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  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Auto-Upgrade Postponed

    I've been continuing to keep you updated on the imminent deprecation and auto-upgrade of Virtual Earth's legacy map controls . Well, you just got an addition 2 months to get those Version 6 apps tested against Version 6.1 before we auto-upgrade. Here's the message that was sent to the communication list...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Platform Exam & Training

    As part of Microsoft Learning, we’ve updated our exam for application development against the Bing Maps Platform . What’s this all about? For those of you who are new to Microsoft Learn, it’s all about getting certifications. Certifications lead to qualifications. Qualifications lead...
  • Blog Post: MapCruncher Beta for Virtual Earth

    It's official - MapCruncher is now a supported beta product by the Virtual Earth team! This is big. This means that MapCruncher has graduated out of Microsoft Research as a pet project with really cool implications to a fully supported application by our team. If you've never heard of MapCruncher I've...
  • Blog Post: Yeah, We Launched a Bing Rocket

    I had a bit of a crazy week last week mostly because my week revolved around being at the launch of the Digital Globe WorldView-2 satellite only to find out it had slipped two days and since I had committed to other meetings: no Vandenberg Air Force Base for me. However, my cohort who has more flexible...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Earth Partner Program

    Do you love Virtual Earth? Do you want to participate in generating revenue from Virtual Earth ? Do you run a development shop that is building some crazy, sexy applications that push the limits of geospatial and Virtual Earth? Then, you need to be a Microsoft Virtual Earth Partner! I'm out there sweating...
  • Blog Post: Maps, the Universe & Everything Event

    Going to Tech Ed, 2010 in New Orleans next week? Got plans on Monday night? Well, you do now. The Bing Maps team has put together a little shin-dig to celebrate your attendance and we’re opening up the doors for you to chat directly with a few Bing Maps team members. Got questions? Let’s chat over drinks...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

    Going to the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington DC next week? We are too. The Bing Maps team will be there in full force with lots of activities for you to immerse yourself with knowledge about Bing Maps, how Bing Maps are being used by Microsoft Partners via presentation by those partners...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Bing Map App SDK…and 3 New Bing Map Apps

    Today is a big day for Bing Maps fans who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to strut their stuff in the Bing Map App Gallery. Beginning today, developers can download the Bing Map App SDK and start building, testing and submitting applications to Bing Maps to be featured in the gallery. “OMG! Where...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Earthly Delights: Chandu Thota's Latest

    Chandu , Virtual Earth developer and author of Programming MapPoint in .NET, has an article coming int he next edition of MSDN magazine you may want to check out. The article is available on the web now and will be one of the cover stories for the upcoming print version for September 06.
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - March 2008

    42.85 TB make up our March release of Virtual Earth data. Insane. Plus, we're hosting a whole new tile set that is out of this world! Orthos USA § Las Vegas, NV § Denver, CO § Phoenix DT, AZ § San Luis Obispo, CA Austria/Switzerland Orthos: § Vienna, Austria § Bern, Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery and 3D Models

    More, more, more - 10TB more...... New / Updated cities in 3D Augusta, GA Denver, CO Avondale, AZ Gilbert, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ Tempe, AZ Tuscon, AZ Fort Worth (West), TX Chicago, IL Coral Springs, FL, Nashville Opry, TN New / Update Oblique Imagery (Bird's Eye) New York...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth May Imagery Release - 69.2TB!

    Are you kidding me? 69.2 Terabytes?? I was once asked at a show how Microsoft handles so much data when transferring it over the Internet to the data centers. New 3D models (Version 2 of the processing software). In addition to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix we've added Vienna, Seattle and...
  • Blog Post: New Partnership with Maporama

    We've partnered with Maporama out of France to expand our services through a joint offering to the European market. Maporama brings a wealth of knowledge and deep local customer understanding to enable their customer applications. Now, their customers win because they have the power to leverage the Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Version 5 SDK in Japanese

    Since we have Virtual Earth localized in Japanese and have good imagery and street data in Japan, we figured maybe it would be a good idea to convert the Virtual Earth SDK to Japanese too for developers who prefer the local script. Using the localized version of the Virtual Earth map control is pretty...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Control URLs Changing

    To provide a stable and predictable set of tools for our developers through the future, we are moving the all controls for Virtual Earth to a new location. The original control locations will be retired in the coming weeks to prepare for changes required by the Windows Live Local announcement. Updating...
  • 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: Welcome, Virtual Earth Developers

    Welcome to the new Virtual Earth developer blog. Going forward, we will strive to make this blog a good resource for news and information on developing applications powered by Virtual Earth. Here we will be posting coding tips and tricks, pointers to new content on MSDN and community sites, and other...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - December 2007

    The latest release of imagery and photogrammetrics includes 36.3 TB of photography and models of 58 new cities worldwide! At a high level we've updated the Manhattan imagery, added 44 new cities with our Microsoft (Vexcel) ortho imagery, 36 new US bird's eye areas, 26 new European bird's eye areas, 5...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Update - August 2007

    Better late than never, but I guy's gotta take vacation after the fiscal year! In case you haven't seen it elsewhere, here's the latest imagery updates pushed out to Live Search Maps / Virtual Earth (15.65 TB in all): New 3D Cities: a. Montreal, Canada. b. Toulouse, France. US Obliques...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Challenge, Win $100 Gift Card

    Think you’re savvy enough to navigate Bing Maps faster than anyone else? Answer 4 questions and you’ll be in the running to win a $100 gift card courtesy of the Bing Maps team. Take the Bing Maps Challenge now. CP – Follow me on Twitter @ ChrisPendleton
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth on the Edge (Computing Network)

    Today we’re announcing the rollout of Virtual Earth to the Content Delivery Network (a part of Microsoft's Edge Computing Network). What does this mean? Well, Virtual Earth has historically been in a single data center serving up all these billions of tile images (and the AJAX map control) which...
  • Blog Post: New Virtual Earth API Release - Virtual Earth 6.1

    Today we launched a new version of the Virtual Earth API . The release has a host of new features and takes advantage of some of the capabilities you've been envying on Live Search Maps. Below is a laundry list of new features in Virtual Earth 6.1 that we added today. The good news is that 6.1 is fully...