Static maps are so last century

I was browsing the Tech Ed NZ site the other day and noticed that the Get2Event page had a static map on it.  So I sent off an email asking if we could change it to a Virtual Earth map.

To my surprise, the answer was "yes - of course". and the next day it was done.

So now the Tech Ed site has a Virtual Earth map which also allows you to zoom in and out and get driving directions to the event.  Much better.

It made me think - why even put a static map on a website now? With the Virtual Earth interactive SDK, putting an interactive map on a web site is only a mouse click (and copy/paste) away and the end result for the website user is so much better.

By the way - the map also shows the location of the Tech Fest party (previously referred to here) - and its not at the St James this year - its at the Town Hall.