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  • Blog Post: Rendering Static Virtual Earth Bird’s Eye Images

    It recently occurred to me that there is a misunderstanding within the Virtual Earth Web Service SDK that may lead you to believe that you could set the MapStyle enumeration to get a Bird’s eye image. Not the case. This is part of the method for getting tiles (not an actual map). So, via the Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Earth on Windows Azure

    I reserved a part of my day to explore Windows Azure and how it can work with the Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Service . In my investigation I found out that what I was really interested in is The Azure Services Platform (to clarify any branding issues). In fact, “ Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating...
  • Blog Post: Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

    Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their “ Developing a Mobile Application Using Virtual Earth Web Services ” technical article published on MSDN and it’s available for your reading and plagiarizing pleasure. Excerpt: “ The constraints of mobile device applications...
  • Blog Post: CoDe Magazine: Virtual Earth 101

    Jim Duffy of TakeNote Technologies , and Microsoft MVP, wrote an in depth article for CoDe Magazine covering Microsoft Virtual Earth from the AJAX map control to the Virtual Earth Web Service . Now, most CoDe Magazine articles require a login for paid access, but after pulling a few strings the article...
  • Blog Post: Developing Virtual Earth Applications with C++

    My good friend Mark Riches from VizRT / Curious recently integrated Microsoft Virtual Earth into the Viz Curious Maps software for television production. They use Virtual Earth maps in broadcast scenarios all over the world. “ Viz Curious Maps is the broadcast industry’s de facto standard for the creation...
  • Blog Post: Routing in Virtual Earth Web Service

    I’ve been working on this one for a while and it kind of completes the basics for getting started with the Virtual Earth Web Service . The Routing Service in VEWS allows for route calculation and itinerary creation.  The following will get you started using the routing service. In this sample I...
  • Blog Post: Deep Earth Released Into the Wild

    The open source project dubbed Deep Earth has been officially released . The project puts Microsoft Virtual Earth in a Silverlight UX allowing for incredible visual and scalable geospatial data visualization. DeepEarth is a mapping control powered by the combination of Microsoft’s Silverlight 2.0 platform...
  • Blog Post: Developing Virtual Earth iPhone Applications with Objective-C

    You’ve been waiting for this post. If you’ve tried doing any iPhone development with Virtual Earth you’ve probably been swearing up a storm, beating down your computer, and lost hours of sleep wondering how Loopt , Weather Central and now NMobile got their iPhone apps working. Well, Colin Cornaby from...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Speed Trap Mapping with iPhone

    The newest app in the Apple iStore just may save you some cash. Njection Mobile (NMobile) allows users to find and report current and historical locations along the roads where our friendly law enforcement officers tend to hang out before stopping us for our autographs. NMobile uses Microsoft Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Pushpins and Virtual Earth Web Service Maps

    With the Virtual Earth Web Service not only can you get static maps via the Imagery Service , but you can add some of the default pushpins you see in Live Search Maps to the static map that is returned to you if you set the Pushpins as a part of the request. In the Imagery Service there are several options...
  • Blog Post: 400: Bad Request for Virtual Earth Web Service

    I've been getting quite a few messages about this "400: Bad Request" error people are seeing when trying to reference the Virtual Earth Web Service, more specifically when trying to fetch tokens so it's worth posting a little something on how to fix it. Specifically, the error is, " There...
  • Blog Post: Geocoding with the Virtual Earth Web Service

    For those of you who may want to get access to the 85 million unique rooftop or parcel centroid accurate points we've aggregated in the Virtual Earth Web Service (VEWS), I figured it was only fair that I post a little something to help move you along. Hopefully, this helps you get past a sticking point...
  • Blog Post: Getting a Map with the Virtual Earth Web Service

    The most basic element of Virtual Earth - maps. The Virtual Earth AJAX control is pretty simple because you could just copy and paste code into notepad, save it and run it in a browser. Well, the Virtual Earth Web Service (VEWS) is a bit of a different animal. It uses WCF and WSDL to specify service...
  • Blog Post: Building Virtual Earth Applications for iPhone

    Ok, so let's just jump in with both feet here. I have a post for "Getting a Map with the Virtual Earth Web Service" to tip your toe in the water, but with all of the emails I'm getting about this I better go ahead and just write it up and get it out there so I can just point people to it. This...
  • Blog Post: Announcing The Virtual Earth Web Service and Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2

    If you follow Microsoft Virtual Earth I'm sure you've picked up some blog posts that posted some of the features for this release, but those posts mysteriously disappeared. Information leaked out and you wondered, "Was that real?" Well, finally the definitive source on the new Virtual Earth Web Service...
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