Tracking Santa in Virtual Earth 3D with Santa tracker

As a follow up to The North Pole, Chris and his team created a Santa Tracker to track Old St. Nick, which updates dynamically and Santa’s sleigh is elevated to illustrate his magical flying capabilities into a 3-Dimensional object inclusive with real reindeer. Here’s how to use it: First you will need to install the Virtual Earth 3D plug-in […]

As a follow up to The North Pole, Chris and his team created a Santa Tracker to track Old St. Nick, which updates dynamically and Santa’s sleigh is elevated to illustrate his magical flying capabilities into a 3-Dimensional object inclusive with real reindeer. Here’s how to use it:

First you will need to install the Virtual Earth 3D plug-in in order to view it.  Once installed, it may take up to a minute to load on your screen.  Once Santa has been tracked, you will see the an alert that “Santa has been located!”

Click on the “OK” button to zoom in on Santa flying over his current location. Keep an eye on the page load status indicated by the Virtual Earth globe icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. The page is fully loaded when the globe is completely colored.

Use the Virtual Earth tool bar to zoom, pan or tilt the page to see Santa, his sleigh and reindeer from different angles in 3D and to explore the location over which he is traveling.