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  • Blog Post: Track Hurricane Gustav with Virtual Earth

    For those that want to get the latest track and wind speed data for Hurricane Gustav and for all active hurricanes go check out our Hurricane Tracker out on MSNBC.COM where they’ve linked to it from their home page . When you first visit the link the page will draw out the path of the hurricane and land...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth at Cowes Week

    One of our Microsoft partners Inca X is working with the Pelican Racing Team to track it at the Cowes Week Regatta , August 2-9. Cowes is the longest running Regatta in the world, didn’t ya know. The fun gets started this Saturday, 10:00 GMT. That’s 8am for us here in Seattle. The solution that the Pelican...
  • Blog Post: Showing Miami & Virtual Earth at GeoWeb

    The nice folks at GeoWeb stopped by my booth at GeoWeb on Thursday asking, how the geoweb can contribute to better planning and management of our cities. Well in fact, there are lots of great examples of State and Local Governments who use Virtual Earth to help in exactly this way. The City of Miami...
  • Blog Post: Midwest Floods with Virtual Earth Maps on MSNBC.COM

    Virtual Earth is a great tool to visualize the news. It provides information in new and very actionable ways. Chris Pendleton on the Virtual Earth team has a perfect example here with the top story this past week about the terrible floods in the American Mid-West. Read Chris’ post with more information...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Evacuation Planning using Virtual Earth

    Microsoft holds an event every year called Location Summit. It's a two day event where we invite scientists and others who are deep into the mapping technologies to come and share in the research they are doing. I got looped into this thing to cover for a friend of mine who had to present "10 Demos in...
  • Blog Post: Where is Matt Lauer?

    Chris Pendleton has the scoop that once again NBC likes to send Matt Lauer to the far flung corners on the planet with the latest installment of its, "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" segment. I wonder how many frequent flyer miles he's earned in all those years of doing this segment? Microsoft is...
  • Blog Post: I never would have thought of this

    As I've only been working on the Virtual Earth team now for about 12 weeks or so, I am constantly surprised about how our customers use Virtual Earth in ways I never could have dreamed of. Here's another great example of this. A company called, Sungevity is using the aerial imagery of Virtual Earth to...
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