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Bing Maps Server (formerly Virtual Earth Web Server) Webcast

If you’ve ever wanted to dive deeper into Virtual Earth Web Server, now called as “Bing Maps Server,” here’s your chance “On Feb 24 at 8AM PST, Microsoft’ll kick on a series of web casts to illustrate the technologies within and around Bing Maps Server: 24 Feb 2010, 08:00 AM PST: Microsoft Bing Maps …

Bing MSN Videomap Directions – Video

As you look at things like Bing’s Streetside, you might be thinking it would be great for something like real time driving directions. Billy Chen has been thinking about this from ground up, and the result’s this interesting way of connecting visual memory humans have from having driven to a location before with …

Virtual Earth Web Server and Microsoft Partner IDV Solutions -Webcast

Register for free web cast about Virtual Earth Web Server and how Microsoft Partners like IDV Solutions’re creating offline solutions for secure networks that need geographic data visualization using a plethora of content available from Bing Maps platform. Web cast is on Oct 29, 2009 …

Microsoft Virtual Earth Server 2.0 Launched by Vexcel, Microsoft

Vexcel and Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Virtual Earth Server 2.0, the on-premises intranet mapping platform designed for those customers who’re interested in using Bing Maps, for example defense/intelligence customers or first responders (police, fire, etc), but’ve concerns about a dependency upon, or connection to, the internet …

Virtual Earth ASP .NET Control CTP alternatvies ‘Bing Maps Silverlight Control CTP, Web.Maps.VE’

The announcement to retire the Live Frameworks CTP, raised the question, what’ll happen with the Virtual Earth / Bing Maps ASP .NET Control? As an alternate, Chris Pietschmann from Simplovation has his Bing Maps ASP .NET control (Web.Maps.VE v2.0); download here for free. His control actually gets updated and is leveraging the latest technology from …

PHP Toolkit for Bing Maps Web Service

Microsoft released a “PHP Toolkit for Bing Maps Web Service” – “The project integrates Microsoft’s Virtual Earth Web Service and API to embed a map into a PHP application. Web site users can add their location to the map and the map displays a pin for every user location …

Bing Maps World Tour; Bing Maps Imagery Update – May 2009

Bing Maps got a 248,000+ sq. kilometers new imagery update that comes with a shiny, new toy to play with. Check out the new Bing Maps World Tour is built using the Bing Maps Silverlight Control (currently in CTP) to take advantage of the robust rendering capabilities within, and is hosted …

Bing Maps 3D available for download

Microsoft Virtual Earth is now officially known as “Bing Maps for Enterprise”. You can see the Bing logo Bing Maps website (formerly known as Live Search Maps) and on the Bing Maps interactive SDK. You can see the SDKs for the Bing Maps Web Services …

Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control

Virtual Earth continues to evolve and support a very robust programming model which allows developers to create unique and interesting mapping applications. One of the most recent developments is that there is a brand new Virtual Earth Mapping control which uses Silverlight for rendering. This provides for a far richer control which gives …

Microsoft Virtual Earth rebrand to Bing Maps for Enterprise

Microsoft is rebrading some of their products: Live Search Maps is now called “Bing Maps” and Microsoft Virtual Earth is now called “Bing Maps for Enterprise.” MapPoint Web Service will remain MapPoint Web Service. Photosynth will remain Photosynth. Watch the video and all of your questions about the new Bing brand will be answered.

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Launched – Features “Surface Globe, Surface Lagoon and more”

Microsoft announced the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 —  a set of six multi-touch optimized applications and games that are designed to truly showcase the capabilities of Windows Touch in Windows 7. It consists of 3 casual games, and 3 Microsoft Surface applications that have been created for Windows …

Air Force one flew over Manhattan in Virtual Earth

Here’s a video, recreating the scene using Virtual Earth 3D, when an Air Force one flew over downtown Manhattan escorted by a F-16 and scared the bejesus out of every New Yorker lighting nostalgic sparks of 9/11?

Microsoft introduces Virtual Earth CDN (Caching Network)

Microsoft roll out a new performance improvement for the Virtual Earth platform, called “Content Delivery Network (CDN),” which’s composed of multiple geo-distributed data centers (throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia) that allow Virtual Earth to host content closer to customers and end users. As a result of CDN, delivery …

OnStar integrates Virtual Earth into emergency response system

OnStar (a part of General Motors) announced their new application to integrate Microsoft Virtual Earth into their emergency response system as a data visualization function to better serve their customers with critical 3D details to more accurately guide first responders to hard-to-find or rural locations. OnStar will soon provide unparalleled location information to emergency responders by enhancing …

UMapper launches Flash-based Microsoft Virtual Earth Games

UMapper has a new Flash-based, Microsoft Virtual Earth game called “GeoDart.” The object? Click the aerial photo closest to location specified to identify where it is. The closer you are and the faster you respond, the more points you accumulate. There’re currently two versions of the UMapper game: “States, …