DeepEarth is a open source mapping control powered by the combination of Microsoft’s Silverlight 2.0 platform and the DeepZoom (MuliScaleImage) control. At its core, it builds on these innovative technologies to provide an architecture for bringing together layers for services, data providers, and your own custom mapping elements together into an impressive user experience. Also featured are in depth examples of how you can leverage Virtual Earth Web Services to take advantage of advanced GIS service functionality. This is what you need to get an interactive, native Silverlight 2.0, map into your application today.
Watch this video for more information. You can download the Deep Earth bits from CodePlex. Don’t forget, you’ll need at least a developer account to get going, so sign up for a Virtual Earth Developer Account. If you would like to get rid of the “Staging” watermark you’ll want a license, so send mail to the Virtual Earth Licensing Team.
Source:→ Chris Pendleton