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  • Blog Post: ESRI Launches MapIt Using Bing Maps in a Microsoft Geostack

    ESRI made a huge push into enterprise mapping today with the launch of its MapIt product ...this just got interesting! Ok, so what is MapIt? Well, it turns out it’s a lot of things, but in a nut shell “ ESRI MapIt™ is a lightweight Web mapping gateway to SQL Server 2008. Much of your...
  • Blog Post: ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 Desktop Now Features Microsoft Virtual Earth

    Today, we're announcing a closer and much deeper relationship with ESRI by integrating Virtual Earth into their ArcGIS Desktop product. As a part of the version 9.3 release, Virtual Earth will natively be a premium content layer so you can simply select to view your data on our roads, high resolution...
  • Blog Post: ESRI ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for Virtual Earth

    ESRI just publicly released their a new version of their ArcGIS JavaScript Extension...using Virtual Earth . Now, you can leverage the powerful analytics and computational GIS models in ESRI ArcGIS Server and visualize this information on Microsoft Virtual Earth . " The ArcGIS JavaScript™...
  • Blog Post: Humanitarian Information Centre for Myanmar

    In the wake of devastation in Myanmar, the HIC for Myanmar has partnered with IDV Solutions to create The Humanitarian Information Centre for Myanmar's Map Center . The map-based, dashboard application is simplistically powerful allowing users to very easily plot data feeds, vector information and overlay...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 + Virtual Earth = Simple GIS

    Marc Schweigert is trying to replace me as the Virtual Earth Technical Evangelist. I kid, I kid! He has bigger fish to fry, but his passion for geospatial solutions is impressive to say the least. He's just put out ANOTHER TWO how-to videos about Microsoft Virtual Earth . These videos are only the beginning...
  • Blog Post: ESRI Developer Summit - SIG Presentation Tonight!

    As a part of the Special Interest Group, I'm presenting Virtual Earth at the ESRI Developer Summit tonight @ 6PM along with Ed Katibah (SQL Server 2008) and Kevin Ramsaur (. NET). If you are here at the conference in Palm Springs, come to Oasis 2 & 3. I'll show Virtual Earth, code level walkthroughs...
  • Blog Post: OLAP and Spatial Data Import COM Add-Ins FIXED for MapPoint!

    Here come the rolling punches of MapPoint information. Last week, I told you about the release of the Microsoft® MapPoint® Add-In for SQL Server as a free download to import, edit and save your data from SQL Server 2008 (spatially indexed by geometries and geographies). Well, here is some more...
  • Blog Post: New ESRI / Microsoft Virtual Earth Partnership Announced

    This week during the Environmental Systems Research Institute Developer Conference in Palm Springs, CA, ESRI announced their extended partnership with Microsoft’s Virtual Earth business unit granting native access to Virtual Earth’s imagery and road network map data within ArcGIS Desktop and Server....
  • Blog Post: ARTICQUE Using Bing Maps to Localize French Election Results

    This website is provided by ARTICQUE, an electoral specialist and editor of statistical mapping technologies. With this application, you can easily analyze election results at a Country, Department and even Community level. “ARTICQUE chose to use Microsoft Bing Maps because of their...
  • Blog Post: Measuring Households Affected By Flooding Rivers

    Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink - Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. And, with all the water everywhere caused by hurricanes, melting ice, and thunderous storms leading to overflowing riverbeds, it's only right to visualize such information using a Microsoft Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Don't Like Microsoft Virtual Earth Imagery? Then, "Patch" It.

