've finally done it! We now have a way for you to create or import your own models and put them into Virtual Earth using truSpace which comes from Caligari who we brought into Microsoft not too long ago. Not only that but you can get truSpace for FREE . You can also import models you have already...
24 Jul 2008
BAH, What a Wasted Day
Today’s been a tough one for me. To begin I was having issues with my normal laptop, a severely underpowered Sony VAIO that I’ve had for about three years. It’s never liked Vista and to be sure Vista has hated it right back. Still it is small, weighing less that four pounds and most often runs Office...
15 Jul 2008
Virtual Earth makes golfing more enjoyable
My friend Jerry over on the Virtual Earth 3D team turned me on to a company called, Terra Imaging who makes a product called, 3D Golf Course . They just finished doing the Torrey Pines course in La Jolla, CA where Tiger just won his 14th major championship. Here’s an interview they did on the local NBC...
18 Jun 2008
Miami now on Virtual Earth 3D 2.0
Our Virtual Earth 3D Integration Team Blog has the scoop on Miami released our new 3D technology which is completely automated in a data center completely powered by wind . The area modeled using our new 3D technology covers the entire downtown Miami area with over 46000 buildings and hundreds of thousands...
5 Jun 2008
State & Local Governments Getting Jiggy with Virtual Earth
State and Local Governments love mapping stuff. They also create really cool looking websites that their citizens find really useful. Here's a list of some State and Local Governments that are using Virtual Earth and what they are doing with it. To quote my spiritual advisor: actor, singer, dancer, spiritual...
31 May 2008
Turning on Inertia in Virtual Earth 3D
So the other day I was following an email thread on a discussion forum for Virtual Earth internally here at Microsoft and someone says, "if only VE clients had “inertia” like Google Earth..." and someone writes back. "Inertia is there, it's just turned off by default" WHA??? How'd that get in there?...
12 May 2008
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