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  • Blog Post: Announcing Live Maps Belgium…in French and Flemish

    Live Maps Belgium hit the web today as the next country in a wave of localized mapping sites built integrating local knowledge, local listing providers and the Microsoft Virtual Earth API . Belgium has an diverse audience, so leveraging this knowledge the local team built out both Live Maps Belgium in...
  • Blog Post: Live Maps India v2 Released (with an API)

    The Live Maps India team has released an updated version of their consumer site, as well as (for all your Virtual Earth platform lovers out there), an API for accessing the Indian map tiles in your applications via an AJAX Control or SOAP XML Web Services. Check out the list of new features and data...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps Netherlands…Geboren

    In the footsteps of the Live Search Maps Finland site launch, Live Search Maps Netherlands is now live on the web. Explore The Netherlands like never before with a localized experience including business search powered by our partner De Telefoongids, 43 cities in Birds-Eye view, 3D, Collections and directions...
  • Blog Post: Live Maps Finland Hits the Web

    The team in Finland has take advantage of recent improvements Virtual Earth and to create Live Maps Finland . How about an Finnish language lesson while we go over features, hmm? Katu (Road {Maps}) The route coverage for Finland is excellent in Virtual Earth, so you’ll see tons of roads throughout the...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth Exploration in Live Search Maps

    Finding cool Photosynth’s just got a heck of a lot easier. We’ve just introduced a new way to explore Photosynth’s as a part of our Collection Explorer feature on Live Search Maps . 2 things - (1) how do you find Photosynths and (2) how did they get there?? Alright, so in order to find Photosynths in...
  • Blog Post: Finding Haunted Houses with Virtual Earth

    Halloween is BY FAR my favorite holiday, so I find it only appropriate to publish a little something to help spread the holiday fear. A few years ago we published a Halloween Map (aka The Haunted Map), but we’re not doing it this year (and haven’t in 3 years). This year, I’m simply going to show you...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps China - New Features!

    The Live Search Maps China site just got some improvements. Innovation is burning like wildfire worldwide. Driving Direction – New! Country-wide (mainland China) road coverage Inter-city (e.g. Beijing to Shanghai ) and intra-city (e.g. Tiananmen to Bird's Nest in Beijing ) directions Multi-point...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps Argentina is Live!

    Argentina now has it's own Live Search Maps beta site. I'm a little late getting this on the blog, but better late than never. Plus, since I'm a little late to the game there's a good chance you didn't know about it either, so let's dig in.  This site comes with geocoding places and addresses, road...
  • Blog Post: New Feature Release of Live Search Maps!

    We've just made updates to our consumer site, Live Search Maps which are tied back to some of the updates in the Virtual Earth platform - there's a slough of posts coming from me today! For the release we've included some AWESOME new features for users to enjoy, so please...enjoy! Communities Community...
  • Blog Post: Adding Live Search Maps As An Internet Explorer Search Provider

    If you have Internet Explorer 7, you may be aware of the ability to add custom search providers to your browser. This allows you to add not just Live, Google and Yahoo!, but the likes of specific web site searches such as ESPN, Facebook or Target (yes, the retailer)! I figured there's enough map lovers...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Live Search Maps India

    We've just launched the new Live Search Maps India site and for a v1 it is SUPER robust. Check out this list of features: Street Maps for 9 important Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur and National Road Network of India with roughly 20,000...
  • Blog Post: Add Listings to Live Search Maps via The New Live Search Local Listings Center

    We've just released the ability to add your listings to Live Search Maps via the Live Search Local Listings Center (US only). Actually, the service had been in place for a while, but not many people knew about it and functionality was, well, rudimentary. Live Search Local (and Live Search Maps) lets...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps Goes Live in Taiwan

    Live Search Maps Taiwan just made it's debut (as Live Pages). This service is a joint effort between Microsoft Taiwan and Chunghwa Telecom, the largest telecommunication operator in Taiwan. This new service is created based on technologies from the following companies : Chunghwa Yellow Page, a subsidiary...
  • Blog Post: Advertising Opportunities on Live Search Maps

    If you've ever been on Live Search Maps , there's a good chance you've seen some of the advertisements we display on the site. I figured it was time to dive a little deeper into the opportunities that are available to you as a Virtual Earth platform customer (or if you'd like to be one) to increase your...
  • Blog Post: Enable Virtual Earth Inertia

    Inertia is that cool spinning of the globe effect in Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D. Well, it's actually turned OFF by default so you wouldn't necessarily know that inertia is available in Virtual Earth but it is. Go figure. Here's how to enable it: Ensure you have the 3D add on installed. If you don't or...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps Improves Internationally

    Another big day for Virtual Earth in the portal space. Granted, it's our own search portals but it's great to see the platform getting more use and exposure worldwide. Live Search Maps China has expanded it's offering (just in time for the Olympics). Live Search Maps Australia just launched (shortly...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth and Live Search Maps Vintage Educational Videos

    Catherine Heller and I did these videos last year for Channel 10 and for some reason I never found out they were published...until today. They're still valid (for the most part) though much has changed with the Live UI. It can provide you with some Virtual Earth API and Live Search Maps enjoyment...at...
  • Blog Post: Overcoming Proxy Issues with Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D

    Every now and again I get pinged by someone behind a firewall or proxy server that claims they can't install Virtual Earth 3D. I have some solutions that might overcome your problems. There WERE two problems with proxies and VE3D - (1) installing over a proxy and (2) retrieving tiles over a proxy once...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps API

    I need to mention an API that many people don't know exist and that's the API that allows you to publish data right to Live Search Maps using URL parameters. If you click on the " Help " link on the bottom right of Live Search Maps you get a help file popup. From there you can look up problems with Live...
  • Blog Post: Traffic by Live Search Maps Vista Gadget Returns

    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 to your next appointment. Live Search Maps is a quick...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps China Tops Google and Baidu

    I can't read this article , but some of my cohort here in Redmond can. The folks at ZOL (CNET) have rated Live Search Maps China higher than both Google Maps China and Baidu Maps. ZOL specified that Live Search Maps China was better because of the "superior user interface, integration with local search...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Instant Answers Clicks-Thru to Live Search Maps China

    Yesterday we announced the launch of our Live Search Maps localization of world locations in Chinese including street level data for China. Today, we've added Live Search China results to include local links through to our Live Local Search using our localized Chinese maps. We have over 7 million local...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps - China!

    We've launched our Live Search Maps site in Chinese ! Not only that but we have street data for China! The first public release supports most basic map and local search features across China with details for 114 cities, plus a Public Transit feature for 11 cities, but without Driving Directions and Public...
  • Blog Post: Birds Eye Navigation Improvement

    A nice improvement was just released for Virtual Earth’s Birds Eye navigation at http://local.live.com . The Birds Eye navigation thumbnail grid has been replaced with an inset map for easier usability (see screenshot below). Please note, this feature is currently only available at http://local.live...
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