    There are certain areas of the world where Virtual Earth's imagery is, well, low resolution. Let's face it, the world is a huge place and Virtual Earth just having had it's 3rd birthday is only in the initial phases of rolling out imagery and photography to cover the world. For those of you who just...
  • Blog Post: ESRI Shapefile Layers on a Virtual Earth Map

    Juan DoNeblo has the skinny on rendering your ESRI .shp files on Virtual Earth . This is a fantastic how-to that was posted back in April around the time of the ESRI Developers Summit . Microsoft has a strong partnership with ESRI as they are one of the top Microsoft ISVs . What's unique about the integration...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Server V2 Released

    Our second revolution of the Virtual Earth Server is now available! Virtual Earth Server? Yes, we have a server product. If you have a need for offline or behind the firewall scenarios for your government or enterprise mapping applications, the Virtual Earth Server is the product for you. And, it’s...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Spatial Coordinate Systems

    Isaac Kunen from the SQL Server team published an outstanding MSDN article entitled, " Introduction to Spatial Coordinate Systems: Flat Maps for a Round Planet ." This is a great article for those of you who are just getting started in GIS, are curious about GIS but intimidated by math and...
  • Blog Post: Hoovers Puts Business Demographic Information on the (Bing) Map

    Hoovers , a Dun & Bradstreet Company, just launched a new beta mapping feature on their site that allows you to lookup businesses and visualize demographic information on and around a respective company. For those who don’t know, Hoovers offers proprietary business information through the Internet...
  • Blog Post: European Environment Agency's Use of Bing Maps for Eye on Earth

    Last year, I blogged about The European Environmental Agency’s partnership with Microsoft which resulted in a (then) Virtual Earth web site that monitors the bath water around Europe, (see: Eye on Earth Water Watch (and Virtual Earth) ). Well, the project is back and now using the Bing Maps Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Location Intelligence - VE + SQL Server 2008 Spatial

    Ed Katibah (Spatial Ed) and I are doing a workshop Monday, April 28 morning at The Location Intelligence Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The workshop will focus on integration points between Virtual Earth and SQL Server. The workshop starts at 9AM. We provided the following description: Title: Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth and OGC WMS

    Check out the new Virtual Earth map style using topographical maps. Ha, gotcha! I should've saved this one for April 1. This is actually an Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service integration with Virtual Earth! And, just to clarify, this is not a new map style. C+V Huber just launched a new tourist...
  • Blog Post: IS Consulting Releases MapDotNet UX Beta

    IS Consulting just released the Beta of their MapDotNet UX product and the folks in the GIS world had better take notice. It's funny over the years how everyone thinks they've got the next "Arc-XXX killer," yet ESRI continues to persevere - they're doing a lot of things right; however, the...
  • Blog Post: IDV Solutions Releases Visual Fusion 4.0…And, It Is Awesome!

    I just want to give IDV Solutions a huge shout out today. I dragged myself in to work after waking to another dreary Seattle morning. Hoping the coffee would perk me up…bring out the fail whale. However, this morning I finally got some time to investigate the latest version of IDV’s Visual...
  • Blog Post: ESRI International User Conference 2008

    Awwwwe yeah, I'm coming home San Diego! I love a free trip home. Microsoft Virtual Earth will have a significant presence at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego August 4 - 8, 2008. We've had some strategic announcements with ESRI this year and with the integration of Virtual Earth and...
  • Blog Post: Happy Earth Day, 2009

    Happy Earth Day, my fellow Virtual Earthlings. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to highlight a couple Virtual Earth applications? Ok, I could think of a few ways, but since we’re all stuck inside on Earth Day….wait, maybe I should go work outside today….I’ll give...
  • Blog Post: AGI Visualizes Geo-Physics on Virtual Earth

    I may have to quit my job. I want to go out on top like John Elway. Once I’ve seen everything, I don’t know what else will light a fire under me to get up in the morning. Analytical Graphics, Inc. ( AGI ) has just changed my world by demonstrating how Microsoft Virtual Earth can be used to visualize...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008....Finally

    I've been hanging out with Ed Katibah in San Diego at the ESRI User Conference and not in the whole two days we stood in our circular booth did he mention this was going down tonight, but whatever Ed! Actually, the booth was so busy, we spent all of about 5 minutes catching up. I digress. After waiting...
  • Blog Post: Web 2.0 GIS with eSpatial

    eSpatial built a demonstration of their iSmart application leveraging Microsoft Virtual Earth to allow GIS Developers the ability to render, modify and save GIS information into a server-based database. The demonstration has a super simple user interface based completely on JavaScript and simple HTML...