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Channel 9: The Knowledge Chamber: Virtual Earth

I recently was graced with the opportunity to sit in with Robert Hess the host of the Channel 9...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/29/2009

Rebranding Microsoft Virtual Earth To…

Microsoft Virtual Earth now has a new name (and it’s not Kumo or Kiev). First, a little background...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/28/2009

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Features Virtual Earth

I recently posted a little teaser entry about Virtual Earth and Windows 7 - Windows 7 Release...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/27/2009

Virtual Earth Web Cast Playback – May 2009

Another month of web casts done. This month we focused on business intelligence applications using...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/21/2009

Saving America $329,000

Remember a few weeks ago, when Air Force one flew over downtown Manhattan escorted by a F-16 and...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/20/2009

Virtual Earth on the Edge (Computing Network)

Today we’re announcing the rollout of Virtual Earth to the Content Delivery Network (a part of...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/20/2009

REMIX Australia – CP’s Coming to Oz

As a follow up to my presentation at MIX this year, I’ll be flying down under to attend REMIX – a...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/19/2009

OnStar Enhances Emergency Response with Microsoft Virtual Earth

OnStar (a part of General Motors) today announced their new application to integrate Microsoft...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/13/2009

Shall We Play A Game? UMapper’s Virtual Earth Game

Okay, it’s been a long day, so let’s find today’s time waster to blow off some steam…ah, UMapper has...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/12/2009

IDV Solutions Releases Visual Fusion 4.0…And, It Is Awesome!

I just want to give IDV Solutions a huge shout out today. I dragged myself in to work after waking...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/12/2009

MSN City Guides Re-launches….and Leverages Virtual Earth

MSN just launched a new version of their local offering dubbed, MSN City Guides (read the press...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/11/2009

REonomy’s Innovative Launch with Virtual Earth

The Knowledge of Real Estate – REonomy – launched May 1 leveraging Microsoft Virtual Earth as the...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/11/2009

Photosynth Goes Commercial with New Features

A few months ago, Photosynth became a part of the Microsoft Virtual Earth team and shortly...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/07/2009

Windows 7 Release Candidate Available…Where’s Virtual Earth?

With the release of Windows 7 RC to the world which you can now freely download from the Microsoft...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/06/2009

Virtual Earth at Tech Ed 2009

Keith Kinnan will be on site presenting at Tech Ed this year in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 13 in a...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 05/05/2009

Visualizing Swine Flu on Virtual Earth

What the heck is going on with this swine flu thing? I was in the elevator at The Roosevelt last...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/29/2009

Virtual Earth Imagery Release, April 2009

Another massive release of imagery coming online for my fellow Virtual Earthlings to peruse. This...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/28/2009

Virtual Earth Web Cast Playback – April 2009

Shout out to all of you who listened in on the web casts for April. Both web casts are now available...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/28/2009

Rendering Static Virtual Earth Bird’s Eye Images

It recently occurred to me that there is a misunderstanding within the Virtual Earth Web Service SDK...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/23/2009

Happy Earth Day, 2009

Happy Earth Day, my fellow Virtual Earthlings. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/22/2009

Toggling 3D Weather in the Virtual Earth AJAX Control

I had a few inquiries as to how one could programmatically turn weather off in the Virtual Earth...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/19/2009

AT&T Launches Child Locator Service with Virtual Earth

AT&T just launched a great new service to keep an eye on your little ones when they’re not with...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/17/2009

Virtual Earth API Release Information, April 2009

Today we released updates to the Microsoft Virtual Earth AJAX control and a new version of the...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/09/2009

Caterpillar Launches on Virtual Earth

Looking for some heavy duty equipment? Caterpillar just launched their new global dealer locator...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/09/2009

Virtual Earth in Hospitality Web Cast Playback

As a follow up to my hospitality focused web cast last week “Hospitality Businesses Create Strong...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 04/01/2009

