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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Find Developer Events Using Virtual Earth

    One of my friends at Microsoft, Glen Gordon in our US Developer and Platform Evangelism Team (DPE) turned me on to something really cool they just did. If you didn’t know these guys are constant road warriors presenting at events across the US. They just created a new website called, Community Megaphone...
  • Blog Post: Find the Best Gas Prices Using Mobile Live Search

    I just came across this feature when I updated the Mobile Live Search client on my Windows Mobile phone. There now is a feature which allows you to find the lowest gas prices in your area. If you have a GPS enabled phone this feature is even easier to use. Currently the Mobile Live Search application...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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?...
  • Blog Post: Share your Favorite Places in Virtual Earth with your Friends

    I was reading Chris Pendleton's blog today when I came across a feature I knew of but didn't quite understand to the extent it could be used. Chris blogged about his upcoming trip to the Coachella Music Festival and he got the idea to create a Public Collection in Live Maps for all the music festivals...
  • Blog Post: How to use Live Maps with your GPS Unit

    Steve Lombardi has step-by-step instructions for how to create driving directions in Live Maps and then export them to your GPS unit. Check it out, http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!14612.entry
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