There was a significant update to our VE/Live Maps platform this week. If you are a partner interested in this subject go to key blog articles as below for all the details:

http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!14129.entry

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2008/04/11/new-virtual-earth-api-release-virtual-earth-6-1.aspx

And here is a very quick summary (from the first posting above) of the new features (some of which won't make any sense unless you go and learn more !). Personally I am going to find out what Party Maps is all about :-)

  • Export your Collection to Your Navigation/GPS device
  • Improved 3D cities
  • 3D modeling with 3DVIA Labels for Birds Eye imagery
  • 1-Click Directions (Party Maps!) MapCruncher Integration
  • Enhanced Explore of Map Content from across the web contributed by other People -
  • Neighborhood Subscribe via GeoRSS
  • Tour Enhancements including Hi-Def Movies
  • Directions and Traffic Enhancements
  • Improved display of KML files including Google MyMaps links