Last week’s launch of Virtual Earth 3D now makes Microsoft’s new online mapping platform available to Web developers as well as Live Local Search customers. Virtual Earth 3D provides developers with an immersive 3D application environment to implement searching, browsing and organizing local information.


Web developers can now implement Virtual Earth 3D applications by using the new features available in Version 4 of the Virtual Earth API. The Virtual Earth SDK includes a ‘What’s New section to get developers started with version 4 of the API and the 3D map control.  


Check out Windows Live Developer portal to find updated “how to” articles that answer commonly asked questions on VE implementations, getting started guides, blogs and other third party content.  In general, this is the portal for Live platform developers.