February, 2008

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About Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog

 

Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog,  is intended to provide you with updated information on building solutions on the Virtual Earth platform, which includes the Map Control and the MapPoint Web Service.  The platform enables you to build any number of location-aware applications with components for visualization, location,

While there are a number of updates, articles, etc. here, it is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of al VE developer resources.  Resources to help you get started with Virtual Earth development:

To start, try out Live Search Maps if you haven't already.  Live Search Maps is built on Virtual Earth and can provide some great inspiration for the types of things the platform makes possible.  On top of that, it is a great local search site and very useful for all those non-developer activities, like finding Pizza parlors so you can work late, finding gifts so you can apologize for working late so often, or getting directions to your next MSDN event.

Our official SDKs, articles, and more are posted on the Virtual Earth SDK.

For Virtual Earth development resources see the great community site: Via Virtual Earth.

There are a number of other people blogging about Virtual Earth for you to check out as well:

 

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    NYC Transit Trip Planner

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    Jerry Skaw of the Virtual Earth Public Sector Team details New York City's Transit Trip Planner rollout with Virtual Earth in his blog entry . Also, check out the press release: http://www.mta.info/mta/news/releases/?en=080212-NYCT225 . CP
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    London Executive

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    Ok, so I know our Bird's Eye imagery is cool and all (did I just say that?); but, the London Executive web site makes it looks incredible. I received a comment on one of my blog posts regarding the London Executive PropertyBird site which is exceptionally...
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    NBC Weather Plus

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    NBC Weather Plus has integrated some seriously slick weather tracking data with Microsoft Virtual Earth . The site uses Adobe Flash to render Virtual Earth tiles, then overlays rasterized, opaque weather tiles to visualize weather around the US. In fact...
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    Traffic by Live Search Maps Vista Gadget Returns

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    I've had this sitting in my inbox for a couple weeks, but for those of you who hadn't heard the long awaited return of the Traffic by Live Search Maps Vista Gadget has arrived. Here's the official description, " Don’t get stuck in gridlock or be late...
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    Windermere

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    The Pacific Northwest real estate market search for real estate is now complete. If you want to find a home in the PacNW chances are you will be using Microsoft Virtual Earth to view your locations. I love this battle royale going on up here between John...
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    Yellow Book

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    David Carradine has spoken. Yellow Book is the latest portal to agree to use Microsoft Virtual Earth for their mapping needs. Search by product / service or business name and by location. They use AJAX to determine the location you're typing - which I...
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    California School Finder

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    I had to take a trip down memory lane for this one. I grew up in So Cal and if you've read my blog you know I call San Diego home, but a little known secret is that I actually spent about 10 years in Los Angeles. Not LA proper, but LA County - Santa Clarita...
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    Virtual Earth Version 2 Being Deprecated

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    It's been far too long with way too many versions out there, but I wanted to alert everyone about the deprecation of the Version 2 Virtual Earth API being deprecated on March 31, 2008. So, if you're on V2 you better get cracking on updating to a new version...
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