Windows 7 RC (download) has a new location API built into the operating system. This means that from within Windows your applications can access a single API that will tell you where the user is. So, till we have some killer Virtual Earth apps, in the meantime, Carbon Project have released a gadget for reading GeoRSS feeds from your desktop. The Dashboard is based on Microsoft Gadgets and enhances common RSS functions with the ability to configure searches, view geodata footprints on a mini-map, and access desktop GIS applications from ESRI and other vendors directly with the data people find. For more information about the project, check out the Carbon Cloud blog.
Source:→ Chris Pendleton