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  • Blog Post: MSDN Article: Use GPS & Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps

    Christopher Mitchell authored the article “ Use GPS And Web Maps For Location-Aware Apps ” for MSDN Magazine and it’s now published on the site. The focus of the application is for Windows Mobile devices, their onboard GPS and mapping out location information using MapPoint Web Service . I wanted to...
  • Blog Post: Petco

    Petco has moved their store locator to Microsoft Virtual Earth . Petco has over 850 stores in the United States which you can search through using a city/state combo or a postal code. Additionally, Petco offers services at some of their stores, but not all of them. This led to building a filtered query...
  • Blog Post: MapPoint Web Service 4.7 SDK Released

    Friday we released an updated version of the MapPoint Web Service SDK 4.7 . There's nothing new in terms of functionality for the SOAP XML APIs, but we did update the docs to include a new version of the road network coverage. So, now you get a better idea of what the MapPoint Web Service Geographic...
  • Blog Post: Additional Virtual Earth Blog

    Johannes Kebeck is a Technology Specialist on the Virtual Earth Sales Team. Besides being an all around studd, he now has a very developer-focused blog about building applications with Virtual Earth. Johannes has been helping our enterprise customers build out custom applications using MapPoint 200x...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth @ Tech Ed '07

    Thanks to everyone who attended my Virtual Earth / Live.com Search speaking session and visited me at the Live.com booth @ Tech Ed this year. During my discussion I had promised I would post my app code for converting SOAP XML to JavaScript, so you'll find step-by-step instructions below. I had originally...
  • Blog Post: Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Attention developers currently using or evaluating Virtual Earth Map Control or MapPoint Web Service; we’re conducting a satisfaction survey and would like you to evaluate the level and quality of services you’re receiving from Microsoft. This information will be used to identify areas where we are doing...
  • Blog Post: Australia in Windows Live Local and Virtual Earth

    The news is out , here , there and everywhere . Microsoft Virtual Earth and Windows Live Local are live with support for Australia. The developer features include: Geo-coding and parsing for Australian addresses Aerial imagery for major Australian cities (more coverage to come) Maps and...
  • Blog Post: Eastern Europe Web Service Data Additions

    To clarify on my previous post , we are adding some additional data in Eastern Europe (vintage Q305) to the MapPoint.EU dataset. In addition to improved overall coverage of our existing European map, Finland and Greece are now much more complete sets of street level data. We are adding 9 new countries...
  • Blog Post: Web Service Customer Service Update: MWS 4.1 CSR2

    As Chris points out, we are coming up on our next Customer Service Release for MapPoint Web Service . There are some great updates you have been asking for included in this CSR2 release, including: Improvements to geocoding in the US - With a new geocoding engine for the US, we are seeing substantially...
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