Live Search Maps Nominated in CNET Top 100

CNET’s Webware, a tech site about “cool web 2.0 apps for everyone,” has announced its annual Webware...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/31/2009

BizSpark Program Changes Virtual Earth Licensing for Startups

In an immediate step to adjust our licensing in support for small, start up business, I present to...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/30/2009

Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009

Another huge addition to the digitization of our planet just hit the web last night – 21TB - all...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/27/2009

The City of Seattle Traveler’s Information Map

The City of Seattle just added another Microsoft Virtual Earth application to their site – The...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/26/2009

New ESRI / Microsoft Virtual Earth Partnership Announced

This week during the Environmental Systems Research Institute Developer Conference in Palm Springs,...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/26/2009

Yum Brands’ Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Launch on Virtual Earth

Making a run for the border? Hungry for 4th Meal? Thinking outside the bun? How about trying a pan...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/26/2009

Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control Sample Code

As mentioned previously, I want to ensure the community has lots of code samples for the Virtual...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/25/2009

MIX 2009 Wrap Up and Virtual Earth Session Replay

Wow – MIX 2009 was truly a blur for many reasons, but mostly because there was just SO MANY exciting...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/22/2009

MIX: Day 2 – The Guys Who Make Virtual Earth Light Up Silver

While hanging out at 3rd Place during an unsession at MIX, I busted out the camera and recorded a...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/20/2009

Introducing The Virtual Earth Silverlight Map Control

Welcome to MIX! Following suit with many Microsoft web technologies, here’s our product...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/18/2009

Virtual Earth Web Cast Series, March 2009: Hospitality

The Virtual Earth Web Cast Series continues this month focusing on the travel and hospitality...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/16/2009

iSynth – The Photosynth Browser for iPhone

A few months ago I posted about the Seadragon browser that was published for iPhone allowing users...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/13/2009

Virtual Earth Developers Contest (Via Windows Live)

The team at Via Windows Live is sponsoring a contest asking you to submit articles or videos...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/10/2009

Virtual Earth Imagery & Map Data Release, February 2009

We just pushed 55TB of additional updated map data and new imagery into Virtual Earth (and Live...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 03/04/2009

Virtual Earth Web Casts – Virtual Earth in Retail Recordings

I just wrapped up the first Virtual Earth web casts as a part of our new ongoing series to keep...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/27/2009

AGI Visualizes Geo-Physics on Virtual Earth

I may have to quit my job. I want to go out on top like John Elway. Once I’ve seen everything, I...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/27/2009

Virtual Earth + SharePoint = Business (Location) Intelligence

In many of my discussions with customers I talk about the value Virtual Earth plays in data...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/26/2009

MapPoint 2010, 2011 or 2012?

Do you want to see a new version of MapPoint? If so, do you want to determine what features go in...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/25/2009

GeoLife 2.0: A Location-Based Social Network

GeoLife was shown at TechFest in Redmond this week by Yu Zheng (Microsoft Researcher). I figured it...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/25/2009

Hyatt and Virtual Earth

Hyatt just launched their new hotel finder application with Microsoft Virtual Earth. The application...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/23/2009

Virtual Earth at MIX ‘09!

It’s official – we have confirmed our Virtual Earth session for MIX 2009 and we will be there in...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/23/2009

Microsoft Virtual Earth on Windows Azure

I reserved a part of my day to explore Windows Azure and how it can work with the Microsoft Virtual...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/18/2009

Developing Mobile Applications with Virtual Earth Web Services

Richard Brundritt and Robert McGovern from Infusion Development just got their “Developing a Mobile...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/17/2009

Utilities Leveraging Virtual Earth for Data Visualization

A couple weeks ago I presented at the EUCI (Electrical Utility Consultants Inc.) GIS 2.0 Conference...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/13/2009

MetroPCS and Virtual Earth (Cell Coverage Map)

Last August, I posted an entry about MetroPCS and store locator leveraging Microsoft Virtual Earth...

Author: Chris Pendleton Date: 02/13/2009

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